Tuesday, March 6, 2012

What's Jailbreak ? What's App Store ? What's Cydia & How To Install It ?

Most of us are asking how to install Cydia on iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, 3G, iPad 2 and iPad. Well, at the beginning let us ask what is Cydia ? What is Jailbreak ? These are the frequently asked questions by many of iOS devices users. We collected adequate answers for those questions here after the following jump, keep reading.

What is the meaning of Cydia?
Cydia is another App Store. As most of you know that Apple monopolizes the installation of Apps on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch from its official App Store only. But thanks to developers who were able to break this monopolism. Cydia App Store, allow you to download and install apps, tweaks, themes and etc. Cydia is loaded with tons of amazing and powerful apps that improve your iOS device. So by default all iOS device users have Apple App Store. To install Cydia on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you need to jailbreak your device.
What is Jailbreak?
Jailbreaking is a process that injects unofficial application installers such as Cydia to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple TV. But due to Apple’s restrictions, the developers are running unsigned code in order to bypass these restrictions to install Cydia. There are many programs that have been developed by hackers and developers, to let you install Cydia on your iOS devices.
Here are some samples of jailbreak programs (Blackra1n, SpiritJB, Limera1n, Greenpois0n, PwnageTool, Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, JailbreakMe and etc). All of them can install Cydia on your iOS device, but which one to use? this depend on many factors, such as iDevice version (iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS, iPad 2, 1, iPod touch 4G, 3G or Apple TV), iOS version, unlocked or locked iPhone and etc.
What is the difference between app store and Cydia?
That’s a good question. You’ve now known that Cydia is much similar to the app store but you may want to know what’s the difference. Well, some apps that can’t be approved by Apple. Those apps are really very important for your iPhone. Utilities and tweaks can be found over Cydia are those that are not there on the app store.
Cydia offers you over 400,000+ apps and they’re all useful. In the next questions, we’ll show you what kind of apps does Cydia offers and why you will need them.