Cydia is the application that is installed on your iDevice after you jailbreak it. It's a store similar to the App Store and iTunes Store, only it sells tweaks and third party applications instead of things that Apple approves. They vary between prices and some are free. Since you need to be on a jailbroken iDevice to use Cydia, you will need to follow our guides on jailbreaking your iDevice from this link
. This guide is intended for beginner level jailbreakers and will show you how to add sources to increase the size of your potential download library.
One of the first things you may want to do after jailbreaking your iDevice is add sources to Cydia. A source is defined as a hosting Web server that developers can submit their releases to. From that source, you can download and install tweaks or applications that the developers upload to it. Different sources have different content. Some of them are legal, some are not. The default sources that you find on your iDevice after jailbreaking are all legitimate sources; in fact, one of them is our source: Modmyi. It's not recommended that you add sources unless you know who's hosting them. Third party sources can contain malware and infected applications which have the ability to detrimentally harm your iDevice. Once you find a source that you trust, you can follow this guide on adding it.
To begin, make sure that you have a jailbroken device with Cydia on your SpringBoard. When you open Cydia for the first time, the window will look like the one pictured below. You need to tap on the Manage
tab; it has the book icon on it:
Once you tap on the manage tab you will have three options. You want to tap on the Sources
button and as indicated below:
Tapping on the sources button will bring you to a library of your sources. You can see all of the pre-installed ones here (including Modmyi). You will tap on the Edit
button on the top right of the screen, and then tap on the Add
button at the top left of the screen as shown below:
After tapping the add button, a prompt window will appear asking you to enter a source. Go ahead and type in the source (it will be a URL) that you found which you want to add, then press the Add Source
When you press add source, Cydia will go through the source and begin populating all of its content into your Cydia library. This process will show a command-line-like screen that will show each step after another. When it finishes, Cydia will begin reloading the data as seen below:
After Cydia reloads the data, you will be able to see your source that you added in the list of sources. Now when you do a search for something in Cydia, it will include search results from the source that you added. Congratulations, you've just added a source to Cydia!