Install Cydia on iOS 6 After Jailbreak [How to]

I’m sure that every iDevice’s user thinks about how to install Cydia on iOS 6 beta after jailbreak with Redsn0w. Few days ago I showed you how to jailbreak iOS 6 beta 1 using Redsn0w 0.9.13dev2. But there is no Cydia after jailbreaking process. The only thing you can use is SSH to get root access to your iPhone (iPad, iPod Touch) filesystem and also you will have afc2 support.

Great news that you can install Cydia on iOS 6 beta 1 came from Andrew Liu whose twitter nickname is @WyndWarrior. He tweeted that he has recently made Cydia to support iOS 6 beta 1 and showed how to install it. And before we start take a look at the requirements.


  • iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch Running jailbroken iOS 6
  • SSH client for Mac or Windows
  • USB cable

So here below is a tutorial guide which you can use to perform iSO 6 Cydia install after jailbreak using SSH client.

iOS 6 Cydia install

How To Install Cydia on iOS 6 iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

Note: Before we start your iGadget must running jailbroken iOS 6 using Redsn0w 0.9.13dev4 so do it quickly.

Step 1. After jailbreak connect your iDevice to Mac or PC if you disconnected it and open, for example Mobile Terminal on Mac or Windows compatible SSH client like WinSCP.

To access your file system using SSH you must know this:

  • “ root” is the SSH username
  • “alpine” is the SSH password (also you can change SSH root password).
  • IP address of your device is the server.

Note: In case you don’t know your IP address then go to Settings => Wi-Fi => Your Network => IP Address

Step 2. Now when you’ve done you need to add a command to SSH command line. Here it is:

wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

Step 3. After adding this command you may be sure that iOS 6 Cydia install is running and after iDevice’s respring you will see Cydia icon on your Home Screen.

Note: If you don’t see Cydia icon just turn your iPhone (iPad, iPod touch) off and reboot it tethered using Redsn0w 0.9.13dev1.

Step 4. Now just open Cydia and wait till it refresh filesystem.

how to install cydia

Note: Some icons on your Home Screen will disappear which means that uicache can be broken so just respring SpringBoard after installing any app or tweak.

And that’s it. You have just installed Cydia on iOS 6 and could try to test apps. But you must remember that some Cydia apps and tweaks are not compatible with iOS 6 so just try every and you will find out which is compatible.

I hope this tutorial guide wasn’t difficult for you and you know how to install Cydia on iOS 6 after jailbreak so share this info using share buttons below. Also you can use comment section if you have some question regarding iOS 6 Cydia install. Now you are ready to perform the iOS 6 unlock and free your iDevice from been locked to certain carrier.

Update: I must say that Sauric himself (developer of real Cydia) and all jailbreak community are disappointed with the release of transformed Cydia by Liu. Also Jay Freeman (Sauric) said that he and his teammates from iPhone Dev -Team would not release jailbreak for iOS 6 betas, especially for beta 1.