Sometimes when you try to download Cydia packages from Cydia, you get a lot of annoying errors. These errors occur due to sudden traffic spike or some kind of maintenance issue at their end. Just like a regular website, Cydia is hosted on a server that can go bonkers for a number of reasons.
Cydia Packages Download: Main errors
Some of the common error messages that you get when you try to download Cydia packages are: 502 Bad Gateway, 404 Not Found or 500 Internal Server Error. When all at once, a lot of users try to access Cydia packages to download them from Cydia, the traffic may get jammed.
For instance, let’s say a Jailbreak enthusiast has finally released Jailbreak for the latest iOS 10. What will happen? All the users of newly jailbroken devices will rush to download Cydia packages they’ve been dying to get their hands on. At that instance, Cydia will start to jam and at last it will be unable to connect to server due to high number of visitors. This is just like what happens when traffic jams on roads.
Download Cydia packages on Windows and Mac
If you’re facing errors repeatedly and can’t access Cydia website, you can download .deb packages of Cydia tweaks from a website named TweakUpdates. It was formerly known as CydiaUpdates but then it got into some copyright and trademark issues. With the brand name change legal matters got settled it is up and running again.
Go to TweakUpdates and you will find the latest tweaks as well as the newly updated tweaks on the homepage itself. Browse the site or search for a Cydia package to download. Select a tweak and look under the version history. Make sure to choose the latest version of the tweak. This will generate a link and you will get a .deb file within a minute without any error or irritating popups.
Make sure you have iFunBox or iTools on your iOS device before you download Cydia package. Also you must have the latest version of AFC2 on your device so that the file manager software can import the tweak from your computer to iOS device. Go to /var/root/Media > Cydia >AutoInstall. Now move .deb file to this folder and you’re all set.
Browse Cydia Online to get Cydia packages to download
If Cydia isn’t letting you load new packages or is down, you can browse Cydia Online. This is a version of Cydia which is not only web-based but also a central point for your tweak search. You can check Cydia Online for new tweaks and updates from default repositories such as ModMyi and Big Boss. Third-party app developers can also submit their tweaks through Cydia Online as well.
Furthermore, instead of visiting it frequently to check for updates, you can sign up with Cydia Online and get notifications for cydia packages you’ve downloaded on your device. Along with that you can view the regular details for tweaks such as description, developer information, date of creation, version, price, etc.
Get .deb from Safari to download Cydia packages
Yes! You can actually get .deb files for Cydia packages to download tweaks right from Safari on your iOS device. You don’t need to have Cydia installed on your iPhone or iPad to get .deb files to download Cydia packages through Safari. But, you’ll need iFile, another tweak from Cydia to get Cydia package and get them running.
Install iFile and go to Safari. Get the .deb file for Cydia tweak that you want to install. Choose ‘open in iFile’ and tap Installer. This will install the tweak. Restart your iOS device iPhone/iPad just like you would during a regular Cydia package download from Cydia.