How to install Cydia on iOS 6 beta

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.