What meant by Cydia ? @saurik make it ironic to Apple?

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Apple, Cydia, HowTo, iDevice, iOS4, iPhone, iPod, iTunes, JailBreak, News
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Do you know why Cydia is called as Cydia? and What does it mean?

Well, Amongst the jailbreak community Cydia is a household name. If you have jailbroken your iOS devices then you must have used Cydia. All the credit of Cydia goes to Jay Freeman who is also known as saurik. Jay Freeman is the creator of Cydia. Lots of iPhone users uses Cydia but many people does not know what does the word Cydia really means. Cydia is named after a moth which is paste for fruit trees (Apple?).

Cydia pomonella is the scientific name for the “coddling moth” which is commonly known as the stereotypical Apple worm. According to Wikipedia, the Cydia pomonella is a problematic pest on several fruit trees, including pears and apples. The caterpillars burrow into the fruit, rendering it un-sellable See it. So the ironic name of Cydia is well suited since Cydia has turned out to be quite the worm to Apple’s devices.

The word “jailbreak” is becoming more established amongst the average user with each successive iOS release. It can be a good thing for development of repository manager and replacement packaging. Cydia is named after a moth which is paste for fruit trees such as apples and pears. It is a vital tool for iOS devices jailbreak.

Well, that I come to know. Share your views in the comment section below. Stay tuned with us for more updates.


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