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Cydia icon 1.1.10.png
Cydia 1.1.32~b21 running on an iPhone XR with iOS 12.4.
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; 2 years 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 (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 (with the exception of Chimera, which uses Sileo as its main package manager).

Some older jailbreak tools install smaller apps (such as for greenpois0n or 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 stable version is 1.1.30, which supports all devices (except Apple TVs and Apple Watches) running iPhone OS 2.0 - iOS 12.4. 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, as well as its own Telesphoreo repo.

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