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Everytime I tap on Cydia, it quickly shows Cydia's background, & then closes. I have tried going into safe mode with rebooting while holding the volume up button, but it doesn't go into safe mode. I have a 4s 6.1

asked 08 Feb '13, 17:35

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I guess you don't have too much data on your device now...

I would restore as new device, jailbreak, see how it goes.

If cool, I'd reinstall my stuff.

If not, I'd report back.

That's what I'd do.

your call.

Good luck!



answered 08 Feb '13, 21:22

eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image


have you tried a hard reboot try holding the home and power button until the phone shuts off and then let it turn back on if you still can't get cydia to load you may have to re-run the jailbreak process.


answered 08 Feb '13, 17:38

EvlGns's gravatar image


sigh I was afraid of that. Thanks though!

(08 Feb '13, 21:03) shadowfly shadowfly's gravatar image

What tweaks do you have installed ?

May I suggest you compare them with THIS LIST, so you might be able to find the guilty one...

Also, if you have SBSettings installed, it's much faster to do this than to reboot with the volume up:

  1. Slide your finger on the status bar, either from left to right or vice-versa;
  2. Click on "Power";
  3. Choose "SafeMode" (interestingly enough...)

Much faster and you also jsut go in safe mode this way.

Hope this helps,



answered 08 Feb '13, 17:39

eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image


I've only download 2; iFile & Winterboard. They are both compatible

(08 Feb '13, 21:04) shadowfly shadowfly's gravatar image

im having the same problem i have ifile and sbsettings installed but none of them work or open

(08 Feb '13, 21:07) jandersont21 jandersont21's gravatar image

Have you tried evlgns's advice?

(08 Feb '13, 21:08) eYe-I-aïe eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image

i have tried that but it doesnt work.

(08 Feb '13, 21:08) jandersont21 jandersont21's gravatar image

You can attempt to re-install the jailbreak (via evasi0n) if it's acting strangely.


answered 08 Feb '13, 22:41

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