100 Best Cydia Apps of 2013

If you have jailbreak on iPhone, then you might be searching for the best of the cydia apps to make to most out of your iPhone. Cydia provides loads of apps to enhance usability of your iPhone. In this post we will look at 100 apps that you have should have on your iPhone.

To download any of these apps, fire up your Cydia app and do  a quick search with the name of the app written below. Most of them should be easy to find. For others, you have to add their respective sources. These are a lot of source lists available in Cydia too. If you have any problems finding an app, we would love to help.

Since there is no Jailbreak available for the iPhone 4s 6.0 and the iPhone 5, the number of new cydia apps has reduced drastically. We will make sure to add more once they come out.

Updated List- 6 March, 2013

We have added some of the latest cydia apps to make this list upto date. Hope you enjoy these too:

Grooveshark: Find almost any song and play it on your iOS device. You can also save the songs for listening to them offline.

Cyntact: Add small image thumbnails to contacts and displays them in the ‘Contacts’ app.

IconBounce: Helps you make dock icons Randomly bounce and Rotate for an added eye-candy.

Zephyr: Add iPad-Like Multitasking Gestures to iPhone or iPod Touch with this tweak.

IntelliID: Shows you the called information of people not in your contact list.

SiriPort: Allows you to Install Siri on iPhone 4 / iPod Touch 4G.

Swype: Adds the awesomeness of Android Swype keyboard on iOS. Swype is one of the most popular touch keyboards for any device.

Vexillum: With this apps, you can change color, font of Notification Banners.

Respring iOS5: This cydia tweak lets you respring your iOS device very fast. It is essential when you regularly change themes and settings on your device.

WeeTrackData: Allows you to display internet data usage in Notifications Center app. Especially useful if you don’t have an unlimited data connection and want to keep tabs on you data usage.

MusicBanners: Allows you to display banner on lock-Screen Notifications for track changes.

Simplexity Appswitcher: Improves Multitasking on your iPhone.

Contact Privacy: Prevents rogue/shady apps from uploading your personal contacts.

MyAssistant: Improves the power of Siri. Turns it into a real assistant.

ProTube: Lets you down and watch YouTube videos in multiple formats and sizes.

Springtomize 2: Helps you to customize your iDevice with a slew of various options.

RecognizeMe 2.0: Facial Recognition capability On iPhone. Probably one of the best apps you will ever find.

SlyCam: Have you ever wanted to take photos directly from Notification Center, with this tweak you can.

MirrorWidget: Adds mirror to Notifications Center.

Bulletin: Easily Access Notification Center from Lockscreen.

FolderLock: Allows you to add password to Folders, Settings, Multitasking on iPhone.

MultiIconMover: Allows you to move multiple icons at one go.

AirBlue: Send or receive files via bluetooth on iOS 5.

Sara Dictation: Works like Siri Speech-To-Text.

Sara: Best Siri alternative for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

WallpaperLog: Display your Syslog as your wallpaper.

AndroidLoader: Android Style Scrolling and Music Applications.

SiriLovesLyrics: Makes Siri find lyrics for your favorite songs. Useful if you love to listen to music and see the lyrics at the same time. Works something like the SoundHound app but only better (in some ways).

Multitunes: Sync iPhone with multiple iTunes libraries at the same time. Useful if you switch between different computers regularly. You can sync to different libraries at work and at home

SiriLaunch: Access Siri from Notifications Center. Not super useful, but an added option.

1. 3G Unrestrictor

As the name suggests the 3G unrestrictor is a 3G restriction removing application available exclusively on Cydia for obvious reasons. Most of the iPhone apps are not allowed to download large files over 3G network (iPhone had a 10 MB restriction limit over 3G which was later bumped to 20 mb. Also see my3G app below). 3G unrestrictor removes the 3G data usage restriction that haunts most of the iPhone apps.

This application works by tricking iPhone into thinking that it is working over a wifi network rather than being connected to a 3G one. This app works perfectly with skype and other programs that restricts 3G. You can have your hand on this wonderful apps for just $3. They recently came out with the 5.0 version which has even more goodies.

