Thanks to the release of the Chinese iOS 8 jailbreak, Pangu 8, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch users now have access to a number of third-party apps, tweaks and tools that expand the way they can interact with their iOS device. But with a greater selection of apps also comes a variety of app repositories to choose from in Cydia, the jailbreak app store.

To make the search for apps and tweaks easier, below is a review some repositories to consider.


The BigBoss repository provides access to a number of custom themes and tweaks, including CCSettings, which adds additional functions to iOS 8’s control center panel. By default this repo is included with the Cydia app store, so you shouldn’t need to manually add it to Cydia. But if it’s missing, below is the link to get it back.



This is the official repository for the iOS version of open source media player XBMC, which allows users to play videos, music, podcasts and other files.


Karen’s Pineapple Repo  

Jailbreak developer Karen Tsai provides 225 paid tweaks, apps and utilities through her own repository. It offers a number of essential jailbreak apps such as iCleaner Pro, a maintenance app, and MobileTerminal, which allows advanced users to run commands on the iOS file system.


Hashbang Repo

The Hashbang Productions repo provides access to a number of beta apps and tweaks such as ScreenFade, which fades the screen in and out when turned on or off; and Dailypaper which changes the iPhone’s wallpaper on a daily basis.


iLEX R.A.T. Repo

This repository hosts iLEX R.A.T. and Restore, an app designed to restore an iPhone while preserving its jailbroken status.


Apple Watch UI (Unofficial)

This repository provides access to WatchSpring, a tweak which transforms iOS 8’s user interface to one that looks similar to the UI of Apple’s new wearable, the Apple Watch.


How to add repositories to Cydia:

  1. Launch the Cydia app.
  2. Tap “Manage.”
  3. Tap “Edit” and then tap “Add.”
  4. Paste the link into the dialog box and tap “Add Source” to complete.