Last week a tethered jailbreak was released for iOS 6 running on the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, and iPod touch 4th generation. While it was great to have a jailbreak so soon, the jailbreak didn’t include any GUI tools like Cydia, only SSH and afc2 support were added.
Fortunately, now that we have SSH access, we can transfer and install pretty much anything on our jailbroken iOS 6 devices, including Cydia.
How To Install Cydia iOS 6 Beta 1
Note: Read this entire tutorial and watch the video in full prior to starting if you are new at this.
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is obviously Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad with RedSn0w 0.9.13dev1 running the iOS 6 beta 1 firmware.
Step 2: Once Jailbroken you will need to find an SSH client for your Windows or Mac OS X computer and connect to your device. Examples of these clients range from Coda for Mac OS X or Putty for Windows. Another popular SSH client that is cross compatible with Windows and Mac OS X is Cyberduck.
Note: The SSH username is “root”, SSH password is “alpine” and the server is your devices’s IP address (found by going into Settings > Wi-Fi > Connected Network Name > IP Address).
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.