deb - extension of application files in Cydia. Deb is part of the word Debian (open source operating system), derived from Debra, the wife of Debian founder Ian Murdoch, and Ian in his own name. Sometimes there is a need to install Deb files if you cannot install them directly from Cydia. For example, you need to install the Ultrasn0w unlocking (unlock) utility on a locked iPhone with no wi-fi working.
The main condition for installing deb files is a jailbreak and open access to the file system on the device using the AppSync utility from Cydia. To ensure these conditions, you need to install custom firmware on the device.
Method 1 (for example, using the iphonefolders program)
- Copy the.deb file to the device at / var / root / media / Cydia / AutoInstall (if there is no such path, then create the necessary folders)
- Reboot your device
- When you next boot the device, Cydia should install the deb files located in the AutoInstall folder
- After downloading, the AutoInstall folder should be empty
- If the application shortcuts do not appear, then launch Cydia and install additional packages that it asks for). If not empty - most likely, you made a mistake and created the Autoinstall folder in the wrong place:) or - try it with a terminal, you will find out exactly what the error is.
Method 2 (on the device itself using the iFile program from Cydia)
- Install the iFile app from Cydia, for example from the Sinful repository
- Download the deb file to your phone in any way you can, to any folder you can access
- Open iFile on your phone and point to the folder where the deb file is located.
- Click on deb and then on the Install button that appears
- Wait for the installation to complete and, if necessary, restart the device.