How to resolve Cydia Crash problem while ‘Loading Data’ Screen

by Piyansh on April 15, 2009 · 153 comments

Filed in: News,Tips/Tricks

In a recent article, I had mentioned that cydia was crashing on the ‘loading data’ screen. I tried finding the cause and the solution to this problem on many forums but didn’t find anything. But in a comment someone gave me a link to a site who had cause and also the solution to it. The reason why cydia started crashing was some repositories were corrupted or broken OR had loaded some broken packages. So cydia started to crash.

The solution to this problem is very simple. You just have to delete some files. You can either SSH and use any software like iPhone Browser OR iPhone PcSuite to access your iPhone system files (there are many others which you can use). You can also do it directly delete those files by using MobileFinder OR iFile. I prefer iFile as it has the option to delete multiple files at a time.

I used iFile and directly deleted files from my iPhone, but it is safer to first backup those files you are deleting and then delete them if in case something goes wrong so you can reload those files. The files that have to be deleted is in the path var/lib/apt/lists. There you have to delete all files except the ‘partial’ folder. I deleted approximately 140 files as I had installed all the repositories. After deleting all the files simply reboot your iPhone and start cydia. It should work fine, and no software’s/packages shall be deleted or lost.

Note: This process is tried and tested on iPhone firmware version 2.2 .

Update: Many have got this working for firmware 3.0 aswell. Read the comments below for more help, the community power is amazing ….

Update: Chris has a much reliable way it seems to get this thing done (read here):

  • Shell access (terminal or ssh)
  • Su to root
  • dpkg -configure -a
  • apt-get update
  • apt-get installs cydia (if this fails add –fix-missing)
  • apt-get upgrade (to install mobilesubstrate correctly)
  • reboot



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{ 153 comments… read them below or add one }

Eric April 16, 2009 at 5:11 am

This problem was quite annoying. Thanks for crediting my blog.

Cherice April 22, 2009 at 1:49 am

Awesome. Tried this out and it worked perfectly. You were the only one I could find that posted a solution to this. Thanks so much!

Nikolaj Jordansen May 26, 2009 at 3:41 am

Didn\’t work for me though. Damn it, what to do except restore :(

simon June 11, 2009 at 2:45 am

dident work on my 3.0 b5 :-(

Martin Nicolaisen June 24, 2009 at 2:05 am

hey guys… if this guide is not working and your Cydia still keep crashing at the loading, i might have a “better” fix for it..

get terminal or ssh access to the iphone via Icy, i use openSSH and putty from my computer – after that i connect with root login
User: root
pass: alpine

then type
apt-get install cydia

when it ask to reinstall press Y
after this is done, fire up cydia and it WORK!!
let me know if it works

daniele_RS June 26, 2009 at 2:32 am

thanks! it works on iPhone 2G OS3.0

hackercoolio June 27, 2009 at 2:32 am

thanks for the fix.. it almost worked :D

this it it crashed after it had fully loaded.. lame lol!

saj June 27, 2009 at 7:48 am

@ piyansh
you are a legend mate. worked perfecly, was dreading to do a full restore/jailbreak.
you saved me a load of time.

IPHONE 3G OS 3.0 ULTRASN0W!

Chris June 27, 2009 at 9:29 am

can someone explain to me what to type in and where because i downloaded putty but i don’t know what to do?…sorry im not too good with computers

anterox July 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm

Thank you! It worked although I have iphone 3G version 3.0

JA.3 July 3, 2009 at 2:12 am

Awesome =D This worked for me.. However I just deleted the repos I knew had probably been causing this.. iPhone 3G on 3.0 Thanks!

Carlos July 8, 2009 at 12:56 am

Man you are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 You saved from rejailbreak my itouch 2G 3.0. Great job. :wink:

Divitya July 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Worked Perfectly !! Cheers!! Saved me from a time consuming jailbreak !!

martd27 July 17, 2009 at 6:06 am

This didn’t work for me, but i deleted the update data on var/lib/dpkg/updates. I didn’t delete the folder i just deleted the files and that worked.

tokane94 July 19, 2009 at 12:57 am

THANK you worked great on IPhone 3G running 3.0

arturo July 19, 2009 at 2:37 am

Thanks!!
It worked!!!

