What is Cydia?
Cydia is a iPhone program via which you can download softwares on your Jailbroken iPhone 3G / 2G / 3Gs or iPod Touch running firmware 2.x / 3.0. A stock iPhone / iPod Touch can only download apps from the official Apple iTunes App Store; however Cydia being open source bring to you much more option. For users who have used Installer on iPhone 1.x; “Cydia is a v similar App”.
What is Jailbreak / Jailbroken iPhone?
“When you want to add ringtones, change wallpaper, or run third-party applications on your iPhone or iPod Touch, you need to perform a task called “jailbreaking”. What this does is to open up your iPhone’s file system so it can be accessed from your computer.”
How to install / get Cydia on iPhone or iPod Touch?
Yeah now you are talking business! Cydia and Installer get automatically installed when you JailBreak your iPhone. Just identify which firmware version you are running and look for a jailbreaking solution. Almost all versions of iPhone / iPod Touch can be jailbreaked.
How to Purchase Apps from Cydia: Click Here
How to Jailbreak my iPhone!!
Well Well! You will need to download several files and run a simple process to do this. A tool called QuickPwn is a simple GUI solution that works on PC. Listed below are the links for latest iPhone / iTouch Jailbreaks.
Update: Use the latest version of Redsn0w to Jailbreak and Ultrasn0w to unlock the iPhone OS 3.0 or earlier. Get the downloads at the bottom of this page.
How to jailbreak your iPhone or iTouch to get Cydia
Top 10 Cydia / Jailbreak Apps For 3.0 & 3.0.1 iPhone / iPod Touch Part 1 of 2
Apple 3.0.1 Firmware Update / Top 10 Cydia Apps Part 2 of 2
Easy Jailbreak for iPod Touch 2G (Tethered) with Cydia and Installer
(Below) are some important download links for the Apple iPhone and the iPod touch. These are firmwares, jailbreaking tools and bootloaders that you shall require.
Once you have downloaded the firmware (.ipsw file) require you can simply press shift+Restore/Update button (option+Restore/update for Mac) in iTunes. A file dialog will open and let you choose the downloaded ipsw file. Downloading the file manually lets you chose the version you want to load instead of the latest version that iTunes will load by default.
Firmware files for the iPhone ‘3GS’ / ‘3G s’ (third generation)
for the iPhone 3G (second generation)
for the iPhone 2G (first generation)
for the iPod touch
.IPSW Firmware files for the iPod touch 1G
Download links for the iPod touch 3G
The bootloaders are generally useful while jailbreaking / unlocking the old iPhone 2G aka First generation.
Also coming up – Downloads for all Apple