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Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

Yesterday i tried to enable custom animated boot logos on my iPhone 4 by running Redsn0w 0.9.6RC11 over my existing PwnageTool 4.3 jailbreak but unfortunately ended in some serious Cydia errors. Everytime i tried to reload my Cydia sources, i got Error: Cached Failure message. Similarly installing any Cydia package resulted in Error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found. Finally after 2 hours of troubleshooting, i found a solution and saved myself from restoring my iPhone again.

Fix Cydia Error Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

Steps to Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error:

There is a single and easy solution to both of these error messages. During the steps below, make sure NOT to delete any DIRECTORY otherwise your Cydia will fail to open. Also write down the names of the custom Cydia repos you have added before proceeding to the steps below. In this case i will be using iPhone Explorer to delete some files, however if you have iFile already installed, you can always use it.

  1. Connect your iDevice to your PC or Mac and open iPhone Explorer software. Navigate to the following location and delete all files within partial directory.
  2. Location: /var/lib/apt/lists/partial/

    Cydia Partial Directory Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

  3. Navigate one directory up and delete all files in lists directory. Make sure not to delete the partial folder otherwise your Cydia will crash.
  4. Location: /var/lib/apt/lists/

    Cydia Lists Directory Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

  5. Now navigate to the following location and delete metadata.plist file from cydia directory.
  6. Location: /var/lib/cydia/

    Cydia Metadata Directory Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

  7. Navigate to the following location and delete all files within sources.list.d directory.
  8. Location: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

    Cydia Sources Directory Fix Cydia HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found & Cached Failure Error

  9. Thats it! Respring or reboot your iPhone and hopefully this time you won't get any 404 or cached failure error.

Do let me know in the comments section below if this method worked for you!

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    Jeff4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Worked for me. Thank you so much :D

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    Jas karan6 months, 4 weeks ago

    i still get the error -host unreachable and cached failure …ls help

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    Jas Gupta6 months, 4 weeks ago

    thank you :D

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    BASHID7 months, 1 week ago

    i was deleted ultrasnow from 3gs but after i cant install it. it shows 404 NOTFOUND……when i install it why?

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    Gowri Shankar8 months, 1 week ago

    Not Done Sir,,,,, again same problem with my iPhone 3G( IOS 4.1) Getting this error (http //repo666.ultrasn0w.com failed to fetch)i’m trying to install ultrasnow. but, its not working

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      Patrick Gumban8 months, 1 week ago

      Hi,

      This error seems to suggest that the repository might be down at the moment. Or you can try to remove the repo666.ultrasn0w.com from Cydia.

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    ripqhy9 months ago

    i just did that.. but now the cydia ask again “Who are you? user | hacker | developer …but, when i choose either one of them the cydia crash… what should i do? please help :( 

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    Dan M.9 months ago

    Thanks!

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    Sachin G.9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Works for me too on iphone 3gs iOS 6.1.3 cydia. I installed Velox Tweak and all this happen coz of that. But after your tutorial It got fixed everything. Also I have not rebooted the iphone due to tethered jailbreak but it works. Many Thanks……

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    CLAUDIO PILAR10 months ago

    dont work. I try this:2. Launch i-FunBox or DiskAid and go to /private/var/root/Media.3. Inside Media folder create a folder called Cydia.4. Now inside Cydia folder create an AutoInstall folder. Note: The folder name is case-sensitive so be sure to name it accurately. It should look something like this:

    /private/var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall5 – Download this archivehttp://www.mediafire.com/download/gkg14cug339yahg/UltraSn0w+1.2.8+%26+MobileSubstrate+0.9.3999.6.rar6 - extract into the folder above.7. Reboot iPhone.That’s it! You should get your network signal by now.Read more: http://www.beijingiphonerepair.com/fix/how-to-install-ultrasn0w-1-2-8-iphone-unlock-without-wifi-or-via-cydia-using-deb-files/#ixzz2fYlSdzLp

    Read more: http://www.beijingiphonerepair.com/fix/how-to-install-ultrasn0w-1-2-8-iphone-unlock-without-wifi-or-via-cydia-using-deb-files/#ixzz2fYlAqdOu

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    Mihair11 months, 3 weeks ago

    Work! Thank you

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    HELLYEAH1 year ago

    You moyher fu***r thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Josjua samson1 year ago

    After i do this my sources will gone ???

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    Anonymous1 year, 2 months ago

    did not work still getting HTTP/1.1 404 Not found error using wifi and LTE

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    Will1 year, 2 months ago

    LOVE YOU IT WORKED!!! I can replace sources easily plus I was smart to have them backed up in Notes so I owe you, THANKS!!!

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    CptB1 year, 2 months ago

    Merci, ça a marché sans aucun soucis ! Bon boulot

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    Dominic1 year, 2 months ago

    This has fucked everything up, I can’t get past user-hacker-developer.  Cydia crashes everytime.

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    Viator1 year, 3 months ago

    You should have warn us that this will delete all sources 

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    Christian Dave Tolentino1 year, 4 months ago

    its working,..  honto ni arigato!

