Cydia Not Opening? Here’s What You Can Do
What are the most frustrated things about Cydia? You may pick one from any of these problems: Cydia not opening; Cydia not loading after you downloaded it to your iDevices; Cydia is not working at all; Cydia keeps crashing and it won’t load. If any of the above mentioned things happen is not cool at all. We don’t want this to be happened and we hate to see it when it is happening. If you are having any of these problems with your Cydia, here’s what you can do to solve the problems significantly.
Case 1: Cydia keeps crashing
It is normal to see Cydia keeps crashing after the jailbreak process. If there is an error message saying “x HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error”, it usually means your installation is incomplete. Something went wrong during the installation. Your Cydia will keep crashing even if you try to restart your device.
Solution: If you use some of the free method to download Cydia when you jailbreak it, perhaps you could re-jailbreak your iDevice and reinstall Cydia. That is the fastest and easiest way to solve this problem.
Case 2: Cydia not loading
It is common to see Cydia is not loading with the message “Unable to Load (the internet connection appears to be offline)”.
Solution: Check your internet connection and see if it is working properly. In some cases, Cydia is not able to load if you are connected to the internet using mobile data because the connection is too slow. Another possible reason for this issue is the time and date settings in your iDevice. You will have to make sure it is correct and it matches the server time. Although this may not be the issue but we do experienced it before.
Case 3: Cydia not working or Cydia not opening at all
Sometimes, Cydia won’t load, won’t work, or won’t be able to open at all even you try to reboot your iDevice. This is definitely frustrating especially when it keeps backing out every time you tap on the brown Cydia logo and try to launch it.
Solution: One reason this could be happened is there are too many connections to Cydia server when you try to download it. You may not be able to download Cydia completely although the screen shows you it is completely done. This is because the server receives heavy traffic and nobody can load Cydia or any other packages when the server is down. What you can do is to re-install Cydia itself through an SSH program or wait for a couple hours until the server is up. You can always download the latest Cydia deb file and install the latest version on your iDevices.
Case 4: Cydia is not loading the package you have just downloaded
You have just downloaded some packages and installed a few tweaks from Cydia but you can’t find them under Cydia -> Manage -> Packages -> Installed Tweaks. There are no icons appear at your home screen too.
Solution: First of all, do not panic. Things could be simpler than you think. Try to reboot or respring your device and see if the packages appear in the Installed Tweaks. If it doesn’t work, check and see how many Cydia sources you have in your iDevice. Cydia can’t show all packages if you have too many sources saved in your device. Try to remove some of the unused Cydia sources and reload the list of tweaks installed. It is going to work for sure.
None of the cases above matches yours? If you experience Cydia not opening or anything relate to this topic and you have found the solutions, why not share it here at the comment box below? It will help anyone with the same problem.