Paid applications for iPhone and iPad have always been the main deterrent for all freeware-loving folks considering purchasing one of these Apple products. The App Store is a commercial project and those who didn’t agree with its policies could only hope for a wonder or stick to other platforms. And a wonder did happen when iOS was jailbroken. From that moment on, users had access to countless free applications written for iPhone and iPad that did not make it to the App Store for some reason. Although not approved by Apple (obviously!), the jailbreaking procedure has been officially recognized as safe and legal.
If you are ready to take this leap of faith, you need to do two things. First, you need to jailbreak your device using one of the available jailbreaking tools, such as Snowbreeze or blackra1n, for instance. All of these tools are very intuitive and require a bare minimum of efforts on your end — just read the instructions carefully and make sure your device is running on a version of iOS supported by the tool you downloaded. Once the process is completed, your device is ready for the installation of an alternative marketplace called Cydia that will become a gateway to thousands of free and uncensored applications. Install Cydia on your iPhone or iPad and launch it. The software comes with several featured repositories (software archives), but you can always add a new repository using the Manage — Sources — Edit — Add command. Installing apps via Cydia is just as easy as working with the App Store itself — find the necessary app via search or list of categories and tap the Install button to launch the download and installation.
Drawing the bottom line, it will only take you two simple steps to start downloading Cydia apps for free: you’ll have to jailbreak your device and install Cydia with default or additional repositories.
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