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[How To] Install Cydia Without Jailbreaking Your iPhone / iPod Touch Again!

Many users were facing some issues in adding repositories to Cydia after jailbreak iOS 4 on iPhone and iPod Touch with Sn0wbreeze and PwnageTool. Today i am going to share two ways to reinstall Cydia without jailbreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch again. Both of these methods require a jailbroken iPhone / iPod Touch so that you may SSH into your iDevice using WinSCP on Windows and CyberDuck in Mac.

Cydia Photo [How To] Install Cydia Without Jailbreaking Your iPhone / iPod Touch Again!

Method 1:

    1. Make sure your iPhone / iPod Touch is connected to an active Wifi connection and a valid IP address is assigned to the device.
    2. First of all you need to SSH into your iDevice.

Click here for step-by-step guide to SHSH into your device using WinSCP on Windows. After a successfull connection is established, click on the Terminal icon in the WinSCP's toolbar to launch the Terminal.

Mac users need to open Terminal by navigating to Utilities->Terminal and then use the following command at terminal. On using the command below, you will be prompted to enter root password, just enter "alpine" and hit the enter key.

ssh root@(iPhones IP Address)

 

  • Now use the following command to first remove the current installation of Cydia.

 

apt-get remove cydia

 

  • Use the following command to reinstall Cydia.

 

apt-get install cydia

Method 2:

*Find download links at the end of post!

    1. *Download Cydia.deb.
    2. SSH into your iPhone / iPod Touch using *WinSCP (Windows) or *CyberDuck (Mac) and place the Cydia.deb in the ROOT directory.
    3. Type the following command to reinstall Cydia.

dpkg -i /cydia.deb

    1. Now respring your iDevice by using the command below and ur done!

killall -HUP SpringBoard

Download Cydia.deb
Download WinSCP for Windows
Download CyberDuck for Mac

So there you go. Go ahead and try it out. If you face any kind of difficulty in following the above procedures, please feel free to share your problems / feedback in comments below. Also check out our Jailbreaks Section for guides on how to jailbreak your iphone or iPod.

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  •  
    marlon1 year ago

    SIRVE GRACIAS

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    Noel E. H.1 year ago

    By the way my IPod 2G version 4.2.1. Tnx guys!!!

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    Noel E. H.1 year ago

    What would I do,? My cydia application is deleted? What are the steps to recover the cydia application? I hope you help me recover the application. Tnx a lot!!!

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      Patrick Gumban1 year ago

      The easiest way would be to:

      Download and open the latest version of redsn0w, click “Jailbreak”, make sure that “Install Cydia” is the only checkbox checked, and let that process complete.

      Hope this helps!!

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        Noel E. H.1 year ago

        How! In the safari? I try dat but the message was ” not supported on iPod touch (2nd generation)

        This site is very old by now and does not support recent firmware, but you can still use it.

        And where to find the checkbox checked? Pls help me bro!

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    Max1 year, 1 month ago

    Really Ben Johnson?, how can you say this when in fact the iphone has to be JB’d to get terminal install!  What a bunch of bull! this is…

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    Some guy1 year, 2 months ago

    I have iPod Touch 5th GENERATION

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    Abdul kuddus1 year, 6 months ago

    I have a iPod that cannot be jailbroken and I really need it my iPod version is 4.2.1 and I try to use green poison and redsnow but it still ant working please could you tell the person who made this make anthor way to jailbreak it and hurry!

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    Nas1 year, 6 months ago

    How can Install free cydia please tell me

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      Patrick Gumban1 year, 6 months ago

      Hi, jailbreaking is free as long as your device and firmware is supported. Cydia will be available automatically after you jailbreak.

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    Matt Wu1 year, 9 months ago

    Is there anyway to reinstall from the phone itself?

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    Maiko1 year, 9 months ago

    where can you cydia download in AppStore ios6.1.2?

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    Adam1 year, 9 months ago

    I was able to download Cydia and reinstall Cydia without jailbreaking by following the steps in http://jailbreakhome.com

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    Adam1 year, 9 months ago

    I was able to download Cydia and reinstall Cydia without jailbreaking by following the steps in ???.?????????????.???

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    Brandon1 year, 10 months ago

    To would work on I phone for shore

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    Mark1 year, 10 months ago

    can i do this if i didn’t have cydia before?

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    Bob1 year, 10 months ago

    Safari Won’t let me download cydia

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      Patrick Gumban1 year, 10 months ago

      Hi, download the Cydia.deb into your computer and use an SSH utility like WinSCP and Cyberduck (MAC) to SSH the file into your device. You can’t download this file via Safari, I think. Hope this helps!

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    Ali1 year, 10 months ago

    I don’t understand u

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    Dillon Travis2 years ago

    Whenever I type apt-get update / apt get install cydia it says unable to read there is no such file or directory unable to determine location to save. I KNOW THIS IS KINDA LATE BUT PLEASE PLEASE HELP !!!!!!

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      Tyler (Jaxov Team)2 years ago

      One solution we’ve found is to run quickpwn and select only Cydia.

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    Toni2 years, 4 months ago

    Safari can’t download this file it says when I try to jailbreak the processes starts and end and than in the screen apple sits like that and the phone won’t turn on ! What should I do everything it’s stucked ! Help !

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    maan2 years, 4 months ago

    how can i download the cydia, if my safari can’t access it :(

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    Kashjhum2 years, 7 months ago

    My iphone 3gs has already jailbroken. But the cydia installer icon is removed by somehow.  Now how can I get the cydia installer again in my iphone ?

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      Bennymoya102 years, 7 months ago

      go to sbsting
      tlick more
      2nd tlick hide icons
      3rd put cydia on ore all of your apps
      look at my videos on youtube bennymoya10

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    Lior K732 years, 8 months ago

    i cant do this , i get this error  :
    (Reading database … 3306 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace cydia 1.1.3 (using /cydia.deb) …
    Unpacking replacement cydia …
    Replaced by files in installed package cydia-lproj …
    dpkg: error processing /cydia.deb (–install):
     unable to create `./Applications/Cydia.app/changes.png': No such file or directory
    dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe: 13)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     /cydia.deb

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    Alcapone2 years, 10 months ago

    well the system works.. just do some work and search for cydia.deb…. thank you your a life saver

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    VipersNest2 years, 10 months ago

    I’m an iPhone 4s user. How do you install (not re-install) cydia on my iPhone?

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    Wira_yohanis092 years, 10 months ago

    you cydia.deb links do not work. why not try posting new links. thanks

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    helena3 years ago

    apt-getremovecydia: command not found
    what to do?

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    theKingJocK*3 years, 1 month ago

    okay, so i’ve download cydia.deb and winscp, (windows 7 home premium), but i’m having difficulties of where to put the cydia.deb file. I mean, where is the ROOT directory? Please be more specific. And, when i’ve placed the deb file in the root folder what i think it is where to put, and when i commanded that thing, it says an error occurred. Please help!!!

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      You need to have been jailbroken already to follow this guide. This guide only tells you how to reinstall the deb on an already jailbroken device.

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    Tipdarath phal3 years, 2 months ago

    So do you know how to update iPhone 3GS 16GB to IOS 5?

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    awe3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi…

    Its not correct title, should be “INSTALL CYDIA WITH SSH” only.
    Because to install Cydia with SSH required Device jailbroken.

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      That’s why the title has the word Again. I believe its understood. :D

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    kim3 years, 2 months ago

    nothing is working for me…i have tried everything everybody else has said…first cydia disappeared…i fixed that and have it back, but it will not open…flashes and closes when I try to open it…when I follow above instructions, this is what i get…

    apt-get remove cydia
    sh: apt-get: command not found

    please help-this is so frustrating!

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    Tipdarath phal3 years, 2 months ago

    What is “SSH”? And how to SSH into iPhone?

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      Pramod3 years, 2 months ago

      SSH = Secure SHell. Its a way of securely accessing data / executing commands on other devices / locations via its encrypted protocol. You need to be jailbroken first before you can SSH into your device. After that, use any 3rd party tool like iFunBox to gain access to it as its a much more easier & simpler than SSH itself.

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    mhay3 years, 3 months ago

    hi i cannot log in to winscp or ifunbox. it doesnt work. what will i do? pls help. tnx!

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      Pramod3 years, 3 months ago

      Make sure that your jailbroken first. You need to have been jailbroken already.

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    Toniek3 years, 4 months ago

    Network error: Connection refused
    this showed up as i tried to login using the WinSCP program
    please help

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      Use a 3rd party s/w like iFunBox instead. That is much faster & more reliable.

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    Alex511643 years, 4 months ago

    it says u dont have to jailbreak. You need to get ssh in your iphone and you need to jailbreak 4 that! NUR!

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      Pramod3 years, 4 months ago

      The topic says without jailbreaking your iPhone/iPT again. It means, to start with, you should already have been jailbroken once.

