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  • Dec. 28 Cydia Crashing Problem. DO NOT Restore Your Device FIX Inside!
    Today around 12:05 EST there was a Packages file distributed via macciti/zodttd's source that causes cydia to not launch properly. The issue is well known and a solution is being worked out. Please do not panic/overreact and restore. Again, DO NOT restore your device.

    More Information:
    The issue was caused by a unicode character used in zodttd's packages file. This character brought out a bug in cydia which caused it to not launch. (a similar problem was created in the past when another community source missed a line break between entries.) This is not the fault of anyone at macciti or zodttd this is simply a bug in cydia.
    Fix:
    This is a simple fix really.
    • Connect to your iphone/ipod via either ssh, mobile terminal, ifile, diskaid or some other type of usb file system browser. Browse to /var/lib/apt/lists/
    • Delete cydia.zodttd-1.com_repo_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages.
    • Install the new update to cydia to fix this.

    IF you have apt7 installed you should be able to just run the following:
    Code:
    apt-get update
    You can also follow the direction in this .pdf to fix using diskaid for mac or windows
    https://files.getdropbox.com/u/15373...Cydia18Jul.pdf
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Dec. 28 Cydia Crashing Problem. DO NOT Restore Your Device FIX Inside! started by JStraitiff View original post
    Comments 129 Comments
    1. ty22's Avatar
      ty22 -
      Good thing I restored on Friday and never re-jailbroke.
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      Just see this video to fix it:YouTube - How To Fix Cydia Crash 28th December 2009

      press thanks if helped...
      Lol, anyone notice all of the cracked app sources in the vid
    1. karl101112's Avatar
      karl101112 -
      Quote Originally Posted by acm0810 View Post
      any other solution ??
      i hate doiung the SSH..
      what other solution i have ?
      i use iFunbox, its like SSH but you dont have to use WiFi just plug in your ipod/iphone, so its more safe. i-FunBox | File Manager and Hi-Speed Transfer Tool for iPhone and iPhone 3G (iFunBox Download Page) the download is wicked quick and easy to use. I hope this helped.
    1. Brian.Bustos's Avatar
      Brian.Bustos -
      Just did the mobile terminal fix and it worked like a charm. Thanks for whoever posted it. Glad I didn't jump the gun on the restore.
    1. stylin97's Avatar
      stylin97 -
      worked great! thanks
    1. lamsik's Avatar
      lamsik -
      Haha. A little late. I restored also. Good thing for MobileMe. Haha.
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Haha I didn't notice this because I had nocyfreash turned on and i'm glad I did I would have restored. dumb luck

      O and just ran apt-get update and it worked perfectly
    1. blkcadi's Avatar
      blkcadi -
      Quote Originally Posted by Melech518 View Post
      Lol, anyone notice all of the cracked app sources in the vid
      yup, it is what it is. The guy puts out some helpful vids, But still a thief.
    1. Drewman123's Avatar
      Drewman123 -
      use "funbox"
    1. KabutoCub's Avatar
      KabutoCub -
      OK, so I connected through SSH and I delete that file and I was able to start up Cydia just fine (yay!)... BUT... there is no Cydia update.

      .......???? Cydia update?
    1. A Retired Mod's Avatar
      A Retired Mod -
      Don't be looking at my files then...
    1. iphonerookie's Avatar
      iphonerookie -
      so i only get an error refreshing for modmyi when i open cydia. i get it everytime, hit ok, it reloads the data and i'm good to go. here's a screenie of what i keep getting:



      Do i need to do any fix like posted in this thread? or is this just a temp thing thats been goin on for the last 2 days? let me know!

      - Rook
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerookie View Post
      so i only get an error refreshing for modmyi when i open cydia. i get it everytime, hit ok, it reloads the data and i'm good to go. here's a screenie of what i keep getting:



      Do i need to do any fix like posted in this thread? or is this just a temp thing thats been goin on for the last 2 days? let me know!

      - Rook
      Can you share the name of that theme? I like.
    1. dagool_23's Avatar
      dagool_23 -
      Well what i did was used Diskaid as instructed at top of this discussion and deleted "cydia.zodttd-1.com_repo_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages" and installed the update to Cydia Installer through Rock and started Cydia and Cydia stared and loaded up. Thanks for the info. Worked great.

      yeah what is the name of that theme?
    1. Frostbite's Avatar
      Frostbite -
      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerookie View Post
      so i only get an error refreshing for modmyi when i open cydia. i get it everytime, hit ok, it reloads the data and i'm good to go. here's a screenie of what i keep getting:



      Do i need to do any fix like posted in this thread? or is this just a temp thing thats been goin on for the last 2 days? let me know!

      - Rook
      What theme is this?
    1. ddonuts4's Avatar
      ddonuts4 -
      can't you also uninstall the repo in rock?
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Quote Originally Posted by romeo_herman View Post
      Just see this video to fix it:YouTube - How To Fix Cydia Crash 28th December 2009

      press thanks if helped...

      that guy does everything in his videos improperly. for instance: he doesnt show what the path is from root which will cause alot of confusion if people's clients dont start them out at /var/root. The cracked app thing is meh.

      i wonder if he did that video based on my instructions

      Quote Originally Posted by iphonerookie View Post
      so i only get an error refreshing for modmyi when i open cydia. i get it everytime, hit ok, it reloads the data and i'm good to go. here's a screenie of what i keep getting:



      Do i need to do any fix like posted in this thread? or is this just a temp thing thats been goin on for the last 2 days? let me know!

      - Rook
      From what i know, the server has been having connection issues. a lot of people have been reporting this problem. This topic does not pertain to that though. its just warning you that it was unable to retrieve the file and is using a cached one.
    1. MexiChriS's Avatar
      MexiChriS -
      all i did was delete ttehat one file & i was good to go with Cyda thanks to DiskAid. i dont get whats the eal with the whole "update cydia" havent seen to need that.

      anyways, thanks for the write up, it fixed Cydia issue

      - MexiChriS
    1. Jeff181995's Avatar
      Jeff181995 -
      niceee i restored my phone 3 times today lol
    1. djvaity's Avatar
      djvaity -
      thanx a ton!! it saved me frm restoring my phone