How to reinstall Cydia after adding a new source?

Cydia is a software application that lets the users to search and install various applications and software to their jailbroken iPhone. Sometimes when a new source is added to Cydia, it crashes. Not only it crashes, but also poses problems in its reinstallation. When the users try to reinstall it, it closes after showing a blank screen for few seconds. There are two methods to solve this problem.

First method:

  • ssh in to the iPhone and browse through the following path.


  • Locate the cydia.list file and open it with notepad.
  • Find and delete the file

Second method:

  • Open putty and use ssh protocol to connect the IP of iPhone
  • Sign in by using your username: root /password: ****. The password will be the one which you assign while installation of Openssh in iPhone
  • Now type the following command
  • Apt-get remove Cydia
  • Click yes on prompt
  • This will uninstall the Cydia. Now to reinstall type apt-get install –force-yes cydia

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