It may happen that you are traveling or somehow away from your PC and you need to install .deb files which always require the use of computer in order to transfer the Debian packages onto iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. How would you do it without using your Mac, Windows PC or SSH? Well, we will show you how to install .deb file on iPad or iPhone without the use of your computer especially in such cases when you don’t have a PC at hand.
First of all before installing .deb file, you need to make sure that your device is jailbroken. In case of iPhone 4S or iPad 2 you can use Absinthe for jailbreak and in case of iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad, iPod touch 4G or iPod touch 3G redsn0w is a good option.
How to install .DEB File on your iDevice without Using Mac, Computer or SSH
First of all you need to download “Downloads” file manager from the App Store as well as ‘iFile’ from Cydia store. (The “Downloads” file manager is available at the App Store for $1.99)
Look for the .deb file that you want to download in the “Downloads” app. You’ll find it in ‘Files’. Now click on the arrow on its right.
Now tap on “Open In…” -> iFile
As you see the .deb file in iFile, you can cancel the pop-up box
Now hit the edit button and select that .deb file. A clipboard will appear in the bottom right corner. Tap on it and select the cut.
Click on the arrow in the top left to go back to the top directory “/”
Go through Var->root->Media
A folder called “Cydia” which is case sensitive has to be created now and for that you need to click on Edit where you will see a “+” in the bottom left. Here you have to enter the name “Cydia” and then click on Create.
You have to create another folder in this Cydia called “AutoInstall” which is also case sensitive like the Cydia folder.
Again go to Edit and click on the clipboard button ‘Paste’
Finally you need to restart your iOS device to complete the installation
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the jailbreak application on iOS device.