TOP 5 Cydia Sources

It’s the middle of May, which means another year has passed and it’s time for us to do our Top 10 best Cydia Sources. The best part of deciding which sources deserve a spot in the Top 10 is the fact that we allow ourselves enough time in order to do our due diligence. Remember these previous articles: Top 10 Best Cydia Apps of All Time, Top 10 Free Cydia Apps for iOS 8.1 and Top 10 Best Cydia Apps for iPad? We almost exhausted every synapse in our brains in order to test out every Cydia Store app in order to figure out those Top 10s. The current day market is rich with millions of Cydia apps, but this Top 10 will only be rich with the top sources, and rightfully so.

  1. xSellize

If you’re the type of person who can’t get enough of emulated games, make sure to check out xSellize! You get lots of ROM packs , full of games which you can then run on any of your jailbroken iDevices. Not only can you play any game from Nintendo, NES, Game Boy or SEGA but through xSellize you will also have access to thousands of Cydia tweaks and many other great apps.

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2. Hipstore iPhone

If you’re into cracked apps, you can’t go wrong with this repo! As an iDevice user, look no further than one of the greatest ever Cydia sources in Hipstore iPhone. With it you can download anything from cracked apps, tweaks, mods, themes, games, ringtones, wallpapers and much more for free.

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3. Insanelyi

Don’t mind the name of this particular source. The only “insane” thing about this Cydia source is that it truly allows users to customize their jailbroken iDevices. By the time you’ll be reading this, there will be over 7.000 packages available in this repo and that number is only going to rise. Simply put, Insanelyi is one of Cydia’s best sources you can download.

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4.  Openappmkt

Here’s another Cydia source you need to know about. If you’re a jailbreak user, you probably know the Openappmkt repo because it lets you modify your iDevice in ways that Apple would never tolerate. You can download almost everything you could possibly need, from free themes to wallpapers, mods, tweaks, apps and ringtones.

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5. P0dulo

Climb on top of a tall building and shout out that Hackulous is one of the all time best Cydia sources and odds are, nobody will tell you different. Hackulous is one of Cydias veteran repositories and what makes it so great is that through Installous, it allows users to install cracked apps for free. Even though Installous isn’t available anymore, this source can still light up your iDevice with cool stuff such as themes, mods and all sorts of tweaks that will make your phone or tablet faster.

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Initialized tells you jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 if you have active or not

Initialized is a tweak available in Cydia during last night for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch’s, its role being to tell us if iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak solution is active or not, in our terminals, being created to help those who are just using a tethered jailbreak first.

Given that after each restart an iPhone or iPad, iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak needs repairs this tweak comes to the rescue, posting notice it every time LockScreen jailbreak is active, and when not see the notification after a reboot, you should remember to reopen and restore application PP jailbreak.

Compatible with iOS 9.2 – 9.3.3. A popup will be displayed on your lockscreen after you launched the jailbreak app to know if the jailbreak has been correctly initialized. Configure options from the settings app..

Initialized is available for free download from the BigBoss repo of Cydia.


Fix iOS 9 Cydia Tweaks Not Working

Cellular Substrate has yet to get the upgrade which will bring total iOS 9 and 64-bit support to it. Due to incompatibility of the really significant Cydia part many users are facing issues using their jailbreak.
 Good thing is that theres a simple fix for this issue.

Upgrade: Cydia Substrate (Cellular Telephone Substrate) has been upgraded for Cydia and is currently readily available for downloading
Heres the best way to repair the tweaks not working issue.
Open Cydia and exploit in the Manage tab.
Now exploit on Programs. On another page look for Mobile Substrate in the list.
After setup is complete just respiring your apparatus.
Now from your details page faucet on the Change button after which on Reinstall choice in the menu.
Tweaks should begin working in your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

TaiG or Pangu8 Jailbreak iOS 8.1.2

Pangu8 Mac untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 devices

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, or iPhone 4, on iOS 8.0 to iOS 8.1.1 (8.1 beta 1 and beta 2) can now be customized by jailbreaking using Taig Mac.

Pangu8 is a tool released by the Evad3rs Dev-Team to jailbreak the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV.
The Evad3rs suggest a full restore before the jailbreaking.

