What is cydia? – Cydia is a piece of software that looks like an application on you iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Apple TV. It is very similar to the apple store where you can download other apps however with Cydia you can get things like Tweaks, Themes, and other customizations.
Another question that I hear and see a lot is, Can I continue using the apple store if I have cydia? The answer to this question is yes you can defiantly keep using it. In fact the only difference you will notice is that you will have the Cydia app on your home screen of you iDevice. In order to get Cydia you must jailbreak you phone if you want to have the Cydia app on your phone.
There are only two things you need to watch out for if you want to get Cydia by jailbreaking your phone.
1. Jailbreaking is 100% legal, however when you do jailbreak you warranty is void and apple will no longer give you customer or technical support.
2. You need to make sure that the jailbreak is done correctly because if it is not then there may be malware installed to your device or you may have sever hardware and software issues. The easiest way to avoid this problem is to pay $25 for a reputable online service to jailbreak your phone or to show you how to do it yourself. Make sure you research these services for good reviews. We have 2 main services that we use which can come with 30day money back.
Is it safe to buy apps from Cydia?
Buying apps from Cydia is as safe as buying from any other store online such as amazon.com or ebay.com.
Updating your iPhone with Cydia installed.
If at some point you decide to do an update on you iDevice to a new iOS then this will overwrite you jailbreak. It’s important to get the iOS update you are happy with such as iOS7 or iOS6.3 etc… however if it is the look you are worried about you can get themes on Cydia that will change the look of your iPhone to many different styles, looks and customizations.
This is only a brief description of what is Cydia. Throughout the site we will divulging more of an incite into what is Cydia? We are huge fans of jailbreaking and Cydia so it’s our mission to provide up to date info about it.