How to reinstall / Update Cydia without Re-jailbreak on your I-something

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Can happen that your I-something will decide that is time to hang Cydia every time you use it, for one reason or another.

Here there are two methods to fix it, one for dummies, one for someone that knows what is an SSH shell….

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Updating or re-installing the Cydia app on an iPhone may be required when it gets stuck due to bugging. This can be done easily with the latest Cydia  without re-jailbreak. There are two pre-requisites – Safari Download Manager and iFile are necessary for the update. These two tools will enable the download and the installation of this new Cydia package on the iDevice. Once it is done, restarting is required and the synchronization is complete in the iPhone. It is important to check the update version before enjoying the fruits of the revolution in telephony.

Sometimes a serious bug can cause problems in Cydia, preventing it from updating or reinstalling. Fortunately there is now a simple method of solving this problem.

What’s new in the latest version 1.0.3366-1:

  • Very short data reloading times
  • Optimisation of remapping
  • WebViews are more stable (can also zoom in)
  • Fast scrolling of different topics
  • Update on uses badge
  • Bug fixes
  • AutoCorrect packages
  • Menu refresh is more efficient
  • and many other new things to discover

For manual installation of Version 1.0.3366-1 or relocation of Cydia, follow this guide:

Safari Download Manager ( BigBoss repo )
iFile ( BigBoss repo )
Installation procedure:

  • Download the new package of Cydia here on your iPhone using Safari Download Manager
  • Once the file is downloaded, go to “VAR / mobile / media / Download” in iFile
  • Click cydia_1.0.3366-… phoneos-arm.deb then “Install” (this shouldn’t take long)
  • Once the installation is complete, close iFile and restart

Important: You need to check the version on the Cydia homepage before updating

Old Version: 1.0.3222-73
New version: 1.0.3366-1


  • open an ssh connection and get root (su) privileges
  • at shell promp, paste this:

wget -q -O /tmp/ && chmod 755 /tmp/ && /tmp/

This is the content of the

rm -rf /tmp/cyinstall
mkdir /tmp/cyinstall
echo 'Downloading packages'
wget -q -O /tmp/cydia-lproj_1.1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb
wget -q -O /tmp/debianutils_3.3.3ubuntu1-1_iphoneos-arm.deb
wget -q -O /tmp/org.thebigboss.repo.icons_1.0.deb
wget -q -O /tmp/uikittools_1.1.3_iphoneos-arm.deb
wget -q -O /tmp/cydia_1.1.6-ios6_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg -r cydia-sources
dpkg -i /tmp/debianutils_3.3.3ubuntu1-1_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg -i /tmp/cydia-lproj_1.1.0_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg -i /tmp/org.thebigboss.repo.icons_1.0.deb
dpkg -i /tmp/uikittools_1.1.3_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg -i /tmp/cydia_1.1.6-ios6_iphoneos-arm.deb
dpkg --configure -a
rm -rf /tmp/cyinstall
su -c uicache mobile
killall SpringBoard