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I was wondering if Cydia app development follows the same protocol as iOS app development (Xcode using C++)? If not, is there a separate Cydia SDK? Also, if anyone could point me to any resources or articles I'd appreciate it!

asked 03 Feb '12, 20:50

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For apps, just build them in XCode as you would an AppStore app, the only thing you need to do is extract from the ipa XCode creates, package it into a .deb and submit to a repo.

For tweaks, you use theos, there'a an entire write up on dhowetts blog (along with downloads)

For themes, you just need some photoshop skill, the default artworks, and creativity.

Pretty much anything but theming requires C and/or Objective C knowledge.

If you'd like the artworks I can give you a link.


answered 03 Feb '12, 21:48

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edited 03 Feb '12, 21:49

I already have a theme in the works but I also wanted to work on some Cydia apps as well. Yeah, can I get the link for that?


(04 Feb '12, 01:58) herp herp's gravatar image

The artworks?

(04 Feb '12, 01:59) JonSeals ♦ JonSeals's gravatar image check here

(04 Feb '12, 01:59) JonSeals ♦ JonSeals's gravatar image

A developer is creating a jailbreak SDK. I'm not sure if it's released yet but read this article.


answered 03 Feb '12, 21:27

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That'll be so helpful when it comes out, thanks for sharing!

(04 Feb '12, 01:54) herp herp's gravatar image

there is a new package in cydua to give you some basic about make cyida apps called

Imake xos apps


Imake themes



answered 03 Feb '12, 21:04

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edited 03 Feb '12, 21:07

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