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    kakashigna1 year, 4 months ago

    Thanks, it worked on iPhone 3GS iOS 6.1 Evasi0n JB

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    d3rwen1 year, 5 months ago

    Works great! Thank you so much (fixed by iPE)

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    Arslen Lancien1 year, 5 months ago

    Merci beaucoup, sa fonctionne très bien et encore merci a toi et l’application ifile :D 

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    Arr1 year, 5 months ago

    I did it using ifile App And it solved my problem

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    Ameinovic1 year, 5 months ago

    i couldn’t do thisiexplorer reject deleting any file and displays a long error message mentioning that iexplorer cant’ delete files or folders because of conversion string , ….. bla bla bla

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    ejenprubsn.blogspot.com1 year, 6 months ago

    thank you! you re genius! god bless u! it is like re jail breaking

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    Cyrus1 year, 9 months ago

    it works when I just finish but I am stuck again when I add insanelyi

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    Mike1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi hello..!I’m mike from philippines..how can I format my ipod I hope u will help me.

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    Jocongo1 year, 11 months ago

    Hello. I’m (João) John from Portugal/Europe. I have a 404 not found in my old 4 years iphone and d’ont resolve that problem with that solution. So, I hope somebody continue to surch
    one way to do it. Tanks to all

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    prem1 year, 11 months ago

    Doesnt work for me. Followed everything to the dot but still no use. Do we need to register the iphone explorer for this to happen_

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    Wolfe1 year, 11 months ago

    Thanks, I had an issue downloading an app, but I just deleted files from the first two steps making sure to delete only the repository name giving me the issue on the second step.

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    Moamen Mohamed1 year, 11 months ago

    not working for me on both my iphone 4s and my i pad 3

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    Jathan Harper1 year, 11 months ago

    Sadly, this solution did not work for me. I followed the instrucitons to the letter (except I did it via SSH).

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    #Sneakers&Sex!1 year, 11 months ago

    Do you have to have a registered iexplorer application to delete files?

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    asdfsa1 year, 11 months ago

    i accidently delted the partial folder how do i get it back!!!!!!!!!!

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    ali manan1 year, 12 months ago

    doesn’t work for me did all instructed any got the message again

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    AUSTIOPOROSIS2 years ago

    When I go to partial folder there is nothing there yet I know I have downloaded sources. So I tried skipping the first step and delete files in “lists” yet I get his error message saying I can’t delete it

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    Arsalanhasan20122 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks A lot Worked for me ! iPhone 4 IOS 5.1.1 ! Cheers ! :D

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    Nate_rodgers13142 years, 2 months ago

    Will this work for ios 5.1.1???

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    Asihej2 years, 2 months ago

    Still same problem, doesn’t help. fw 4.2.1 (3G)
    Stuck at Downloading Packages, then appears that f*** error.

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    Vinniemorano2 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you so much!!!!

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    Nite_listener2 years, 4 months ago

    worked like a treat for me, sky go now playing, top job

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    Abdulrahman Jijawi2 years, 4 months ago

    thanx alot it worked but it deleted all of my sources that i have 

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    Elcan Adir922 years, 4 months ago

    It didn’t worked :/

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    Danny Skate2 years, 4 months ago

    no hermano muchas gracias ya me hacia falta actualizar mi base :P

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    Csearcy1A2 years, 4 months ago

    worked perfectly, great walk through. thanks a million!

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    huss2 years, 4 months ago

    j ai un probleme jai fai tout ce que vous m aver demander mai je pense avoir suprimer des dossier en plus pck mtn mon iphone etai en tethered et je savai le jaibreaker a chaque foi qu il s eteingnai mtn je l ai eteind et il se ralume plus aider s il vous plai ? ? ? je c est plus le j aibreaker je suis en 4.3.4 il reste bloquer sur la pomme que faire aider moi merci 

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    Cagatay Buyuker2 years, 5 months ago

    man it doesnt work plz help !!

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    Woz2 years, 5 months ago

    Had a 404 error when upgrading PdaNet, ACUtil and GrooveShark within Cydia.
    Followed the instructions and as soon as I loaded Cydia, it reloaded. HAd to update sources once again… and it worked.

    Cheers :)

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    MARIUSS2 years, 5 months ago

    Worked for me.
    Thank you very much!!!

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    Anonymous2 years, 5 months ago

    Didn’t work for me. I have an IPod Touch second gen 4.2.1 firmware.

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    Elook19852 years, 5 months ago

    i`m did it. but this delet all repo…

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    Svenburry2 years, 5 months ago

    Thank you! It worked for me! iphone 4 5.0.1

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    Alexthe KidFrank2 years, 5 months ago

    i get the same thing… it seems like i did nothing

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    RD2 years, 5 months ago

    I used iFile and your solution worked as designed.  Not time to re-add my sources!

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    cof3ina2 years, 6 months ago

    Thank you! It worked for me!

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    Onebadpooch12 years, 6 months ago

    Worked perfectly! I was concerned about my jailbreak on my new 4s having some issues and was about to jailbreak it again but after following your guide im good to go! Thanks for your help!

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    Siko082 years, 6 months ago

    i dont got sinfuliphone repo anymore n i cant add it

    does that mean i cant have it anymore??

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      Onebadpooch12 years, 6 months ago

      Siko08 , sinful iphone site is down temporarily due to their servers being overloaded, try again tomorrow evening

    •  
      Pesmerga2 years, 6 months ago

      Hi,

      Sinful is currently down due to server overload, try again some other time.

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    Jolly Shandy2 years, 6 months ago

    BROOO U R A GENIUS!!!! <33

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    Govin2 years, 6 months ago

    Its work
    but after that my problem is cydia won’t let me add any repos or sources
    plz help me

    •  
      Pesmerga2 years, 6 months ago

      Hi,

      It must be a server overload, folks with iPhone 4S and iPad 2 have just got their ioS 5 jailbreak so Cydia’s traffic must be congested right now. Try again some other time.

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    Willi2 years, 6 months ago

    Hey Buddy when i can see folder var under root directory and ders a folder name lib but ders nuthyn under dat folder , please help to solve this http 1.1/404 error

    Thanks a lot buddy

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    Sli2 years, 6 months ago

    Your God br0 not kidding thx so much was looking the solution for this error like for 3 month god bless you and btw Happy new year :D

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    kumstar2 years, 6 months ago

    HEYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CYDIA RESTORED!!!

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    yapsi2 years, 6 months ago

    It worked completely.Thanks so much it was perfect

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    Corey2 years, 6 months ago

    I have done this at lease 3 times now, and still when I open Cydia I get the same error Error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found. I had my phone jailbroken in the past, but since updating it to ios 5.0.1, now I get this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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      John2 years, 6 months ago

      I’m having the same issue as corey

      “I have done this at lease 3 times now, and still when I open Cydia I get the same error Error: HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found. I had my phone jailbroken in the past, but since updating it to ios 5.0.1, now I get this error. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks”

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        Pesmerga2 years, 6 months ago

        Hi,

        Most likely it is a server overload, iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users have just gotten their jailbreak a few days ago, so it won’t be surprising if that’s the case. Might want to try again some other time.

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          Soaud2 years, 5 months ago

          I have iphone 4s and i have same problem
          Eror 404
          I dont know what i have to do

          Doaud

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    DhimanPatel2 years, 7 months ago

    hiii i am dhiman i hav jailbreaked my ipod touch 4 and i hav also downloaded installous but as i go download sumthin from installous it comes Atp error file resource not found

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    Phil2 years, 7 months ago

    It worked. No problems. All I did was follow the directions to a T!!! Thanks!!!

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    Kelly2 years, 7 months ago

    Can you show me the steps to browse my device???

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Download iFunBox, hook your device to your PC, Run iFunbox & use it as an Explorer. You will now be able to view the necessary folders with ease.

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    Kelly2 years, 7 months ago

    Yes i already jailbroke.

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Try to browse your device using iFunbox.

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    Jake2 years, 7 months ago

    Ummm. I do not have var as a folder or partial… What do i do????

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      Pramod2 years, 7 months ago

      Are you already jailbroken?

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    Kelly2 years, 8 months ago

    I tried your method, but still received http:// error when i try to install nes roms through http://apt.123Locker.com source. Can you help?? Please

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      I believe that repo no longer hosts any debs / files. You will know better when you try navigating to http://apt.123locker.com/ manually on your PC.

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        IWantMyroms2 years, 6 months ago

        Do you know where else you can download roms then? Can I download the roms on my computer and drag them to my ipod?

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    lincon2 years, 8 months ago

    thanks alot dude…
    you are the best…

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    ThEdUkE2 years, 8 months ago

    you are a BEAST! thax…

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    Syaz2 years, 8 months ago

    I did this many times…I even used iFunBox to see if the iphoneExplorer is not working or what…but still it doesn’t work…I keep getting the http/1.1 404 error…btw, i rebooted by turning off the phone and I used redsnow to boot it up again since i’m on 4.3.5 which is tethered jailbreak…please help…

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    Emil2 years, 8 months ago

    Thank you man
    All work fine

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    Tamaster2 years, 8 months ago

    It won’t let me delete the stuff in the files. It says iphone explorer cant delete that file or directory then a bunch of weird stuff under that. What now?

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      Pramod2 years, 8 months ago

      Use iFunBox instead & then retry the steps.

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    deepak s2 years, 9 months ago

    after performing the above steps, the list of apps under each of the Sections is very less as compared to before performing this operation.
    Please advice!!

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    AD2 years, 9 months ago

    great …it worked for me….thnx a ton… wat wud i hv done without internet….

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    geaber2 years, 9 months ago

    it’s working. thanks mate :)

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    Sheriff Magdy2 years, 9 months ago

    Thanks dude, it works good :]

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    ashutosh parmar2 years, 9 months ago

    i did everything and spent lot of time but didn’t work. you are a genius now this http/1.1 404 error is no more.thanks for the great work. keep it up

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    George2 years, 9 months ago

    Its warking my friend…thnx

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    bor2 years, 10 months ago

    hi

    im having a problem in installing the installous..anyone can help me??
    can you post a how to install the installous easy??

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      Explain your problem. What version of iOS are you on? And what’s the issue?

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    Batman2 years, 10 months ago

    Thank you so much! :D :D Worked 100% :D
    I used iFunBox since I had used it before and your guide worked just as well :)
    Thanks :D

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    Stb2 years, 10 months ago

    i have this problem too on my ipod touch 3g. i downloaded iphoneexplorer, but when i try to delete something, it did not work. can somebody help me?

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    Tan Jo-wayn2 years, 10 months ago

    This trick deletes all your sources (I can tell from a look)
    Tip: Be sure to copy the repo address somewhere first. :D

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      Pramod2 years, 10 months ago

      Yes it does. The whole point of this post is to resolve the issue by actually refreshing the list of repo addresses that may have failed to load properly w/o the need to redo any kind of restores.

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    saadajmal2 years, 10 months ago

    thanks for this man :D It definitely works !!
    you are awesome as always !!
    :D

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    TriForce2 years, 10 months ago

    OMG ty u very much !! :)
    I realy worked :)

    Thanks mate =]

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    MrV2 years, 10 months ago

    worked like a charm on at least 3 iphones that i tried it on! great post man! thanx!

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    Bob2 years, 11 months ago

    when i try to download a Gameboy ROMS package it still says
    http/1.1 404 not found, please help.

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    hanna2 years, 11 months ago

    hii..
    i follow your steps but then i opened cydia and get this message: “lists directory/var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing.
    what is that mean? and what can i do to make cydia work again?

    helpp mee pleaseeee anyone…thanks

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    rugzak2 years, 11 months ago

    tnx man, been a great help!

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    absodonkers2 years, 11 months ago

    worked a treat on ipad2 via ifile :-) ty

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    ezekiel2 years, 11 months ago

    im still getting the same error, cached failure.
    though cydia finishes adding a new repo, everytime
    i open a newly added repo, no items appear.

    is there any other way?

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      Retry the same repo after a few hours. It probably due to a bad connectivity issue.

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    Endscrypt2 years, 11 months ago

    2old2bdumb sounds like your trying to blame Pramod for your probs,He is just trying to help man! Its not his falt you fu**ed it, or your cpu did. Dont rely on other people then. Man all you needed was Terminal, apt-get update was all you had to do, and wow why you not using pkg backup or something to protect all that special stuff! you ask me m8 your handle should be 2old2useaniphone.BLAME YOURSELF BUDDY!!

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      Take it easy Endscrypt !! :D

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    Jon2 years, 11 months ago

    When i try 2 download roms it still comes up with HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found and i have no folder under the lib directory.
    pls help i don’t know what to do.

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      For ROM download related issues, please read my previous comment to the last reader.

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    Magix242 years, 11 months ago

    It didnt work, im trying to download roms, but when i go through this process i have to install , the atp locker, and when i try to install any rom package it still does the not found 404 error. can someone please help me out on this one, ive been trying to solve the problem for ages , thank you :).

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      If you read my previous comments here, you will notice that this is an issue with the particular repo that your trying to download the GBA ROMS from & not Cydia’s. So unless they resolve this issue from their side you cannot do anything about it.

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    Amitabh Patel2 years, 11 months ago

    I Tryed all the steps,then after i rebooted my ipod touch, i went to cydia, And it asked me who i am? I clicked “User”. Then i went to the App i wanted to install. I Clicked “Install” On The top of my app and THEN Clicked “Confirm”.After That It said “HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden””HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found””HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden””HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found”
    Can You Please Help Me!!!
    By the way the app that i tryed to download was “GBA BIOS file(required)”.
    The source is “apt.123locker.com”
    :)

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      Pramod2 years, 11 months ago

      You might want to try the same repo again later. If every other repo is working fine for you, its an issue with the source itself.

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    Guino2 years, 11 months ago

    Arild, have you solved this? If so, please, tell me how, because I’m having the same problem.

    I have followed all the instructions for untethered unlocking. Jailbreak was successful and unlocking too. Everything is working fine: data, e-mails, 3G, MMS,… But, unfortunatelly my untethered unlocking isn’t so automatic as I’ve expected.

    Everytime I reboot the iphone, it freezes on the pop up messsage “No sim card installed”. Unless I click on the “OK” button, it won’t do the other steps automatically. After clicking the button I have to put the airplane mode on and off. So the unlock works all fine, the carrier is detected.

    Please, I’d like some help here to have my unlock untethered working automatically. Follows some information about my phone:

    - Cydia: 1.1.1 installed (sn0wbreeze 2.6 jailbreak)
    - FuriousMod: 1.1.0
    - IOS 4.3.2 (8H7)
    - Modem firmware: 04.10.01
    - 32 GB
    - At&T (Carrier 10.0)

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Meshari2 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks a lot!
    Finally all those annoying errors are gone!

    I have an unlocked iphone using Ultrasn0w, and your solution did not affect the unlock. Thanks again.

