Many jailbreak newbies, who have just jailbroken their iOS 8 devices like iPhone 6 plus or iPhone 6 or any iDevice for that matter, must be a bit confused about how to use the different options on Cydia.
One of the major concerns among new users of Cydia seems to be how to add new repos and sources to Cydia. This becomes an essential exercise especially to add new Repos that do not come pre-installed in Cydia by default.
Below are the simple steps to follow by the end of which it would be a cake walk for you to add new Cydia repos to Cydia on your Jailbroken device.
Add New Repos to Cydia – All Jailbreaks
In order to add new repos to Cydia, we need to have the source or repo URL first. The URL for a source or repo looks something like this “http://rpetri.ch/repo/“. This is the source for Ryan Petrich’s beta repo which contains a bunch of exciting cydia tweaks like Activator, JellyLock/Berryc8, Sectional etc.
I’ve taken this repo as an example, because this is one of the most sought after Jailbreak Sources on Cydia. I would definitely recommend you to add Ryan Petrich’s repo to Cydia, first and foremost of all. Follow the below instructions to add new repos to Cydia.
Step 1: Open Cydia app from your SpringBoard and go to Sources by tapping it in the options at the bottom of the screen, inside the Cydia app.
Step 2: After you go to Sources as shown in the below picture, you need to tap on the Edit button given on the top right of the screen, like in the below pic.
Step 3: After you tap on Edit, in the next page, tap on the Add button given on the top left of the screen.
Step 4: Then you get a pop-up showing “Enter Cydia/APT URL“. In the bar given below this, enter the Source URL, starting with “http://”.
If the URL you want to enter already has “http://” in it, then make sure to clear this bar before pasting that URL directly in the Box.
In our example, the URL is http://rpetri.ch/repo/, which is a good repo to have. After adding the repo URL, tap on “Add Source” to proceed.
Step 5: Tap on “Return to Cydia”.
Step 6: By now, you have successfully added the new repo to your Cydia Sources. It’s time now to install the tweaks or utilities you want from this newly added repo.
Now, open the newly added Cydia source by browsing through the Sources. In our case, it is “rpetrich repo” as shown in the picture below.
Step 7: After opening the source, you need to select the things you want to get from that particular source. In this case, we would select “Tweaks” as an example.
Step 8: You can select any tweak of your choice from the list that opens up in the next page. Select one by scrolling through this page, as you can see in the below picture.
Step 9: After you select a tweak of your choice from the list. This opens a page showing the full description of the tweak like supported versions of iOS, updates and many more such details.
To install that tweak, tap on the “Install” button present on the top right corner of the page just like in the below picture.
Step 10: After tapping on install, you will get a new pop-up asking you to confirm installation. Here, tap on “Confirm” given on the top right corner of this pop up like in the pic.
Step 11: Depending upon the tweak you chose to install, you may be prompted or not to respring or Restart your SpringBoard. Some tweaks do not require this. But anyway, go through this if prompted.
That’s it. Once you have Resprung your iDevice, your tweak has been installed successfully. Some tweaks might require enabling them in the Settings app. In such cases, go to settings app and enable that tweak. You should be good to go by now.
Compatibility of Method:
This way of adding repos works for all updates of iOS 8 including and also all previous iOS versions as well, which are jailbreakable.
iOS 8.0.1, iOS 8.0.2, iOS 8.0.3, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2 and iOS 8.2 beta 1 & beta 2
Also work for the following iDevices
iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus
iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2 or iPad mini retina and iPad mini 3
iPod Touch 4th generation and 5th generation
If you have liked our little guide and want to install new repos and tweaks, follow this article to find out the 10 Best Cydia Tweaks outside of Cydia’s default repos.