Can't open Cydia

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jimmy83, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. jimmy83 macrumors 65816

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    Been jailbroke with Spirit on 3.1.3 3G for a while now, just tried to open Cydia but its just crashing straight away. Any ideas people?
     
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  3. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It had been working fine until around 1-2 weeks ago which was the last time I opened it. Please say I can solve this without JB again!
     
  4. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cydia still isnt opening, and anyone advise what I need to do? I quite happy with 3.1.3, so dont fancy upgrading to iOS4.
     
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Did you have openssh installed before cydia started crashing?
     
  6. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yes
     
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  8. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a bad repo. Try this out. SSH into the phone and then navigate to /var/lib/apt/lists/ and delete everything except the partial folder. Restart the phone and it should work.

    If that doesn't work navigate to root/private/ect/apt/sources.list.d and edit that file. Remove all the sources except sauriks one.
     
  9. jimmy83 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cheers pal, that worked :) What did it delete via SSH btw?

    Not been checking the latest jailbreak stuff latley...Iam saving my ECID...got the message 'this device has a pending TSS request'....is this to do with your SHSH blobs?

    Thanks again man
     
  10. johndallas macrumors newbie

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    Mine did that once, only way I could fix it was to re-jailbreak it.
     
  11. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    No probs. It just deleted the list of repo's that Cydia maintains. One of them was providing corrupted headers. By deleting them you force Cydia to redownload them again, and hopefully the repo maintainers would have noticed the error by then and removed the offending header. It's an uncommon bug but I wish Cydia handled it better.

    Yes Cydia is saving your SHSH blob's, but for 4.0.1. You don't have to do anything. Normally you wouldn't have to worry about this stuff, but since 4.x Apple have started 'soft' signing the iPhone 3G. It's done in the software and not on a security chip so it shouldn't be a big deal to jailbreakers but still a but irritating.
     

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