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How to Fix a Bad Cydia Package Installation Without Restoring or Re-Jailbreaking?

After the Evasi0n untethered jailbreak was released, a good deal of users were quick to download and install their favorite Cydia tweaks and apps. However, their eagerness was met with frustration because they ended up installing packages that are incompatible or not fully optimized for iOS 6. Numerous errors ensue and perhaps the most common is the endless boot loop, which can render one's iOS device unusable. The most common measure is to restore or re-jailbreak their device. However, there are failsafe methods allowing you to fix the situation without restoring or re-jailbreaking. Here are some tips on How to Fix a Bad Cydia Package Installation Without Restoring or Re-Jailbreaking.

Safe Mode iPhone Cydia

How to Fix a Bad Cydia Package Installation Without Restoring or Re-Jailbreaking

Solution 1

Uninstall Cydia Packages

There is a possibility you will be stuck in Safe Mode after installing an incompatible or unsupported Cydia tweak or app. One of the worst cases I can think of is after installing Winterboard or Dreamboard. The solution is fairly simple. Launch Cydia, tap the Manage tab and then access the Packages section. In this section, you can uninstall the Cydia tweak or App, which you think causes your iPhone to crash or go into safe mode. Upon uninstalling the problematic jailbreak app or tweak, respring your device and this might fix the issue.

Solution 2

iPhone 5 Volume Button

Perhaps the worst situation is when installing a bad Cydia package getting stuck in an endless boot loop. Fortunately, there is a failsafe feature that will disable Mobile Substrate, which consequently disables all your Cydia tweaks and apps. You can do this by holding down the Volume Up as your iDevice boots. You need to boot your device into safe mode. In this mode, you open Cydia up, go the Manage tab and then uinstall the package that have been causing the issue.

As of version 0.9.3997, you can now disable Substrate entirely by holding down Volume Up as the device boots. This feature allows you to bypass horribly broken extensions (ones that prevent the device from starting up at all) that you may have installed so you can open Cydia and uninstall them. To support devices that do not have a Volume Up button (the first-generation iPod touch), you can alternatively hold down the "Clicker" (not Volume Up) button on your headset or earphones.

There you have it! Installing tweaks and apps incompatible with iOS 6 can cause numerous issues. The best way to avoid these problems is to ascertain if the jailbreak tweak or app you are about to install is compatible with iOS 6. Before installing, you might want to do some research, read the official website or Twitter accounts of jailbreak developers, visit jailbreak community forums, and read the Details page of the tweak right. A simple Google search can go a long way. More jailbreak developers will update their apps and tweaks now the untethered jailbreak is available.

Although not foolproof, you might want to check out our post listing some iOS 6 compatible tweaks. See the comment section too, as many of our readers are sharing their experiences if a particular tweak works with iOS 6 or not.

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    saoke5 years, 5 months ago

    hey i tried solution 2 but it does not work am constantly left on a endless reboot do i get out of that mode.pliz help.?