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    Kuraizon3 years, 5 months ago

    Does this work if i jailbroke my itouch 2g and took off cydia?
    do i follow the same steps?

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      Yep, it definitely will work and yes you’ll need to follow the same steps.

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    German mairena3 years, 5 months ago

    I really want cydia for my ipot

    •  
      Pramod3 years, 5 months ago

      This post is for those who have already jailbroken their iDevices but now wishes to delete Cydia itself. If you want Cydia, then make sure that you have jailbroken your iDevice.

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    Sulivan3 years, 6 months ago

    Anyway I need to SHH to iDevice right?
    But the guide says I need Cydia to OpenSHH. But, Cydia is what I want to install! I don’t have it on my iDevice!
    Confused!

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      Pramod3 years, 6 months ago

      Read the topic buddy it says “Install Cydia Without Jailbreaking Your iPhone / iPod Touch Again“.

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    Salvador3 years, 8 months ago

    How can I fix my cydia if this pops on the screen when i open My cydia Error database malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/source.list.d/cydia.list (dist parse) i tried winscp but the cydia app didnt apear on the apps i need help so plz help me

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    Benny3 years, 8 months ago

    Hello ~~ Need Help ~~ I removed Cydia due to remove package (Cydia Installer) in Cydia Package, afterward the Cydia icon was gone ~

    Is there any mothod to re-install back ??

    I haven’t installed OPENSSH from cydia before, so cannot connect my iPhone by
    WinSCP in computer.

    i downloaded pTerm , SSH Terminal and TouchTerm apps from Installous, how can I work on those ?

    I already downloaded cydia.deb ….. how can I work on it too ?

    Thx for advices ~~

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    Faust3 years, 9 months ago

    /$ dpkg -i /cydia.deb
    dpkg: status database area is locked by another process

    i get that what should i do?

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      Wolverine3 years, 9 months ago

      First type command login and then it should pop up login. Type root as your username and alpine as your password. Once done, use dpkg -i /cydia.deb command.

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    Saurabh3 years, 9 months ago

    I am sorry but i am lil. dumb in this thing . What is SSH and how does it works ?? how can i do it ? i have windows 7 and iphone browser . would it work on it ?

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      Wolverine3 years, 9 months ago

      iPhoneBrowser or iPhoneExplorer do not give you Terminal access. Use WinSCP to SSH into your iDevice by following instructions here.

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    Saurabh3 years, 9 months ago

    Hi Mate ! my problem is that i unlocked my iphone 3gs 4.2.1 and by mistake i deleted cydia. Is there anyway i can get it back ? Please let me know as soon as possible .

    Cheers !

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      Wolverine3 years, 9 months ago

      I suppose the above article answers your question. Install Cydia through SSH.

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    Dan3 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you, however, I already solved the issue it by restoring to a normal 4.2.1, and jailbreaking with greenpois0n. Everything is now working as expected, but your response is much appreciated.
    Cheers

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    Dan3 years, 9 months ago

    Wolverine, could you elaborate a little more on how to use iPhone Explorer? Since I can’t open Cydia, I cannot install openssh through it. I tried from the PwnageTool package selector, but apparently it didn’t work well, as when I attempt a connection, it’s closed by the iPhone (terminal: “Connection closed by remote host”, Cyberduck: “I/O Error: Connection failed, Premature connection close”)
    Is there a way to reinstall cydia using only iPhone Explorer or the likes?
    (FYI, I’m on an Iphone 3GS, 4.2.1, jb with pwnagetool). If there is another way to solve this problem, can anyone suggest?
    Cheers

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      Wolverine3 years, 9 months ago

      Download Cydia.deb from here and place it in any folder using iPhone Explorer. Download any free terminal app from App Store and navigate to the directory where you have placed Cydia.deb. After that use the following commands:

      dpkg -i /cydia.deb

      killall -HUP SpringBoard

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    sexylady3 years, 9 months ago

    i tried to shh with winscp for windows i am unable to get a connection. does it take long to connect

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    john4 years, 4 months ago

    error processing cydia.deb (–install)
    conflicting packages – not installing cydia
    errors were encountered while processing:
    /cydia.deb

    to make matters worse I installed the pdf patch and I don’t know how to uninstall it manually so I can re-jailbreak using jailbreakme

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      jesse3 years, 8 months ago

      the thing is i dont have wifi, it says “no-wifi” and i have cloader but no connection to get cydia, so what im trying to do is download the ipa and put it on through itunes ?:( help meeeee!!!!!!!! 8====D haha