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Cydia
Cydia icon 1.1.10.png
Cydia.png
Cydia 1.1.23 running on an iPhone 6 Plus with iOS 8.4.
Original author(s) Jay Freeman (saurik)
Developer(s) Jay Freeman
Initial release 28 Feb 2008 (2008-02-28)
Stable release 1.1.30 / 16 Feb 2017; 4 months ago
Preview release git HEAD
Development status Active
Written in C and Objective-C
Operating system iOS
Size Cydia: 1,292,624 bytes [DEB]
Localization: 66,876 bytes [DEB]
Available in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Type package management system
License GNU GPL v3
Website saurik.com (source)
Cydia's icon pre-iOS 7.

Cydia is an open source software installer created by saurik that uses the Debian APT system for package management. It is found in every mainstream jailbreak tool since iPhone OS 2.0.

Some older jailbreak tools install smaller apps (such as Loader.app for greenpois0n or blackra1n.app for blackra1n and limera1n) to download and install Cydia directly on the device instead of having it installed at the same time as jailbreaking, making for a lighter initial download and jailbreak.

Cydia's latest version is 1.1.30, which supports all devices (except Apple TVs and Apple Watches) running iPhone OS 2.0 - iOS 10.2. The translations package (cydia-lproj), however, hasn't been updated since 13 June 2014 (1.1.12).

As a frontend for APT, Cydia allows users to add/remove repositories where they can install packages. By default, Cydia includes the third party repos BigBoss, ModMyi, ZodTTD/MacCiti and repo666.ultrasn0w.com, as well as its own Telesphoreo repo.

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