How to Install Cydia Apps in iPhone Without WiFi Connection

When I got my iPhone, I had to go to one of cafes in our place just to use their WiFi connection. I spent hours and hours of looking, downloading and installing Cydia apps. That’s really one of the biggest problems when you don’t have Internet connection at home. And one of the questions I’ve been asking my friends who also have iPhones is how to install Cydia apps even without WiFi connection.

Months later I learned that there is a way to install your favorite Cydia Apps in the absence of WiFi. I discovered that there is this little application called “Cyder” which serves as file manager for your iPhone and uses USB to transfer files to/from your iPhone. Cyder is for Windows only and it is free. Alright, here’s how to install those apps using this application

Install Cydia Apps Using Cyder

Just before anything else, you have to take note that this program will work only for jailbroken iPhones. If you are one of the people who do not want to take the risk to jailbreak their iPhones, then this is NOT for you. And for the braver ones, read on…

1. The very thing to do is to get what you really need. Download Cyder HERE. Once you’re done, simply unzip it.

2. Before doing anything, connect your iPhone via USB. After which, you are set to do the following steps.

3. Launch Cyder either by double-clicking it or right-click and click on “Open.” When Cyder runs, you will be welcomed by this screen.

Cyder Welcome

4. As you can see, there are available repositories in the window. These are just few of the many repositories where you can download Cydia apps. Just in case you know some more, feel free to add them up. If you cannot see them, simply add these ones:

5. When you are done adding the sources to download apps from, hit the “Refresh” button to simply load Cydia’s list of apps. It will take some time to load the list of applications. A little patience will really do you good this time.

6. Now click on the “Packages” icon to the left.

iPhone-Cyder Packages

In here, you can select the apps you want to download for your iPhone. You need to check the box of the corresponding apps you wanted to download. Highlighting an item will give show the description to the right.

7. If you think you are ready to download what you’ve checked, just click on the “Download” icon. Downloading may also take time depending on how fast your connection is.

iPhone-Cyder Download

8. Once done, click on the “Synchronization” icon to the right. You will be brought to this window.

iPhone-Cyder Synchronize

9. Highlight the app you want to install then click on the Green Arrow beside AutoInstall Folder; doing so will add up the app you selected to that folder for auto installation.

iPhone-Cyder AutoInstall

10. If you are done putting all the apps you want to copy to your iPhone, it’s time to click on the Green Arrow, as shown in the screenshot below.

iPhone-Cyder Copy

11. You should wait until all the apps have been copied to your iPhone, then quit Cyder. After which, reboot your iPhone. You should be able to find the Cydia apps you just installed after that.

Now, what do you think? Does Cyder work for you as it did for me?

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  1. Thank heavens! I have looked everywhere for this! I couldn't take any more random 2 minute waits for refreshing data while using Cydia on my phone.

  2. Thank you. It worked. There might be some trial and error but ended up working. If you have some cydia apps download from internet like me to install to iphone, you just simply copy them and paste in the “archives” folder in Cyder. You might need to do a few things such as restart itune, restart cyder..etc to make cyder able to copy to Autoinstall folder.

  3. i get all the way to step 9, I have the packages i have downloaded, highlight the ones I want, I click the arrow to put them in the AutoInstall Folder and nothing happens. I have downloaded the program twice and with no success. any ideas, anyone?

      1. Are you guys getting error messages? Please post them here… I have done this tutorial 3 times but all of them are successful.

        1. Ok, I downloaded Cydia today. I also downloaded Cyder just now. I read what symbols said, but I have no downloaded anything through at all yet because I am not near a wifi location. I am getting to step 9 and the files I got from Cyder are not going into the Autoinstall folder. Any help?

        2. i stuckked on step 9,… nothing happens when i copied to auto install folder… help please…?

  4. how do i know dat d apps have been copied to my iphone. and do i need to disconnect my iphone b4 rebooting?

  5. I’ve already done this tutorial, but can you teach me how to apply it and use it on my iphone. thanks.

  6. Downloaded Cydia, downloaded Cyder.
    I have not downloaded anything from Cydia yet.
    Got to step 9 in Cyder, but the files I downloaded will not copy to the autoinstall folder..please help

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