As many of you know, iOS 6 beta was jailbroken not long after it was released, but it did not include Cydia. The jailbreak is available for A4 devices that support iOS 6, and the iPhone 3GS, but only installs developer tools such as SSH and afc2. However, because it installs SSH, you can just install Cydia manually. iDownloadBlog figured this out, and posted the below step-by-step instructions:
Step 1: Jailbreak, and boot tethered your iOS 6 device. See this iOS 6 jailbreak tutorial for more info.
Step 2: SSH into your device (you must be on a local WiFi network). I use Coda in my tutorial, but there are tons of other SSH tools available on the Mac. Tools like Putty work well on Windows. SSH username = “root” SSH password = “alpine”.
Step 3: Execute the following command via SSH (copy and paste): wget -q -O /tmp/cyinstall.sh http://wyndrepo.googlecode.com/files/cyinstall.sh && chmod 755 /tmp/cyinstall.sh && /tmp/cyinstall.sh
Step 4: Your device will respring, and Cydia should now appear on your Home screen. Open Cydia, and it will begin Preparing Filesystem. It will then respring.
Step 5: Now you can use Cydia and start installing apps and tweaks via Cydia. Beware that most apps and tweaks have not been updated with iOS 6 in mind, so your mileage may vary as far as compatibility is concerned. Proceed at your own risk.
What do you think? Have you jailbroken you iOS 6 beta device? Are you going to install Cydia? Let us know in the comments.
This article is presented for informational purposes only. Jailbreaking can void Apple’s iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad warranty. Any efforts or attempts at jailbreaking is done at the sole discretion of the user. Today’s iPhone assumes no liability or responsibility for any resulting user actions, software or hardware glitches or revocation of warranties. Proceed at your own risk.