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    Default Please help.. Cydia crashes
    hello if some one ca please help me.. i am having problems with cydia i dont know why or what i did but it just doesnt open.. it starts to then crashes... reading the forums everyone says to oppen ssh and, unfortunatley i have no idea what that is or how to do it so i dont have to completly restore the phone..

    i'm using windows xp, and have iphone 3g... my installer still works so if i can open ssh with it that would be great.. If someone can please give me a step by step or, also if there is a tutorial for it tx..

    i would like to reinsatll cydia, without restore.. or if there is a way to restore with out loosing all programs..

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    If you carnt get access to cydia to re-install it, try and re-jailbrake you iphone, i dont think it will affect you apps

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    that happened to me and I just re-jailbroke my phone and it started working again... if that doesnt help you then you will
    have to restore your iphone..
    Dont be that guy..!!!

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    In mobileterminal:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get remove cydia

    Yes, do as I say!

    apt-get install cydia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Git View Post
    In mobileterminal:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get remove cydia

    Yes, do as I say!

    apt-get install cydia
    Error reading list and about 6 lines of nonsense. Missing package URL's or something or other.

    As to re-jailbreaking with QuickPwn, that kind suggestion has left me with a fully BRICKED iTouch thank you experts VERY much. It is appreciated.

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    There is a file called cydia.log in the /tmp directory of the iPhone. Take a look at that. It tells you all about errors with the Cydia app. Each time you launch Cydia, its creating a new log file. Inside of it says if its a success at startup or failure. If its a failure, it tells you what to do.

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    From time to time a Repository admin might make a mistake or Cydia fails to download the entire Packages file and when you start Cydia it will cause it to crash after the update.

    If this happends Cydia will crash on startup. To fix this you have to manually delete the Packages, Release and Packages.gpg if the repo is signed.

    In mobileterminal:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get update
    When update is done it will tell you which repos are the problem.


    1. SSH into your IPhone

    2. Navigate to /private/var/lib/apt/lists

    3. Delete whatever_repo_Packages, whatever_repo_Release and whatever_repo_Packages.gpg(if there is one)

    That is all.

    I have ran into a problem where I couldn’t remove a source from the cydia interface. Manage sources and manage packages didn’t work at all.


    Here is how is done.

    1. SSH into your IPhone.

    2. Navigate to etc/apt/sources.list.d

    3. find the file cydia.list

    4. If you are using WinSCP, right click onit and select EDIT

    5. Delete : deb http://cydia.any source.com/ ./

    6. Save and exit.

    This tutorial is for a source added mannualy and can’t be deleted.

    For the sources like BigBoss that came with Cydia installation you will find them here: etc/apt/sources.list.d


    This will fix Cydia crashing on startup. Reinstalling Cydia will not always fix it because those files will not be deleted at uninstall.
    Last edited by Winterboarder; 01-31-2009 at 12:01 AM.

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    Winterboarder! Your solution seemed to work! At least, it removed the non-working source...
    However, it still crashes...

    This is what the Log said:

    Code:
    2009-01-31 12:14:56.995 Cydia_[102:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2595[-[Database reloadData]]
    2009-01-31 12:24:06.787 Cydia_[131:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2595[-[Database reloadData]]
    2009-01-31 12:31:12.961 Cydia_[203:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2595[-[Database reloadData]]
    And this is what's showing up in MobileTerminal
    Code:
     Reading package lists...Error!
    E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
    E: Problems with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/cydia.touch-mania.com_._Packages
    E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.
    Now about the Touch-Mania source... I deleted that by SSH'ing into the iPhone and going to /var/lib/apt/lists... but it still showing up with that error?

    Any ideas on what to do?

    Thanks
    Ivan
    Last edited by IvanPK; 01-31-2009 at 11:38 AM.

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    I dont knw.
    Last edited by itouchr; 01-31-2009 at 12:52 PM.

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    Delete the file from the directory listed in terminal.

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    happened me the same and i went to applications / Cydia.app / sources and delete Touch mania and
    bluetooth project sources then go to var / lib / apt / list , delete the same go to Cydia and done
    This is getting a lil' ridiculous...

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    Yep its for sure touch mania. I deleted it and all is good now..

    Thanks guys!!!

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    I wish you had posted yesterday. I ended up just restoring it. Same problem with Touch-Mania.

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    your solution worked excellently and i was able to get my cydia back up and running. Was a little nervous before but thank you very, very much for your help..

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    Your very welcome!

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    Okay since Ivan didn't report back how do I resolve this issue:

    2009-03-22 01:34:46.988 Cydia_[95:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2690[-[Database reloadData]]
    2009-03-22 08:12:55.931 Cydia_[182:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2690[-[Database reloadData]]
    2009-03-22 08:42:13.846 Cydia_[201:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2690[-[Database reloadData]]
    2009-03-22 09:15:26.923 Cydia_[302:813] WB:Notice: WinterBoard
    cache_.Open():[Encountered a section with no Package: header]
    _assert(0:false)@Cydia.mm:2690[-[Database reloadData]]

    I can't find the cache file to delete... I also only have the default repos in Cydia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winterboarder View Post
    From time to time a Repository admin might make a mistake or Cydia fails to download the entire Packages file and when you start Cydia it will cause it to crash after the update.

    If this happends Cydia will crash on startup. To fix this you have to manually delete the Packages, Release and Packages.gpg if the repo is signed.

    In mobileterminal:

    su

    alpine

    apt-get update

    When update is done it will tell you which repos are the problem.


    1. SSH into your IPhone

    2. Navigate to /private/var/lib/apt/lists

    3. Delete whatever_repo_Packages, whatever_repo_Release and whatever_repo_Packages.gpg(if there is one)

    That is all.

    I have ran into a problem where I couldnít remove a source from the cydia interface. Manage sources and manage packages didnít work at all.


    Here is how is done.

    1. SSH into your IPhone.

    2. Navigate to etc/apt/sources.list.d

    3. find the file cydia.list

    4. If you are using WinSCP, right click onit and select EDIT

    5. Delete : deb http://cydia.any source.com/ ./

    6. Save and exit.

    This tutorial is for a source added mannualy and canít be deleted.

    For the sources like BigBoss that came with Cydia installation you will find them here: etc/apt/sources.list.d


    This will fix Cydia crashing on startup. Reinstalling Cydia will not always fix it because those files will not be deleted at uninstall.
    Have do I do the bold part from terminal on a mac?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theplague View Post
    Have do I do the bold part from terminal on a mac?
    Open terminal and type the following:

    Remember, iPhone's password is alpine

    Code:
    ssh [email protected]
    alpine
    su
    alpine
    apt-get update
    Last edited by RSO Software; 03-27-2009 at 02:09 PM.

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