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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. dman918's Avatar
      dman918 -
      I cannot get into Cydia, which is the whole problem.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by dman918 View Post
      I cannot get into Cydia, which is the whole problem.
      Try Rock
    1. dman918's Avatar
      dman918 -
      How do I load on Rock?
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by dman918 View Post
      How do I load on Rock?
      Someone may have to confirm but I think you can go to their website, Rockyourphone.com or something like that and download something on your PC to install Rock on your phone.


      Don't forget to thank if successful.
    1. dman918's Avatar
      dman918 -
      Rock desktop client doesn't work with 3.1.2 and if I try to install rock onto the iphone, I get the logo and then it just goes back to my phone (no new icon for installation).
      Thanks (and I will click thanks if we can get it working)
      Mike


      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      Someone may have to confirm but I think you can go to their website, Rockyourphone.com or something like that and download something on your PC to install Rock on your phone.


      Don't forget to thank if successful.
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by dman918 View Post
      Rock desktop client doesn't work with 3.1.2 and if I try to install rock onto the iphone, I get the logo and then it just goes back to my phone (no new icon for installation).
      Thanks (and I will click thanks if we can get it working)
      Mike
      Maybe use Blackra1n to get Rock on?
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Just SSH
    1. Da1nonlycako's Avatar
      Da1nonlycako -
      Quote Originally Posted by PuPpYpWr View Post
      wow have anyone tried that diskaid its seems really simple
      Yes I did it the diskaid way and it was very easy and now Cydia works...finally!!
    1. Rossy Seriati's Avatar
      Rossy Seriati -
      Thank you so much!!! You're Rock JSStraitiff.It's worked with my iPhone.
    1. porky's Avatar
      porky -
      I've tried using the method in the first posting and deleted all the files inside the lists folder leaving behind partial folder....but still i cant go into cydia or rock...once i click on the app for cydia/rock it will juz auto bounce back to my springboard....so anyone can help out here? Am i supposed to install and updates via SSH or anything? I dun have APT though
    1. jacobp's Avatar
      jacobp -
      Quote Originally Posted by Da1nonlycako View Post
      Yes I did it the diskaid way and it was very easy and now Cydia works...finally!!
      I tried DiskAid and it didn't work. Can you please publish a step-by-step of what you did in DiskAid to get Cydia to work. Thanks.
    1. dman918's Avatar
      dman918 -
      can't SSH into it. Tried via WinSCP and no dice. Also tried to load blackra1n and though it goes through the steps with the splashscreen and everything, there is no new icons to install cydia/rock or anything else.

      Anything else???
    1. Windmeel's Avatar
      Windmeel -
      Quote Originally Posted by dman918 View Post
      can't SSH into it. Tried via WinSCP and no dice. Also tried to load blackra1n and though it goes through the steps with the splashscreen and everything, there is no new icons to install cydia/rock or anything else.

      Anything else???
      You went through the Blackra1n process and have no Blackra1n icon on your Springboard?
    1. Rossy Seriati's Avatar
      Rossy Seriati -
      If you guy had jailbreaking your iPhone used blackra1n.com and had install cydia,rock and snow app from there.the instruction from JStraitiff it would be working properly,I've been search anywhere this one worked perfectly and super easy.Follow his step!Thanks so much JStraitiff.

      Here what I've done to got my Cydia back
      Open Rock
      go to manage scroll down to respositories
      uninstall zodttd repository
      go to search in Rock type Cydia
      scroll down to 'C' for Cydia installer and click reinstall when done open Cydia search for zoddttd and back the respository.

      Here what I've done to got my Cydia back
      Open Rock
      go to manage scroll down to respositories
      uninstall zodttd repository
      go to search in Rock type Cydia
      scroll down to 'C' for Cydia installer and click reinstall when done open Cydia search for zoddttd and back the respository.
    1. LBsFinest's Avatar
      LBsFinest -
      okay im about ready to give up lol

      i have tried everything! i used ifile to delete all zodttd packages...cydia still crashed.

      i even went back in and deleted all the other sources, nope. then i deleted the partial folder, still wont work.

      not sure if i have apt7 but i used mobile terminal to run the code, no luck, it reads "sh: apt-get: command not found"

      THEN i installed rock, went to manage, and deleted the zodttd repo like someone said to, erased and reinstalled cydia, it still doesnt work! does anyone know what i have to do to really fix it? someone please help me, i HATE using rock lol.
    1. dman918's Avatar
      dman918 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Windmeel View Post
      You went through the Blackra1n process and have no Blackra1n icon on your Springboard?
      Yes, no icon shows. It's like I never ran the program. Do I need to disable winterboard or something else?
    1. INDEPENDENT's Avatar
      INDEPENDENT -
      ****.... I dont have ssh and i cant use diskaid how am i suppose to fix cydia?
    1. starjar's Avatar
      starjar -
      Thanks for the info. Great advice!
    1. INDEPENDENT's Avatar
      INDEPENDENT -
      so wait no one is going to answer me? well **** you guys to... im sure im not the only one with this problem!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      You have to restore and start all over