How To Install Cydia On iOS 8 – 8.1 Jailbroken Device [Working]

Although the Chinese jailbreak outfit Pangu released an all-new tool earlier on that highly-anticipated untethered jailbreak of any device running iOS 8 through the latest iOS 8.1. Dues to its fledging, largely unfinished state, though, it still has a number of bugs and limitations, notably that its Windows-only and doesn’t install Cydia by default. However, if there is a will there’s a way, now, here’s how to get Cydia installed and run on your freshly-jailbroken handset. Follow the step-by-step guide to do it so.


Surprised, including Cydia creator Hay Freeman aka Saurik, who couldn’t update Cydia in time. But the good news here is that he has in short period of time, managed to upgrade Cydia support for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 jailbreak. The .deb file has been pushed to his website for manual download and installation. Handed over to Pangu team, so that, they could release a quick update to Pangu8 jailbreak with Cydia.


* A spare iPhone, iPad or iPod touch jailbroken on iOS 8.0-8.1 using Pangu8. To Jailbreak iOS 8.1 Untethered, here’s our How To Tutorial.

* Aforementioned device should be perfectly backed up.

* A PC or Mac connected to the same Wi-Fi hotspot as your iOS device, Important for SFTPing your Cydia file.

* This process – like the jailbreak, is a little untether and though, it should be noted that things may not run as smoothly as with, say, Pangu for iOS 7.1.x.

Install OpenSHH

First of all download and install OpenSHH.

Step 1: With your iOS device connected to a WiFi network, tap on the Pangu icon on your home screen. Now, tap on the OpenSHH option.

Step 2: Tap on install on the top right-hand corner of the display.

Let the installation process complete before moving forward.

Install Cydia After iOS 8 – 8.1 Jailbreak

Step 1: Back up your device’s content, if you haven’t done it already.

Step 2: Download the latest Cydia .deb file from here. And also download the cydia-Iproj) file from here.

Step 3: Downce .deb files are on yoyr machine. You’ll now need to SFTP the file onto your device. For that, Mac users should opt for Cyberduck, while those on Windows are advised to use WinSCP.

Step 4: Navigate to Settings > Wi-Fi, and find the hotspot that both your device and PC / Mac are connected to. Nexts to the connection’s details, hit the “i” and make note of the IP address.

Step 5: Using the desiganted SFTP client, key in the IP address as well as “root” for username and “alpine” for the password; ignoring the quatations, don’t mind.

Step 6: Once, when the file browser appears, drop the .deb files in the root folder of your device.

Step 7: Be careful. The time has come, where the things gonna tad tricky. Nexts, you’ll be fireing in commands that you may not be familiar with, so ensure to watch closely if you aren’t familiar with this process.

To start an SHH command line session on Windows, hit CTRL + T and on OS X, hit ? + T.

Step 8: Finally, you’ll need to run the command:

dpkg -i cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb

Now run this command:

dpkg -i cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb

Step 9: Reboot your device.

That’s it, you’re done! Hopefully, the Pangu8 tool will be updated soon and spare users to the meticulous manual process involved here.

Note: Cydia Substrate hasn’t been updated for iOS 8 as yet. No, and don’t expect to run all the favorite jailbreak tweaks which won’t work. Currently!

Update X1: There is another easier way to install this, copy the .debs in /var/root/Media/AutoInstall/. If the folder does not exist, create it. Once done, reboot your device. Cydia should now be there on your screen.