Cydia Not Opening? Here’s What You Can Do


What are the most frustrated things about Cydia? You may pick one from any of these problems: Cydia not opening; Cydia not loading after you downloaded it to your iDevices; Cydia is not working at all; Cydia keeps crashing and it won’t load. If any of the above mentioned things happen is not cool at all. We don’t want this to be happened and we hate to see it when it is happening. If you are having any of these problems with your Cydia, here’s what you can do to solve the problems significantly.

Cydia keeps crashing

Case 1: Cydia keeps crashing

It is normal to see Cydia keeps crashing after the jailbreak process. If there is an error message saying “x HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error”, it usually means your installation is incomplete. Something went wrong during the installation. Your Cydia will keep crashing even if you try to restart your device.

Solution: If you use some of the free method to download Cydia when you jailbreak it, perhaps you could re-jailbreak your iDevice and reinstall Cydia. That is the fastest and easiest way to solve this problem.


Case 2: Cydia not loading

It is common to see Cydia is not loading with the message “Unable to Load (the internet connection appears to be offline)”.

Solution: Check your internet connection and see if it is working properly. In some cases, Cydia is not able to load if you are connected to the internet using mobile data because the connection is too slow. Another possible reason for this issue is the time and date settings in your iDevice. You will have to make sure it is correct and it matches the server time. Although this may not be the issue but we do experienced it before.


Case 3: Cydia not working or Cydia not opening at all

Sometimes, Cydia won’t load, won’t work, or won’t be able to open at all even you try to reboot your iDevice. This is definitely frustrating especially when it keeps backing out every time you tap on the brown Cydia logo and try to launch it.

Solution: One reason this could be happened is there are too many connections to Cydia server when you try to download it. You may not be able to download Cydia completely although the screen shows you it is completely done. This is because the server receives heavy traffic and nobody can load Cydia or any other packages when the server is down. What you can do is to re-install Cydia itself through an SSH program or wait for a couple hours until the server is up. You can always download the latest Cydia deb file and install the latest version on your iDevices.


Case 4: Cydia is not loading the package you have just downloaded

You have just downloaded some packages and installed a few tweaks from Cydia but you can’t find them under Cydia -> Manage -> Packages -> Installed Tweaks. There are no icons appear at your home screen too.

Solution: First of all, do not panic. Things could be simpler than you think. Try to reboot or respring your device and see if the packages appear in the Installed Tweaks. If it doesn’t work, check and see how many Cydia sources you have in your iDevice. Cydia can’t show all packages if you have too many sources saved in your device. Try to remove some of the unused Cydia sources and reload the list of tweaks installed. It is going to work for sure.


None of the cases above matches yours? If you experience Cydia not opening or anything relate to this topic and you have found the solutions, why not share it here at the comment box below? It will help anyone with the same problem.

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30 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Roger Pitts
    September 29th, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    I am wondering if there is a way to install Cydia from scratch.
    When I try to load Cydia, the window opens ans shuts right away.
    Tried restoring to an earlier date, re installing it, re springing the cell, all to no avail.
    I am running 6.13 tethered
    Thanks for your help

  2. Finley
    July 25th, 2016 at 9:08 pm #

    Happened to me too

  3. Mike
    November 19th, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    I keep getting a “warning ios crash report due to a third party application ” error and cydia wont open or load or do anything..


  4. jason
    June 9th, 2015 at 11:38 pm #

    I’m just tried to jailbreak my ios 8.3 iphone and it wont open bc it says page is invalid and when I press retry it says cannot connect to server what do i do

  5. Lavanya
    June 20th, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

    I just jailbreaked my phone and I have to download 1 of 2 apps to unlock cydia. I did and opened it for 30 seconds as it told me to and its still not unlocking cydia for me

  6. Hannah
    July 16th, 2015 at 10:00 am #

    I jailbreaked my device and right after i opened cydia but it keeps restarting when i try to open it please help.

  7. Doug Morrison
    September 23rd, 2015 at 2:27 pm #

    Make sure time and date are correct. After jailbreak many phones travel back in time…

  8. Mubeen
    September 27th, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    My cydia said “Cydia could not be opened because the address of its main page is invalid ” then I rebooted and it said the same thing. Why?

  9. Cheech
    October 3rd, 2015 at 3:53 pm #

    Having same address of main page is invalid problem. Any fixes?

  10. tyler bauereis
    October 14th, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    i just tried to jailbreak my iPod touch 5 running on iOS 9.0.2 and it always says the same message the first time: “Cannot open Cydia. Cydia could not be opened because the address of its main page is invalid.” it gives me 2 options: Close & Retry. Once I click Retry, it says a different message: “Cannot open Cydia. Cydia could not be opened because it could not connect to the server.” and leaves 2 options again: Close & Retry. After the first time of clicking retry, it keeps on giving me the same response: “Cannot Open Cydia. Cydia could not be opened because it could not connect to the server.” it says that every time I press retry again. If i press close at anytime, it just closes the app.
    Any Suggestions
    Thanks for the Help

  11. Ganesh
    November 3rd, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    I just try to jailbreak my iPad mini or iPhone 5 running on iOS 9.1 and when I open Cydia it’s says checking completion always and doesn’t open the free app to complete the jailbreak what to do ….please help me.

