The instructional guide on setting up Cydia without jailbreaking iOS 8 or iOS 8.1

What can I say about the above mentioned question is that probably I am not the only one who wonders how to make it. After a sort of research on different websites, forums, Youtube, Google, asking myself if I can establish and download Cydia without jailbreaking my iDevice, I came to a conclusion that it is not possible to install Cydia program on a non-jailbreak iDevice.


The first thing that should be done is undoubtedly to jailbreak the iDevice. The reason and the difference is that Cydia must have a base access on your iOS, but this thing is not possible on non-jailbreak iOS Cydia because the Apple Company has established this limit. So that’s why, when you have a new brand Apple gadget and want to be able to access a third party app you are ought to install Cydia program.

OpenAppMKT vs vShare vs HipStore vs Installous vs AppDB

Believe me instead of using OpenAppMKT I recomannd HipStore for iOS 8 because it has the most free cydia and iphone apps. There are lots of great installous alternatives including vshare and AppDB, try them all but don’t forget to buy the app after you try it. If you purchase the app you’ve tested you’ll have the lastes version in your iPhone or iPad.

Anyway I want to show you a few steps which I followed in establishing Cydia on my non-jailbreak iDevice, and in result failed to do this. If you wish you may give it a try and see what will happen. In order for this to work we will need Cydia OpenAppMkt.

The way to establish Cydia on your non-jailbreake iOS 8 or iOS 8.1:

  1. The first step is to find your OpenAppMkt and download Cydia.
  2. Then click on “Free” button to transfer the package to your computer.
  3. After the download ended, a pop up window will appear and then you can install the application.
  4. On your home screen option click on Add menu.
  5. After the load of the Cydia icon is completed, please click on Add button.
  6. Now you will be able to see the Cydia icon on your iDevice.
  7. After you have started the process please wait for the download to complete.

In that moment a problem appeared, a White Screen and the iPhone instantly suspended so as to save it you should restart it. If you want you can keep OpenAppMkt to install other free apps.

As I have noticed earlier after doing a small research on the internet, I have found different methods and ways to do this but all of them are false and inefficient. I can say that I tried most of them but none of this succeeds on my iPhone. Somehow it may happen this to work on your iDevice but be careful there is no guarantee that you may not have different issues to face with, so my sincere suggestion and recommendation for you is to first jailbreak your iOS 8, iOS 8.1 or iOS 7 and then to install Cydia on the iPhone to be able to use of third party cydia related apps and much more.