Last week, the iPhone Dev-Team released a primitive tethered jailbreak for iOS 6 beta that lacks any user interface tools such as Cydia for installing your favorite jailbreak tweaks and packages. In the meantime, iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users have been installing jailbreak tweaks and apps through SSH and the partially working Cydia alternative Icy.
If you are still persistent on getting Cydia running on your jailbroken iOS 6 beta device, however, we have good news for you. Twitter user Andrew Liu has shared a command that can be executed via SSH to get Cydia running on your jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6 beta. Follow the simple steps after the break to get Cydia running on your iOS 6 device.
- Ensure that you have jailbroken your device using the tethered jailbreak for iOS 6 beta
- SSH into your device using a program such as Cyberduck for OS X or Putty for Windows. Ensure that your device is connected to your Wi-Fi network. The username and password for SSH are root and alpine respectively
- Execute this command via SSH: wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://wyndrepo.googlecode.com/files/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh
- After your device resprings, Cydia should be present on your home screen and will function properly after preparing the filesystem
If you are planning on installing Cydia on your jailbroken device running iOS 6 beta, please keep in mind that not all jailbreak tweaks and packages are compatible with the latest software update for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Some jailbreak tweaks and apps can be harmful to your device and you should only explore Cydia at your own risk.
iFans has compiled a list of Cydia packages that do work on iOS 6, be it partially or fully, which can be found by following this link. Thanks to iFans forum member chickenmatt5 for sharing this method and a hat tip to iDownloadBlog for detailed instructions. Have you installed Cydia on your jailbroken iOS 6 device?