Cydia not working – What to do?


It is common that Cydia is not working after the jailbreaking process. This could be something went wrong during the jailbreaking process (at most time it is) or the Cydia itself is not completely installed to the phone. The most most MOST hateful error that you may see on your iDevice screen is “x HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error”. Your Cydia will not work if you seen this error when you try to launch it. Sometimes, Cydia will keep backing out every time you try to launch it.

Cydia not working
Print Screen – Cydia not working

When this happen, it could mean two things:

  • Cydia server is down due to too many connections.
  • Your Cydia is not properly installed or your jailbreaking process is not complete.


Re-jailbreak your iDevice using some method shared here before: Download Cydia and get it installed.

If you are very confident that your jailbreaking process doesn’t have any problem and Cydia is the one gives you headache, you may try to manually re-install Cydia to your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Get the Cydia DEB file here and follow the five easy steps to re-install Cydia to your iPhone. Problems can be solved easily within half an hour for beginners.

Tips: if your Cydia is not working after you install a new apps, try to delete the app and reboot your iDevice.

Remember to reboot your device after the installation. If your Cydia is still not working after the recommended solution, please share your problem here and we will work out the best solution for it. Do share any experience of yours regarding Cydia not working if you have one.

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