3GS pwnage 4.2.1 cydia crashes
I decided to update my jailbroken 3.0 3gs. I followed this guide:
My sshh was backed up in Cydia and locally using TinyUmbrella. I'm now running 4.2.1 with 5.11.07 modem firmware. When launching Cydia it quickly closes. After step 13 it says:
UPDATE 1: The link above of PwnageTool bundle for iPhone 4 and 3GS has been updated. All problems related to Cydia should now be fixed.
So I thought I'd be fine. But no. What are my options to fix or reinstall Cydia?
How to reinstall Cydia (and Terminal)
My Situation after jailbreaking my iPhone 3GS with Pwnage tool (Mac) [4.2.1] as described at
Originally Posted by Cell247
iClarified - iPhone - How to Jailbreak Your iPhone 3GS Using PwnageTool (Mac) [4.2.1] was:
Cydia and Terminal would crash right after starting!
So how to re-install Cydia without re-jailbreaking
(which I, by the way tried several times, but which did not effect the crashing of Cydia)
The Solution for me was:
PART A. Re-installing Terminal
Step 1: I first downloaded MobileTerminal_511-1_iphoneos-arm.deb from
MobileTerminal_511-1_iphoneos-arm.deb - mobileterminal - MobileTerminal_511-1_iphoneos-arm.deb - A GUI Terminal application for the iPhone - Google Project Hosting
Step 2: Using PhoneView I copied the downloaded MobileTerminal_511-1_iphoneos-arm.deb to /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall
Instead of PhoneView you can probably use other (Mac or Win) programs like DiskAid_4_6.
(alternatively you can SSH into iPhone; to do this for Windows: Use WinCSP. for Mac: Use CyberDuck;
However, this did not work for me! I got no connection)
Important: If you can’t locate the “Cydia” folder in “Media”, create it. Then create another folder named “AutoInstall” in “Cydia” folder and copy the .deb file there.
Step 3: After iPhone reboot, the Terminal app was working fine.
PART B.Re-Install Cydia via Terminal
Step 1: I downloaded cydia_1.0.3366-1_iphoneos-arm.deb from Index of /debs/
Step 2: I renamed it to Cydia.deb
Step 3: Using PhoneView (or alternative programs, see above) I copied the downloaded Cydia.deb to the iPhone root directory (uppermost iPhone directory).
Step 4: Then I started the Terminal application in my iPhone and logged in as superuser by typing:
Step 5: To re-install Cydia I had to type in the following command line in Terminal:
dpkg -i /cydia.deb
(an alternative possibility would have been to SSH into the iPhone using programs like CyberDuck (Mac) or WinSCP (Windows) (SSH, user:root, pw:alpine) and place the Cydia.deb in the ROOT directory. Then type the following command to reinstall Cydia: dpkg -i /cydia.deb )