Help with jailbreaking and Cydia for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches.

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When I go onto Cydia it says: /var/lib/apt/lists/partial is missing. Now when I search or look for anything it is blank. How do I get it back and fix my phone and Cydia?

asked 08 Feb '12, 22:53

cbrunman's gravatar image


SSH into your phone or use mobileterminal to create the folder /var/lib/lists/partial and set permissions to 755. Commands to run are below -

  1. su
  2. alpine (unless you've changed passwd from default)
  3. mkdir -p /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
  4. chmod 755 /var/lib/apt/lists && chmod 755 /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
  5. exit

answered 09 Feb '12, 00:14

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iphpwn4 ♦

What do I do if I hadn't installed OpenSSH and I can't now because nothing is downloadable?

(09 Feb '12, 00:21) cbrunman cbrunman's gravatar image

Download iFunbox. Connect phone via usb and open Raw File System in the left hand frame. Navigate to /var/lib/apt/lists and select the lists folder in left frame. Right-click in right frame and select New>Folder. Name it "partial".

(09 Feb '12, 00:52) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image

Thank You So Much!!!!

This really helped.


answered 10 Feb '12, 11:20

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Glad to hear ;)

(10 Feb '12, 19:50) iphpwn4 ♦ iphpwn4's gravatar image
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