Cydia is the gateway to all the wonderful jailbreak tweaks we discover, use and review. Without Cydia tweaks, I don't think the iPhone would be just as powerful as it is. In fact, times when my iPhone goes into Safe Mode makes me feel weak and powerless. That's when a unique jailbreak tweak can light up your iPhone with amazing tricks which are otherwise prohibited by Apple.
While there are millions of free tweaks, there are also powerful tweaks that you have to purchase through Cydia. Saurik, the founder of Cydia, has made it easy for users to pay for jailbreak tweaks through the Cydia app. It's comparatively easy to install a tweak available for free. However, it takes a little bit more to purchase a tweak available at a certain price. How about purchasing a new Cydia tweak for your iPhone/iPad running iOS 8? Let’s find out!
In this short tutorial, we'll see how to purchase the tweaks and why Cydia needs an authenticated account.
Step #1. Open Cydia.
Step #2. Tap on the Search button from bottom menu. Search for the tweak you want to buy and tap on it.
Step #3. When the tweak's info page loads completely, you should see a Purchase button on top-right. Also note the price for the tweak. Tap on the Purchase button.
Step #4. You will be asked to login via Google or Facebook. This is just an authorization/authentication and does not amount to paying. Choose either Google or Facebook to login.
Step #5. Cydia will ask for your permission. Tap on Accept.
Step #6. One thing is to remember: If you are going to purchase Cydia tweak for the first time with your new device, a page will open which will ask for your permission to link your new device.
Tap on Link Device to Your Account and then choose your payment method.
(You can link your single device to multiple accounts or multiple accounts to the same device depending on the need to do so. )
Step #7. Now, you will be asked to select a payment processor. (Amazon or PayPal).
Step #8. After you tap on PayPal or Amazon, you will be taken to the respective website.If you choose PayPal, you will be landed to the PayPal login page, enter your login details and tap on Pay Now button.
Step #9. When payment process is done, a page will open up confirming that your Transaction is a Success. (Make sure to check out-Transaction status-Completed.) You can also check out the email containing the all the details of your purchase. Tap on Close.
Step #10. Once you close the Payment Status, you will be redirected to Cydia tweak page. Now you can see Install button instead of Purchase at the top right corner. Just tap on Install button to finish the installation process.
That's all! You have purchased your favourite jailbreak tweak. You can repeat this process to buy any other tweak you want.