Many people nowadays own an iPhone5, but there still are quite a lot of customers who use older version of the same phone, such as iPhone4 or 4S. If that’s your case and you’re trying to download and install the Cydia software, you might have encountered a few difficulties in doing so. This is why this article is going to serve as a how-to guide that will show you exactly how to get Cydia and install it on your iPhone 4.
As we did in our previous articles, we are going to focus on first things first, which means the main step to take before even thinking of the Cydia application is jailbreaking the phone. The good news is most apps allowing you to perform this operation will also automatically install Cydia on the jailbroken phone. Here is how to do it:
1. Use any of the applications for jailbreaking the iPhone 4 – examples are LimeraIn, Redsn0w, Greenpois0n, Jailbreak Unlock, etc.
2. Allow the process to end and wait for it to automatically install Cydia on the device.
3. Alternatively, once you’re done with the jailbreaking procedure, you can install the app manually.
To allow the app to install Cydia by itself you can, for example, download Redsn0w from its official website, where you should be able to find the newest version – 0.9.15b3. The application is easy to use by following the steps on the screen and enabling it to install the Cydia application for you once it’s done.
Another way of performing the same procedure is to install the app manually, since some of the jailbreaking methods don’t come with a Cydia file or sometimes you might simply prefer to do it yourself. This can be done by downloading the Cydia DEB from the web.
Whether you own an iPhone, iPad, iPod or Apple TV, this website allows you to choose the best version for your device, so finding the right one for your iPhone4 will be as easy as 1, 2, 3. The next step will be saving it to the laptop and installing it afterwards. You should be able to see the installation menu with all instructions to follow once the process beings; wait for it to be done and check that the Cydia icon is now available in your Main Menu.