If you own a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there is a big possibility that you spend considerable time browsing Cydia for amazing apps and tweaks that are not allowed by Apple for inclusion in the App Store. This tutorial will guide you how to share direct links of Cydia apps with your friends, should you find something that you feel an obligation to share.
Cydia is often referred to as the "other" App Store, as it houses a plethora of apps, tweaks, wallpapers, themes etc etc. Most of the content is available for free however paid content is also available in the Cydia Store. The App Store contains apps that pass the stringent approval process of Apple however the Cydia Store is devoid of any such process and anything that can work on jailbroken iOS devices, will be added there.
Obviously, before we proceed with this guide, you need a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Follow our easy and detailed step by step guides to jailbreak iOS 4.3.5 using redsn0w on Windows and Mac, iOS 4.3.4 using redsn0w on both Windows and Mac and iOS 4.3.3 using redsn0w, sn0wbreeze and JailbreakMe 3.0. JailbreakMe is the easiest way to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch on iOS 4.3 to iOS 4.3.3, this is also the ONLY way to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3.
How To Share Cydia Package or App Links:
Step 1: Launch Cydia from the Home screen. Now locate the particular package you want to share. To view the whole list of your installed packages, tap on the Manage tab followed by Packages. On the iPad, simply tap the Installed tab at the bottom.
Step 2: Open the details of the package you want to share by tapping on it. The top right corner houses a button named Change Package Settings. Tap and hold it to bring up a menu which displays the following options:
Step 3: You have now copied the direct link of the Cydia package. Simply send it to whoever you want to share it with by Text message, Email or iMessage.
Please note that the device to which you send the Cydia package link to, must have that respective repository installed, otherwise Cydia will not be able to located that particular package on the device to which the link is sent. For example if you are sending a link of a package hosted in the BigBoss repository, the recipient must have the BigBoss repository installed. So if you're sharing with a friends, its better to send them the repository URL along with the package link as well.
How would you use the ability to share Cydia package and app links with your friends and family? How often do you browse Cydia for amazing packages and apps? Tell us all in your comments below.