Before you start the jailbreaking process remove any passcode lock on your device (you can add it back when you are done). If there was made an over-the-air (OTA) update, it requires a full backup and then a re-restore.

Step One
Connect the iPhone to a computer and perform a manual backup of your iPhone using iTunes following these instructions:

launch iTunes;
make the USB connection between your iPhone and the computer,  select it from the iTunes sidebar or from the top right of the screen if you got the new layout;
on the Summary tab click the large Back Up Now button;
the status of your backup will be shown on the progress bar;
the backup date and time will then be updated;
all the previous backups on your device can be seen in Preferences from the iTunes menu;
the backups are shown in the Device tab.

Step Two
Using Pangu Download Links, download the latest version of TaiG into a Pwnage folder that you’ve previously created on the desktop.
Download the latest iOS 8.1.2 firmware files for your device into the Pwnage folder.
Before performing the jailbreaking make a full restore on your device.
Use direct iPhone Firmware Download Links.

Step Three
In the Pwnage folder double click the cydia download 8.1.2 file to mount it.

Step Four
Drag the mounted dmg TaiG application into the Pwnage folder on the desktop.

Step Five
From your dock launch iTunes.

Step Six
Select the USB connected iPhone to the computer from the left sidebar or the top right corner of the window.

Step Seven
Click the Restore iPhone… button while pressing and holding the Option key.

Step Eight
In the popup window, from the Pwnage folder created on the desktop select your iPhone firmware ipsw and click Open.

Step Nine
Click the Restore button when you will be asked to confirm your Restore.

Step Ten
Right click (or control+click) the Pangu app icon from the Pwnage folder after a complete restore, then launch the application by selecting Open from the contextual menu. If prompted to confirm, click the Open button again.

Step Eleven

Before you click the Jailbreak button, there should not be any lock screen passcodes on the device.

Step Twelve
The app will retrieve information from the device to generate and upload jailbreak data, inject TaiG app 1 and 2, configuring system 1 and 2 and reboot.

Step Thirteen
Unlock your device and tap the new ‘pangu 8’ app icon just once. The app will open and immediately close.

Step Fourteen
Pangu will reboot the device, modify rootfs, and complete!

Step Fifteen
iPhone will reboot with Cydia on the SpringBoard! Then go to to download the iClarified app for your Mac or Apple devices.

How to jailbreak your iPhone`s OS7 using RageBreak tool

Meeting the needs of any Apple device users, RageBreak, as a new released app, comes in handy for tweaking your iPhone 4 device.
           Ragemasta has recently released RageBreak, a free tool that allows any iPhone 4 users to jailbreak the OS7, used by their devices. The software uses opensOw as a jailbreaking tool, designed to be more developer friendly. Sadly, due to use of Geohot`s  Limer1n, which surfaced the internet before the release of iOS4,  the tool works exclusively on iPhone 4.
It is well known that, at some point, the users of this specific device will feel the urge to install free apps denied by Apple, in order to boost the experience of using their iPhone4.
          In contrast to the untethered solution provided by Evad3ers, this software requires a connection with a PC that is running Windows. Despite some bugs reported in some cases, the majority of users, used it without encountering real problems.
           Before Jailbreaking iOS7 you must have the RageBrake software and you can download it here .
           After downloading RageBrake.exe file you must follow the next steps for getting the job done:

  1. Use (JDK) link to download and install the Java Development Kit.
  2. Download iOS 7.0.4 firmware and install it on your device.
  3. Go to the RageBrake download location and open it. (If it doesn`t open it means that downloading apps from any source is denied. To undo that follow the next steps: go to System prefs, Security and Privacy. Then click on General tab and select Allow apps downloaded from anywhere).
  4. Type 1 and press enter as the terminal opens.
  5. Connect your iPhone to the computer and enable the Device Firmware Upgrade mode (DFU). This can be done by pressing and holding both the home and the power button at the same time for 10 seconds and then release only the power button for 10 seconds more.
  6. When Java starts, go to the and press enter.
  7. When asked, type the alpineas password and press the enter key. 
  8. Put the device in DFU mode again when finished.
  9. Select your device model and boot it.
  10. After the device is rebooted, go to RageBrake, type 5 and press enter key.
  11. Follow the instructions and after selecting your model put the device once again in DFU mode.

Beside Windows, RageBrake requires 32bit Java and .NET frameworks installed on your computer.

In case you encounter 404 or any .net errors do the following: go to c:/jb to put your device in DFU mode, run the ssh file provided by them, wait the phone to reboot and get into restore mode. Go to opensnOw directory, under c:/jb/ and run .bat file to boost Apple device. Due to the tethered solution that Jailbreak uses, the process requires some experience to execute and can take a long time also. In case of an untethered Jailbreak the steps would have been easier and safer to handle.  
           Please provide us feedback regarding the process described above and also about the Jailbreak using experience.

Will Nokia No Longer Dominate the Windows Phone Market?

Rumors say that Microsoft is considering introducing new players to the market of Windows Phones, which was up to now controlled by Nokia. For instance, Pierre Perron, chief of Sony Europe, dated the company collaboration with Microsoft back to 2012. ZTE is another name suspected of considering the Windows Phone 8 hardware. It is common sense that Microsoft is a strong player on the mobile market software as well as in computers, but that doesn’t do it anymore for the well-known giant. He needs to prove again its value, this time expending its association with acknowledged phone vendors, like it is Sony’s case.
The next anticipated release of Microsoft will be the Windows Phone 8.1 update, ready by April, with the hardware to match. The company’s approach to the market is said to include a much flexible pricing policy for licensing of Windows Phone, considered to be an essential element of their planning. In its attempt to substantiate the rumors, TechRadar got some answers from the above mentioned Sony’s chief Perron. He agreed that the company is conferring with Microsoft in the PC domain and that they are not excluding also the mobile market. Perron confirmed that the company’s strategy is resuming to more than being a “single OS manufacturer”, intrinsically confirming that there is some truth in the images of a Sony Windows Phone circulating once in a while. If Microsoft will find a partner in Sony, it is expected that both their positions will strengthen, making more difficult the competition on the mobile market. With two renamed vendors pushing its platform on the market, Microsoft can expect its success to catch also to other key players.

Is Cydia a Useful App or a Necessary Evil?

Cydia is certainly one of the most installed iOS apps, even though it is not officially in the App store. But what exactly is Cydia? Cydia is a software application for iOS that enables a user to find and install software packages on jailbroken iOS Apple devices such as the iPhone. In other words, Cydia is an app store itself. Cydia enables users to find and install open source packages as well as purchase modifications for jailbroken iPhones. These modifications are based on a framework called MobileSubstrate which makes it relatively easy to install and update said modifications.

Because Cydia is not an Apple application, the only way you can install it is by jailbreaking your iphone, ipad, ipod or Apple Tv. iOS jailbreaking is the process of removing limitations on iOS, Apple’s operating system on devices running it through the use of software and hardware exploits. Jailbreaking permits root access to the iOS file system and manager, allowing the download of additional applications, extensions, and themes that are unavailable through the official Apple App Store. A jailbroken iphone, ipod touch, or ipad running iOS can still use the App Store, iTunes, and other normal functions, such as making telephone calls. If you are using proper jailbreak software the Cydia app will automatically install.
Cydia is developed by Jay Freeman. The name “Cydia” is an allusion to the Codling Moth, with a scientific name of Cydia pomonella, which is the proverbial “worm in the apple”.
Apple is not so flexible when it comes to the look of the devices and it feels that they should all look the same. Cydia, instead, gives users the chance to customize their devices.
Cydia provides a graphical user interface using Advanced Packaging Tool archives to install software unavailable on the App Store. Cydia is based on APT, ported to iOS as part of Freeman’s Telesphoreo project. Software packages are downloaded directly to an iOS device, to the same location as Apple’s pre-installed applications.
The professionals’ advice is that you should always back up your device before downloading new apps and software from cydia, because cydia does not check apps and software, like Apple does.
Cydia gives the users the freedom of customizing their devices that Apple doesn’t. But Cydia is also a source of incompatibilities. That’s because the most of the applications have some issues that contradict with other apps. Plus, the loading speed of the device gets slower when Cydia installed.
In conclusion, is Cydia a useful app? Is sure is, especially for its creator. Three years ago Cydia brought Freeman $250,000 net annual profit.