Installing Cydia tweaks is arguably the main reason why many people jailbreak their iOS device. However before you can install Cydia apps and tweaks, you will need sources or repositories. Upon jailbreaking, you will have access to default sources / repos like BigBoss and ModMyi. However, there are cases where you will need to add more sources, especially beta ones, to be able to download certain tweaks. For the benefit of those who are new to the jailbreak scene, this is a tutorial on how to add Cydia sources on iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad.
There are two ways to add a new Cydia source or repository, one is through Cydia itself and the one is the manual method.
Adding sources / repos via Cydia itself:
- Launch Cydia on your iPhone or iPad.
- Tap the Cydia button located at the bottom menu.
- Scroll down a bit and tap More Package Sources.
- From here, you will see all the sources recommended by Cydia. Tap the source that you wish to install.
- From the Details page of the source, you should see the Install button from the top right corner. Tap to start the installation.
- On the next page, tap Confirm.
- Cydia will now install your chosen source which should take a couple of seconds. Tap Return to Cydia once prompted.
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Adding sources / repos manually:
- Open Cydia.
- Tap the Sources button found at the bottom menu.
- Tap the Edit button from the top right menu.
- Tap the Add button which will appear on the top left corner.
- A popup menu will appear where you will need to manually type the Cydia/APT URL. Tap Add Source to proceed.
- Cydia will verify the URL and continue with the installation. Again, wait for a few seconds while Cydia updates and after a while, Tap Return to Cydia.
- Tap Sources and you should be able to see your newly-added source listed with the other ones.
And that’s how to add Cydia sources on iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad. Make sure to let us know if you have any problems.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback