How to add Sources to Cydia

In this iPhone step-by-step guide, you will learn how to add source/repo to cydia.

Lets get started.

Step One
Launch Cydia by tapping on Cydia icon from your Springboard.

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Step Two

Here’s Welcome screen of Cydia. Tap the Manage tab available at the bottom of the screen.

On the next screen, Tap on Sources section to get the list of Cydia sources.

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Step Three

Here you will see the list of Cydia sources “Entered by User” and “Installed by Packages”.

Tap on Edit button on the top right. After that you will see the Add button appears at the top Left of the screen.

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Step Four

By Tapping the Add Button as shown above, “Enter Cydia/APT URL” popup will appear. Here you can add your desired Cydia Source/repo.

After entering the Cydia Source press Add Source button. It will start verifying the Source URL.

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Step Five

Wait until Cydia download and update the sources list. When done! Press the big Return to Cydia button.
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Now you can see, there’s a new Source/Repo added to Cydia Sources.

By Tapping the newly added Source you will find list of packages available in that source.
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37 comments… add one

adhiraj May 3, 2009, 1:33 am

when i click on manage , the only thing that comes is installed packages !
I cant add source
please help me !

bob December 27, 2009, 2:19 am

you go into the corner hit edit and then on the opposite corner it will have add

chandru June 23, 2010, 11:40 pm

Hi,
Even I have the same problem. I mean I Jailbroke my iphone 3g which is having ios4 with baseband 05.13.04. When i navigate to cydia, the homepage is not being displayed it says “Network Error – Unable to Load (The internet connection appears to be offline) and also if when i tried to add the source repo666.ultrasn0w.com. But it says “Did not find repository”.

I have full internet connection, other applications like gmail and all is working fine.

Does any one else is getting the same issue? If any one has the solution for this issue, please feel free to provide it. As i am eagerly waiting to unlock my iphone 3g.

Many Thanks in Advance

iPhoneHeat June 24, 2010, 4:30 am

There’s something wrong with the Servers .. so try again later

tomislav December 26, 2009, 8:46 am

i have iphone 2g to 3.1.2 and i cannot add sources help me

Jay January 25, 2010, 3:24 am

Tried installing hackulos after I did that I can’t see anything , it say installed but nothing show up also error.can u help

rune January 25, 2010, 2:22 pm

good

iPodGuy March 23, 2010, 1:23 am

HELP! Whenever I tap add and then type in my URL, it goes onto the “verifying URL” and then after 5 seconds it crashes and I return to the Home Screen. Also, when I search for any packages, all that comes up are system files that are pre-installed! Whenever i try and download something it says “the source for winterboard (example) cannot be found.”
ARGH!
Please help.

iPhoneHeat March 23, 2010, 1:24 am

did you update the Cydia first?

iPodGuy March 23, 2010, 1:44 am

i don’t know how!
whenever i click refresh on the change menu, it errors: Error: Refreshing Data failed to fetch: and then a whole load of cydia repos.

ck1058 June 26, 2010, 3:51 pm

HI,
When i go onto cydia, its the right logo it just dosent load, there are no sources and when trying to add any source ncluding sauriks it tells me there is no t=internet connection however i am fully conected to my wirefi… any ideas greatfull guys!!
Thanks!

iPhoneHeat June 26, 2010, 10:03 pm

disable 3g
turn off the wifi
chk in safari browser if wifi is working fine
otherwise reset network settings
jst make sure internet in working fine before opening the cydia

itzPartyDude November 9, 2010, 4:25 am

If you disable Wi-Fi in Settings, then try to load cydia, it will not connect(obviously), and then go back into settings and RE-Enable the Wi-Fi. Go back into cydia, and it should load. This has worked for me every time that my cydia has not connected to the internet.

iceJam_1k August 2, 2010, 3:33 pm

3GS, new bootrom
Jailbroken ystd by new comex’s new one..

can’t add any other sources…
it’s doesnt virify any sources…

i was able only to install iClarified trough Cydia pakages..
but manual add isn’t working

Atif August 27, 2010, 4:52 am

Hi
i have an iphone 2g which haz been jailbroken with redsnow and firmware 3.12

when i try to launch cydia and add a source like http://cydia.xsellize.com/ it goes to verifying url and then adding source and then it gives this error

the method drive /usr/pib/apt/methods/http couldnt been found

AND THEN A RETURN TAB

what should i do ?

I have already installed 2 games frm itunes via pc

pls help azap

Junior September 4, 2010, 9:21 pm

Não concigo reistala o cydia to ficano louco já

dany October 24, 2010, 12:55 am

cydia says did not find respository help mi

itzPartyDude November 9, 2010, 4:14 am

Ok, I had this error and I spent a long time trying to fix it.

Go to the home screen of your iPod/iPhone and do the following: Settings –> Wi-Fi –> see if “Ask to Join Networks” is turned on. If it is on, switch it off and try to go into cydia. This worked for me, but I don’t know if it will work for you. I have an iPhone 3G.

Adrian484 November 26, 2010, 6:52 pm

I tried yet i still cannot add repositories. DAMN

aarot November 5, 2011, 1:01 am

which url u used

mmansoorthayat November 20, 2010, 10:18 pm

pile …cydia

Ravi March 13, 2011, 9:04 am

Hi,
I have 4.2 in my 3g and when i try to add source repo666.ultrasn0w.com it says did not find repository.
help please

debu April 15, 2011, 12:59 pm

hi i use iphone 2g with 3.1.2.when i enter http://repo.neonkoala.co.uk then showing verifying url. but after sometime showing verfication Error timed out

AntStorm May 20, 2011, 4:47 pm

ive been trying to add apt.ripdev.com for about 5 days now , i get the message ” a server with the specified hostname could not be found” is there something wrong or just an issue with ripdev.com ??

Ruthless1977 July 21, 2012, 12:13 am

Im having the same problem and cant figure out how to get around it. Please help. If u have any solutions let me know

meninu September 8, 2011, 1:34 am

i can add souce in cydia on the web ?

meninu September 8, 2011, 1:35 am

i can add source in the website of cydia?

peace January 4, 2012, 9:15 pm

Thanks a lot for very informative post on the subject. I never knew how to add sources to Cydia, but you have added all important ones in single page.

HOLNESS,V January 13, 2012, 4:26 am

loaded Fine..Reloaded Fine… resprung fine.. now still can’t getthe blacklistcrack to function. any ideas?

Kim January 22, 2012, 8:33 pm

is this work with Iphone 4S??

tactlesscloud April 11, 2012, 11:24 pm

after instaling something, my cydia wont open, it immediatly closes

grkstd67 October 15, 2012, 3:50 am

when i go into settings then general then siri and try to turn it on and hit enable siri button it shuts off,help

Peanchanveaha January 20, 2013, 1:18 pm

Cydia iPhone5

Natally_ February 11, 2013, 10:11 pm

When i click add source it says : verification error. The request timed out. Please help!!

Farrukh Shahid February 14, 2013, 11:27 am

which URL you want to add?

knoxville March 6, 2013, 12:16 am

Hello, I have the same problem…with URL, so I would really appreciate any solution. Thank you.

knoxville March 6, 2013, 12:16 am

…with any URL

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