After we tried to answer your questions about what a jailbreak is and what Cydia is (Sidia, Saydia, Kaidia), you will surely come across a new definition - Repository (repo, repo, repository). A repository, a repository is a place where any data is stored and updated. Most often, these are data in the form of files available for further distribution via the Internet. In this article, we will explain
about repositories in Cydia. The main difference between the App Store and Cydia is that Cydia is not a single repository for apps. Cydia collects data about applications from various Internet resources specially designed to work with it. These Internet resources or simply sites are called repositories. Anyone can create a repository by uploading, for example, their selection of applications from Cydia. There are a lot of repositories in Cydia.
By default, after installing Cydia, it already contains several repositories. The largest of these is BigBoss. This repository contains hundreds of themes and programs, such as the very popular SBSettings and Barrel. For example, the MyWi application is located in another repository - ModMyi.com. In general, in order to install the application, you first need to add the repository to Cydia, i.e. the site on which it is stored.
How to add a new repository to Cydia
1. Click on the Cydia icon and go to the "Manage" section at the bottom of the screen, then select the "Sources" section.
2. Click “Edit” in the upper right corner and then “Add” on the left.
3. In the window that appears, enter a link to the added repository. Check "Add Source" too.
4. If done correctly, then in a few seconds your new source will appear in the list of repositories. When you click on it, you will see the applications located in it.
If suddenly you are sure that the address you entered is correct, but the repository has not been added to the list of sources and Cydia reports an error, then most likely the problem is in the overload of the server on which the repository is located. In this case, you should delete the added repository and reinstall it later.
List of useful repositories:
sinfuliphonerepo.com (apps, patches, etc.)
ihacksrepo.com (huge library of various files)
cydia.i4tips.com (many deb. packages)
apt.alleon.name (Russian repository: themes, fixes, hacks, programs, games, wallpapers, ringtones)
cydia.xsellize.com (programs, games, pictures, melodies.)
ispaziorepo.com/cydia/apt/ (themes, fixes, hacks, programs, games, wallpapers, ringtones, etc.)
cydia.hackulo.us (AppSync, installous and HackLous patches)
repo.hackyouriphone.org (hacks, mods, programs, etc.)
Important!!! Never install unfamiliar apps from Cydia - this may result in data loss on the device or recovery via iTunes.