2. Multiflow

MultiFlow Cydia App

It shows all the open apps( up to 9)  in single screen and helps you in managing switching from one task to another.

3. SBSettings Cydia App

SBSettings is one of the most essential apps for your jailbreaked iPhone. It allows you to manage wifi, 3G, brightness and lot more. It brings various switches directly to your home screen from settings apps. It’s a faster way to manage the settings of the iPhone such as wifi, 3G, Bluetooth etc instead of using iPhone app. You can also add button to your status bar thus, thus you could manage settings from there also. It’s a must have app for all jailbreakers.

4. Synchronicity Cydia App

It allows you to use your phone when it is syncing with iTunes. Instead to looking idly at the blank screen of your iPhone while it is syncing with iTune, by using this app you can make calls, open any app, etc. The version 2.0 costs $2 at cydia store.

5. Wi-Fi Sync for iPhone

Wi-Fi sync is one of the apps for iPhone. It allows you a consistence wireless synchronization with iTunes with touch of a button and rules out the USB cable completely. You can sysnc your device from anywhere you want. Wifi sysnc is completely compatible with Mac 10.5/10.6 windows XP, windows vista and windows 7.

To use WiFi sysnc you have to download and install a free application on your computer and then purchase and install the app on your apple device. This app cost $9.99 on cydia store.

6. WinterBoard Cydia App

Winterboard is great free cydia app that let you customize your iPhone. It provides a hook for graphic artist to create and customize themes in any apple OS, including third party software downloaded from apple apps store. It allows user to add multiple themes together under a priority order. It also allows user to modify .artwork files without even hacking its original file or disturbing its content.

7. Dreamboard

Dream board can be treated as an alternative to the winterboard. It is actually a innovative theme manager mainly designed for iOS 4.0 and above. Dream board completely overhauls the look and feel of your iOS. Dreamboard allows you to place anything anywhere; you change the position of widgets and even apps.

Dream board also allows you to toggle between a numbers of themes in a matter of second. Simply launch the app, choose the best theme and apply it’s so simple. Unlike springboard it does not need to be restarted every time you need to bring on some change. It also includes a complimentary copy of endroid which is actually a HTC theme.

It is also compatible with iPad but it has been found that there are certain issues with some of the themes, they might not work on iPad and older generation devices.

8. iFile

It is actually a file manager and a file viewer, which works under user root. It works well with iPhone, iPod and even iPad. It gives user a smoother and faster navigation through the file system on your iPhone. It also provides the user with the facility to view different types of files like, movies, sound, text, HTML, PDF, Microsoft office documents, compressed files etc directly.

In case if you are viewing some PDF file it allows you to jump to a particular page in no time. It also supports zip and compressed packing and unpacking. You could also send these files via email attachments and it also enables user to bookmarks folders and files. Moreover it also consists of a built in web server, that could be used to connect and download/upload different files.

9. MiWi

It’s a marvelous applications that lets you use your iPhone as a wifi hotspot so as to share the internet connection with the other iDevices, computers or laptops. It has 40 and 140 bit WEP security to prevent others from retrieving your wifi hotspot. It can also enable USB and Bluetooth tethering on your iPhone. The most important thing is it consumes less battery. It also shows up the incoming and outgoing bandwidth. It is available for $9.99 at cydia rock apps store.

 10. Mcleaner

You can call Mcleaner as a kind of blacklist app for the iPhone. It could allow you to arrange and blacklist or white list your callers. Its main purpose is to manage the sms and calls for your iPhone and rejects those which you don’t want. It can be used to filter incoming and outgoing calls on your preference. It also provides the user with the facility to create different profiles, to change their preference quickly. It provides password protection to protect the privacy of user and save all the blacklist data in secret password protected log file.

11. Cycorder

Cycorder allows the iPhone to explore its full camera potential. It records at the maximum speed of the iPhone camera i.e. 6-15 frames per second. It depends only upon the lightening conditions. There is no delay when press stop and view the resultant video.

The Cycorder records in MJPEG format, which is the same format used by most of the point and shoot digital cameras with video recordings. The video is recorded at 384X288 and aspect ratio 4:9. The quality of the recording is far better than the one provided by the iPhone camera, which use a lose compression algorithm to obtain the small video sizes.

