With the recent Electra craze, users are finding it hard to get Cydia tweaks. Here’s a nifty little tool that allows you to grab all free packages at the click of a button.
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What is Cydia Search Tool?
Downloading Debian packages without Cydia is always a cumbersome task for the average user. Most repositories lock out the user by reading the device’s user agent. This is where this new tool comes in.
Cydia Search Tool is an online Cydia repository crawler and package downloader. It is developed by s0n1c.
Here are a few use cases for this tool –
- Download tweaks and themes for Electra jailbreak toolkit.
- Download older packages that are no longer available elsewhere.
- Save or backup packages locally on your computer.
- Grab packages and install them without accessing Cydia.
Remember, you can’t download paid packages with this tool. The developer intentionally disabled that feature in order to curb piracy.
Here’s a step by step tutorial on how to use this tool.
How to download Debian packages to PC with Cydia Search Tool
Step 1 Go to this URL – s0n1c.org/cydia. This tool is web-based so there’s no need for you to download anything.
Step 2 Enter the tweak or theme you want to install in the search field. I will be using Milkshake theme to demonstrate how it works.
Step 3 Click View and then click on Download .DEB to download the Debian package of the tweak/theme.
That’s all there’s to it. There are plenty of other similar tools as well like RepositoryExplorer and CyDownloader but none of them works.
Moreover, they can’t access all repositories, unlike Cydia Search Tool. So this Cydia Search tool is probably your best bet right now.
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