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What is Cydia , how it works and risks of cydia jailbreaking?

Although Cydia is in market since many years but still there are thousands of people out there who are aware with the Cydia thing and how it works with their Apple devices. Basically Cydia is an apps catalogue same like Apple’s App store which is mainly designed for the Jailbroken iOS running devices to download and install games and apps. Cydia was invented to fulfill the apps and games requirements of Jailbroken devices because such customers were not able to enjoy complete features of their iOS devices and they were not even able to access the official Apple App store. Over the years, Cydia is the most favorite platform for apps and games download for iOS users and many iPhone users with unlocked iPhone’s get Cydia installed in their devices because it helps them enjoy lots of paid apps for free.

Cydia is basically used by the tech geeks and iOS lovers to install third party apps which are not often approved by Apple but they still do wonders for the iPhone and iPad users. In order to all these third party amazing apps, you need to remove all the restrictions set by Apple. These restrictions can be removed by Jailbreaking your iPhone and letting it free in the air so it may install the third party software and apps.

How it works?

Installing Cydia on your new iPhone 6 or any other iPhone or iPad is not a big problem as there are thousands of valuable tutorials available online which can help you in keeping this process simple and valuable. Before you install Cydia, you need to get your iPhone or iOS device jailbroken from any vendor locally available or you can hire any company online. Jailbreaking too is not a tough job if you are a tech geek and know how to manage simple things with your iOS device. Still if you do not want to take risk then you can contact any company online which is offering 100% guaranteed Jailbreaking services and get your iOS device free from any sort of restrictions.

If you are expert in playing with your iOS device then Jailbreaking is a simple game for you. There are plenty of well known software available online like redsnow, absinthe and others which can easily be used to Jailbreak an iOS device. You can also find various tutorials explaining how to Jailbreak your new iPhone 6 or 6 plus by yourself and save a few dollars for anything else.

Once your iOS device is Jailbroken, you can now install any kind of third party software and apps which are available in both free and paid versions. Most of these apps are developed by individual developers and they are for your ease and comfort. But still there are many apps which require you to install Cydia so that you can enjoy more features. Here comes the real need of installing Cydia.

You can install Cydia from its official website or any other source directly on your iOS device. During installation, you will come across three type of questions i.e Developer, User, Hacker. Now if you are just looking forward to enjoy new apps and games then you just have to choose the 2nd option which is User. This package will be enough to serve all your needs of enjoying the third party apps which are not available in Apple’s App store.

While Cydia is a platform full of entertainment and thrill, there are certain risks involved in this process too. Lets have a look at those weak points of Cydia and decide which the best option for you.

Risks of using/installting Cydia:

Lack of security:

The very first thing which haunts the use of Cydia is that of user security. In Apple’s App store, user comments and opinions are of greater value and if there is some poor quality or system damaging app, users can at least give poor feedback/ review to that app so that others may not waste their time in installing that app. There is no such scene in Cydia as you never know what type of response customers have about a particular app or software. There is software or codes generated by hackers which often fetch all your personal information whenever you try to use those apps or software.

Warranty Void:

Although installation of Cydia and Jailbreaking your iPhone/iOS devices is completely legal but this is not how Apple thinks. Once you will get your iOS device Jailbroken, you will not be able to get any sort of warranty claims from Apple even when you have warranty in hand. That’s the major problem why people refrain from installing Cydia in their new iphone and iPads.

Bugs and notorious glitches:

While Apple offers only approved apps and games to its customers, there is no such case with Cydia. While using a Jailbroken iOS device, you may come across sudden slowdowns, hang-ups, rapid battery consumption and unexpected restarts of your iOS device.

To conclude, we must say that if you are a tech geek and you cannot stop your hands from indulging into some exciting then Cydia is a whole world for you to play, work hard and experience new stuff while facing various different challenges, viruses and hacking attempts. On the other hand if you are a plain user then it is always best to use Apple’s App store for a reliable and secure iOS devices using experience.

Above you read all risks of using Cydia and Jailbreaking your iPhone so I recommend you that don’t use Jailbreaking software in your iPhone. If you are not happy with your current network provider so you can unlock your iPhone officially with your IMEI by sending request to your network provider or by using third party unlocking service.

There are many websites which offer official iPhone unlock service, You can read reviews about them before getting their service on different trusted reviews sites or on blog of users whom already used their services.

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