iPhone Missing Cydia Icon on home screen

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by david martin, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. david martin macrumors member

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    Hi everyone, I need some help,

    I recently jailbroke my 3GS using greenpoison and installed Cydia. I'm using 4.1 firmware and 5.14 baseband. After installing Cydia and rebooting there is no Cydia icon on my home screen. When I try to reinstall Cydia a dialouge box appears stating Cydia is already installed. I've tried rebooting a second and third time, but haven't tried restoring and re jailbreaking. Should I?

    I've searched on this forum and online for a few days now and my best lead is to install a program called ifunbox which will allow me to search in folders not normally accessible. Before I install some strange software I wanted to see if there are other options or if ifunbox even works for newer firmware?

    Thanks,
    David
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try this too to see if it helps.
    Settings/general/reset/reset home screen layout.
     
  3. david martin thread starter macrumors member

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    Still nothing. I tried twice, one time after a reboot. Thanks for the idea though.


    Any other ideas? From what I've read online I'm not the only one this has happened to. Although the only suggested fix I've come across is the ifunbox program to find where Cydia is hidden.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Give that ifunbox a shot and if still nothing you will need to restore and rejailbreak.
     
  5. david martin thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok.. I installed ifunbox (turned out to be a really cool program) and now have a Cydia icon (although both the loader and Cydia icon are all white), but.... when I click to open Cydia it tries to open for a split second then goes back to my home screen. I remember coming across a few threads with others having the same issue but didn't pay much attention. I plan to do more digging after work tomorrow, but hoping to get a few suggestions in the mean time.

    Applejuiced - do you have any fixes for me?

    Thanks
     
  6. genetic, Nov 29, 2010
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  7. david martin thread starter macrumors member

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    Finally got Cydia to open, but I'm now learning all my work might have been for nothing. If anyone could clarify how I can install the new ipad bb without restoring to 4.2 first I would greatly appreciate the info. Any way, back to my orginal problem, I ended up deleting two files via ifunbox named com.apple.mobile.installation.plist and cydia app. I then reinstalled cydia and after the auto respring Cydia worked.
     
  8. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    Get the newest redsn0w and the firmware for a 3GS @ 4.1. Open redsn0w with your phone plugged in and follow instructions. You need to enable the iPad baseband. After that you should be set. Just need to install ultrasn0w and any fixes you may need. Perhaps Push Fix and T-Mobile MMS settings if you're with T-Mobile.
     
  9. david martin thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Erik, but I'm assuming if I restore to 4.1 and use redsnow to JB, I will loose my untethered JB. I'm also unaware where to get ahold of 4.1 firmware, since apple only has 4.2 available on itunes.
     
  10. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    I am pretty sure you only lose the untethered JB if you update to 4.2.1. Stay at 4.1. You can find the firmware using Google. ;)
     
  11. labman macrumors 604

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    Greenpois0in fixed my 14 I was in the middle od a cydia update and got a call :mad: and wouldn't load can't believe I forgot to download openssh. so before I sucked up and rejailbreak I tried greenpos0in. worked like a champ btw I originally jailbroke with PwnageTool
     
  12. xxtypeoxx macrumors newbie

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    Hey David, Can you tell me how you were able to delete the file com.apple.mobile.installation.plist in ifunbox. I was able to locate cydia app and delete it when i right clicked on the file but when i did a search for com.apple.mobile.installation.plist it came up on the right side of the screen but when i right click it it doesnt give me the option to delete the file. I am having the same problem as you.

    With Cydia now deleted its gone from my wall but when i go to loader it will not give me any options to load cydia again?
     
  13. jthspace macrumors newbie

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    Fixed it for me on iPad 4.2.1 Greenpois0n

    Many thanks, this deleted all the folders and restored Cydia. Only thing lost was Installous which is a small price to pay!
     
  14. gladsondavid macrumors newbie

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    thanks

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