Cydia crashing. A LOT!

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  1. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Recently Cydia is begging to crash on me more and more often. It's to the stage now that everytime I install a source from the 'More Package Sources' on the home and refreshing the Changes it will close, as well as randomly every now and then. It's basically becoming unusable, and I'm not sure how to fix it :(
     
  2. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Not using a jailbroken device will greatly improve stability.

    If you insist on a jailbroken device, this is just one of the many costs involved with using the iphone in a non standard way such as this.
     
  3. MikePA macrumors 68020

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    Your entire post is a load of crap.

    The OP should re-jailbreak.
     
  4. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Um.. The Cydia is from the Jailbreak, so it's not really a cost, more of a prize. It's just that I'm having problems with Cydia. No Jalbreak, no Cydia. Plus I like the Phone being *mine*, not Apples :)

    Yeah, I think I might... Or if the new FW isn't too far off, I'll wait 'til then. :eek:
     
  5. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    I had similar problems recently, and as previously stated, a restore/re-jailbreak fixed it.
     
  6. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    You can also reinstall Cydia via itself, give that a try first. ;)
     
  7. TJisYeah macrumors member

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    this may sound stupid have you rebooted your phone? when cydia starts crashing i reboot my phone. everything is fine after that
     
  8. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I've been having this same problem. Every time I refresh my sources Cydia crashes.
     
  9. mdecker79 macrumors member

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    At least I'm not the only one here... This has been going on for a week or so.. Hit refresh then crash. To resolve reboot iPhone and then open cydia and refresh. This works every time.
     
  10. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Going to try this. I'll post results.
     
  11. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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  12. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Reinstalled fine without crashing. Rebooted phone and have been browsing since. Also downloaded and installed xGPS with no crash. This seems to have fixed the problem for now.
     
  13. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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  14. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Yessir. And all packages previously installed.
     
  15. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Had any more trouble yet? for now I've just rebooted as suggested earlier, but a few hours later and the problem has returned!! :eek:
     
  16. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    I've been on Cydia several times since the reinstall and have had no crashes.
     
  17. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    I'm glad to hear a reinstall fixes it incase it happens to me again....
     
  18. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Okay, I reinstalled Cydia this morning and rebooted. It is now almost 12 hours later, and still no problems! :D If anyone's having any problems with Cydia, don't Restore! Reinstall! :D

    I'll post if I have any problems in the near future.

    Oh, and Cydia is just updating atm, so I'll post if there are any problems after the update.

    Edit 1: Oh, duck! :p Just crashed in Change Log for SBSettings... :(
    Edit 2: Cydia now shows something like "Updating files" in the middle of the screen when I open it. Anyone else have this, is it just how it is in the latest version?
     
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  20. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You probably do not know how to read a thread.
     
  21. TJisYeah macrumors member

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    you act like restoring is no big deal. "hey just restore and reinstall"

    i have alot of info and apps and tons of other **** .. i would not want to restore my phone..

    learn how to use cydia
     
  22. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

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    Who said anything about restoring?? We were talking about reinstalling Cydia. You do that from within Cydia itself.

    Update on my Cydia status: back to it's ol' crashworthy self. And I don't really like how it works after the update...
     
  23. neesh0 macrumors 6502a

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    you should try a reboot to see if it helps, if not then resort to a restore/re-jailbreak.
     
  24. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    God, why is everyone telling me I should go and learn how to use Cydia? I do know. :rolleyes:
     
  25. Tokiopop thread starter macrumors 68000

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    That does help, but the problem soon returned. I reinstalled cydia via itself, rebooted, and have had no problems since :)
     

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