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hello all,

I performed jailbreak on my I-phone 4s iOS 5.0.1 and I accidentally deleted Cydia from my phone.

I am trying to re-install Cydia but till now no luck, i have tried the following: - tried restoring using tinyumbrella however i am getting error 11 while doing so - tried jail breaking again but Cydia does not show up - tried jail breaking using Absinthe (windows) but it says that the phone is already jail broken.

Please help in getting the Cydia installed again.


asked 12 Apr '12, 17:52

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curiosity killed the cat (name cydia)

(12 Apr '12, 18:18) JuergenWest ♦ JuergenWest's gravatar image

Unfortunately there is no known solution for this issue. We can only offer notion of prevention for anyone else reading this: if you wish to have a jailbroken iPhone 4S.. do NOT delete Cydia (aka the gateway to all things jailbroken)


answered 12 Apr '12, 18:55

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JuergenWest ♦

I'm not gonna try it to see what happens, but couldn't you connect with SSH and run "apt-get install cydia"?

(06 Jun '12, 09:27) Pepper ♦ Pepper's gravatar image

Unfortunately you cannot reinstall cydia on a jail broken Device. But, you can follow these steps

1 Plug in your device with iTunes

2 click on your Device Name and click on the option "Restore Factory Settings".

This will restore all your settings on your iPhone and eventually will also un-jailbreak it. Then jailbreak it once again

( make sure that your iPhone data is backed up before you restore it!)


answered 06 Jun '12, 05:59

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