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Using ipod touch 4th gen, use absinthe this afternoon, and then restored from icloud...and now...cydia won't open at all. i hit it and then it goes black and goes back to the homescreen. help?

asked 25 May '12, 22:36

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I had the same problem with my iPhone 3GS new boot, coming from IOS 4.2.1 JB for months with GreenpoisOn. I installed IOS 5.1.1 with iTunes after backup, then launched "Absinthe 2.0". Cydia was installed (brown icon ok) but won't open, crashing immediately when started. No changes with "Absinthe 2.0.1". I was unable to rejailbreak (Absinthe always said "already JBroken") nor to remove/reinstall Cydia.

I tried many things for 6 hours but hopefully the only one that worked for me was to re-jailbreak 5.1.1 tethered over "Absinthe 2.0.1" using "redsn0w 0.9.11.b4", then cydia worked fine after that, allowing me to install "Rocky Racoon 5.1.1 untether" package to get a full working 5.1.1 untether JB.

Hope this help, and many thanks to pod2g and all others for this tremendous JB job !


answered 26 May '12, 06:00

kds47x2's gravatar image


Reboot it and see if that helps. If it doesn't, you might want to just restore your device and jailbreak it again.


answered 26 May '12, 05:48

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@britta, yeah that will work, i have the same problem and what i did is just what you have said.

(14 Dec '12, 08:26) ebonglee ebonglee's gravatar image

@britta, yeah that will work, i have the same problem and what i did was just what you've said.

(14 Dec '12, 08:28) ebonglee ebonglee's gravatar image

Guys please reply to that springboard question

(14 Dec '12, 08:32) Ibne Ibne's gravatar image

@ibne Bumping a 7-month-old thread is NOT the way to get your own question answered, but it IS a good way to get it ignored.

(14 Dec '12, 17:22) spockers ♦♦ spockers's gravatar image
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