Jun 302012

Is there any ways to download and install Cydia without jailbreak iDevices? The answer is NO! Or a better answer is “Not Yet”. But if you would like to reinstall your Cydia without re-jailbreak your iDevice, there is a way. If you are just like me – a person who hates to re-jailbreak my iPhone 4S in order to re-install Cydia, you should have learn up these steps to download Cydia without jailbreaking your iDevice.

Basically, there are few methods to reinstall Cydia without re-jailbreaking any iDevices. These methods work for iPhone, iPod Touch, as well as latest iPad. I’ve shared the first method when I teach you how to manually install Cydia to iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. If you have missed the article, you may click on the link to go through the steps again. Otherwise, you may follow these steps to re-install Cydia without jailbreaking your iDevices.

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Step 1: Connect your iOS Devices and your computer to an active Wifi with valid IP assigned to both the devices.

Step 2: Make sure your computer has SFTP program. You may try WinSCP on Windows or Cyberduck on Mac. Use one of these programs to SSH into your iDevice.

Step 3: To enter your iDevice, key in your iDevice’s IP address under “Host Name:” field in WinSCP. The IP address can be checked under Wifi settings of your iDevice. Other required field are such as below:

User name: root

Password: alpine

Hit the Login button and you can now SSH to your iDevice.

Step 4: Launch the Terminal in WinSCP by clicking on the Terminal icon. For Cyberduck, you will need to go Utilities->Terminal, enter alpine as root password and type “ssh root@your.idevice.ip.address.”

Step 5: Once you are in the terminal, you will need to remove the current Cydia program installed in your iDevices. Use this command to remove it.

apt-get remove cydia

Step 6: Now you need to use this command to reinstall Cydia without jailbreaking your iDevice.

apt-get install cydia

That is easy, isn’t? In a nutshell, you can re-install Cydia or update Cydia without re-jailbreaking your iDevice but there is not way (not yet) to get Cydia on iPhone, iPod, or iPad without jailbreaking. I’ve seen a lots of video about this in YouTube, if you don’t mind losing all your apps or your data, you may follow them!


  5 Responses to “Download Cydia without jailbreak?”

  1. If you skip step 5 will that make you Idevice able to get Cydia without jail breaking it

    • i did the greenpoison jabairelk , also used tiny umbrella to preserve the 1.59.00 baseband. but got stuck after that( asked to connect to itunes to activate) i dont have the original sim or the phonebook sim and cant get a hold of it. but then used redsnow and it worked. got to the main screen. from there i installed ultrasnow so that my SIM could work. now only issue is that i cant find the APN tab to enter the cellular data providers internet settings( GPRS or EDGE) and the network tab responds after about 15 seconds and at times hangs up reboots.. and i hope my phone isnt slower because of the double jabairelk.

  2. Thanks

  3. WinScp refuses my connection when I attempt to login

    • Hi Drakers, try to check if your user name and password for WinSCP is correct. WinSCP refuses the connection mostly due to incorrect password.

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