12. Safari download manager:

safari download manager

Safari download manager is a powerful extension that can add powerful and highly configurable download manager to the iPhone’s default browser. It lets you download multiple files simultaneously and and gives you full control over the downloaded files.

13. Open SSH

openSSH Cydia App

It provides encrypted sessions between the devices by using SSH protocol.

14. Five icon dock

This is a simple application by Jay Freeman. It allows users to add five icons into the dock

15. Auto Location

This is an automatic solution for all your GPS needs. It automatically enables and disables the locations services. When you switch on any of the location based serives like GPS. This application automatically will detect the need to provide the location services and hence will enable the same, if you are not using the location service then it will switch it off.

16. VLC media player

VLC Player App

This is one of the best media players, it can play nearly every video.

17. Mobile Terminal

Mobile Terminal

It is a terminal emulator application for iPhone by Allen Porter.

18. Lockdown

Lockdown on Cydia

This good cydia app protects all your applications with password. It also contains a lost password feature, in case you forget your password.

19. Installous

Its helps you to search and download applications directly to your device without connecting it to any PC or Mac. It is not available with Cydia without adding a 3rd party source. Go to setting >> Sources >> Add Source and put this as your source: http://cydia.hackulo.us and then search for the Installous app on Cydia store.

Editor’s Note: Installous has become a sort of warez site for listing all the paid apps and they provide the downloads for free. We don’t endorse piracy. Please buy the apps you like.

20. Barrel


This tweak allows you to add 3D cube effect on your icon pages. In the settings you can select the depth of the 3D effect.

Update: [highlight color=”yellow”]20 Best Cydia Sources for Jailbroken Devices[/highlight]


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  3. I love the android lock screen thanks for sharing all of them! i have a ipod touch 3g 5.1.1 that is jailbreaked but its so slow 😛 so im gonna jailbreak my iphone 4 5.1.1 but i hate that i lose my warranty 🙁 but its worth it :=)

  4. Watch the andriodlockXt Ive used that on my iphone 4 it works great before I updated to ios6..I installed it again on ios6 and one day it locked me out of the phone.I did the right swipe password over and over it wouldnt let me in..Finally it worked then I uninstalled it…..Its buggy

  5. hello guys.
    thank you very much for these best apps on cydia.
    I realy love androidlock XT
    with that pac-man theme.

  6. Do you have to pay for My3G?? Bc i see the install button but under it, it says its like two or three bucks, so idk…n if i do have to pay, where do i pay? Also i didnt find the swype app 🙁

  7. hi there i have a iphone 3g jailbroken and using cydia and i cannot find facebook any where on there,
    i have tried on app store and it sais i need to update to 4.3 which is not available for the 3g

    please help

    cheers jason

  8. these are some cool apps and these help to improve your i device it also these apps are easily accessible in cydia

  9. So is swype or iswipe out there anywhere? I tried to add the link in cydia but either it doesnt exist or I’m doing it wrong.

  10. I downloaded vexillum 1.21 and it is not in my settings? I tried redownloading it but nothing? someone help me??

  11. could some1 please tell me how I can get siri on an iphone 3g (4.2.1)
    the second question is that does any1 know where I can re jailbreak my iPod touch 4g (5.11)
    I have been trying for days and then some applications started to go away and not come back.
    I have the Cydia icon right now but it seems like the Jailbreak was not completed I tried using Abisthine 2.0 to re Jailbreak it but it kept on giving me this Error: Your idevice is already Jailbroken right know I am using my iphone 4.2.1
    Some1 please help ASAP!
    Thank you

  12. Most of these are good for iPhone, and i have an iPod Touch 4g…

    Therefore, anything needing 3g capabilities, such as 3g Unrestrictor, and My3g, are useless and irrelevant information to my acknowledgement.

    But, all in all, great Cydia Apps. Im sure i ha most of these anyways, but the ones i didnt already have were fully functional and i found them to be very useful,


  13. Two things, I can’t find the Swype app on cydia and I can’t find the where I’m supposed the add the “source” for Installious. I go into my settings but I can’t find “Source”

    • If you mean where you enter the repo, known as the source, this is how you do it:

      Go to Cydia, Down at the bottom it should say manage, Click sources, then on the top right corner click edit, and the top left click add.

      It will then prompt you with a blank url. This is where you add your repo.

  14. Hi, I live in a place where there is no Wifi available. I have an iPod Touch 4G IOS 4.3.3, and I was wondering if there is a way to jailbreak it with no wifi on my Windows 7 computer. If there is, is there anyway to download apps from Cydia, to my computer, then to my iPod? This would be far more easier then waiting until I get to a wifi spot, since I rarely get to go anywhere. Any help would be very appreciated.

  15. Hello, thx for the apps and tweaks, I can’t seem to get siri on my iPhone 4 maybe I don’t have the right source I don’t know any help would be awesome thx.

  16. Help! I just got an older 3gs iphone and jailbroke it (5.1.1) Im new to iphone and have it connedted to Consumer Cellular that does not have a data plan available.
    At home I use a windows 7 pc. My question is , How can I (if I can) download Cydia Apps from my computer at home ? Or do I have to be in a Wi Fi zone to do it? I have a highspeed internet connection on my home computer from BellSouth ??


    • yea u can….
      search google for the cracked api (eg – appname.api) and download it…then open itunes click file…add file to library and choose the file you downloaded.
      Then just sync your apps

  17. There is no Swype tweak. Never has been. There’s iSwipe but it’s only a beta and isn’t very good. Also multifl0w is only available for iOS 3.1-4.x NOT 5.x

  18. hi i have an iphone 4 5.1.1 jb and i want to know if there are apps that are like iap.cracker and wat does exactly miwi and mywi?

    • Hey, MyWi is a wifi tethering application that allows you to use your iphones 3g capabilities to create your own wifi hotspot. I have tried using this on an iPod touch 4g, but it hasnt worked 100%. This has worked for me on iPhone 3g, 4g, and 4s. Basically you can connect this wifi to your other devices such as a laptop or another iDevice. Hope this helped you.

  19. Is there a tweak that will let you use US apps like pandora outside of the US without setting up a proxi

  20. can ny1 tell me from which source can I add Siri for iPad 2 iOS 5.1.1???

    I hav tried i4siri.com/repo but dat din work

    • Try using Absinthe 2.0.4.

      This is good if your running on a newer software version 5x

      There is a free download just google it, when it prompts you click save then run. then when your done extract all files and thats basically it. Follow the rest of the instructions they give you.


  21. Cool list of top apps on cydia, i like cyntact cydia app, as i missed the images in contacts like on android.

  22. This is a good list of apps.
    but can u specify whcih version of ios will suit these games, next time u post them.

  23. Ok I got Siriport and now that when I use Siri it says I am unable to take requests right now please try again later is this suppose to happen or is something wrong please help

    • It sometimes happens on the iPhone 4s too. It happens when they have an overwhelming number of requests on their servers.

  24. My iPhone’s caller is not working properly…
    Sound cannot be worked by both callers.
    But sound can be heared when using apps like fring.
    Could u pls sujjest any app which can replace
    Original caller in iPhone..Replies are appreciated

  25. forgot to add iap cracker/iap free (free in app purchases) and iplay app (free movies probably wont be free in a few months)

  26. Great list.. Thanks.. I too, just did the JB after about a year. I never want to go back to the “regular”.

    Still learning.

  27. Thank you very much for information !!!
    I have problem with itransmission…
    I try download torrent and write this message
    “Unable to save resume file: No such file or directory”
    Can you help me please???
    Thanks again!!!

  28. The 3G limit on the iPhone is 20MB. My3G is another app to trick your phone in to thinking it is on wifi instead of 3G.

    The app is called MyWi (not MiWi). PDANet is another app that lets you tether your 3G connection from your phone to a computer/laptop. Since AT&T started cracking down on unauthorized tethering usage early this year (they will CHANGE YOUR PLAN TO A TETHERING PLAN) it has become more popular because of it’s built in methods of masking your tethering usage to make it appear you are not tethering.

    iBlacklist is another great app that does the same thing as Mcleaner.

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