  12. Connor
    November 10th, 2015 at 1:33 am #

    I have got cydia on my iphone 4s ios 9.1 and I have don’t the download free app and reset my phone now everytime I open Cydia it says could not connect to server or the address of the main page is invalid. What do ido now? Is there a way to fix this? Thanks. If anyone can tell me a fix that would be great.
    P.s my date and time is correct

  13. Ricky
    November 22nd, 2015 at 2:24 am #

    I have downloaded Cydia and now when I go to open it it cydia is not able to be opened because address of main page is invalid.

  14. Markus
    November 22nd, 2015 at 6:19 pm #

    when i open cydia all it says is “cydia could not be opened because the address of its main page is invalid” what do i do?

  15. Siju
    November 27th, 2015 at 2:54 pm #

    It showing the application you trying to download is not available when opening Cydia and cant delete Cydia please help.

  16. Vahn
    November 30th, 2015 at 1:54 am #

    My Cydia account says that the address on the homepage is invalid what should I do?

  17. tambe
    January 27th, 2016 at 3:36 pm #

    I have ipod 2g (v4.2.1) my ipod is Jailbreak and I cannot open up Cydia apps but when I open up Cydia my iPod automatically lock;cannot load up (open up)..
    Is there any way to solved my problem?
    Is it possible to install WhatsApp on my iPod?

  18. manjit
    July 9th, 2016 at 9:10 am #

    My Cydia says unable to load again and again and time out. What I should do?

  19. Conrad
    August 2nd, 2016 at 1:50 am #

    I’m trying to go into Cydia to delete the application and when I open it it closes immediately again and again. I uninstalled the pp jail breaker on accident. I have tried resetting my phone, hard resetting it, and have failed to do all. If anyone knows How to fix it please help. Thank you in advance.

  20. Vivek
    August 11th, 2016 at 2:47 am #

    Maybe i solved it. It is damn easy though. Remember the pangu or whichever app you have installed to jailbreak your phone before you got cydia. Yes, just open that app and Start the jailbreak again. Voila, done!

  21. moath ali
    August 11th, 2016 at 1:01 pm #

    I’m trying to lunch cydia but its closes immediately
    i have iPhone 6s ios 9.3.1
    can u please help me

  22. Flagman_62
    August 24th, 2016 at 12:41 pm #

    Cydia (and all other related apps; pphelper, pdanet…) can no longer be activated. By that I mean it appears to load snapping to full screen but then disappears immediately to background, minimized behind the spring board. It responds similarly if tapped from there to flash to full screen then back to the rear. All I can do is close it at this point. Cannot search or take any action in this condition as they will not come to full screen. Cannot install Eraser or Impactor as Cydia not responding. Looking for suggestions how to redo the jail break if that may cure this problem – or other solution. SE iphone on ios 9.3.3 backed up to icloud and itunes prior to all this happening but unsure way to proceed (Cydia and pdanet did work for a couple days then this set in.) Don’t know if related but Safari lately has been less responsive getting “unable to locate server” errors when attempting to open some web sites or links from emails. No embedded photos in links display as well. Frustrated!

  23. SHAYNE
    October 17th, 2016 at 9:20 pm #

    So I download the free app and I still don’t get a key??? Please help

  24. Zeeshan
    November 16th, 2016 at 10:02 am #

    I was trying to install cydia 10.0.2. I had tried it for more than once. I follow all the steps but after completion all steps, my iPhone power off, rebooted and no cydia install. Anybody give a healthy solution about that?

  25. Michael
    February 17th, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    First i download vshare by Cydia and the phone restarted and safari don’t work Cydia don’t work what shall i do please?

  26. Sanjeet chavan
    June 13th, 2017 at 2:59 pm #

    I download cydia & when i open cydia a massage on screen that is who are you? Then i want to select user bt only developer option for select . Please help me what to do ?

  27. Daniel Fernandez
    June 20th, 2017 at 6:38 pm #

    I donated money to what I thought was cydia and I have cydia on my phone and it won’t let me open any of the tweeks like activator Ifile nothing I downloaded it from have I been scammed? I have an iPhone 7 running on iOS 10.2.1

  28. Bikash Dawadi
    September 16th, 2017 at 9:56 am #

    I deleted winterboard after which many inbuilt apps including cydia wont open.


  29. SESE
    September 29th, 2017 at 5:51 pm #

    Can anyone help me Im not so good at this. Im stuck at page where I need 2 download games for page 2 open. ‭i have played the games and did what they wanted but when I open cydia it still say ”after completion this page will unlock”

    November 10th, 2017 at 11:41 am #

    I donated money to what I thought was cydia and I have cydia on my phone and it won’t let me open any of the tweeks


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