Top 13 Essential Cydia Tweaks for iOS 10/10.1.1/10.2

It’s already been around 4 months since Yalu jailbreak was released. A lot of users are still missing out on installing important Cydia tweaks.

Here’s a comprehensive list of top 13 essential Cydia tweaks you must install for maintaining your jailbreak.

Why Installing Essential Cydia Tweaks is Important?

Jailbreak power users are already enjoying the latest Cydia tweaks and have a stable jailbreak.

Power users are well versed with Terminal commands and have installed all Cydia essentials. However, a lot of jailbreak users are rookies who need guidance from experts.

Since I deal with a lot of queries regarding jailbreak daily, I’ve realized many users have not installed essential Cydia tweaks.

essential cydia tweaks for ios 10

So, I decided to compile a list of top 13 essential iOS 10-compatible Cydia tweaks for jailbreak beginners.

Remember, these Cydia tweaks are “essentials”. They won’t enhance your setup or provide any fancy functionality.

They will make sure that your jailbreak runs smoothly and without any hiccups. Here you go.

Top 13 Essential Cydia Tweaks for iOS 10/10.1.1/10.2

1. iCleaner

iCleaner is the undisputed king of all jailbreak tweaks. If there’s a single Cydia tweak you must install after jailbreak, it’s iCleaner.

iCleaner comes with a user friendly interface and is jam packed with tons of useful features.

icleaner free space

It helps you clean up caches and other garbage on your jailbroken device. It also performs a number of other useful actions.

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2. Filza

Filza is an extremely powerful file manager for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10.

filza file manager

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3. MTerminal

MTerminal is a highly functional terminal emulator for iOS. Since a lot of tweaks and methods are based on terminal commands, MTerminal is an essential Cydia tweak.

mterminal ios 10

Cydia Repo – BigBoss

4. CertRemainTime

CertRemainTime is a free Cydia tweak that tells you the time remaining on your Yalu jailbreak’s certificate. It is essential because Yalu jailbreak must be resigned every 7 days.

This allows you to stay aware of its expiry date and the necessary measures you must take to resign and enable jailbreak again.


Once you have ascertained the time remaining on Yalu jailbreak’s certificate, you can simply resign it with Cydia Impactor or other signing utilities.

Cydia Repo – BigBoss

5. Ext3nder

Ext3nder Cydia tweak is a modified version of Saurik’s Cydia Extender utility. It’s a great on-device alternative to Cydia Impactor.

Once installed, you will not require a computer to sign Yalu or mach_portal jailbreak again. It also has an auto-sign option that will automatically renew Yalu jailbreak’s certificate.

ext3nder utility by julioverne

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6. DropbearSSH

DropbearSSH Cydia tweak allows you to enable SSH over WiFi or mobile network.

dropbear ssh

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7. Apple File Conduit 2

Apple File Conduit 2 grants access to 3rd-party programs for

afc 2 ios 10

If you use programs such as iFunBox, you must install Apple File Conduit on your iOS device.

Cydia Repo – Saurik’s repo

8. Coolstar’s Stashing 

Stashing by developer Coolstar is a godsend if you are running out of space on your device. Stashing moves all your tweaks and other data to the data partition.

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9. Order 65 for Yalub3

Although this tweak is developed specifically for iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus owners, it has still made it to this list. Order 65 for Yalub3 is a Substrate fix for mach_portal jailbreak.

order 65 substrate fix for mach portal

It enables Substrate automatically when you run mach_portal. This makes iOS 10.1/10.1.1 jailbreak very stable and easier to manage. For more tips on making iPhone 7/7+ jailbreak stable, follow this guide.

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10. OSRestoreX

OSRestoreX is a great alternative to Saurik’s Cydia Eraser. Since Cydia Eraser has not been updated for iOS, OSRestoreX becomes all the more important.

It removes your jailbreak including all Cydia tweaks and Coolstar’s Stashing without updating the firmware.

semi restore for ios 10

It’s yet another essential tweak to add to your jailbreak arsenal.

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11. Gandalf

Gandalf is an innovative new Cydia tweak by developer Ethan. It blocks the installation of conflicting Cydia tweaks.

This keeps your jailbreak safe from bootloops and other errors.

gandalf cydia

Here’s the complete installation and usage guide for Gandalf tweak.

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12. AppSync Unified

AppSync Unified is another essential Cydia tweak in every jailbreaker’s arsenal. AppSync Unified allows you to install unsigned IPA files.

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13. Immortal

Immortal Cydia tweak, developed by Ahmad Hashemi, lets you install more than 3 IPA files. It also bypasses the 7-day restriction imposed by Apple on sideloaded applications.

immortal cydia tweak

Its functionality is similar to that of AppSync Unified. For the full difference between AppSync Unified and Immortal, you can read the article given above.

Cydia Repo – BigBoss

Did you Install these essential Cydia Tweaks?

That’s pretty much it. Make sure you install these tweaks as soon as possible. These tweaks will make sure your jailbroken iOS device runs in tiptop condition.

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Besides installing these tweaks, I would recommend you read and follow on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

What are some essential Cydia tweaks that you would like to recommend? Just leave a comment below and I will add them to this list.


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