Help!! I was deleting JB apps I didn't use to speed up my phone and Cydia disappeared

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by TH55, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. TH55 macrumors 68030

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    The performance of my phone has been a lot slower lately to the point that it is very frustrating. I began going through and clearing out jailbreak apps/tweaks/themes that I didn't use in hopes of speeding it back up.

    There were a few apps/themes that, when I tried to unintall/remove them, prompted me with this:

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    I immediately cancelled operation, as to avoid any trouble. However, I accidentally clicked "force removal" on one, I'm pretty sure it was either a winterboard or some other tweak I downloaded for the equix theme or iFile or something of that sort, none of which were integral to the operation of my phone/jailbreak and all of which I downloaded after I had already been jailbroken for some time, and after it finished and restarted, Cydia was gone from my phone. How can I get Cydia back without losing all of my jailbreak settings/tweaks?

    I should mention everything works fine on the phone still, just as it did before, only Cydia is now missing. Please help me...thanks!
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    No it will not delete your tweaks.

    None that i know of.
     
  5. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok. Any idea what happened?
     
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    From here

    http://apt.saurik.com/debs/

    If you can access the file structure install it with ifunbox

    or put the deb in
    Private/var/root/media/Cydia/AutoInstall
    and reboot

    If the Cydia/AutoInstall directory doesn't exists create it, mind the capital I in AutoInstall
     
  8. TH55, Aug 9, 2013
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    Ok, thanks. Do I have to do this from a desktop?

    Where do I get ifunbox?
     
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  10. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    You can't just answer me? I don't know what exactly I would google and it would make it much easier for you to simply tell me.
     
  11. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Nobody is going to hold your hand here, what is so dificult in googling ifunbox???
     
  12. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    I'm with trijethero on this one. What you are asking sounds like Jailbreak 101 type questions. These types of issue are handled on this forum and on many web forums on the daily. Perform a search first before you fill our forums with unneeded post when your question can be answered by a simple search.
     
  13. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    iFunbox is a program; I doubt many of us will remember the actual website address to type out for you

    So just google the program name and you'll get the web address link
     
  14. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok I downloaded ifunbox on my desktop. How do I know which file is Cydia for iOS 5.01? There are hundreds in that list.
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    What device do you have?

    I know that the iOS 5.1.1 jailbreak installed with cydia 1.1.6 (i'll check later to confirm)

    Never jailbroke iOS 5.0.1 so I don't know about that. You can always try googling and see if anything pops up. If nothing, you can go try installing 1.1.6
     
  16. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    How is it possible that re-jailbreaking will not wipe out all of my current settings?

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    Ok. I have a 4S running 5.01. So here is where I'm confused: do I have to re-jailbreak or is it possible to simply install Cydia through this ifunbox program? If the former, how do I save my jailbreak settings and purchased apps? If the latter, how do I know which .deb file to install? I can't tell what is what by the names.
     
  17. darricksailo, Aug 9, 2013
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    Cydia 1.1.3 is what originally came on it

    http://www.ijailbreak.com/cydia/cydia-1-1-3-update-available-to-download/

    Your jailbreak settings were never deleted to begin with; only the tweak is deleted when you uninstall it

    Rejailbreaking is different from restoring, jailbreak doesn't delete any data

    The entire name is there on the website. And not all of the files are "cydia" if you actually examined the file names more closely

    Edit: it is to my understanding that cydia 1.1.6 can work since that is what's it going to be on the "changes" list
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's my understanding that you simply place the DEB file here (using iFunbox to connect to your phone):

    Private/var/root/media/Cydia/AutoInstall

    Once there, you reboot and because this is an auto install Cydia gets auto installed when you reboot.

    Note that Cydia is simply an app. Installing it shouldn't affect anything else.

    This is my understanding of it all anyway. If I'm wrong, someone will point that out.
     
  19. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I think most people said they had to reboot their device twice when using this method to install a .deb app/file

    To the OP: And if the folders aren't there already, make them
     
  20. TH55, Aug 9, 2013
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    TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, so would it be easier to simply re-jailbreak my phone? I found this site http://lifehacker.com/5913376/how-to-jailbreak-ios-501 which gives step by step instructions on how to do it for a 4S running 5.01. If so, are you 100% positive my jailbreak settings will remain the same even after re-jalibreaking? If so this seems like less hassle then the funbox ordeal as there are dozens of files in there named Cydia. Thanks again.

    Edit - I am now reading that you cannot re-jailbreak without restoring your phone which will update the iOS automatically?
     
  21. TriJetHero macrumors 601

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    Use 1.13

    No you don't have to re-jailbreak
    Install cydia with ifunbox or the direct install in the AutoInstall folder

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    Ifunbox or direct install is MUCH easier...
     
  22. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Most people advise against rejailbreaking if you can help it

    It's easy, just download cydia 1.1.3 from the link that trijethero gave you
     
  23. TH55 thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Ok, gotcha thanks. Last question - how specifically do I download Cydia using ifunbox? When I download the file cydia1.13 I am unable to open it. Thanks again.

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    Ok thanks. Just confused on how to download/install cydia using funbox.
     

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