Fix Cydia Crashing Issue on Jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch

Written By Sam on 31 December 2009
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Recently there is a problem with Cydia and it is crashing very often. The main reason for this is a bug in Cydia to encode some characters. A simple unicode character used in macciti/zodttd’s packages file distributed via Cydia is causing this persistent crashing problem. So if you have got a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch and are facing the issue of Cydia crashing then its better to remove the ZodTTD repository.

Fix Cydia Crashing Issue on Jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch

Procedure to Fix Cydia Crashing Issue

  1. Connect to your iPhone or iPod Touch via SSH(WinSCP) or mobile terminal or diskaid. If you are trying the SSH method then the User name is “root” and Password is “alpine” (If you haven’t changed already).
    [Must Read “Secure Jailbroken iPhone 3GS/3G From SSH Attacks By Changing Default Password“]
  2. Now on your iPhone or iPod Touch find the location – /private/etc/apt/sources.list.d.
  3. Once you browse to the directory find the repo named ZodTTD (cydia.zodttd-1.com_repo_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages) and delete it.
  4. Finally restart your iPhone or iPod Touch to solve the Cydia crashing issue.

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One Response to “Fix Cydia Crashing Issue on Jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch”

  1. rakesh says:

    thanks….helped me….

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