How To Fix Cydia Errors

Even though we leave in the age of internet finding what we need can be quite hard. If we want to jailbreak an iPhone, install cydia, add cydia sources no problem, there are lots of tutorials out there documenting these procedures. But when we want to find a fix on some problems regarding Cydia all changes. This is because these are rare cases but when you find yourself in such situations you are doomed.

In this article I will try to point out some of the problems that you may face with Cydia.

Finding the problem is easy

using these steps you can identify it:

  1. Via SSH or Terminal on your device type:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get update

  2. Right now you should get the error message

Running the update command should fix your problem.

Icon not visible fix

This error can appear if you have installed a new package and restarting Cydia doesn’t do the trick:

  1. Via SSH go to /applications/cydia.app
  2. Copy icon.png to your PC
  3. Now delete icon.png from device
  4. Respring and you should see a white icon for Cydia in Springboard
  5. Copy back icon.png to /applications/cydia.app
  6. Respring again.

Package header error

This is a Cydia startup error where you are informed that there’s an error with package headers, this can be fixed like this:

  1. Via SSH or Terminal on your device type:

    su

    alpine

    dpkg –a configure

  2. Respring

Cydia crash on load

Fix 1:

  1. Via SSH go to /var/lib/apt/lists/ folder
  2. Delete all excluding partial folder
  3. Reboot

Fix 2:

  1. Via SSH go to root/private/ect/apt/sources.list.d
  2. Remove all items except saurik.list
  3. Reboot

Adding a repo error

There are a couple of things that could create this kind of error:

  • Incorrect repo url or forgetting to add / at the end of the link
  • Repo is down
  • No network connection

Source error

If you get an error bin/bzip2 this means that the source is problematic. Try removing it from cydia, if this doesn’t work try this fix:

  1. Via SSH go to /etc/apt/sources.list.d
  2. Backup cydia.list
  3. Edit cydia.list and remove the line corresponding to the source
  4. Reboot

Cydia crash when or after Reloading Data

This situation occurs when or after Reloading Data and the fix is:

  1. Via SSH or Terminal on your device type:

    su

    alpine

    dpkg –configure –a

  2. Reboot

Cache fix

Fix 1: Cyder it’s a good app and tool that can help you download and transfer packages and sources to your device and it also good on clearing cydia cache

Fix 2: Another solution to the cache problem is FixCydiaCache. This is a PC tool. In order to run this tool you will need to download and install on your device afc2add from Cydia. Run FixCydiaCache and connect your device to PC and click Fix My Cydia Cache!

Ultimate solution to any problem

If you none of this worked for you or did not find the solution the only thing to do is to reinstall Cydia:

Fix 1:

  1. Via SSH or Terminal on your device type:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get remove cydia

    apt-get install cydia

  2. Reboot

Fix 2:

  1. Download cydia from internet
  2. Via SSH go to /var/mobile and copy here cydia.deb
  3. Via SSH or Terminal on your device type:

    su

    alpine

    dpkg -i cydia.deb

  4. Reboot

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2 thoughts on “How To Fix Cydia Errors

  1. I have a jailbroken 3rd Gen iPod Touch, with Cydia. By mistake, in iPhone Explorer, I deleted all my sources in cydia. I need to start over again. I tried jailbreaking it again with greenp0ison, but it didn’t work. So I want to know whether anybody can give me a list of the startup sources in Cydia.

    1. Cydia should have a list sources for you to download. Scroll down to “More Packaged Sources” and click on it. Then click on the sources and click install. I have a blog on jailbreaking and sources alike. I have a list of sources there. IF you want try program called spirit to jailbreak. I used that on my 3g ipod touch. then i switched to the 4g and used limerain.

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