How to Add BigBoss Repo Source on Cydia

For some people the act of jailbreaking is a simple one. Cydia is installed with all its default repos and it works perfectly. For others though, the story is a different one. There have been a number of people who jailbreak who have found that one of the main default repositories is not there and it’s the one they really want.

Image : Add BigBoss Repo Source

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The BigBoss repository is the biggest source of apps and tweaks in Cydia. It contains just about everything you need to get going and modify your iPhone to work how you want it to. If it isn’t there, it can cause no end of problems for you. It is rare that the BigBoss repository is missed out when Cydia is installed but it does happen. What is more common though is people deleting it by accident. Luckily, there is a way to get it back without too much trouble .

Steps to Add BigBoss Repo on Cydia :

  1. Open Cydia to the main screen
  2. At the bottom there are a few options – tap on More Package Sources bigboss_repo_add4
  3. Another screen will appear, listing the sources that can be added. At the top of the screen you will see a Disclaimer, advising that you add extra sources completely at your own risk bigboss repo
  4. If the BigBoss repo source is there just tap on it and the package will be installed cyda_ios_9_repo_source6bigboss_repo_add3

If it isn’t there for some reason, you have two more options open to you:

Option 1 – Add a New Repo

  1. Open Cydia
  2. Tap on Sources on the bottom  cydia ios 9 source add
  3. Tap on Edit cyda_ios_9_repo_source2
  4. Tap on Add cyda_ios_9_repo_source0
  5. Type in this URL – http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/  
  6. Tap on Add Sourcecyda_ios_9_repo_source4
  7. Cydia will download the source

Option 2 : Restore and Jailbreak Again

If you still can’t get the BigBoss repository back you may have to restore your device through iTunes and reinstall the jailbreak. Bear in mind that iTunes will restore your device to the latest iOS version. Fortunately, there is a jailbreak tool called Pangu [version 9.0 was the latest] that can be used for this and a full guide on how to download and install it can be found here [ext link].

Update :

The BigBoss Repository is now safe to use and has been fully updated to support iOS 9 . The Pangu jailbreak was earlier patched with iOS 8.4.1 but the team has come to the rescue with an untethered jailbreak for iOS 9 [ext link] and an update has been released to support upto iOS 9.0.2 jailbreak :

There is no official Pangu 9 utility for the Mac [ at the time of writing this article ] but the above linked tutorials walks you through how to install a virtual PC and Jailbreak using Windows.

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20 Comments

  1. After I add it to my homescreen, it doesn’t open as an app. It opens to the webpage with the instructions. Help please?

  2. Hi i would like install bigboss like you described but it didn’t work, the screen you show in this post is not the same i have.

  3. Hey I can’t added any source plz help me it’s verification error request time out plz help

  4. I accidentally deleted big boss dromen cydia. Now the cydia app is gone. If I try to install it I get an error 55. I am on ios 9.0.1

  5. i had a problem with big boss after the jailbreak it did not have any packages do i deleted it and tried to re add by adding source but it failed

    hanks a lot bro ur first option worked

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