How To Fix White Cydia Icon After 5.0.1 / 5 Jailbreak

If you have Jailbroken your iDevice then you might have experienced that the Cydia icon turns white So how to Fix White Cydia Icon After 5.0.1 / 5 Jailbreak ?

This issue is relevant for users of iPhone 4, 3GS, iPod touch 4G, 3G and iPad 1 operating in iOS 5.0.1 / 5.0 and who may have experienced the issue that the Cydia icon turns to white. This might happen while installing certain tweaks or operating in the tethered mode as well. At many times, updating the jailbreaks apps can solve the problems, but certain times the problem may persist. In this scenario, a feasible solution is to reinstall Cydia.

The three methods listed below have been known to work:

Trial A:

Step 1: Open Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 (You can download it from here)

Step 2: Click on “Extas” button
Step 3: Click on “Just boot” button

If Trial A didn’t fix the issue you can follow Trial B

Trial B:
Step 1: Once you have launched Cydia, tap on “Manage”.
Step 2: There you would be able to see an Installed list and an option, “Cydia Installer”.
Step 3: Select it and then modify it by tapping on the “Modify” button.
Step 4: In the final step, all you have to do is to tap the “Re-install button”, and the job is done.

If Trial A and B didn’t fix white cydia icon issue you can follow Trial C.

Trial C:
Step 1: When you launch Cydia, proceed to the “Changes” tab and hit the “Refresh” button. This would prompt Cydia to update all necessary packages.
Step 2: You would get an option demanding an “Essential Upgrade”. In a few minutes duration, all the update procedure would be completed.
Step 3: Once you have confirmed the update, all necessary changes would be completed.When this is completed, close Cydia and your job is done.

Harmful Jailbreak App records all your information and releases it online

While most Jailbreak apps will add value to your iPhone, there is a new menace on the street and it doesn’t play nice. MobileMonitor is perhaps the scariest activity monitoring tool currently being installed on iPhones, whats worse is that it’s available for anyone to download in the jailbreak equivalent to the App Store, Cydia.

The biggest problem with MobileMonitor is that once installed it becomes virtually untraceable on the iPhone, however what really makes it nasty is that it records and uploads all of your personal data to a website that can be accessed by anyone with the correct login information.

Someone with physical access to the device could install this on a jailbroken iPhone without the owner ever knowing. MobileMonitor becomes undetectable once installed, and you can only see what the package contains in Cydia once its completely uninstalled.

After the 24-hour free trial, it costs $19.90 per month to use MobileMonitor to its full potential.

The moral of the story is that there’s scary stuff out there on iOS, and you shouldn’t assume that you’re safe just because you have an iPhone. Also, if you do jailbreak, be smart about what you’re installing from Cydia.

Apple fights jailbreaks by blocking access to Cydia in its stores.

Cydia Apple Store

The battle against the jailbreakers has always seemed to be an uphill one for Apple; it takes hackers just days to break into the latest iOS releases, and last year federal regulators said that it was no longer illegal to hack or jailbreak an iPhone. However, there is one thing Apple can but a definite stop to, and that’s accessing Cydia using its Wi-Fi networks in Apple retail stores.

If you try accessing Cydia on a device connected to one of Apple’s Wi-Fi hotspots, you’ll be surprised to see Apple’s website load instead. We think that is pretty funny. What do you think?

iPad 2 has been Jailbroken!

Wow that really didn’t take long, most waiting lines just got a little shorter, and now the iPad 2 has already been jailbroken. In the picture above, you can see a white Verizon WiFi+3G iPad 2 running Cydia. The jailbreak itself comes courtesy of @comex, the man behind JailbreakMe.com.

We don’t know whether or not this is a tethered or untethered jailbreak. More details should become available soon.

According to @comex, it would’ve been done yesterday, but it took slightly longer to find a working exploit.

The official release date is unknown, but we are hoping it will be sometime in the near future!

Install flash on iPhone and iPad.

frash

A while back we posted a guide on How to get flash on the iPad and iPhone 4, while the guide was very helpful it did look like a rather daunting task, however thanks to Cydia repository Benm.at, the whole process just became much easier. If you want to install Frash on your jailbroken iOS device, it’s now as simple as following these steps:

1. Open Cydia > Manage > Sources
2. Edit source and add http://repo.benm.at
3. Search Frash and install it.

If you did this correctly then you should have flash running on your device.

[Guide taken from Gizmodo.com]

New redsn0w upgrade fixes iBooks problem!

After we had jailbroken the iOS 4 using redsn0w, we noticed something rather annoying, iBooks simply stopped working, the app opens and then crashes. If you are in the same position then here is some good news, the dev team behind redsn0w have released an upgrade which should fix the iBooks problem.

You will need to run the new redsn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 in order to ratify the iBooks glitch on your iPhone 3G/3GS and iPod Touch 2G. According to Dev Team the official change statement goes like:

There’s a new redsn0w beta that should fix any iBooks problems people were seeing.  Just run this new version 0.9.5b5-4 and deselect Cydia (you don’t want to reinstall Cydia over itself).

Below are the download links for the resn0w 0.9.5b 5-4 upgrade
windows
Mac

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Please note that you should de-select the option to Install Cydia as it was already installed with the earlier jailbreak, so you do not have to install it again.

If you need any help then simply follow our previous guide on How To jailbreak the iPhone!