jesus July 19, 2009 at 3:48 am

Listen, very simple, what you have to do is this:
SSH to the IPhone
1) Delete all files in the path var/lib/apt/lists, except the ‘partial’ folder.
2) Delete all files in applications/cydia/sources except the ‘partial’ folder, and the apt.bigboss* files
3) Reboot the Iphone
4) Load Cydia and tell me if it works…

Sal July 19, 2009 at 11:35 am

it worked for me….thanks much for sharing … u r D best Jesus…

bassman05 July 21, 2009 at 8:17 am

Delete all files in the path var/lib/apt/lists, except the ‘partial’ folder.
I accidentally deleted the partial file. Anyone know how I can get this back?
Thanks

Jesus July 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm

to: bassman05. Create a folder with the name “partial” on var/lib/apt/lists. Reboot Iphone.

pori July 22, 2009 at 12:40 am

Jesus..

You’re the king..thank you very much!!

Elmo July 23, 2009 at 8:07 pm

Need help. I want to do the fix for my iphone. I do not have ssh or anything else that I can use to access my iphone. in the SB Setting i can see that SSh is on but sincee i never installed it and only have cudia installed NO ICy or Installer. is there any way to access my iphone and do the fix?
thanks for the help

Elmo July 23, 2009 at 10:33 pm

use iphone browser to delete the files but did and left the folder var/lib/apt/lists empty. cydia still crushes on loading.
thanks again

Annie August 4, 2009 at 10:13 am

Thanks it worked on my 3gs 3.0!!!

Andre August 8, 2009 at 12:05 pm

i f-ing love u!!!!!!!! dude ur the best! i have iphone 3g 3.0.1 jailbroken redsnow

trizz August 9, 2009 at 2:49 am

much thanks

Queenie August 22, 2009 at 7:55 am

Hello, I’m also having this problem, but i am unable to access SSH becuase I havent downloaded the OpenSSH application, and to do so, i need to download it through Cydia, which crashes. I do not have ICY, do you know anyway to fix?

Thanks!

nelson August 22, 2009 at 11:40 am

pls help
i upgraded my 2.2 to os 3
i installed ssh
restore my iphone in itunes to get the contacts
when i press cydia , it does not work, blank screen then to previous display.
i tried to type in ssh commands open terminal “su” all i got is host has not answered
pls help. my email add is byondlife@yahoo.com

delfin September 1, 2009 at 1:00 am

thanks a lot. i worked on my iphone 3G with 3.0 os

frustraated September 10, 2009 at 8:54 pm

My Cydia goes to the loading screen and then closes. I tried deleting all the stuff in the apt/list folder (except PARTIAL) and also from the cydia/sources folder. I rebooted the phone and Cydia still does not work. I think it all started when I installed SBSettings. Ever since then my Cydia doesnt work and I never even got SBSettings to work!!! It says to swipe the top but nothing happens when I swipe the top!!! Please advise on how to delete SBSettings and/or Cydia and reinstall Cydia. Thank you!

VaroX September 19, 2009 at 5:00 am

I try everything and what wors was deleteing the files in: var/lib/dpkg/updates
Thanks the one how write that here!!!!!

Gaz September 23, 2009 at 3:57 am

Man you simply are a legend worked perfectly i now have cydia working!

Kenny September 23, 2009 at 11:11 am

Did everything you say, deleted all files in var/lib/apt/lists. Rebooted and Cydia power up and did it update, still fail at “loading data”, i even try to uninstall Cydia and load it again. Anymore tips? Using version 3.01

Thanks!

martd27 September 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

kenny try this cause that didn’t work for me, but i deleted the update data on var/lib/dpkg/updates. I didn’t delete the folder i just deleted the files and that worked.

szedira September 29, 2009 at 4:02 pm

I cant load Cydia and I dont have any access in my iphone to SSH. how i can get SHH or ifile into my iphone? Please help

jdkeels October 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Would this work on the ipod touch 2g?

aburreem October 15, 2009 at 6:01 am

thanks martd27

mingmong November 6, 2009 at 1:25 am

Thanks martd27, Cydia now working!

brianyou November 12, 2009 at 10:20 pm

martd27, THANKS ALOT

MrMcPreissen November 23, 2009 at 12:39 am

I have been having some hard problems with cydia and it’s been a long struggle. I have tried almost everything that I heard that would fix it but they haven’t. This video I made should make my problem clearer.

MrMcPreissen November 23, 2009 at 12:40 am

I have been having some hard problems with cydia and it’s been a long struggle. I have tried almost everything that I heard that would fix it but they haven’t. This video I made should make my problem clearer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsIN86ifBVs

petarpwns11 November 27, 2009 at 4:13 am

Jesus:
I did your thing and i gto the whole apt/lists.
but i cant find applications/cydia/sources. i have ipod 3.0 and i find /var/STASH/Applications.pwn/Cydia.app/Sources thats is the closest thing.
please help! thanks!

JZ December 5, 2009 at 12:13 am

It helped me solve the problem which was created after an update last week. Thanks!

DECUMA December 11, 2009 at 8:14 am

Wow martd27 u are a genius!!!

Reg454 December 29, 2009 at 2:11 am

:) I was having this problem today when I had installed the app BAC calc and then cydia would not load it just kept crashing. I have bookmark this page and printed out the solution to help other people who have this problem as well, it worked for me. GOOD JOB

Piyansh December 29, 2009 at 2:45 am

The recent cydia crash problem that occured on Dec 26-27 can be solved by this solution given by me..The same problem as there was before..So follow this

M5 December 29, 2009 at 8:19 pm

Worked! WAHAH

imtiaz December 29, 2009 at 9:06 pm

:)Great solution. Cydia loading problem has been solved without any loss. Thanks

donboa December 29, 2009 at 10:53 pm

you are the best, my problem has been solved. Thanks master.

Glenn December 29, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Awesome! It worked on 3.1, 3G.

Grandmasterflash December 31, 2009 at 5:47 pm

Oh my GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so worried that i would have to jailbrak my iphone 3GS again THANKS A BUNCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-o

kklaveve January 1, 2010 at 4:11 pm

jesus u tha shiiieeet!!!!thanx a mili!

Joeri January 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I am running jailbroken 3.1 version on my 2G and it works instantly after the reboot.

Perfect, thx a lot!!

acezrwild January 4, 2010 at 9:57 pm

just wanna say thanks a whole lot i have searched for weeks trying to find a fix and just so happen to find this link and u were so helpful. it works bro while others fail… U DA MAN

BadgerPizzle January 6, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Was pulling my hair out there,for a moment,great save mate :mrgreen:

guitarod January 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm

b-e-a-utiful! Saved me another jailbreak, good times! 8^)

Arjen January 18, 2010 at 4:14 am

I’m using an iPhone 2G with 3.1.2 and I’ve just used the method to delete the files from the var/lib/apt/lists directory and it worked. Thanks alot!

Danny January 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Hi, I’m using the Ipod Touch 2G with 3.0. I did the instructions as above. Cydia was running smoothly until it auto-updates and it crashed itself again. Any help guys ? Appreciate it much. Thanks.

koffie February 4, 2010 at 5:41 am

I have this problem right after I jailbroke with redsn0w… Haven’t been able to install ssh – and can’t install any other software. Ideas?

Robert February 21, 2010 at 1:48 am

Need help with my iPhone 1g 3.0 can’t run cydia it crash , every time I trie to run it, it goes back to home screen, any idea I can fix it, with out re jailbreaking it again?

PBC February 23, 2010 at 1:47 am

Thanx man, it worked perfectly for me. IPhone 3G version 3.1.2

Cheers mate

SSyar February 27, 2010 at 9:55 pm

It worked like a charm…! on version 3.0
thanx

midlife crazy March 3, 2010 at 1:38 am

It worked like a charm, even for a Microsoft Windows consultant using SSH. Thanks!!

JMS March 4, 2010 at 9:43 pm

cydia is not reloading and is giving me errors and i don’t have installer and cydia is not working how con i download open ssh so how can i fix cydia

JMS March 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

i have iphone 3g 3.0.1 unlock by blackrain

lawtalkinguy March 10, 2010 at 10:43 am

worked like a charm. thanks!
3g 3.0.1

jailbreaker March 15, 2010 at 4:04 am

help me every time I try installing a app on cydia it crashes and goes back to my home screen. HELP

zag March 16, 2010 at 6:41 am

i had the cydia problem after installing cycorder with 3.0 software. this fix of deleting files in that folder did not work for me! i also had to delete files from another folder:
var\lib\dpkg\updates
then reboot and now cydia is working. thanks!!!

ma5e March 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm

i had the cydia problem after installing cycorder with 3.0 software. this fix of deleting files in that folder did not work for me! i also had to delete files from another folder:
var\lib\dpkg\updates
then reboot and now cydia is working. thanks!!!

I agree with Zag – it was the updates that were causing the problem…

I used iphone Explorer and deleted, rebooted – all ok.

Thanks for your help!

Don Gilbert March 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

“I try everything and what wors was deleteing the files in: var/lib/dpkg/updates
Thanks the one how write that here!!!!!”

Thanks Varox. Nothing worked for me except for that. I didn’t even have to reboot my phone after deleting those files. Now I have to restore the files in the /var/lib/apt/lists folder – so much for that.

So thankful for community support!!!

Timo March 25, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Thx, helped for my problems.

Joanna April 7, 2010 at 5:00 am

0mg…you are amazing..i was so frustrated because my Cydia is down and not work for the past half year..LOL but i follow your step and delete all necessary files then reboot, it finally works again..thanks million for your help =]

Andre April 15, 2010 at 11:41 am

Iphone 3g, tried everything listed, have reloaded cydia three times, nothing works. Anyone have any other advice ?

Jose May 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm

This fix worked great! i deleted the files and with no need to reboot cydia started working again. I have an Iphone 3G 3.0 unlocked and jailbroken on tmobile

jANE May 23, 2010 at 12:01 am

This worked absolutely perfect, I’ve been ripping my hair out trying to fix this, thanks so much :]

Jwebb May 28, 2010 at 3:41 am

That helped me:
(terminal installed previously on iPhone)
login: root
dpkg --configure -a
apt-get update

thegowato June 7, 2010 at 12:24 pm

LEGEND!

ezzat June 10, 2010 at 10:49 pm

i have an iphone 3gs 32gb jailbreak. two days ago i tried to start modifying some files in cydia and suddenly it crashed and since then iam trying to start it but every time it starts loading data and then goes out to main page.
need help please

Ricardo Pineda June 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

Didn’t work for me… I hav 3.1.3 firmware…..

mab June 21, 2010 at 9:28 pm

var/lib/apt/lists i didnt get this…i tried both iphone browser and ifunbox:(:(:(:

scentry June 22, 2010 at 10:39 pm

i need some help
i tried using ifile to delete the files in var/lib/apt/lists but i keep getting an error: the file …. could not be deleted.
also when i tried using clear cydialist cache i get fix cydia has encountered a problem and needs to close.
any ideas?

AXEL June 26, 2010 at 1:19 am

Work Fine, Deleted all files except the partial and the Update folder with all on it. var/lib/apt/lists

Thks

Ai June 29, 2010 at 7:43 am

It still doesn’t work. :( Mine started to crash when I tried updating some Cydia Apps and it failed. I thought it’s not a serious problem so I planned to update apps some other time. But now when I’m trying to open Cydia it crashes… :(( My OS is 3.1.2 by the way and I used iFunBox.

ezzat June 29, 2010 at 12:00 pm

i have an iphone 3gs 32gb jailbreak. OS 3.1.2 two days ago i tried to start modifying some cydia apps and suddenly it crashed and since then iam trying to start it but every time it starts loading data and then goes out to main page.
i tried the iphone browse but could not find the var/lib/apt/list
need help please
regards to all

jmaster June 29, 2010 at 8:24 pm

why me cydia keep saying saurik is unreachable and that it cant reach the cache

chenmaster July 1, 2010 at 9:42 am

just keep holding the power button until it says slide to power off then turn it back on

sanjay July 11, 2010 at 1:18 pm

worked fine with my phone…thanks

hasan July 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm

martd27 u r a geek, u crashed this bolg. mine is working fine now, by the way i used ifunbox to del n copy files as a backup on my computer
thx cheers

david July 27, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Please i need help…I used ifile so i can delete some files for cydia to work…but now i lost all my messages,contacts,and all my winter board themes not working anymore..Please help me cause i have so much important contacts i cant reach and also my messages….Pls help
asubair@yahoo.com
Thanks

Roger August 12, 2010 at 8:00 pm

What a star! I had cydia lock up on iphone 3gs running firmware 4.0.1 and jailbroken via jailbreak website, LUCKILY I had at some point downloaded ifile, I tried the windows based explorers but none would even run on my xp based machine, so I followed your fix to the letter and hey! Cydia up and running again! Brilliant!
Thanks very much, Roger

raj August 14, 2010 at 7:15 pm

@PIYANSH

raj August 14, 2010 at 7:17 pm

@ PIYANSH
thanx dude it worked in iphone 3g 3.1.3

Rahul August 14, 2010 at 9:25 pm

thanks alot martd27, finally deleted the two files i had in the updates folder, then rebooted; cydia loaded fine :-)

steve freeman August 16, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Excellent worked for me

Shell access (terminal or ssh)
Su to root
dpkg -configure -a
apt-get update
apt-get install cydia (if this fails add –fix-missing)
apt-get upgrade (to install mobilesubstrate correctly)
reboot

Anon August 21, 2010 at 8:00 am

WHOO IT WORKED Thanks :)

Hiren Patel August 25, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Thanks dude… this finally worked on my iphone 3g with 3.0OS……..

Dillon August 29, 2010 at 12:22 am

What would happen if I jailbreak my jailbroken on jailbreak me?

If I can’t , what else can I do? I don’t have installer or icy and I forgot to backup my iPod before jailbreaking it?

Please help!!!??

Tung Tran September 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

Can u help me Im having the same problem, i read ur stuff but i dont have ifile so how do i get it when my cydia is stuffed. i have a ipod touch 2g. PLease help me

Nihal September 5, 2010 at 3:17 pm

Thanks A Lot Man…..Worked Perfectly For Me On 3.1.3………:)……..But Reloading Data Takes A Hell Lot Of Time…..:(

Big_gyrll September 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

This worked for me!!!!! Thank u guys sooo much!!! Glad ppl are still out there willing to help others!!!

abby September 10, 2010 at 1:46 am

awesome..the world need more people like you…THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU SOOO OMUCH I CN FINALLY SEE CYDIAAAAAAAA………

P.S thanks(again)

Saurav September 10, 2010 at 7:32 pm

awesone man
seriously awesome
thanks a lot

Younes September 15, 2010 at 12:05 am

I tried every solution and none of them work. Finally, by deleting metadata.plist from /var/lib/cydia, cydia become stable again.
hope this help someone.
remember backup before deleting.
Younes

Jake September 21, 2010 at 5:44 am

Will this work for ipod touch 2G running on firmware 4.0.1?

Younes September 21, 2010 at 10:31 am

Well mine is iPod touch 3G and it worked, but I lost all of my cydia sources which you should add them manually. Which is not a big deal.

SSK September 22, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Thanks a bunch.. it worked for me
Tried other options like dkpb folder which did not work.

psychonaut October 11, 2010 at 3:06 am

hi

just did a fresh install of 3.1.3 on a 2g…
cydia always hangs…and i can´t delete the sources with the iphone-explorer…i reboot and the sources are here again…

i deleted all the files in var/lib/apt/lists exept the partial
i deleted all the files root/applications/cydia/sources exept the bigboss
i have no files in var/lib/dpkg/updates

don´t know what else to do…
many thanks for help
psychonaut

Aron October 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

I tried every thing …deleting files in \Lists folder, there is nothing in the \updates folder. Also deleted the Zodtd repository in the \sources. Cydia comes back but as soon as it starts updating ..it hangs again on the “loading data” screen. The only thin left is the Su to root thing but I do not have Terminal installed on my Iphone. And since Cydia is not working … how do I install Terminal on my phone (OpenSSH is not there either). Pls help …

Phil October 28, 2010 at 3:52 am

Make love to me? Hahaha thanks bro, it worked! :D

evan October 29, 2010 at 10:55 am

Shweeeeeeeeeet worked a treat. Thanks very much.
Now… How do you use Cydia? *facepalm* haha.

Connor October 30, 2010 at 4:02 am

lol all i needed to is open cydia hold sleep button and home button in untill it turns off

then turn you idevice on the open cydia then wala it works

Tell me if it worked

Anonymous October 31, 2010 at 12:47 am

This worked for me :

jesus 07.19.09 at 3:48 am
Listen, very simple, what you have to do is this:
SSH to the IPhone
1) Delete all files in the path var/lib/apt/lists, except the ‘partial’ folder.
2) Delete all files in applications/cydia/sources except the ‘partial’ folder, and the apt.bigboss* files
3) Reboot the Iphone
4) Load Cydia and tell me if it works…

Thankyou Jesus

Jayen November 7, 2010 at 2:43 am

It doesn’t work. I can load Cydia again the first time, but then Cydia redownloads the repositories, and the error happens all over again. And if I don’t redownload the repository, I have no host sites.

Lisha November 14, 2010 at 7:01 pm

None of above solutions can fix my cydia crashes.. It keeps saying error cannot deleted the file… The file seems protected… Please help! ;(

blackprincess November 16, 2010 at 4:33 pm

all the way from Nigeria saying YOU ROCK! worked for my 3G 3.0

Frans November 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

WORKS FOR ME. THANKS!!!

ramlie November 19, 2010 at 8:42 am

your the best guys…. thanks alot..

Blossom November 22, 2010 at 4:00 am

works on 3.1.2 3G

nam November 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm

i can’t locate the folder in iphone browser?

someone show me where it is?

Painphul December 1, 2010 at 12:38 pm

None of the above methods seemed relevant to my case. I just restored to a custom firmware 3.1.2 on my iPhone 2g, and Cydia would crash while loading data. I fixed the issue by launching Icy and removing all the Repositories installed other than Saurik’s. Launched Cydia, let it load, installed the “complete upgrade” for Cydia and all is good now.

Hope this works for you !

Matt December 2, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Hi All,
in ifunbox i have private/var/ but this does not contain lib

Cydia crashes before loading(first run after jailbreak it almost works but get an error then hangs at reloading data. All subsequent opening of cydia starts and hangs at loading data)
I have tried reinstalling cydia from blackrain several times plus restore 3.1.2 ipsw but always the same issue.
As i cant load Cydia I dont have SSH or the like.

Any assistance much appreciated as I have spent many hours already both trying to get past this and searching the web for answers.

Also there appears many like me with no answer to this exact case that I could find

Cheers
Matt

Ahmed December 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm

I am facing the exact problem as Matt does!

please, any ideas???

Matt 12.02.10 at 8:48 pm
Hi All,
in ifunbox i have private/var/ but this does not contain lib

Cydia crashes before loading(first run after jailbreak it almost works but get an error then hangs at reloading data. All subsequent opening of cydia starts and hangs at loading data)
I have tried reinstalling cydia from blackrain several times plus restore 3.1.2 ipsw but always the same issue.
As i cant load Cydia I dont have SSH or the like.

Any assistance much appreciated as I have spent many hours already both trying to get past this and searching the web for answers.

Also there appears many like me with no answer to this exact case that I could find

Cheers
Matt

Matt December 5, 2010 at 7:07 am

Hi Ahmed,

I solved my issue.

Are you getting an error along the lines of could not fetch… cache error … smxy.org

if so what I did was

1 fresh jailbreak with redsnow 0.9.2
2 login with ifunbox (or the like) through usb cable
3 navigate to etc/apt/sources.list.d/
4 delete file corresponding to problem source ie smxy
5 run cydia
6 it will still “reload” but just be patient it should work

let me know how you go.

I suspect this source is old an maybe newer redsnow possibly may not include it by default so trying newer redsnow may also be an option

good luck let me know if it works for you.

I spent almost 10 hours trying to get past this crap :)

Cheers Matt

Matt December 5, 2010 at 2:40 pm

I forgot to add

FIRST REMOVE AUTO LOCK and anything that creates interrupts.

Cheers,

applemafia December 13, 2010 at 1:56 am

jesus you rock my Cydia is finally up and running thanks man ^^

jayteemee December 27, 2010 at 12:24 am

with due respect…i hav’nt even sed cydia at all not to talk of downloading ifile through it

Matt December 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

@jayteemee

ifunbox is a windows download

requires nothing through Cydia

squirrelonfire December 31, 2010 at 2:53 pm

My /var/lib/apt/lists is empty. It has only the partial folder. Now my phone is stuck at the apple logo screen w/ a loading logo frozen. What do i do now? Please help, i’m so screwed.

aponov January 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

IT WORKED TO ME I LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUU

Lia January 3, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I tried to delete those files in lists but it said to me that i can’t delet it…i try to delete my updates still doesnt let me delete it. I have iFile
what should i do???? Plsss help meee :(

squirrelonfire January 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I found out that you have to jailbreak your iphone again everytime you restarts it, so forget it.

Ceejhay January 6, 2011 at 7:51 am

it is GREAT .. . your my hero now .. . . woooOH… works perfectly… thanks a lot…

Imrose January 6, 2011 at 11:44 am

WOW>…..thanks bro..!
u are d best…
it worked./………nice trick bro..!
Thank u so much..!

bob January 11, 2011 at 11:01 am

hey enter to var/lib/appt and creat a new list and rename the old one change her name to other than lists and copy ur initial partial from the old one to the new one u created cydia should work fine have fun
if u want free apps enter the hackulo source and install installous to download free apps all apps are available for freeeee
tell me if it work

kishore January 11, 2011 at 6:05 pm

my iphone stopped working when i delete cydia even it doesn`t show any network when i insert the sim………….. please help me

sam January 12, 2011 at 4:42 pm

i opened installous after 1mth it showed upgrade to new installous 4 i went to cydia for upgrading the installous it showed some error and now the cydia is not getting stsrted what to do…any suggestions

deepak rajani January 13, 2011 at 12:35 pm

Dear sir,

i have iphone 3gs with ver 4.2.1. Cydia is loading but not showing other packages except all packages, not showing changes and search also not working. Please suggest the solutions at the earliest.

thanks and regards

Nir January 16, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Thanks Jesus – this worked:

1) Delete all files in the path var/lib/apt/lists, except the ‘partial’ folder.
2) Delete all files in applications/cydia/sources except the ‘partial’ folder, and the apt.bigboss* files
3) Reboot the Iphone
(without a reboot it didn’t work)

Maurice January 19, 2011 at 4:06 pm

hi, I’m Maurice from Italy

it was working as well but at the first start when I try to Manage ->Sources it starts Reloading Data for some seconds, then crash

If I restart Cydia the problem “loading data” starts again :o(

wazaa January 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

martd27 – many thanks to the man , the first one who solved it !!
var/lib/dpkg/updates
2G fw 3.0

fenil January 22, 2011 at 1:20 am

it is so simple…. just go to http://www.jailbreakme.com and run that setup from your iphone ( it works only for OS 3.1.1 to 4.0.1 )

trish January 22, 2011 at 10:30 am

This won’t work for my iPhone 2g ver. 3.1.3 :((

Atif February 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Thanks, it works with 3.1.2

warpy February 18, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Had the same problem, after installing a theme cydia would crash on loading data. First I deleted everything except partial in /var/lib/apt/lists, but problem was still there, then I deleted everything in /var/lib/dpkg/updates and she works again, no problems! iPhone 2G 3.1.3. Thanks for the fix!

ishan February 21, 2011 at 10:38 pm

how to install the song from ipod to ringtone in iphone 2g..please help :(

CHERRRYMANNNN February 22, 2011 at 8:47 am

martd27 LIFESAVER BROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO =] and how do you usually connect your phone iTunes ishan? if you do its simple just drag it to your ringtone folder by manually managing your iphone if not then let me know and ill post an ssh code that makes it easy

ali February 28, 2011 at 6:36 pm

what is the best solution for 4.1 ??

sacha April 12, 2011 at 4:44 pm

Hi there,
I really need help, I have got a second hand jailbroken iphone 3g, firmware 3.1.2. when I turned on WiFi, there were some updates available on cydia under “changes”, when I clicked on one of the update to modify, it was downloaded properly and afterward there was option to restart. when I clicked on it I dont know what the hell happened, and my phone is continously in waiting state, with a circle of dots moving in the middle of black screen.
I am unfamiliar with this iphone, is there anybody who can help me to get out of this problem

Random Bob April 24, 2011 at 10:38 pm

For anyone who’s still using 3.0.1 (long story) on their 3g (recently re-jailbroken). Basically – what you need to do is:

* download and install iphonebrowser
* navigate to /etc/apt and rename sources.list.d to sources.list.d.old and create a new (empty) sources.list.d
* save the sources.list.d.old to your desktop
* drag saurik.list and zodttd.list into the new sources.list.d
* delete the contents of /private/lib/apt/lists (apart from the partial folder)
* restart cydia.

brte April 28, 2011 at 3:44 pm

@jesus

works perfectly fine :)

Sky iLLusion May 3, 2011 at 5:43 am

Sky iLLusion
From: Singapore
Email: Bob_3699@hotmail.com

All i did was just open Cydia n on e MAIN page of cydia just SCROLL down until u’ve found (more package sources), After that just click on BIGBOSS n INSTALL it.. That’s all i did for my Iphone 3Gs 4.1.. Try it Guy’Ss!! Update me if it work’s for ANYONE else thank’s..

TANIA May 6, 2011 at 5:25 pm

guys! it did work for me! but if thats the case my cydia can’t do anymore updates and installs??

NICER May 11, 2011 at 3:24 pm

IT WORKED,,……THANK YOU