Follow this 5-step guide to download Cydia for iPad if you are totally new to jailbreak, Cydia, and cracked apps. This step-by-step jailbreak guide is written for dummies. It is very useful for users who have just bought an iPad and wondering how to jailbreak, install Cydia and download Cydia apps. It is also very useful for people who have just switched from Android tablet to iPad. iOS world is totally different with Android therefore it is a must to learn everything. Get ready with your iPad and you will be jailbroken in less than 10 minutes.
Before you begin to download Cydia, it is vital to check your iOS version. Go to Settings -> General -> About and you will know your current iOS version. The initial operating system for iPad Mini 4 is iOS 9, iPad Pro 9.7-inch is iOS 9.3 and iPad Pro 12.9-inch is iOS 9.1. However, both of them supported iOS 9.3.1, 9.3.2 and newest iOS versions. If you are using iPad Mini 3, Mini 2, Mini (1st generation), iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, it is recommended to check it on your device. The highest supported iOS version for these iPad is also iOS 9.3.1. For first generation iPad user, the highest supported operating system is iOS 5.1.1.
Download Cydia for iPad with Pangu (iOS 9)
For iOS 9, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, 9.3, 9.3.1, 9.3.2, follow the guide here to jailbreak and download Cydia to your iPad.
Step 1: Backup your iPad using iTunes or any backup programs you preferred.
Step 2: Go to Settings -> iCloud -> Find My iPad. Disable it by turning it to OFF.
Step 3: Go to Settings -> General -> Passcode Lock. Tap on it to disable it.
Step 4: Enable Airplane mode.
Step 5: On your PC or Mac, go to download Pangu jailbreak tool.
Updated on 31st May, 2016: Pangu jailbreak version 1.3.1 (for Windows) and version 1.1.1 (for Mac) is capable to jailbreak iOS 9.0-9.1. iOS 9.3.1, iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak is still on its way. Pangu is also capable to jailbreak tvOS 9.0-9.0.1.
Step 6: Connect your iPad to your PC or Mac. Run Pangu Jailbreak tool and let it detect your iPad. Click Start to begin.
Step 7: Pangu will now reboot your iPad. You are required to set your iPad into Airplane mode again after the reboot.
Step 8: During the jailbreak process, you might be prompted to unlock your iPad a few times. Just tap OK to continue.
Step 9: Your iPad will reboot again by Pangu and you are now jailbroken! Pangu install Cydia on your iPad automatically and there is nothing you need to do. All you need to do is enjoy using Cydia and search for Cydia apps you want.
Download Cydia for iPad iOS 8
For iOS 8, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 and iOS 8.4.1, you can also use the above method to download Cydia for your iPad. Alternatively, there is an option other than Pangu, TaiG Jailbreak. TaiG Jailbreak is another popular program to jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch running with iOS 8-8.4. For those who are keen to use TaiG to download Cydia on iPad, you may follow the guide here to jailbreak and download Cydia to your iPad – Download Cydia on iOS 8.4 with TaiG Jailbreak.
Last but not least, you are welcome to leave a message here if you meet any problems or issues while downloading or installing Cydia on your iPad. The Cydia community here will reply to you with helpful opinion.