If you are someone who considers himself a true jailbreak user, then you should know the importance of Cydia repos or sources. We are now in the final quarter of the year, so we thought you will need to know the Top Cydia sources to tide you over for the coming year. Whether you are currently a jailbreaker on iOS 6 or iOS 5.1.1 (with the latest and most stable untethered jailbreak), you should eventually need to have the best Cydia sources. If you wish to have an easier time finding jailbreak tweaks, apps, themes, and all sorts of contents in Cydia, then adding the Top Cydia repos is necessary. Today, we will be counting down the Top 10 Must Have Cydia Repos of 2013.
How to Add Cydia Repos / Sources?
If you want to be able to enjoy the benefits of Cydia sources, you will of course need to know how to add them. This brief tutorial is for complete beginners. Everyone else can proceed with the countdown below.
- Open Cydia by tapping the Cydia icon from your Springboard.
- On Cydia's main screen, tap the Manage tab at the bottom of the screen.
- Tap Sources.
- Tap the "Edit" button at the top right, then the "Add" button at the top left.
- You will now need to enter the Cydia/APT URL, type in the address and hit Add Source.
- Tap Add Anyway whenever it is applicable.
Top 10 Must Have Cydia Repos of 2013
Unlike most of the Cydia sources in this list which have tons of contents, iF0rce only has a few iOS tweaks to offer. However, these tweaks are no pushover because they can be very useful. Just take for example the AirBlue Sharing, it is a Bluetooth file sharing application that enables users to easily transfer their files between phones or other devices. You can transfer files between Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, MTK, Windows, Mac, Linux, and iOS devices. Another noteworthy application is iBluever which enables Bluetooth Dial-up networking support (client mode) for your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: AirBlue GPS, AirBlue Sharing, BTServiceManager, iBluever, iTether, Siri0us
When it comes to the top Cydia Sources, there is no doubt that BigBoss is the biggest name around. Next to BigBoss, the second most prominent source is definitely ModMyi. True to its namesake, this repo is the choice of users who wish to fully modify their iOS device. You should be able to see a plethora of packages that includes themes, tweaks, soundboards, ringtones, wallpapers, and many others. It also has a very active community forum with a population of over 700,000 strong. This source is definitely a must-have for those who love to customize their device.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: DreamBoard, UnFolder, AlwaysArrange, Aero, HeadphoneLauncher, SMS Timestamps, SpotSiri, Reveal, Wake With Weather, Elite PRO HD Theme, Boxor HD Theme, Jaku for iOS 5 Theme, ayecon for iOS Theme
If you are on the hunt for huge assortments of apps, tweaks, themes, ringtones, mods, cheats, hacks, and many others, then the iHackStore repo should be one of your better choices. This repo hosts a good deal of content which are generally the typical offering of apps and tweaks. A good number of these tweaks and apps are cracked which means you can download them for free. So overall, this is a good repository to consider if you wish to test out a jailbreak tweak or app before you proceed to buy the real thing.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: Graviboard, App Switcher, Cydialer, Notifier+, CallLock, Auto3G, CameraWallpaper, ChatPic, DisplayOut, FoldersInFolders, FreeSync, FullPreview, GPower Pro, GroupSMS, iTether, MailEnhancer, MCleaner, MewSeek, MyProfiles, Notified Pro, Page2D, PhotoMail, PlayAwake, Pwn Mail, SnapTap, Stealth Cam, 3D Board
The BiteYourApple Source is most likely the best Italian Cydia source out there. For non-Italian readers, don't let that scare you because you will really be missing out for some great contents. This is one of those all-in-one sources that hosts some of the highly popular and useful Cydia apps and tweaks. Expect to see some really popular tweaks and apps such as iFile, IAP Cracker, Springtomize 2, Infinidock, Celeste, and many others. It is also being constantly updated for new content. This is definitely a great source to have in your iOS device.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: iFile, IAP Cracker, Barrel, Installous 4, Springtomize 2, Infinidock, Celeste, AirBlue Sharing, SMS+, iBlacklist, Infiniboard, Infinifolders, Graviboard, GravityLockScreen, Dreamboard
So why should you add the HackYouriPhone repo to your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch? Well, like majority of the sources found on this list, this repo pretty much have everything you would want from a repository. You name it, apps, tweaks, ringtones, themes, mods, IPA files, DLCs (downloadable content), you can find them all in this particular source. It is almost always updated as well, so you can keep yourself updated with new jailbreak tweaks and apps that are being released.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: biteSMS, CleverPin, Color Profiles, NotiPad, AppFront, Springtomize 2, AnyLock, FolderEnhancer, Chrome Download Enabler, Barrel, iBlacklist, Dashboard X, NotesEnhancer, Quasar, PaperLock, Mountain Center, Quick Reply for WhatsApp
Now here is another repo that we think no jailbreak user should miss out on. Again, this is one of those repository that you just add and forget because it offers a wide variety of content. What we have here is the usual array of tweaks, apps, HD Winterboard and Dreamboard themes, ringtones, utilities, SB Settings themes, it even has unlockable DLCs and cheat hacks for App Store applications. This is yet another repo which is being regularly updated, so you do not have to worry about outdated content over time. You'll be glad to have the iHacksRepo source.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: Infinifolders, iFile, FolderEnhancer, FaceBreak, Auto3G, Infinidock, Infiniboard, Graviboard, FullScreen for Safari, Gingerbread HD, YourTube HD, Applocker, AndroidLock XT, biteSMS, RetinaPad, Springtomize 2, WeeSearch Pro for Notification Center
SiNful iPhone Repo
This is another repo which enjoys a good amount of popularity from the jailbreak community and it has been around for quite some time as well. If you are searching for all sorts of cracked apps and tweaks, then you should do yourself a favor and add this repo without delay. It has tweaks, apps, themes, mods, ringtones, emulators, ROM packs, and other variety of goodies. Apart from that, SiNful iPhone Repo has an official forum with a community of more than 300,000 members.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: AdBlocker, AndroidLock XT, Barrel, biteSMS, CallBar, FaceBreak, FolderEnhancer, FolderLock, iFile, Infinidock, LockInfo, Multifl0w, PkgBackup, Springtomize 2, Zephyr, 3G Unrestrictor, Attachment Saver, Full Preview, HapticPro, MyWi, YourTube, BiteSMS, iBlueNova
Hardcore and casual gamers are definitely going to like xSellize. By adding this repo, you will find the usual assortments of goodies such as jailbreak tweaks and apps. However, what sets this repo apart is that it also hosts a huge assortment of emulators and ROM packs for game systems such as Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, NES, and many others. So retro gamers will surely be reminiscing some good times by adding this repo. This is a solid repo although the only downside is that it is not updated that often.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: AdBlock, AndroidLock XT, Appfront, AppSync 4.0+/5.0+, iBlacklist, FolderLock, FoldersInFolders, Graviboard, GravityLockScreen, Gridlock, Safari Upload Enabler, SleepFX, Springtomize 2, and tons of emulators and ROM packs
Hands down, Hackulo.us repo is one of the most popular repositories in the jailbreak scene. This can be attributed to the fact that it hosts Installous, it is an app that enables jailbreak users to download for free unauthorized apps and cracked ones which are available in the iTunes App Store. This is a great option for those who simply can't afford to shell out money for apps, for those who can't buy from the App Store for some reason, and for users who wish to try out an app before buying them.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: Sad to say that Hackulous source is now officially DEAD, so you won't be able to download apps like AppSync and Installous from the repository anymore. As an alternative to Installous, you may try other apps that works like Installous (More Details Here).
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: AppSync for iOS 3.1/3.2/4.0+/5.0+, Installous 4/5 and Crackulous
If you are someone who has a good grasp on the jailbreaking scene, it should come as a no surprise if you are pretty familiar with the Insanelyi repo. This is in fact one of the household names when it comes to Cydia sources. As far as content go, Insanelyi features pretty much the same sort of packages with the above repositories. However, with over 6,500 packages and counting daily, this is shaping up to be one of the best Cydia sources these days. There are tons of tweaks which are made by various developers for free. It even hosts a few packages for the AppleTV. There are also over 60+ scripts which are most written by Insanelyi members. One of the fastest-growing sources out there, and definitely deserves the spot here in the top Cydia sources of 2013.
Notable Apps / Tweaks / Themes: AppSync for 3.1/3.2/4.0+/5.0+, Auto3G, Barrel 2, iBlacklist, iFile, Insomnia Pro, LockInfo, LockLauncher, Move2Unlock, Multifl0w, NoSpot, SBRotator, and a plethora of themes for Winterboard and Dreamboard.
And there you have it, our Top Cydia Sources 2013 edition. I'm sure I've left out a lot of great sources considering I can cover only ten of them. If you have a particular repo in mind which you think deserves a spot up there, feel free to let us know and we'll see if we can add it in future updates for this post. Post your favorite Cydia repos in the comment section below.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback