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Master Geek

# 36863 2-Jul-2009 18:27
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My Cydia won't open. It just hangs for a few seconds then crashes. Is there any way I can re-install Cydia?
I am running a Mac and don't have MobileTerminal installed.
Can you give me step by step instructions, I am a noob.

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Master Geek

  # 230414 2-Jul-2009 20:37
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Are you using iPhone or iPod Touch?

Best thing todo is to backup everything via iTunes and then re jailbreak, and then restore

Use something like quickpwn from

Let me know how you get on!

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Master Geek

  # 230422 2-Jul-2009 20:49
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I have an iPhone 3G with OS 3.0.
I'd rather not rejailbreak...
I heard that you can type "apt-remove cydia" or something in terminal.
I can't find anyway how to do that on Mac though and, as I said, I haven't got Mobile Terminal installed.


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  # 230511 2-Jul-2009 23:05
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I have read about issues like you are having as I was having Cydia crashes as soon as I went to 3.0.

1. Sorry but you have to do a fresh restore of 3, redsn0w it with only unlock checked (no cydia or icy).
2. When that has completed play around with the phone. Specificaly connect to your wifi and download some free app from itunes etc.
3. Run through redsn0w again this time with just cydia checked to install (no icy or unlock).
4. resync your iphone backup with itunes and voila!

Worked for me and quite a few others, the double jailbreak seems to cure most peoples cydia issues.

And if you do a sync/backup just before you start the jailbreak it doesnt really take that much effort, just a bit of time one evening :)

@C4LV1N0, jailbreaking is worth it for winterboard and sbsettings alone! Cannot harm your phone in any way! It only has pros no cons LOL!

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Master Geek

  # 230552 3-Jul-2009 07:37
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My Cydia was working fine until I installed Cylay, now it's not opening.

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  # 230565 3-Jul-2009 08:11
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Restore and re-jailbreak. Had a similar issue back with 3.0 dev seed, Icy was working but Cydia just crashed. Remove Cydia through Icy, Icy broke and I was left without any means of installing anything from Cydia, etc.

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Master Geek

  # 230792 3-Jul-2009 17:11
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I was looking for something like this page here:
Where they talk about executing commands and stuff.
How can I do that on my Mac?

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