Update: With iOS 7 Jailbreak released, most of these sources and repos are still going to be functional and updated with new tweaks. However, catch up on any new repo by following this post on the best Cydia sources for iOS 7.

If you've read our post on Cydia you probably know that the whole thing runs largely because of the repositories (repos). There are tons of Cydia repos out there – some very popular, some not-so-popular and some really just personal ones created on MyRepoSpace.

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Best Cydia Sources Repos for iOS 6

Most of the time, you just need a few repos. Cydia comes preloaded with some of the larges repos like BigBoss and ModMyi but then, there are many others that you can use too. We compiled a list of the best Cydia repos for 2013 that have plenty of tweaks, themes, mods, ringtones and stuff that's compatible with iOS 6.x devices. Take a look:

Also, don't forget to read our post on the complete guide to Cydia, and Cydia errors

How to Add Sources to Cydia:

  • Open Cydia
  • Tap on the Manage tab
  • Tap on Sources
  • Tap on Edit and then on Add
  • And then type the repo source you find here

Below is a quick video tutorial:

How to Use Cydia to Find Cracked Apps:

  • Either just search Cydia in general or
  • Tap on Manage -> Sources
  • Click on the Repo source to see what's listed under it

Default and most important repos: You'll find almost all major Cydia tweaks here:

Best Cydia Sources for iOS 6.x Jailbroken iOS Devices:

Repo: BigBoss
Source: http://apt.thebigboss.org/mobileweb/index.php

BigBoss is one of the largest repos and quite literally the boss of all repos. It comes pre-loaded with Cydia when you jailbreak your iOS device. BigBoss contains some of the most popular themes, tweaks and other settings.

Repo: ModMyi
Source: http://apt.modmyi.com/

ModMyi repo is another massive source that comes as a default repo in Cydia. This is one of our most favorite repos as the team behind ModMyi is enormously active. Their forums and social channels are rich in new tweaks compatible with the latest iOS versions. Most of our favorite tweaks are from this repo. Contains themes, tweaks and more stuff.

Repo: Intelliborn
Source: http://intelliborn.com/
Features: tweaks, the popular IntelliScreenX

The most popular IntelliScreenX comes from this repo. Hold on. This is also the repo where you find MyWi, My3G and IntelliID. Of course, all these are also available on the default repos but it's good to know the original source, right? And may be when they add new ones, this is where it gets added first.

Repo: Insanlyi.com
Source: http://repo.insanelyi.com
Features: themes, apps, tweaks, ringtones

Insanelyi is fast becoming the next hottest repo on the planet. Over 7000 tweaks and themes and stuff occupy this repo. For those in the jailbreak community, Insanelyi has almost become a default place to hangout.

Repo: BiteYourApple
Source: http://repo.biteyourapple.net
Features: themes, ringtones, mods, tweaks

BiteYourApple is a beautiful repo containing several interesting tweaks and themes. The repo is also a source for a ton of ringtones and other mods that are usually ornamental.

Repo: iSpazio
Source: http://repo.ispazio.net
Features: tweaks, ringtones and more

I'm not sure because this time when I added iSpazio repo, Cydia didn't shoot any warning about piracy and stuff. So I am guessing that iSpazio is now a clean repo with a ton of tweaks. I saw a lot of mods and ringtones too on this repo.

Repo: Theme It App
Source: repo
Features: themes, tweaks, icons

The default source for the ThemeIt tweak for iPhone and iPad. It's not for everybody but for those that want to get their hands dirty to mod the themes and appearance of their iDevices, this is a cool repo to start with. Has about three default packages.

Repo: Rpetri.ch
Source: http://rpetri.ch/repo/

The guy behind the legendary BrowserChooser and Chrome tweaks! Although most of his popular and legendary tweaks are now available on the default repos, this is still a worthwhile repo to add to Cydia because this dev forks out something new all the time.

Repo: HackYouriPhone
Source: http://repo.hackyouriphone.org
Features: cracked apps, tweaks, mods and utilities.

HackYouriPhone repo triggers a warning in Cydia because it hosts several thousand cracked apps both from the App Store as well as from the Cydia's default repositories. You also get a bucket load of themes and tweaks from here.

Repo: Sinful iPhone Repo
Source: http://www.sinfuliphonerepo.com
Features: games, tweaks, unlocks, cracked apps (even cracked Cydia apps)

Currently, the Sinful iPhone repo hosts the most valid AppSync version. Besides this, the repo also hosts a ton of other mods and tweaks that may be interesting. We're not much a fan of this repo but if you're hunting down some rarely found tweaks, this is a place to look for.

Repo: Xsellize
Source: http://cydia.xsellize.com
Features: ROM packs for emulator games

Xsellize is another of those rogue repos that pirates haunt. It has some cool ROM packs for emulator games besides the usual stuff of cracked apps and other mods.

Repo: iHacks
Source: http://ihacksrepo.com
Features: cracked apps, tweaks and mods

Yet another “rogue” repo that offers a ton of apps, mods and tweaks. The repo also hosts some very popular tweaks that you can add to your apps to increase their functionality.

Disclaimer: We don't recommend Installous or iFunbox to Install .IPA files because developers put a lot of effort to create apps and what’s a dollar or two to spend on buying these apps? The only way we recommend the usage of Installous or iFunbox is when you are not sure if an app would really be helpful but would want to try it out before buying it. 

  • NextWeek_HDN

    I deleted the bigboss repo, plz anybody can help me with the url? :S

    • Guest

      On the home page of Cydia, click “More Package Sources”

  • All-knower

    These arent the top ten there are tons more better for ios6….:/

  • why i cant add the bigboss source??

    • BigBoss repo should be installed by default. You don’t need to add it separately.


    Dies installous dtill wotk

    • Ian Messner


  • mark roberts

    I can not add some of these repos?

  • Lor

    We sould not support piracy … but I’d love to be able to use previous version of the Apps I paid for on my older device. It is not possible to obtain older releases via iTunes.

  • Joey

    I am running the evasi0n jailbreak iOS 6.1 on an iPhone 5. The EatYourApple Repo is causing a BIG problem in Cydia. The messages I get are ” *Wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of. * Problem with MergeList/var… * & *The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.”

    When this problem exists, I cannot view my Changes or Packages within Cydia.
    I can say this much; the EatYourApple Repo worked before the [latest] jailbreak & all the other Repos work fine. Also, when I remove the E.Y.A. Repo Cydia works fine. The exact same set of symtoms are exhibited on my JailBrokeniPhone 4s running iOS 5.1.1.

    Anyone have any ideas???

    Thanks~ Joey

    • We have been looking on various issues… We will update you once we have concrete solution. Meantime please keep patience.

  • RC Organo

    I agree with you Dhvanesh that we should not support piracy and with this repo list you have, I can choose first if the app is suitable for me or not.