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How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Posted March 7, 2009 at 3:27pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to buy a jailbroken iPhone application from the Cydia Store.

Before you can begin you must have jailbroken your iPhone. You can find instructions on how to do that for your device by using this chart.

Step One
Press to launch Cydia from your SpringBoard.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store


Step Two
Press the Sections tab at the bottom right of the screen.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Three
For this tutorial we will install Cyntact so lets choose Tweaks from the list of Sections.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Four
Press to select Cyntact from the list of Packages. Notice that its in blue text to denote that its a paid app.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Five
You will notice from the Package Details page that the application costs $1.00. If you would like to purchase it press the Purchase button at the top right of the screen.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Six
You will be asked to login using your Facebook or your Google account. In this example I will choose Facebook.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Seven
If you already have a Facebook account press Log in to Cydia link at the bottom.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Eight
Enter your Facebook email and password then press Connect.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Nine
Once you have signed in successfully you will be brought to a Link Device page. From here click the Link Device to Your Account button.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Ten
You will now be brought to a Payments page. Cydia currently uses Amazon Payments but will support PayPal in the near future.

Press to select Pay $1.00 Now or Pay $1.00 Now and keep my information on file.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Eleven
You will now be brought to the Amazon Payments page. Unfortunately, if you don't already have an account you will need to create one.

Enter your email address and password to sign into Amazon Payments.

Step Twelve
From the Amazon Payments page choose your credit card or enter a new card number then press Continue.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Thirteen
You will be brought to a Payment Authorization page where you need to confirm the amount, card, and payee. The payment is made to SaurikIT, LLC.

Click the Confirm button to continue.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Fourteen
You will now see a transaction pending window. This window will update every 15 seconds as Amazon tries to process your credit card.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Once the payment has been made successfully you will see a Transaction Status of Success. Press the Close button at the top right of the screen to continue.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Fifteen
Notice we are back at the Package Details page for Cyntact. Instead of a purchase button at the top right we now have an Install button. You will also see the name of your account and a Package Officially Purchased message.

Press the Install button at the top right of the window.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Sixteen
Press the Confirm button at the top right of the window to begin installation.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

Step Seventeen
Once the installation has completed successfully press the large Restart SpringBoard button.
How to Buy an iPhone App From the Cydia Store

You iPhone will now take you back to your SpringBoard and you can begin using your newly purchased application!
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Jailbreaker
Jailbreaker - February 19, 2013 at 2:50am
I do not have any type of a card. I do have money on my amazon account but how do I buy without a card?
CydiaPurchaseNoob:(
CydiaPurchaseNoob:( - February 4, 2013 at 10:51pm
Hello everyone, please help me with this one. I've got 20 $ on my Amazon account. Can I purchase Cydia tweaks and apps though Cydia using Amazon Gift Card? If yes, then please tell me how. Thank you in advance!
Keefto
Keefto - August 25, 2010 at 4:38pm
I bought a package on a 3G S and now I have an iPhone 4. I wanna get the package but I forgot what account I used to login in. Any way of finding this info out?
VuVuZella
VuVuZella - June 30, 2010 at 5:05pm
I just bought the GV+ app, great app but the buying process was horrible. Mainly because the screen that asked me to enter my PayPal Password was not Zoomable, I had no idea what I was entering and was unable to read the text. Overall a bad experience and no very "Apple" like at all. I'm all for giving GV+ my cash, the program is great but come on chaps, fix the buy screen will you!!
Fretman92
Fretman92 - February 11, 2010 at 11:21am
What if I don't have the "Purchase item" button ? I have only the "Install" one and when I click it -> error saying I am not allowed to access etc... That's quite annoying !
hardan
hardan - March 9, 2009 at 9:57am
i dont get this exactly so you pay 1 $ then you can get all the apps from appstore thats in cydia for free? if im wrong please correct me! thankyou
thebasa
thebasa - March 9, 2009 at 11:15am
You pay a $1 for the Cyntact app, which adds contact pictures to the contact list, and what you've just done is purchased an app without the Apple app store. You can then look forward to purchasing more apps in the future, many of which would not get apple's approval to be in their app store, from the Cydia Store. Beautiful!
Frasze
Frasze - March 8, 2009 at 7:10pm
Worked like a charm :) Cant wait to see that Apple will do against this ^^ ps. awesome app :3
Golf11
Golf11 - March 7, 2009 at 4:25pm
Easy as pie..worth a dollar too. Hey I noticed in the screen shots a little clock icon near the battery. What program is that and what does it do?
jtizzle
jtizzle - March 7, 2009 at 4:43pm
That clock actually means you have an alarm set.
Golf11
Golf11 - March 7, 2009 at 4:47pm
I guess that's a stock apple clock program; no wonder I've never seen it, I don't use it for alarms. Wish there was a program like that for calendar appointments and was hoping that's what you were gonna tell me. :) thanks for the reply.
pakosupersonico
pakosupersonico - March 7, 2009 at 4:51pm
Hey dude, that icon means that you have an alarm set; is from the clock application.
buck
buck - March 7, 2009 at 9:17pm
no app on the internet is worth a dollar
Morde
Morde - March 8, 2009 at 1:16am
It means that you have an alarm activated. Has nothing to do with jailbraked apps.
nhl2356
nhl2356 - March 9, 2009 at 9:36am
thats the alarm XD, it wakes u up lol
thebasa
thebasa - March 9, 2009 at 11:18am
i think that's just the alarm on right? could be part of some statusbar app though
Sameh Samir
Sameh Samir - March 12, 2009 at 9:34am
This is the alarm icon, if you setup an alarm you will get it
eritro
eritro - March 14, 2009 at 2:50am
The icon is from the official Apple clock app. for the watch, the awakener, the timer and the stop watch.
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