Cydia won't open - quits on launch.

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by trublu304, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. trublu304 macrumors newbie

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    I haven't been able to open Cydia since Monday. I have tried deleting some threads from cydia as explained on http://www.appleiphoneschool.com/2009/12/28/more-cydia-crashing-december-28th/ (even though I never had the issue back in December) and I was even able to download the Cydia update through Rock, but still no luck.

    I'm on a 3G 16GB running 3.1.2.

    Any ideas??

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    You'll need to connect to your iPhone via OpenSSH or simply use iFile. Just erase every file in var/lib/dpkg/updates
     
  3. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

    WhatAmI

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    Btw, the other option is to re-install Cydia via OpenSSH. Hit Return after each command.

    →su root

    →enter your password (if you still haven't changed it, it's alpine)

    →apt-get remove cydia

    →apt-get install cydia

    →killall SpringBoard
     
  4. trublu304 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'll try deleting all the updates today under var/lib/dpkg/updates using ifile, see if tht works.

    If not I'll try open SSH. (And yes, I changed my password, couldn't take the risk of not! :eek:)

    Thanks for the advice!
     
  5. WhatAmI macrumors 6502a

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    Did you manage to resolve it or do you need additional tips?
     
  6. trublu304 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I looked var/lib/dpkg/updates and it was empty. I tried deleting cydia through ifile and reinstalling it through the blackra1n app.

    I haven't tried the openSSH yet, I just got home from work. If i connect through ssh on SBSettings will that work just as well as OpenSSH? (That's what I've been using since I jailbroke in October).

    I should also note I'm on a mac using cyberduck.
     
  7. Chiny macrumors 6502

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    I'm havin the same issue, I was thinking to uninstall Cydia threw the Rock App. and then reinstall it but, when I tried it this message popped up saying my phone may crash. Knowing that, I stopped. I guess I can leave w/o Cydia until a good jb is out for 3.1.3 3g(s)
     
  8. trublu304 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Update: I was able to connect using my mobile terminal and execute the command to remove cydia, but when typing the command apt-get install cyda, i get the following error: E: Internal Error, Could not perform immediate configuration (2) on essential

    At least I can use Rock in the meantime.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Same thing happened to me. It took a full restore to get Cydia working.
     
  10. mizcutie101 macrumors newbie

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    I have a solution...

    If its already been stated oh well I found a way that it works without all the b.s.

    1. find "spirt" for jailbreaking iphone
    2. jailbreak it cydia should open back up
    3. easy as that
     

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