How To Install Cydia Apps Without WiFi Using Cyder

You don’t have a WiFi connection, but want to install Cydia apps. Or even if you had a good Internet connection, you still keep getting the annoying Host not found or Host not reachable errors for Cydia sources whenever you try to download that awesome free Winterboard theme. Well, not to worry. Here is a step by step guide to install Cydia apps offline using Cyder, a free .NET 3.5 application for Windows.

1. Download Cyder 2 and extract the zip file to a folder on your desktop (download link at bottom).

2. Next connect your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to your PC and double click to launch Cyder2.exe file. Let Cyder 2 detect your iDevice and show it in it’s status bar.

3. In the Sources tab, click ‘Get sources from Cydia’. Let Cyder 2 copy the list of sources from your iPhone.


4. Once the list of Sources is added to Cyder 2, click the Start button at the top to download all Sources to your Computer.


5. After all the sources are downloaded, go to the Packages tab. Here you can either browse the Cydia apps by choosing a Source and Section or simply search by keywords.

6. Right click on an app and select ‘Download with dependencies’. Repeat this step for all the apps you want to download and install on your iPod Touch.


7. Next go to the Downloads tab. Select all those who want to install on your iDevice (use CTRL + click for multiple selection) and click ‘Download selected’. Let Cyder 2 download the apps to your Computer; you can see the progress bar indicating the download status.


8. Once the downloads are done, go to the File Manager tab, and select the ‘Cydia AutoInstall’ tab in the right panel. Then right click on all selected apps and choose ‘Copy Selected’ (F3). When asked for confirmation, click Yes. You should see the debian package in the right panel, once the copy is complete.

If you want to avoid this step, then directly choose ‘Copy To…’ and then ‘Cydia AutoInstall’ in Step 7 after the downloads are completed.


That’s it. Now reboot your iPhone or iPod Touch and you should find the app installed. One way to check this open Cydia, go to the ‘Manage’ tab, tap ‘Packages’ and you should find them in the list of installed apps.

An alternative to using Cyder is to preinstall apps while jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad using Sn0wbreeze. Before creating the custom firmware, you can choose to download and add debian packages (Cydia apps).

Download Cyder 2 for Windows

Mac OS X users, we currently are not aware of any program for you, but will surely cover you when one we get to know one. Till then one way you could pre-install Cydia apps is while you jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad using PwnageTool. This tool lets you download and add debian packages from the Custom Packages –> Custom Apps screen, which are then integrated into the custom built IPSW firmware.

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24 Responses

  1. Albert says:

    when said reboot, should i turn off, or just put it on sleep

    • dkszone says:

      You should POWER off your device first (hold POWER/SLEEP button till you see Slide to Power Off. Then Slide to Power Off).
      Then POWER ON the device.

      • Tuna Toygun says:

        arkadaşlar programı çalıştırıyorum bu uyarıyı alıyorum lütfen yardım.. işletim sistemim win 7 ultimate 64 bit. telefonumun versiyonu 4.2.1 yardımınızı bekliorm. Cyder2.exe – Giriş Noktası bulunamadısqlite3_wal_checkpoint yordam girişi noktası, SQLite3.dll dinamik bağlantı kitaplığında bulunamadı.(buna tamam dioyrum sonra şu uyarı geliyor…could not load itunes mobile device.dll,chech your i tunes installation. ne yapmam gerekiyor?

  2. esther says:

    mine is not qorking i cannot see my iphone on the space bar..
    is there anything i am doing wrong ..please reply …

  3. esther says:

    what do i do when i get to packages…ooo…help please i am stuck

  4. Ayzen says:

    did all these…i reboot 5x already…it didnt show up the apps.,i DL…

  5. JCKannon says:

    I Did it work perfect thank you very much…any help with it hit me in Facebook

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  7. meow says:

    @ nicole > we have a same problem …this site is sucks!! no one’s helping us here.. there just posting software then..if theres a problem no assist us …..!!!

    • Duhwayne1935 says:

      lol… i got an itouch 4th gen and dis thing worked! enjoying this so far………………!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMFAO!

  8. Demor says:

    Thx!, it worked i got the iphone 2g V3.1.3. After I restarted my phone I disconnected it from my pc then I connected it back while Cyder II was still open and then the stuff i downloaded popped up on my phone.

  9. Arthur says:

    i have firmware 4.3 and it did not recognise my ipod touch 4. IS there another way because i dont have wifi

  10. Ritaritarogers says:

    Fantastic just did it in a matter of minutes. I have a jailbroken ipod touch 1g with 3.1.2
    firmware. Great thank you very much, easy to follow instructions.
    Can I get apps from cydia on pc and put on? need home button

  11. john says:

    wheres the link

  12. Duhwayne1935 says:

    while imma supposed to open winterboard and started to browse… the ipod touch restarted with the pineapple logo on it… i heard the start tune twice and still der’s d fcuk’n pineapple logo! oops! heard it thrice a while ago! damn! still connected, and runn’n on 4.3.5 tethered. pffffffff……………!

  13. Duhwayne1935 says:

    hahaha! thank you! just a matter of restart! lol.

  14. marie says:

    it always says iphone/ipod connection please??

  15. Vjblack1990 says:

    i am getting some error as asl_add_log_file could not be located in asl.dll.
    pleasse help becoz i dont have wifi router,i do have pc internet to work on iphone.
    please give me the solution

  16. im getting some error that my itunes has a missing file wat should i do

  17. im getting some error that my itunes has a missing file wat should i do

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  21. Bayoneta says:

    The download link to windows isnt working help???