Use Mxtube on jailbroken devices to download youtube videos!

MxTube is an easy to use YouTube video downloader for jailbroken iPhone or iPad, to learn how to install this app, just follow these steps:

1. Open Cydia on your jailbroken iphone.

2. Once the data is loaded, go to search and type in “Mxtube”.

3. It’s free in the BigBoss repo and the insanelyi repo.

4. Select it and install it.

5. Respring or reboot your device.

6. You are done to use it.


When you open the app you will see a lower menu bar with four options:

Featured, Search, Videos and Downloads.

The Search option allows you to search YouTube for videos, for example, I used the key words ‘why this kolaveri di’. It then brought up a list of relevant videos listing them from most viewed to least viewed. With each video in the list you are given a thumbnail of the video, the title of the video, the number of stars it has, the number of times it has been viewed, how long it is and who it was uploaded by. Once you have found a video you would like to download just tap on it. This will bring up a pop-up in which you have three options for downloading;

High (Wifi), Low (Edge) or Both.

You can also cancel the request. Once you have select the download quality, it will begin to download and will show up in the Downloads section in the lower menu bar. If you go into the Downloads options you will see the size of the file, how much of it has been downloaded and you also have the option to cancel the download by tapping on the red x next to it. The number of videos you have downloading will also show up as a badge on the Downloads icon on the lower menu bar. Once a video has finished downloading it will be put into the Videos section.

If you tap on Videos on the lower menu bar you will get a list of all the videos that you have already downloaded. There is also an Edit button in the upper right corner that allows you to delete downloaded videos or you can just swipe to delete the downloaded video or a currently downloading video. In your downloaded Videos list, you will see the Title of the video, what the video quality is for each video, high or low, the length of the video and the person that downloaded the video.

To play, just tap on it. Once it is playing, you can open the multi-media controls by tapping on the video if you tap Done in the upper left corner it will bring you back to your list of downloaded videos. Once you download a video it will keep it in the Downloaded section until you delete it, even when the app is closed and reopened. MxTube is very well implemented, the interface is impressive and it works exactly how it should.

One drawback is that it does not work if you minimise the app but then you have an alternative to use a tweak called backgrounder to play it while minimised.

Do let us know how useful you found this tweak!

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