The Cydia Version of The iOS 7 Jailbreak

iOS 7 JailbreakWhen the new mobile OS is released by Apple this coming autumn, the popular belief is that there will be no more jailbreaking. This assumption was based on the fact that Apple has brought on Notification Center and Control Center. The former is used with iOS 7 beta for lock screen function, while the latter toggle system is similar to SBSettings. Apple knows what its jailbreak fans crave for and have made sure to bring some great features keeping that in mind.

There is one thing that you need to check out if you’re an avid user of Apple devices. There is a screenshot of the potential manifestation of Cydia that reveals what it might seem like if it ever features an iOS 7 system. The designer has made it a point to make it awesome!

In Apple’s yearly WWDC event held last week, the iOS 7 beta was first announced much to the surprise of Apple fans from all over the world. There are a number of changes in the OS. The Cupertino based company has made the move to tone down a notch or two. However, the general opinion on these changes is rather divided. Maybe some users are not ready to let go of the old look. But it is definitely anticipated that later this year, the need for jailbreak will remain high and prominent amongst iDevice users.

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Any jailbroken device has Cydia at its very core. It is a GUI that is the brainchild of Jay Freeman, also known as “Saurik.” With Cydia, packages may be installed without the need for any verification from Apple Store or Apple. In fact millions of iPad, iPod touch, & iPhone users have benefited from Cydia in the past few years.

Now that iOS7 has some new cards up its sleeve, Cydia will have to change as well. However, we do not know whether Saurik will do something about it. But it is clear that designers are compelling Saurik to get something done since there is a low-resolution illustration from Stephen Goodings that suggests what an overhaul might look like. This smart visual representation gives users a good idea of what the new OS would seem like. The image presents a much cleaner Cydia.

There is one question that needs to be asked. Is there a need to make these changes with Cydia? This is just one opinion, but for me the app does not need any modifications. Cydia is all about functionality. This app is designed to enhance the experience of the user and is 100% fine by me.

What are your thoughts on this new look? Is this Cydia user-interface something that you’d want to have for yourself? Let us know what you think.

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The Best Free iPhone Apps to Download

 Free iPhone Apps to DownloadCurrently there are hundreds of thousands of applications that are created especially for Apple devices such as the iPod, iPad, and iPhone. These applications are developed by Apple and many other private companies, some cost money and some are free. Since paying money is always the last resort, here are a few apps that are the best of the best, and more importantly free!


The Facebook App: Facebook needs no introduction, as everybody knows, this is the biggest social networking site on the internet today, which can also be logged in from an iPhone.

PhotoSynth: this is a new app that lets you create panoramas, although the iPhone’s inbuilt camera app has a panorama mode in it, this application makes it more flexible.

RunKeeper: this app allows you to track your cycling and jogging routes, and also give you a clear mapped data of your tempo and calories burnt.

Pulse: one of the best apps that flows feeds into your phone with pictures, makes your regular RSS feed look like a wet cat.

Dropbox: even though there are plenty of other applications that can be used to sync your computer and iPhone, Dropbox is the best one there is, which is free.

Skype: everybody knows what this is, and yes it is free for iOS.

TonePad: virtual guitars, pianos are fun, but childish. This app is for the grownups. It has a grid based interface that allows you to turn notes off and on, which gives a melodious loop that can be saved as it is or edited.

Twitter: the names say it all.

Wikipanion: the phone version of the best online information portal Wikipedia, it’s free and works well with the iPhone.

Kindle: this app may not be are attractive as iBooks, but it definitely has a gigantic selection of books that can put the public library to shame.

These are just a few applications that are useful and free, apart from them there are thousands of apps that are also free and a modestly useful such as,, Adobe Photoshop Express, iHandy level (basically a virtual spirit level checking tool), PCalc Lite (scientific calculator), iBooks, RL Classic (bar code reader), eBay, Google Earth and thousands more. You can download any type of applications you desire, there are plenty of them to go through. So now you know the applications that are useful, but there is also something called games, which quite frankly is something you really need in your phone to relieve stress. Below mentioned are some of the best free games that app market has to offer,

Dropship: battle gravity and shoot guns to make your way through evil aliens.

Cube Runner: in this game you’re an arrow-mark, and your objective is to navigate through literal cubes at high speeds. May not sound like much, but it’s pretty cool.

Spider: Hornet Smash: you play the role of a spider roaming around the place trying to kill as many bugs as you can.

Real Racing GTi: it’s a racing game that can get your heart pumping. It has amazing graphics, and the gameplay is very good, because of this GTi can be termed as the best arcade game in the free market.   

