How To Install Jailbreak Apps Without Cydia

Now when after a long time users have laid their hands on the jailbreak applications, Cydia was not able to handle the load. This scenario was pretty much expected because usually the jailbreak used to arrive for the older devices like the older iPhones and iPads but this time jailbreak for the devices has arrived at once and thus all the users have pounced on Cydia to download the applications and this has led to a very common error seen these days which ‘Internal Server Error’ and it somewhat looks as mentioned below in the screenshot. In this post we will tell you an alternative with the help of which you will be able to install the jailbreak application without using Cydia application.


The precondition to this alternative is that the .deb file of the jailbreak application which you are about to install should be available with you. Even if you do not have that file then you can easily locate them on Google and then after that first of all you will have to download the Cyberduck which will be used to SSH into your iPhone with the help of SFTP connection established between your iPhone and computer. Download the application from here and then install it. Now click on the button named ‘New Connection’ and fill in the details as mentioned below.

In order to know the Wifi address of your iPhone, Go to Settings and then Wifi and the tap the arrow mark in front of the name of the network which is connect to your iPhone. Put username as ‘root’ and the password as ‘alpine’.

Now when the connection is about to establish you will see a dialogue similar to the one shown below, allow it and then the browser window will open.

Now if you are doing this for the first time then you will have to create a folder named ‘Cydia’ (at private/var/root/Media) and then inside it create the folder named ‘AutoInstall’.

That’s the required steps have been completed. Now you will just have to put the .deb file of that jailbreak application inside that AutoInstall folder and then restart the iPhone twice. We will surely write a post on how to locate these .deb files for the jailbreak applications as per the response received from the readers.

[ Via iDownloadblog ]

By Abhinav Singh

I am an MBA student and a founder member of NXTInsight. I love to keep the track of smartphones, tablets, wearables and other similar gadgets, so that I could help my readers to make the right decision before buying a gagdet.

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