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How to Restore Cydia If It Breaks Down

2013-06-17 14:30:36 / Posted by to How to iPhone
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Many Apple fans cause Cydia break down with their misoperation. So how to restore if Cydia collapsed?


If you couldn't download resources or Cydia has collapsed, you can try the following method.
It is quite easy to clean up the spam:
1. deb package downloaded via Cydia will be in /var/cache/apt/archives/ directory. In general, deb package will be auto erased after app has been installed. You can manually delete deb package if it still exists—delete the file which extension name's "deb".

2.All the installed programs are under /private/var/stash/Applications/ directory. You can view all the file names here. If you couldn't completely remove deb file you can find and delete it here. But the premise is that you have deleted it once in Cydia but failed to clean up. You won't find it in this directory if you have totally deleted via Cydia.

3. Enter var/lib/apt/list and delete all the files in this folder(keep the folder). Delete also all the sub-files in partial folder but keep the empty folder.

4.Enter /etc/apt/sources.list.d directory and delete cydia.list. There are manually added source list which is for backup. You can edit or delete individual source.
Notice: If you are aware of the trouble source (there will be warning from Cydia normally), then you can just delete the trouble source according to the above steps so that you don't need to again add all the sources. Generally Cydia will be restored after these steps. If no then move on to the next.

5.Restore Cydia by entering /var/lib/dpkg/updates and delete all the files in this folder.

6. Delete var/lib/cydia/metadata.plist file, it includes all the source data that have been added. Some of the obstinate data will be stored under this file. Even though you have implemented the previous 3 steps and reenter Cydia, metadata.plist will recover the stubborn data and when you try again to add sources Cydia will breakdown also. So completely remove it will be a solution.

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