How to use Cydia
After the first launch, Cydia will independently update the list of repositories, data on all programs, and also check for updates for already installed programs and its modules. A pop-up message will appear on the screen about the availability of available updates (A number with their number will appear on the Changes tab), install all that is offered! To the question - Who are you? Click Developer (No filters)
Cydia Tab (Standard Home Screen)
If you see messages like "Network Error", "Unable to load" and similar - do not worry, check the Internet connection, most likely the problem is in it. For proper operation, Cydia needs a stable connection, so it is recommended to perform all operations with it when a Wi-Fi connection is connected (We do not recommend using EDGE, because the connection is slow, and many repositories have a connection timeout, and the traffic is expensive) .
Categories Tab (Sections)
There are all available programs, all of them are divided into categories. The image of each folder shows the number of applications available within this category. By clicking the Edit button you can disable categories that you do not need. For example, let's go to the Wallpapers category in which there are 40 mods.
We see a list of wallpapers available for installation, choose the necessary ...
In fact, this is an informative screen, which contains data about the program:
- the developer
- the size
- screenshots are given
- any advertising
To install the program, click on the Install button in the upper right corner of the screen, the installation data is collected here and then click Confirm , then the application will be downloaded and installed. After the installation is complete, you will be prompted for several actions - Return to Cydia , Reload SpringBoard or Reload Device .
This section contains the latest updates of already installed programs, and the latest programs published in the repositories. Thus, by going to this tab, you can always stay up to date with the latest software and updates available in Cydia.
As you can see, all the software is divided into publication dates and is provided with a brief description. Naturally, right from here you can install the application you are interested in, the whole installation process is similar to the one already described.
Perhaps this is one of the most important sections, because it is there that deletes already installed programs and adds / deletes repositories.
The Packages section contains all the programs and modules you have installed, as well as the modules necessary for the operation of the system. Therefore, carefully see what you are going to delete.
Delete only what you personally installed; it is not necessary to delete the service modules, this will lead to its incorrect operation and subsequent flashing!
Suppose we want to remove previously installed Wallpaper Beautiful HD Walls . You can quickly get to it in the list of applications by selecting the letter B in the bar on the right. Select the necessary and click on the Modify button in the upper right corner. We see a drop-down window with a choice of actions:
- Reinstall (Reinstall) - reinstall it (for example, if the previous installation passed with errors)
- Remove - remove the program altogether
- Cancel (Cancel) - refuse these actions.
Go to the Repositories section (Sources) . Here are all the repositories, known Cydia, you can add and delete their sources.
By clicking on the Edit button in the upper right corner of the screen, we are able to delete the repositories (only previously added by you), and by clicking on the Add button in the upper left corner of the screen, we get a window for entering the repository address. After completing the address entry, click Add ... (Add Source) and if the address is correct and such a source really exists, it will be added to Cydia and programs from it will be available for installation.
In the Storage section you can see the full data about the occupied place.
Used to quickly find the programs you need, when you know the name, but do not know which category the program is in. When entering the first letters offers suggestions by coincidence.
As you can see, Cydia is easy to learn and at the same time very functional.
How to Russify Cydia on firmware 3.x
Here is the complete list of changes:
1. Normal translation
2. Normal Icons
3. Optimization of scripts / templates
4. No advertisements (deleted script loading ads in package info)
Add to the folder \ private \ var \ stash \ Applications.pwn \ Cydia.app with replacement (make backup for everyone)