How to install Cydia on iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 after using Pangu Jailbreak (Video Tutorial)

BY Cody

Published 22 Oct 2014

Cydia Package

The Pangu team today released a jailbreak for all devices running iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 devices. There was just one thing missing in the jailbreak — Cydia.

The good news is that saurik has quickly updated Cydia for iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, and made it available for manual download through his website. The Pangu team is expected to release an updated version of Pangu8, but if you can’t wait until then, here’s how to install Cydia the manual way.

Warning: We understand that the process below is quite complex, unless you’re familiar with SFTP and SSH. It also involves running commands as root, which can be risky. So we ask you to proceed with caution, and discourage you from installing Cydia the manual way unless absolutely necessary. You should also backup your device, if you haven’t already, should anything go wrong.

  • Ensure that your iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 device is jailbroken. You can follow our guide if you need help:

➤ How to Jailbreak iOS 8.1 – iOS 8 using Pangu

  • Download the Cydia deb file from this link, and cydia-lproj file from this link on your PC/Mac.
  • You’ll need to to send the file to your iOS device via SFTP. If you’re on Mac, download and install Cyberduck, and if you’re on Windows, download and install WinSCP.
  • Ensure that your PC/Mac and iOS device are on the same Wi-Fi network. Get the IP address of your device from Settings > Wi-Fi  and tap the “i” button against the network you’re connected to. Note down the series of numbers labelled IP Address.
  • Now open Cyberduck or WinSCP and SSH into your device, with the address as the IP address you got from the earlier step, and the username as ‘root’ and password as ‘alpine’ (both without quotes).
  • Now you should see a file browser, and you can drag and drop the two deb files in a location you can remember.
  • Next press Ctrl + T or ⌘ + T to start an SSH command line session. Navigate to the same folder (using the cd command) where you had copied the deb file.
  • Now, run these commands in order:’dpkg -i cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb’  ‘dpkg -i cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb’ (without quotes)
  • If you get warnings of any dependency missing, download the dependency manually from this link and repeat the process, and try to install Cydia again with the same command as above.
  • Reboot your device, and if all goes well, you should see a Cydia icon on your home screen.


If you’re having trouble with the above method try this one:

  • First you will need to be jailbroken. Learn how to jailbreak here: How to Jailbreak iOS 8 – 8.1 using Pangu
  • Once you’re jailbroken, go into the Pangu App and download and install OpenSSH.
  • Now, download the 2 deb files here and here and save them to your desktop.
  • Once your deb files are saved, you’ll need to download an SSH client like Cyberduck 2 (Mac), WinSCP (Windows). For this tutorial, I’ll be using FileZilla and Terminal on the Mac so I will tell you explicitly how to use them both. If you use other software, the steps will be similar.
  • First open up Settings on your iPhone and tap on “WiFi”. Then tap on the “i” in order to find out what your IP address is. You’ll need to keep this screen up to revert back to.
  • Now, open up FileZilla. At the top you will need to fill in this information:
  •      Host: The IP address from your iPhone
  •      Username: root
  •      Password: alpine
  •      Port: 21 or 22, use whichever one works.
  • Now once you’re connected, click on the folder named “var” to expand it. Scroll down to “root” and expand it. There you will find a folder called “Media”. Open it up and create a new folder called “Cydia”. Open up Cydia and create another folder called “AutoInstall” and open it up. Here is where you’ll drag and drop your deb files. Drag them both over and drop them in and wait for them to transfer. Once they’re transferred over, we’re done with FileZilla.
  • Now, open Terminal. Just search for it in Spotlight, if you’re not familiar with the program.
  • Here is where we will SSH into your iPhone, so you’ll need your IP address again. So type this, but of course with out quotes:
  •      “ssh [email protected]” and hit enter.
  •      Password: “alpine”
  • Once you’re logged in, we need to go to the folder where we put the deb files. So type this:
  • “cd /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall/” and hit enter. Now we’re in the folder so we can install the deb files. Now type this:
  • “dpkg –install cydia-lproj_1.1.12_iphoneos-arm.deb cydia_1.1.13_iphoneos-arm.deb” and hit enter.  This should install the debs. Now, once it’s completed, reboot your phone and Cydia should be on your phone.

You can also check out our video tutorial on how to install Cydia on iOS 8.1 – iOS 8.0 for Mac users:

You can also check out our video tutorial on how to install Cydia on iOS 8.1 – iOS 8.0 for Windows users:

Let us know if you managed to install Cydia using this process.