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iOS 4.3.5 Jailbroken on iPhone 4 with Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 But No Cydia

Hi, I restored my iPhone on iOS 4.3.5 and then did a tethered jailbreak using Redsn0w 0.9.9b1. Everything worked well, but I have noticed that there’s no Cydia icon present on the SpringBoard after booting it tethered using Redsn0w. What do I need to do to get Cydia? Is this normal? Thanks.

Asked by: Jose from McAllen, Texas

Hello Jose. Nopes! This is not normal. You should have Cydia icon on the SpringBoard of your device after jailbreaking due to the fact that Cydia app is bundled with most iPhone jailbreak tools (i.e. PwnageTool, JailbreakMe, Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, etc). Anyway, you can easily fix this error by restoring your iPhone to stock iOS 4.3.5 and then rejailbreak it (Make sure you backup your iPhone first before restoring or you will lose all your data). However, this time, I would recommend you to use Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 to jailbreak your iPhone 4 tethered. This is primarily because the Redsn0w 0.9.9b1 is at the early stage of beta testing and it is quite buggy. You can follow this guide on how to use Redsn0w 0.9.8b7 to jailbreak iPhone 4 on iOS 4.3.5.

Alternatively, you can also install Cydia on your iPhone without restoring and rejailbreaking your iPhone. You can check out this tutorial posted below to manually reinstall Cydia.

First Method:

Step 1: Ensure that your iPhone is connected into high-speed Internet and check if you have a valid IP address.

Step 2: Then SSH into your iOS device.

  • Windows Users: You can check this blog post for step by step guide to SSH into your device using WinSCP. Then after successfully establishing a connection, launch the Terminal. In order to open Terminal you will need to navigate to Utilities -> Terminal and then use the following command at terminal. On using the command below, you will be prompted to enter the root password of your iOS device, just enter the default password "alpine" and hit the enter key.

ssh root@(iPhones IP Address)

Step 3:Now use the following command to first remove the current installation of Cydia.

apt-get remove cydia

Step 4:Use the following command to reinstall Cydia.

apt-get install cydia

Second Method:

Step1:First, you will need to download Cydia.deb file from this link.

Step 2: Download WinSCP if you are on Windows or download CyberDuck if you are on Mac. These tools are required in order to SSH into your iOS device to place the Cydia.deb in the ROOT directory.

Step 3: Then enter the following command to reinstall Cydia.

dpkg -i /cydia.deb

Step 4: Lastly, respring your iPhone using the command below and your done!

killall -HUP SpringBoard

How to Insrtall Cydia App

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