iPhone HELP! Cydia is permanently stuck on my phone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by quinlisk, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. quinlisk macrumors newbie

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    I've been jailbreaking my phones for like 6 years now and I have never seen anything like this.
    I'm running iOS 9.3.3 on my iPhone 6 and I did the pangu jailbreak recently to get the pokemon go hack.
    The jailbreak worked fine and the hack installed but the one feature wasn't working so I tried uninstalling pokemon go and then reinstalled it and did the same with the hack. Then my location services started turning itself off every time I turned it on. So I just said screw it and restored my phone back to before I jailbroke it. Problem is, the jailbreak didn't go away and cydia stopped working and would crash on launch. I even tried erasing the entire phone through the settings and that didn't get rid of it. Same with a factory reset and connecting in recovery mode.

    I did some research and apparently you have to use Cydia Eraser to get rid of it. Soooo I re-jailbroke my phone and cydia launched but, of course, its completely empty. There are no packaged installed and all sources fail to load.

    I get this screen on launch and when I hit refresh:
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    I tried closing cydia and restarting, doing a hard reboot and rejailbreaking again but nothing is working. To make things worse, Pokemon Go apparently has a jailbreak detection and the game makes it so no pokemon show up if you're jailbroken.

    I get this is what I get for trying to cheat... :mad:

    PLEASE HELP!!!!
     
  2. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    You've already tried putting the phone in DFU, connecting to iTunes and restoring to new without using a backup? I mean like totally clean to 9.3.4..... Then back to 3.3
     
  3. quinlisk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I restored without using a back up and set it up as new iPhone, twice. Erased all settings first the second time. I never tried updating to 9.3.4 but I don't see that making much of a difference. Do you?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Doing an erase all content and settings on the phone settings itself is NOT restoring. Restoring is plugging it to itunes on the computer and hitting restore.
    If you messed it up with doing an erase all on a JB device then you need to restore to fix the problem.
    Not really sure if ios 9.3.3 is still signed.
     
  5. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    As far as trying 'everything' goes, yes I think a clean DFU restore and letting iTunes instal 9.3.4 ( set up as new ) will result in the phone working. I don't want to be responsible for you moving to 9.3.4 and not being able to go back. But given the stuff I read here the 9.3.3 JB is messing with a lot of people in one way or another. I'm so glad I'm still on 9.0.2
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You made a very wise choice to stay on JB 9.0.2 instead of jumping into this semi untethered JB ;)
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Tell me about it! :(

    People bitched about BLoD when the 9.0.2 jailbreak was released but I've personally never seen so many issues cropping up as this current jailbreak.

    No offense to my friends who are using this jailbreak without problems, either because of circumstance or choice, but I just don't feel it.
     
  8. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    I'm still on iOS 8.4 because it is working perfectly for me. Thought of moving to 9.3.3 but decided against.
     
  9. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    You have to do a restore in iTunes to remove the jailbreak. And if cydia somehow comes back, you need to set up the device as new and not restore from a backup
    --- Post Merged, Aug 20, 2016 ---
    Fortunately, no problems for me. I wonder if it's because I always restore and set up as a new device every time I jailbreak
     
  10. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Could be that or maybe people updated OTA to 9.3.3 or updated to 9.3.3 instead of restoring with itunes and that is causing it to be so unstable.
    Or bad hacks/packages installed from cydia that cause it to permanently damage the JB and need a restore?
    It seems to be many random issues why this JB stops working for people and not something that you can pinpoint currently.
    Hope they figure it out.
     
  11. StarkCity macrumors 6502a

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    The amount of threads involving disasters caused by this JB are crazy...... Everyday I'm reading about some new wild problems. True there are some that are having good luck, but I've never seen a JB be so inconsistent. The good old days are gone.....
     
  12. quinlisk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    At this point all I want is a phone that isn't jailbroken so I can play Pokemon. Idc if I can't jailbreak it.

    @darricksailo I did restore it in iTunes and restored it as a new phone. Cydia is still there. I've restored it in every way possible.

    I need to fix Cydia so I can use Cydia eraser. Does anyone have any ideas?
    For real. I remember when blackrain where all you had to do was plug your phone in and click jailbreak and it was done. I need that again lol
     
  13. SoYoung macrumors 6502

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    Honestly maybe i'm very lucky, but I installed the 9,3,3 jailbreak on my iPhone and on my 2 iPads and none of them have any problem. My phone was updated OTA to 9.3.3 and both my iPad was restored on 9.3.3. All my current device work with a previous back up, I don't set them as new device before jailbreak.

    I don't have many tweak installed. I think maybe its the problem. I jailbreak just for a couple of tweaks and that's it. When it works, I try to stay it that way as long as possible. I'm not the type of guy who wants to install many tweak just for the trip to play with it and have something new and take a chance to mess up my jailbreak.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You did not restore the phone and setup as new cause cydia would not be there.
    Listen, most of us here been into this thing for way too long to play games with newbies that claim nonsense like you did above.
    If you restored the device by plugging into itunes and hitting restore 10000% cydia will not be there.
    If you want help we can help you but if you start lying and making things up we wont even bother responding to you again.
    Get it?
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    After restoring using iTunes and setting up as new when prompted, do not restore from your backup at all. Cydia will not be there after a clean restore and setting up as new when prompted
     
  16. BIG BOI IFONE macrumors newbie

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    Did you end up fixing this issue? I have the same problem and i've tried everything.
     

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