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    Drexbeast2 years, 12 months ago

    It was the metadata.cb0 I accidentally deleted

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      Pramod2 years, 12 months ago

      Not sure what that was for in the first place, Did you try the steps mentioned above? Any success?

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    Drexbeast2 years, 12 months ago

    Hey I followed your steps and I still got that error along with a 403 error. I might be an idiot but could it be I accidentally deleted another metadata.playlist or what ever it was by mistake? Thanks

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      Pramod2 years, 12 months ago

      Not necessarily, unless you can tell me what was it that you deleted.

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    Rom3 years ago

    I was so excited to see that it worked for so many people…unfortunately I was not one of them with my iTouch v4.2.1 Still getting Forbidden Error from all sources. Anyone come up with anything else to fix this other than re-jailbreaking? Is there a Cydai replacement or can i get a cydia.deb to reinstall it?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Nope. None that you can possibly do other than a reinstall & a rejailbreak. No Cydia deb file available as well.

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    sabby3 years ago

    i reboot my phone but dere is a image coming connect to itunes through usb cable.

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Your stuck. Use iReb by iH8Sn0w to get yourself out of the loop on 4.3.3. Follow this: http://bit.ly/k8MNtA. In case it doesn’t work, you can use the standalone FixRecovery package from TinyUmbrella available in this guide: http://bit.ly/lN0uF4 instead.

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    Kelvin3 years ago

    hey i tried to delete the files as u mention above but when i select the files and try to delete after that my iphone exploer freezes.I tried many times but still same thing happens cant,t even close the window. i hv to go to task manager to end the problem.please help……:( looking forward for ur reply

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Use iFunBox instead as an alternative to iPhoneExplorer. Download it from here.

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    Michael3 years ago

    Everytime I open iPhone explorer, i get to /var/lib/apt/lists. When I click to get to /partial iPhone explorer crashes without fail every time. I have the latest version of iPhone explorer because I downloaded it yesterday. What should I do?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Use iFunBox instead as an alternative to iPhone Explorer. Download it from here.

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    Brando3 years ago

    There is 1 problem… To fix the error making it so I can’t install packages, I must install ifile. Therefor I am stuck. Any suggestions?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      You can use iFunBox on your PC instead to browse through the Files & Folder structure of your iPhone. Download it from here .

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    Danie3 years ago

    Won’t work for me. Everytime I click “delete selection” on any of the steps, iPhone explorer stops responding. Gutted, I wanna play Pokemon :(

    Help would be appreciated! xx

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Use the alternative for iPhoneExplorer which is called iFunBox. Its a much better option. Download it from here.

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    Brendo_nz3 years ago

    Hey dudes I WAna play pokemon too I understand the repo is down where else can I download the bios for gpsphone??

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    2old2bdumb3 years ago

    Well, I had to backup to before my jailbreak – so no dtunes(over 300 songs), no video recorder (new grandson’s birth), no movies, also no itunes music (over 400 songs)and ringtones, and over 300 pictures. I think my error, even though it had the same number as listed above, only needed to update the APT file, but I did not find that out until I had started the process. So any1 thinking of doing this process, please make sure your error does not say anything about an APT update,or you have did a backup of your iphone, which OBVIOUSLY I didnt do.

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    2old2bdumb3 years ago

    I’m usually not skeptical about my iphone experiments, but was with this one. I have a Iphone 3G jailbroken since 2008 and never had any problems, but for the last two months or so, I’ve been getting the 404 error. So I decided I would try your advice. Well, I started the very first step and it’s over 15 minutes later and it is still not done. Well, after about 20 minutes I just got an error message window (Microplant-Crash Reporter “an exception occurred in a component of iphone explorer. We have created an error report that you can send us. We will treat this report as condential and anonymous.” WTF??? Also nothing was deleted from the partial folder.

    EDIT: OMG – Now my phone is asking that I attach to itunes, which will mean i will need to restore it, which of course will delete all my of cydia sources, dtunes, video recorder and any and every thing I put on since the jailbreak, I CANNOT BELIEVE AFTER THREE YEARS, I’M BACK TO NOTHING, WHEN MY PHONE WAS WORKING PERFECT, I WAS JUST NOT ABLE TO PUT ANY THING ON FROM CYDIA. I GUESS I AM DUMB DUMB DUMB !!!!!

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Do you by any chance have a backup created for your iPhone via iTunes? I’m hoping you’ll have one. If so, restore your iDevice to a installation and restore to the backup. In that way, nothing will be lost. Make sure that you follow the custom restore path in case you rely on an unlock.

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    ibua2a3 years ago

    hi.. i got cydia errors not only 404 error but all.. when i use this method all system (idevice) programs like message, phone, photos and all were deleted. wwhen i search in search bar its not showing.. what is the solution n how to tackle the problem..

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      Pramod3 years ago

      A complete fresh restore of the iOS will be the best solution. Its very weird that you have got so many problems. It seems like you have deleted more files than suggested.

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    nippy3 years ago

    iphone explorer crashes when trying to do second step.. not responding error

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Make sure that you have installed the latest iPhoneExplorer.

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    Arild3 years ago

    I am able to install furiousMod now, but somehow the gevey doesn’t recognize it or something… The gevey starts up and I get the “accept” screen and it goes to the ‘No SIM card installed’ message (like the videos) but that does not dissapear.

    Should I try deleting Cydia and reinstalling it, or should I re-install 4.3.3 from scratch? Not sure I can do the whole restore thing as I am in Norway and there is no AT&T network here, nor any contract on my old AT&T sim card (if I can find it at all)

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Are you sure your using the Gevey Ultra? Only the Ultra version is compatible for use with FuriousMod.

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    Wz3 years ago

    Didn’t work,killed my ipod and now most of my apps are gone, including ones like video and safari??? Im going to reset my ipod but can i get them back?

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      Pramod3 years ago

      It seems like you have deleted the wrong folder manually because this will definitely not delete your inbuilt iPhone .apps like Videos & Safari. I’m afraid but you’ll need to Restore to a fresh installation.

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    Arild3 years ago

    I have gotten this error, I am trying to use the Gevey Ultra, with cydia running furiousMod… I am getting some errors and the last time was this 404, the source is listed but when I click it nothing shows up in the next screen. Just upgraded to 4.3.3 and installed Cydia with no errors or anything, but have had a hard time installing furiousMod :(

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Its probably an error with the FuriousMod servers. This has nothing to do with the functioning of Cydia as every other repo seems to be working just fine for you. You might need to wait for a few hours until you try the same again.

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    Aaron3 years ago

    I started deleting things, and now icons are missing and nothing on my phone works. HELP!
    Phone stuck on startup screen now. NEED HELP!

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    alex3 years ago

    everytime on the second step i try to delete anything…. my iphone explorer goes “not responding”

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      Pramod3 years ago

      You might need to update your iPhone Explorer to the latest version. Update it and then give it a try.

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    Greg3 years ago

    Hello! Very nice guide but im having a pretty annoying problem over here.
    Well, you see, when i did all of that i lost bigboss repo and ALL my other sources and i am having a hard time… Any help please? that would be great.
    ( i had to restore my ipod because this happened once, and now it happened again.. :( )

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    Ayemere3 years ago

    Hi guys, just installed iphone explorer and i when start the program with my 3Gs connected i get the message “iphone explorer not working properly” even though the phone is visible. The program don’t display the message when phone is disconnected. Need some help guys.

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Have you jailbroken your device yet? You’ll need to jailbreak your device first and then use iPhone Explorer for your iP3GS. If Yes, make sure your using the latest version of iPhone Explorer & iTunes combination as well.

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    Hassan Shah3 years ago

    every time i am trying to download anyting from cydia, it says HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden them the bar loads fuly and it says done:…. ten HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Read my previous comment to see if its the same case for you as well.

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    templar3 years ago

    so after your done erasing all of this, you just add it all back to your sources? I’m pretty much asking if this is just a simple re-installation process. Thanks

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      Pramod3 years ago

      Nope, this is not a restoration process. By using this method, your merely removing all the partial repos downloads that may have failed in the past and removing all references of the same in the subsequent folders. This is not reinstalling Cydia in any way.

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        templar3 years ago

        My only problem is after I completed the process some of my sources were erased. In particular my apt.123locker source which is what I need to download GBA roms. these roms are what I cant get to download without the error message. I re-downloaded the sources I needed to get these GBA roms, but the error message still remains when I attempt the downloads. Is there something im doing wrong or is it just impossible for me to download GBA roms?

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          Pramod3 years ago

          It could be many reasons apart from Cydia. For example, the repo itself may be erroring out due to unknown reasons. Are you facing this issue only with that repo? I’m quite sure all your other repos are working just fine. Am I right?
          The Repos that got erased were possibly partial downloads for the repos that did not get initialized properly.

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    blalba11273 years, 1 month ago

    i did all this and tried to download roms from the GBA ROMs package 1 for my emulator and still got the same error
    the error is HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Give it a try maybe after a few hours, it should come up Ok.

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    bouba3 years, 1 month ago

    hey Pramod,I did exactly the thing you asked, but using “iFile” cause my ipod input doesn’t work.

    But I still get “http 1.1 404 error” on my cydia.
    and the worst is that i Cant access my Manage section, when i try to go in Sources, i just get “Network error”, “most likely causes : you are not connected to internet, the website is encountering problems, there might be a typing error.”

    if you know anything about how to fix this, please reply me.
    I really appreciate, and you are freaking awesome on those thing, looked like you can help make a better iOs =)

    my email = ken_lkg@hotmail.com

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Thanks for your appreciation bouba.
      Are you connected to the Internet? As Cydia suggested, make sure your internet connection at home/Wi-Fi is functioning properly and is not having any intermittent connection. Check if you can use Safari to browse some websites without any connection error.

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    KD3 years, 1 month ago

    Amazing!
    Thanks a lot!

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    luke7sp23 years, 1 month ago

    did not work, still coming up with the same 1.1 404 error.

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Did you do a reboot after you deleted the necessary files from your iPhone? Are you getting the cached failure error as well?

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    braden3 years, 1 month ago

    you might be a god.

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    Pave3 years, 1 month ago

    is there any way to get ipod touches cydia 404 error gone? i have a 3rd gen

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      The instructions are the same for all iOS devices including your iPod touch. :)

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    nathan3 years, 1 month ago

    i tried opening my iphone explorer and it keeps saying”iphone explorer could not load the needed iphone devices.please make sure that itunes 8.0 or later is installed on the computer.” my itunes is a higher verison then that, please help. thxs

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      Make sure that your running the latest iPhone Explorer 2011 version which is 2.101.

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    d0ntp4n1c3 years, 1 month ago

    THANK YOU!

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    michael3 years, 1 month ago

    i have an itouch 4g and i did pretty much the samething and i stil have the error 404

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      Pramod3 years, 1 month ago

      That means Cydia is not able to retrieve the repos for you becuase your network is having intermittent connection problems. Give it a try after few hours. Hopefully it’ll be good by then. Also give it a try over your Wi-Fi connection at home to see if the problem persists. :)

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    rushabh3 years, 1 month ago

    Thanks Master – it worked.

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      Jaxov3 years, 1 month ago

      No problem ;-)

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        rushabh3 years, 1 month ago

        now, ihave another problem – Apple keeps me occupied!!!
        i cant open IPOD as soon as i tap it it tries to open and crashes, any ideas how go about it?
        i am using iphone 4 ios 4.3.3 and jailbroken.
        would be greatful if you can help

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          Patrick3 years, 1 month ago

          Stock iPod app has nothing to do with the above procedure. Try to run if in safe mode. Respring your iPhone in safe mode using SBSettings.

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            rushabh3 years, 1 month ago

            u are correct! it works fine in safe mode but after i respring/reboot using sbsettings in safe mode and then try using it…. ipod crashes again. :(.

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    a3 years, 1 month ago

    It works, thanks Champ

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    rushabh3 years, 1 month ago

    i am using iphone 4 with ios 4.3.3 and jailbroken, i did all the above of deleting appropriate files as suggested , still am getting the message HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found – whenever i try to download in cydia.

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      Wolverine3 years, 1 month ago

      This means the repo is down! You may try after few hours.

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    crzyfreak3 years, 1 month ago

    PERFECT!!! thank u very much….

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    psycho3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks Dear

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    Whale3 years, 2 months ago

    Downloaded the pokemon roms from http://bit.ly/mU2Lcn and what to do next?? they don’t show up on my gpsphone

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      Using iPhone Explorer, navigate to /Root Directory/var/mobile/Media/ROMs and place the Pokemon Chaos Black.gba file in GBA directory.

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        Whale3 years, 1 month ago

        THANK YOU!!! finally got pokemon now,, you’re awsum!!!

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          Whale3 years, 1 month ago

          it’s a weird pokemon though but better then nothing;P

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            Wolverine3 years, 1 month ago

            Now you know how to download and add ROMs to your iPhone, just search Google and try out different ROMs.

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        basbaas3 years, 1 month ago

        hey where can i find the Pokemon Chaos Black.gba file

        Plz reply

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    Keyur Shah3 years, 2 months ago

    Thank you so much dude
    n can you give me the best other source??

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    xosder3 years, 2 months ago

    after deleting the partials i rebooted and got another message in red
    Lists directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing
    could not open lock file/var/lib/apt/lists/lock – open (2: No such file or directory)
    Lists directory /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing

    …my question is, is this normal?
    Thank you again,

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      :oops: You deleted partial directory? Why? 8O

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    Harry3 years, 2 months ago

    I did everything as instructed, but now nothing comes up in the search option. I’ve tried looking for various things, but nothing. What could be the problem?

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      Go to Cydia -> Changes and hit the Refresh button on the top-left ;)

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    frank3 years, 2 months ago

    When i downloading the source for cydia.hackulo.us/..half way shows sub-process/bin/bzip2 returned an error code(2)…what that???

    •  
      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      The above guide will definitely fix Cydia Sub-process bin/bzip2 error.

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    frank3 years, 2 months ago

    hey..just want to ask that the last steps is it necessary to delete it???if i delete already is it the cydia icon stil show in the list there??? what is cache file error??

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      You SHOULD delete everything in sources.list.d directory. This won’t harm your iDevice and will not effect Cydia in anyway. The above process is completely safe until you do not delete any other file or directory which is not mentioned in the above tutorial.

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    HIGHLANDER3 years, 2 months ago

    Absolutely brilliant and very accurate. I used ifunbox myself instead of your suggested package but I got there just the same and followed your instructions to the letter. After spending hours of frustration prior to finding your link I have resolved the http/1.1 404 not found error and now my CYDIA works like a charm. Thanks for taking the time and putting in all the effort that you have gone to. I’m sure many would benefit from this and it sure would be nice if everyone who made use of your solution posted a thank you.

