How to Download Cydia on iPhone 4 – Simple Jailbreak Tutorial

Ever since the iPhone rolled out back in 2007, developers have been obsessed with unlocking the complete potential of Apple’s flagship smartphone. Cydia is the ultimate jailbreak app that enables you to customize almost every single feature of your iPhone. To help you get up to speed, here is a detailed tutorial on how to download Cydia on iPhone 4 and jailbreak it.

To help you get up to speed, here is a detailed tutorial on how to download Cydia on iPhone 4 and jailbreak it.

Things You Need:

  • Apple iPhone 4 running iOS 7.1.1 or 7.1.2 (7.1.2 is the last supported version for the device).
  • Windows or Mac PC installed with the latest version of iTunes software. You can download the latest version of iTunes here.
  • Pangu Jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1 – 7.1.X for Mac and Windows.

Step 1:

Connect your iPhone to the PC and open iTunes and backup your iPhone. While the jailbreak process will rarely affect your data, it is always wise to secure your data with iTunes so you can restore it later on.

Back up your iPhone data before jailbreak

Click on the “Back Up Now” button to sync your iPhone 4 with iTunes.

Step 2:

Download and install the Pangu Jailbreak tool on your Windows or Mac. Run the installation file that you have downloaded after connecting your iPhone to the computer.

Windows users must remember to run the Pangu application as an Administrator, which can be done by right-clicking the file icon and selecting the “Run as Administrator” option.

Run Pangu as adminsitrator

Right-click and “Run as administrator”

Step 3:

Once the Pangu Jailbreak tool launches and detects your iPhone as a connected device, click on the “Jailbreak” button present at the right-hand side of the application window.

Pangu will start the jailbreak process on your device and take you a step closer on how to download Cydia on iPhone 4.

Jailbreak iPhone with Pangu

Click on the “Jailbreak” button highlighted in black color

Step 4:

At one point of time during the jailbreak process, the Pangu tool will ask you to change the date on your iOS device to June 2 nd, 2014. Just follow the on-screen instructions and change the date on your device manually from Settings -> General -> Date & Time.

Change date and time iPhone

You will need to disable the “Set Automatically” button to change the date and time.

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Step 5:

Once the date and time have been changed on your device, you can continue the guide on how to download Cydia on iPhone 4. The tool will automatically install a Pangu app on your iPhone, at which point you can disconnect the iPhone from the PC and continue the rest of the process directly from your device.

Pangu app iPhone

Pangu app icon will now be visible on the home screen of your iPhone

Step 6:

Tap on the Pangu app icon which has recently been installed on your iPhone. This will prompt you to continue the jailbreak process, along with a warning message that says: “Sure you want to open the Application “Pangu” from Developer “iPhone Distribution: Hefei Bo Fang communication technology co., LTD?”.

Pangu app iPhone

Go ahead and tap the “Continue” button on the window and move on to the final step on how to download Cydia on iPhone.

Step 7:

Pangu will install the jailbreak files on your iOS device, during which the iPhone will restart several times. Once the process is complete, you will be able to see the Cydia icon on the home screen of your iPhone.

Cydia app icon on iPhone home screen

You can now revert the date and time on your iPhone, and start using Cydia to tweak and customize your iPhone to the absolute limit.

Video Guide to Jailbreak and Install Cydia on iPhone

We hope that the step by step tutorial helps you jailbreak your iPhone 4 and use the Cydia app with ease. However, if you need some more info and some visual aid on how to download Cydia for iPhone 4, follow the video tutorials available below for both, Windows and Mac users.

Some Useful Tips:

  • Keep your iPhone fully charged or at least at 80 percent charge before you begin the jailbreak process.
  • Do not abruptly disconnect or shut down your computer during the jailbreak process, as it could potentially brick your iOS device.
  • Jailbreaking your iPhone will void the official warranty provided by Apple Inc., so proceed at your own risk.

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