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I used greenpois0n to jailbreak my 3GS on 4.2.1, and backed up my sources and packages with PKGbackup. When I went to restore this data, it said everything was restored, and almost all of my apps were restored to my springboard. However, when I went into Cydia trying to download another tweak, all of my packages and sources were gone, and they won't reappear by clicking reload sources (well, because there aren't any to refresh). I tried re-installing my sources, but when I did, cydia crashed out to the springboard.

I have already tried respringing, rebooting, and rejailbreaking with a newer version of greenpois0n. None of these solutions have worked. I have found several people on different forums and no one I have talked to can figure it out.

How can I fix this problem? Is there any way?

asked 07 Feb '11, 20:36

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edited 07 Feb '11, 20:57

According to @saurik, the guy behind Cydia, this tweet explains how you should fix a "blank" Cydia:

@saurik: Ok, and ZodTTD now has fixed it /again/. If your Cydia is "blank" just go to Changes, click Refresh, and then restart Cydia: no big deal. :(


answered 08 Feb '11, 14:47

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I would try restarting first if that does not work, restore then rejailbreak


answered 07 Feb '11, 20:47

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Try, restoring then rejailbreaking then installing Cydia with the newest redsn0w from HERE


answered 07 Feb '11, 21:00

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I figured it out. I just reinstalled with the most recent version, and instead of viewing as a user, I set the settings to developer. I don't know why this would change anything, or if I just got lucky, but everything is working great for me now!


answered 14 Feb '11, 17:37

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Delete all files in /var/lib/dpkg/updates You must have resprung when Cydia was installing/downloading, or stuck.


answered 14 Feb '11, 18:52

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