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I kept getting an error for the big boss source so I (stupidly) deleted the source to try to re-add it. now whenever I try to add it I get the error, "did not find repository. The indicated repository could not be found. This could be because you are trying to add a legacy installer repository (these are not supported). Also, this interface is only capable of working with exact repository URLs. I'm running IOS 6.1 on the iphone 5, the url I'm trying to add is I've tried it both with and without the / at the end of cydia and keep getting the same message. Am I using the wrong URL or is there another way to add bigboss to my sources?

asked 06 Feb '13, 14:10

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closed 12 Aug '15, 17:07

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The question has been closed for being "Old thread" by Tilerone, 12 Aug '15, 17:07

To re-add a default source, go to the homepage of Cydia and tap "More Package Sources".


answered 06 Feb '13, 14:11

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I did that and now it comes up with a bunch of new error codes

sub-process gzip returned an error code (1)

wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of. (not sure how that happened, I don't have that many sources)

problem with MergeList: /var/lib/apt/lists/apt.thebigboss.org_repofiles_cydia_dists_stable_main_binary-iphoneos-arm_Packages

the package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I've tried doing a hard reboot (holding home and power buttons), respringing, and refreshing cydia after getting all the error messages the button on the bottom says return to cydia, I then check the sources, and bigboss is in there but there are no sources when I tap the link

(06 Feb '13, 15:16) lmolson88 lmolson88's gravatar image

That means that you need to remove some of the other sources you have installed. Trim it down to the defaults (BigBoss, Cydia/Telesphoreo, ModMyi, ZodTTD/MacCiti) and things will work better.

(06 Feb '13, 15:34) britta britta's gravatar image

that worked! thank you so much!

(06 Feb '13, 15:55) lmolson88 lmolson88's gravatar image

I jailbroken my device and it came with no sources. So I try to add big boss source and I got the repository error. Then I went to "more packages" and click add and I got a blank black page that at the top it says "completed" and on the both says "return to cydia, and it's not there


answered 12 Aug '15, 16:45

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Don't wake up threads 2.5 years old it bares no relevance to your issue start your own thread pls

(12 Aug '15, 17:06) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

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