Step 2: How to use Cydia: Upgrade Cydia

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2. Upgrade Cydia
From here if you haven't run Cydia in a while, or this is your first time running, you may get a notice about "Essential upgrades". These are upgrades to the Cydia application itself that may be required for installing new packages and apps:
* Press Upgrade Essential
* Press Confirm to begin the download and install
* Wait for Complete and press Close Window
* Press the home key, and then re-open Cydia to continue

NOTE: After installing essential upgrades, it's always a good idea to restart Cydia to make sure the new packages are reloaded. Repeat Step 1 to open Cydia again (though you probably already guessed that).
adaieh2 years ago
Great article. I just recently Jailbroke my phone and Cydia was downloaded automatically. I'll check this source out.
wanaiman2 years ago
hey,does this work with cydia on ipad because i wanna update/restore my cydia cause i messed it up.thanks
delta19985 years ago
hey is everything free no matter what you do?
projectguy5 years ago
how do i upgrade if i didn't get a notice?
lukethebook333 (author)  projectguy5 years ago
Simply go to changes under the bottom bar, and click to update, then you can install all the updates at once or one at a time by clicking on them.