iPhone 4S no cydia??

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by allieverything, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I just bought a 4S on 5.0.1 on Craigslist. I saw sbsettings and 5.0.1 and just assumed all was well. Now, I find there is no cydia. I checked to see if it's hidden and it's just not there. Also, bitesms is there but no standard message app. I can deal with bite, but really need cydia. Any way to get it back?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    you would have to check to see what version you have if its 5.0.1 or 5.1 , if its 5.0.1 you can then re jailbreak it and you would then have Cydia reinstalled.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's 5.0.1. Just use absinthe?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Absinthe says error: device already jailbroken
     
  5. daemonite, Apr 6, 2012
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    You can reinstall Cydia vis SSH (IF ENABLED PREVIOUSLY!) or simply use the free program called iExplorer

    1. Download the Cydia package – available from many sources across the web these days. (as .deb package)
    2. Use CyberDuck (SSH), WinSCP (SSH) or iExplorer to transfer the files into your iPhone to the ROOT folder
    3. Once you have placed the .deb package into the ROOT folder, open up the Mobile Terminal and type the following commands:
    - dpkg -i /Cydia.deb
    - killall -HUP SpringBoard

    there maybe a problem though if you do not have mobile terminal installed or SSH access since you cannot run commands manually.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Just in root folder? not in a sub folder there? I'm using a mac btw and iexplorer. Thanks so much for the help. And where i mobile terminal?
     
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    Youre sure it's not docked?
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    Docked?

    When I navigate into Media, the Cydia folder with the Autoinstall folder there. There is nothing inside the auto install folder. I put a cydia 1.1.4 deb file in there and restarted a could of times and nothing changed
     
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    Open sbsettings and click dock.
    See if it's in there by any chance.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, it's not docked. This is really upsetting me. Who the heck does this?

    EDIT: BTW- thanks everyone for helping.

    Any other clues how I can install cydia again?
     
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    That sucks.:(
     
  13. thread starter macrumors member

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    No iFile. :( Maybe I can rejailbreak using cinject?
     
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    labman

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    guessing the guy you bought it from used cydelete to remove cydia or something like that. we have people come on here asking how do I delete cydia I never understand why. since at the very least it this makes getting updates much easier.
     
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    TriJetHero

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    In SBsettings/more/Hide Icons did you check and see if maybe cydia is hidden?
     
  16. thread starter macrumors member

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    Yes, I checked there. -sigh- thanks guy's for the help. I'm going to try rejailbreaking with cinject later. I can't believe someone would delete cydia
     
  17. thread starter macrumors member

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    Furthermore, when I open it in ifunbox, under raw file section/applications, the cydia.app is there. When I click on sources is has hackle and xsellize. Nothing else.
     
  18. macrumors member

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    try Cyder to install Mobile Terminal?

    then use mobile terminal to run commands:
    - dpkg -i /Cydia.deb
    - killall -HUP SpringBoard

    that should launch the cyda installer you put into your root folder...
     
  19. thread starter macrumors member

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    Wow, i forgot about that! Im going to give this a try asap. I should have results by monday (gfs phone and she is away). Thank you!!
     
  20. thread starter macrumors member

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    So- no luck. Cyder puts them in the autoinstall folder but no good. -sigh- Will CLI tool overide the already jailbroken error?
     
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    Do not re-run the jailbreak using cinject. I was personally warned against it by iH8snow himself. It will *not* work and will force you to do a DFU restore.

    Do you have MobileTerminal or SSH?
     
  22. thread starter macrumors member

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    No. ;( thanks for the warning though- I almost went through with it
     
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    If you can connect to the phone using iFunBox, you should be able to install MobileTerminal. All you have to do is download it from here, unzip it on your computer, then drag the Terminal.app folder to the /var/stash/Applications.XXXXX folder. Reboot and you should have MobileTerminal on your springboard.

    Now, download Cydia Installer here. Use iFunBox to drop it in the root folder /. Then open MobileTerminal and enter the following command:

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i cydia_1.1.6_iphoneos-arm.deb
    As long as dpkg is still installed, this should install Cydia.
     
  24. thread starter macrumors member

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    So it installs on Springboard but immediately closes when I open it :(
     
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    Hmm. Well, that's progress. It's possible that you don't have all the required dependencies. Did it give you any sort of error message during the install?
     

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