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How to Share Direct Links of Cydia Apps and Packages Between Different iOS Devices

There is no doubt that jailbreaking opens a whole new world of possibilities for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Yes, the App Store is already amazing with more than 400,000+ apps to choose from in order to enhance one's experience but jailbreaking gives you access to other tweaks and apps that are not to be found within the App Store. This becomes possible because of Cydia, the "other" App Store as most people would like to call it. Cydia hosts a plethora of apps, tweaks, themes, wallpapers, ringtones and many more. If you have a jailbroken device, then you will have no doubt stumbled upon a cool app or tweak while browsing in Cydia that you would really like to share with your family members or friends. This tutorial will teach you how to share a Cydia app direct link, should you feel the need to do so.

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Of course, before you can perform this tutorial or have access to Cydia for that matter, you must jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. In case you will need some help on how to jailbreak your device, we recommend that you refer to these guides. If you are under the latest iOS, the iOS 4.3.5, then you can use this Redsn0w jailbreak guide (Tethered) for both Mac and Windows. However if you want the latest untethered jailbreak, then you will need to have your device running under iOS 4.3.3. You can then use these following jailbreak tools: Redsn0w / Sn0wbreeze / PwnageTool  / JailbreakMe (the easiest method).

Now that we have that out of the way, we are now going to show you how to share a direct link of a Cydia app to your family, friends, co-workers and so on.

Steps to Share Direct Links of  Cydia Apps and Packages:

  1. First, Launch Cydia and search for the package that you would like to share with your friends. To locate all the packages that you've installed tap the Manage tab and then tap Packages on the next screen.
  2. Cydia Locate Package

  3. As you find the package that you are intending to share, give it a tap so it will bring you to the Details page.
  4. Cydia Package Details

  5. At the details screen you should see the first option which reads Change Package Settings. Tap and hold this option and you should see a menu dialog that will ask you whether you want to Open or Copy the package. Tap Copy and you should have the direct link of the package.
  6. Cydia Package Link Copy

  7. Now that you have the direct link, just remove the /settings at the end of the link. You can now send it to whoever you want through Mail or thru text message.
  8. Sending Cydia Direct Link

NOTE: Keep in mind that in order for your recipient to access the Cydia direct link, he or she must have installed the respective repository of the package. For example, if you are sending a direct link of a package that is found under the BigBoss repo, then your recipient must have the BigBoss repo installed otherwise Cydia won't be able to locate the package. A good practice would be to send them the URL of the repository along with the package direct link.

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