How To Add Source Or Repository In Cydia


The main purpose of jailbreaking your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch is to get Cydia. Cydia is the unofficial app store for iOS devices as it allows you to access many sources or repositories which host apps, themes, tweaks etc that are not allowed by Apple. Most newbies ask us the same question, how to add source or repository in Cydia? This post will teach you how you can add a source in Cydia on your jailbroken iOS device.

Before you begin this tutorial that will teach you how to add source in Cydia, you obviously first need to jailbreak your device. Here's how to jailbreak any iOS firmware without IPSW file. Instructions to jailbreak iOS 5 beta can be found here. If you have an iPad 2, follow this guide to jailbreak iPad 2 on iOS 4.3.3. Cydia will automatically be added to your device after jailbreak has successfully completed.

Step 1: Launch Cydia from the Home screen.

Step 2: Let Cydia finish refresh. Then tap on the Manage tab followed by Sources.

Step 3: Tap on Edit in the upper right corner followed by Add which will appear in the upper left corner

Step 4: Now type in URL of the source you wish to add in Cydia.

Step 5: Tap on Add Source. Cydia now begins verifying URL. If you're installing a source that distributes pirated content, Cydia will display a warning, in that case tap on Add Anyway.

After a series of automated steps, Cydia will finish installing the source. This is what you'll see:

Step 6: Once source installation completes, simply tap on Return to Cydia. Here you'll notice that the source is now visible in the list. Simply tap on the source name and all of the packages hosted by it will be shown to you in a list. If you know the name of any particular package you want to install, simply search for it.

This is pretty basic stuff and you should get the hang of how to install source in Cydia after you have tried it out once. However if you still feel the need to ask questions, don't hesitate to seek our help by just leaving a comment down below.