Jailbroken iOS tools

This is how you can install some essential tools on a jailbroken iOS device. Remember that you do this at your own risk.

If you still haven’t jailbroken your iOS device, this might help.


  • ps
  • tcpdump
  • gawk
  • vim
  • less
  • Gnu debugger GDB
  • pstree
  • sed
  • wget
  • netcat
  • socat

The above tools can be obtained through ‘Cydia’ software package distribution. Select ‘Sources’ and ‘Cydia/Telesphoreo’. Go through the list of packages and install whatever you need.