Last week a tethered jailbreak was released for iOS 6 running on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation. While it was great to have a jailbreak so soon, the jailbreak didn’t include any GUI tools like Cydia, only SSH and afc2 support were added.

Fortunately, now that we have SSH access, we can transfer and install pretty much anything on our jailbroken iOS 6 devices, including Cydia.

Check inside for the full video tutorial that shows you how to install Cydia on iOS 6 beta

Note: Read this entire tutorial and watch the video in full prior to starting if you are new at this.

Step 1: Jailbreak, and boot tethered your iOS 6 device. See this iOS 6 jailbreak tutorial for more info.

Step 2: SSH into your device (you must be on a local WiFi network). I use Coda in my tutorial, but there are tons of other SSH tools available on the Mac. Tools like Putty work well on Windows. SSH username = “root” SSH password = “alpine”.

Step 3: Execute the following command via SSH (copy and paste): wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

Step 4: Your device will respring, and Cydia should now appear on your Home screen. Open Cydia, and it will begin Preparing Filesystem. It will then respring.

Step 5: Now you can use Cydia and start installing apps and tweaks via Cydia. Beware that most apps and tweaks have not been updated with iOS 6 in mind, so your mileage may vary as far as compatibility is concerned. Proceed at your own risk.

Were you able to successfully install Cydia on your iOS 6 device? Tell us your experience in the comment section below.

Thanks to Andrew Liu for the link to the install script.

  • Jorge Gutirrez

    ok cydia was installed but i cant get in takes me in and takes me out help please

  • Jorge Gutirrez

    also i have the full version of ios6

  • NeonDragon

    ugh -_- i did exactly what u did and when i open cydia it closes right away

  • athena

    saurik a traitor paid by apple not to release jailbreak or cydia to us. most of his projects froze since ios 5.1.1

  • hunter

    it worked once but when i try it again the conection keeps failing… im not sure what to do ive tried other ssh apps but they fail to. Any ideas???

  • Cydia installed but not working !

  • I’ve tryed to install cydia whit tons of apps and now i get it whit i-funbox, and redsn0w 2.0.4 just jailbreaking and typing the line in the SSH terminal in i-funbox makes it work! THX Man.

  • flakoo

    i dont want to open idk why

  • oscar

    Help me Im follow step by step but not open cydia in my iphone

  • thank you very much , that was easy 🙂

    • hastear

      how can iget download in ipad in compuer

  • ilay

    i downloded cydia how you sad to do but when i click on cydia it dosent open

  • jude

    i have installed cydia but when it resprings it does not work

  • Kenneth

    Anyone know how to downgrade to 5.1.1 if I just got a iphone 4 and upgraded to 6.0 ( mistake )

    I do not have the 5.1.1 SHSH Blobs

  • Jeremy

    I’m trying to install Cydia on my ipod using ssh. From the last 3 hrs of research I’ve done it would seem I need Cydia to enable ssh connections to my ipod (i keep getting “connection refused” in winscp). Is there a way to enable ssh connections on my ipod without cydia?

  • phil

    tried using “putty” but get a network error

  • all of the instructions use a mac, does anyone have instructions with a windows pc

  • Justin Gittings

    when cydia opens it closes

  • fgfdgdgdfg

    when I try to connect with putty it says unexpectedly connection lost or something like that waht do I do what should I do thanks for all the help

  • the link doesnt work