[Update] Cydia Blocked by 3 UK/Ireland and China Unicom


Update 3: How to Unblock Access on 3’s 3G Network, via Blogsdna:

Call 333 from your phone on Three’s network and ask them to turn off your adult content filter.

Update 2: via @spookylurker:

@DinoD7: I can confirm that Cydia has not been blocked in the UK as of yet on Edge & 3G Networks (Tested)

Update 1: @darkmalloc reports the block is also in Wales and England too.

I saw mention of this last night, but didn’t think much of it. I thought it was a temporary glitch. Developer @stroughtonsmith mentioned Cydia had been blocked in Ireland by the carrier 3, as first reported by @0xMW.

Nah, carriers wouldn’t do that–right? Think again. Reports have started coming in that Cydia’s servers have been blocked by 3 UK/Ireland, and China Unicom. Cydia would not load over the 3G network.

TUAW heard from a 3 representative that said:

“Cydia has been caught in this filter in error,”

Apparently 3 uses a third party to block objectionable content, and Cydia got caught in the mix. How does that happen?

What do you think? Would Canadian carriers ever dare to block Cydia? Possibly to prevent the use of apps like MyWi?

[@stroughtonsmith, TUAW]


  • Guest

    Can these people still use Cydia via wifi?

  • Yes.

  • Rukk

    Cydia is just a package manager. You can still install everything without it.

  • well blocked or not, they can use it on Wifi, and that’s good enough. And that won’t effect mywifi by the way, just downloading it, but thats solved through wifi. It won’t stop jail breaking, and to tell the truth, most people have limited data, and wait to do big downloads on wifi, so i am surprised this was even found out.

  • SF

    adult content filter?? lol

  • Superjester

    If canada tries to ever stop cydia or jailbreaking i eill prob trade my iphone for a android os.
    I dont like stock ios. I like to feel that i can customize my phone any way i want to. With my own ringtones and sounds and themes and jailbreaking has done that for me.

  • Sumsum2343

    Hi Rukk

    I have iphone 4 iOS 4.2.1 no jailbracked.
    How i can download apps from Cydia without Cydia?