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hi guys, I have spent a few weeks trawling google to try and sort out this problem i have been having with my iphone before posting a forum topic, but...
01-26-2013, 03:46 PM #1Problems with iphone 4 running 5.1.1
I have spent a few weeks trawling google to try and sort out this problem i have been having with my iphone before posting a forum topic, but it seems i am going to have to as i am totally out of ideas now.
let me explain.
About 3 weeks ago, i made a mistake of deleting some files through ifile, i cant remember exactly what i did, anyway whatever i did was stupid, because i cant use cydia anymore.
I cant download apps, error 100 i cant update current updates, which include 10 cydia updates Couldn't configure pre-depend dpkg for ncurses, probably a dependency cycle.
I have used the apt-get remove cydia command using terminal via winscp - cydia not installed so no files removed
I have tried the apt-get install cydia command using same method - it times out and host does not respond
I have tried to re-jailbreak with redsnow, however this runs all the way through the process from start to finish, but does not actually change a thing.
I have tried to restore through itunes - unknown error and cannot restore at this time
I have tried to update via wifi elsewhere - an error occured downloading ios 6.0.1
i have also tried to reinstall cydia via putty - E: Couldn't configure pre-depend dpkg for ncurses, probably a dependency cycle.
Really appreciate anyones help please as i am pulling my hair out with this now.
01-26-2013, 04:56 PM #2
Okay, there are two routes we can feasibly attack here--trying to repair the dependency errors, or just nuke it and install a fresh copy of iOS. Personally, I don't think we need to restore yet.
Let's try running apt-get with the following arguments:
# apt-get update # apt-get dist-upgrade -f
# apt-get dist-upgrade -m
# apt-get reinstall ncurses
01-26-2013, 05:06 PM #3
Thanks for your help, ok so i have followed your instructions, and it seems i am coming up against a brick wall again. coming up woth the usual E: Couldn't configure pre-depend dpkg for ncurses, probably a dependency cycle. so tried to reinstall ncurses and i get E: Invalid operation reinstall
any other ideas?
01-26-2013, 05:12 PM #4
As for the reinstall error: whoopsies! Try just
# apt-get install ncurses --reinstall
# apt-get build-dep ncurses
# apt-get check
01-26-2013, 05:32 PM #5
ok, tried them, the ncurses one seems to be ok, however the error has now changed to grep
the check doesnt produce any report or anything specific
01-26-2013, 08:23 PM #6
Which one worked for ncurses? Install <package> --reinstall or build-dep <package>?
Either way, if it got you around ncurses but now you're hung up on grep, I'd try those two commands replacing "grep" for "ncurses."
01-27-2013, 12:13 PM #7
right still getting error messages, i have retried as follows,
the build dep ncurses Aarons-iPhone:~ root# E: You must put some 'source' URIs in your sources.list
Aarons-iPhone:~ root# apt-get check
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
I have tried changing over the ncurses and the grep but cant get anywhere with that either, just the same message coming up all the time.
01-27-2013, 08:07 PM #8
01-28-2013, 09:38 AM #9
i have checked that, and added apt.saurik.com but all i get is E: Type 'http://apt.saurik.com/' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cydia.list now.
Is there a way to work around itunes and do restore elsewhere or a complete restore from scratch, ideally i wouldnt want to lose any contacts etc but...