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    haha3 years, 2 months ago

    Just works perfct thanks

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    Reese3 years, 2 months ago

    Hi, I have a iPhone 3GS, I had to unlock it from 4.2 and to do it I had to download an iPad software, anyways, I’m getting the same Cydia error and am wondering if it will re-lock my phone again,
    Thanks

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      What you are trying to do? What iPad software you are trying to download from Cydia? Which repo?

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        Reese3 years, 2 months ago

        I already downloaded the iPad software and unlocked my phone. I was trying to download some games off Cydia and got HTTP/1.1 404 not found. im just wondering if i delete those files like you said above if that will affect the unlock i currently have on my phone

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          Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

          Ahh! Got it. That is your iPad baseband. The above procedure is completely safe for unlocked iPhones. Makes sure to follow the above steps carefully and do not delete any unnecessary file or directory.

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    Bruno3 years, 2 months ago

    It worked for me.
    Thanks.

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    Kubrt3 years, 2 months ago

    Perfect! Thanx!

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    SalvadorSTM3 years, 2 months ago

    OMG THANKS!!! My sinful iphone repo wasnt working for anything!

    Now it works! I did it on WinSCP

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    reddit3 years, 2 months ago

    Wow! worked on my iPod 2G 8gb iOs 4.2.1

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    Jiten3 years, 2 months ago

    Hey Bro. Im having a problem with iPhone Explorer. From the word go, it only gives me two options in the tree view. Meghani’s Iphone > Apps, Media. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      You need to install afc2add from Cydia to view root folder.

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    elie3 years, 2 months ago

    Man i dont know whats the problem but when i enter iphone explorer and i want to put the location nothing happen….or it give me the file is not found in the directory

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      Dude, you don’t have to enter the location anywhere (It is just for reference). Just browse manually using the tree view on the side-panel.

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    Bobby Islam3 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks. Working 100%.

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    Paul Taylor3 years, 2 months ago

    Worked a treat. Cheers!

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    benny1boi3 years, 2 months ago

    I still get the same problem every time i try to download a rom for the gpsPhone to download roms off http://apt.123locker.com Anyone have a solution for this?? i keep getting that HTTP/1.1 404 not found…

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      Its because the DEB directory in 123locker.com is empty http://sourceforge.net/projects/repo4pp13/files So its not the issue on Cydia end.

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        Yorth3 years, 2 months ago

        I have the same error. I really want to play pokemon but I get the errors; 403, forbidden & 404, not found :(. I tried a lot of other ways but the errors keep coming back

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          Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

          It has nothing to do with your Cydia or internet connection. Its the repo which is down because those who owns repo has removed the files from it. It you will try to download something from this repo on another iDevice, you will still get 404 error again!

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            Alister3 years, 2 months ago

            hi, you clearly no ur stuff, was justwondering if the repo is down, is there any other way to get pokemon gba roms on the ipod touch etc?

            thanks a lot :)

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            Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

            You can find ROMs here http://bit.ly/mU2Lcn but you need to install them manually by using iPhone Explorer.

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    SomeBody3 years, 2 months ago

    Doesnt work for me

    i am still having the error when downloading GBA ROMS

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      Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

      If you are still getting 404, it means that repo is down!

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    miumiu3 years, 3 months ago

    It doesn’t work for me, it still shows 404 not found

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      Wolverine3 years, 3 months ago

      Hi miumiu, if you are still getting 404, it means either the repo is down or you are entering the wrong repo address.

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    Joe3 years, 3 months ago

    You said at step 4 to navigate to /var/lib/cydia/. This should be /etc/apt/

    Worked though – so thanks!

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      Wolverine3 years, 3 months ago

      Thanks Joe. Mistake has been corrected :)

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    Maui Man3 years, 3 months ago

    Worked like a charm. Thank you for posting this. It saved me tons of work! You ROCK!

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    Ryan3 years, 3 months ago

    Hey, I’ve been having problems with Cydia. Everytime I would try to add a source, Cydia would freeze on “downloading packages” at the last step of adding the source and never finish. I removed and reinstalled cydia and it didn’t work, but I added sources with Icy and somehow Cydia found them when I reinstalled it O.o anyway, I just had the 404 not found error when downloading a package, and I realized I seem to have no sources.list.d directory. Could this be the source of all my problems?

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      Ryan3 years, 3 months ago

      YOU SIR ARE A GENIUS. I did everything, ignoring the last step because I couldn’t find it and this solved my sources problem AND the 404 error. GENIUS

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        benny1boi3 years, 2 months ago

        How do you make a sources.list.d directory??
        cause i have the same error =.=”

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          Wolverine3 years, 2 months ago

          You do not need to create one, it is already present in /etc/apt/ directory!

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    eisenbergDNA3 years, 3 months ago

    Finally something that works, Thank you very much!!!

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    Roaddevil693 years, 3 months ago

    Thank you, great post.

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    Inder3 years, 3 months ago

    Worked like a charm. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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    fru3 years, 3 months ago

    perfect help for me!!!
    thanks a lot!!!!

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    Liam O'Neil3 years, 3 months ago

    You are a genius. Thank you very, very much for being the answer to a very nagging question. You absolutely rock!!!