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Barrel Cydia Tweak For Your iDevice

barrel-cydiaEverybody knows that Cydia is a software that helps people install software packages on their iPhones, this application only helps when the iOS is Jailbroken. Some of the softwares that can be downloaded as freeware, but few of them have to be purchased like the Barrel app. This application was created by a man named Jay Freeman with the help of his staff. The biological name of this software is Cydia pomonella which means ‘worm in the apple’. Identical to any other application Cydia also has an interface, where just one click on the icon will help the user download applications directly to their operating systems.

This particular application is actually legal, the user will still be able to download apps from the App Store without any fuss. When an iPhone is Jailbroken, the software used to do it automatically downloads the Cydia application onto the phone, thus reducing the work of the user. But some of the Jailbreak softwares will not do this and the user has to download the software manually. Barrel is an application that allows users to change the graphical interface of the icon screen, there are many effects that are pre-installed in the barrel app, and some of them are, curl and roll away, curl and roll away alternate, page fade, icon scatter, carousel, Pac-man, whirl and the best effect called the snake. So these are just a few of the effects that are very popular among the users.

As mentioned earlier, Barrel is not an official application developed by Apple, it was developed by a third party. That basically means that you have to first Jailbreak the device and install the Cydia application, which will then allow you to download the Barrel application onto your iPhone. But there are many videos posted by iPhone users on public video sharing sites that say Cydia can be downloaded without Jailbreaking the iPhone. There are a few steps involved in that, and has to be done as soon as possible because it’s only free for a limited time.

Step 1: open ‘’ because this is the only place you’ll get it, and add this app to your icon interface.

Step2: since this is also an App Store, search for Cydia in the site, you will get plenty of results, download the one which is free and has more stars.

Although there are plenty of videos which shows you how to install and make it work, the is no actual fact that it may work. But for some it did work, and they said that, the whole operating system will shut down numerous times and become dead slow, but it will eventually get better and work as a normal app. However, it’s highly recommended that you Jailbreak the phone first and then download Cydia apps, so that other applications like Barrel will work without any twitches. Quite frankly, Barrel is one of the best icon interfaces changing applications in the whole App store that is really fun to use and has its perks.

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What is Cydia?

What is Cydia

Cydia is application software for iOS. It helps the Apple users to find and install different software packages that is mainly related to jailbroken iOS for all the Apple products like iPad, iPhone, etc. Cydia is believed to be alternative application software that helps these devices to search other applications which are unavailable in the official Apple App store and install them.  Hence, Cydia is referred as a digital distribution platform exclusively for the software programs and applications. Many of the Apps present in the Cydia are absolutely free but some have to be purchased. Cydia application software was developed by Jay Freeman in the year 2012. The software is available in various different languages like English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Spanish, etc. The scientific name of the Cydia is Codling Moth.

What Was The Need of Cydia?

Well, many of the Apps required by the Apple products are rejected by the Apple. It is because, they had not followed the terms and conditions of the Apple company. On the other hand these Apps were offered by the Cydia. This is referred as jailbreaking process.

What Is Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking is a process where the modification of the iOS takes place in order to get the root access to the operating system. This helps in performing any kind of action on the system software like removing all the restrictions that are imposed by the Apple. However, without Jailbreaking it is impossible to install Cydia. Jailbreaking is nothing but hacking an iOS. In spite of rumors going around which said that Jailbreaking is illegal, people continued to use it extensively in order to get the access for the Apps of their choice. Also, there is a legal battle going on between the Apple Company and the Jailbreaking developers.

Where Do You Get the Cydia App Store?

Cydia contains all the tools required for the Jailbreaking process. You can install Cydia through / AppTap, or blackra1n and so on. There are a lot of app tools available online in order to perform Jailbreaking on the Apple devices. The Apps present in the Cydia is both paid and free. However, the paid Apps may cost around US $0.99 to $20 and many of them cost even more than this. For the paid Apps, you will have to pay the money via Amazon payment, PayPal, or through tools or may be a credit card.

What Are the Apps In the Cydia Store?

In the Cydia you can find Apps which are not available in the Apple App store such as:

  • WI-FI synchronizers.
  • Apps which removes restriction from the iOS.
  • Basic interface modifiers and game console emulators.
  • Background themes and direct downloading of files from Apple devices.

Is it Safe to Use Cydia Apps?

This is a murky question. The Apple App store always stresses on the review of malicious software that could seriously affect the proper working of the device. But Cydia doesn’t offer the trusted Apps and there is no guarantee of the safety of the Apps. Hence, it would be users risk to install and use the Cydia app.

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