Impossible-to-fix Cydia Crash!

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  1. red_5

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    This is a crash-at-startup. Open, sit for a second, crash.

    Installed Winterboard last night. Rebooted iPod. Tried to launch cydia with a message about something in /var/lib/apt/lists "lock" and permission issues.

    Deleted all contents of that folder except folder entitled "partial"

    Won't launch.

    Updated sources with Terminal.

    Won't launch.

    Basically I've done everything ever mentioned on the internet to try and get this to work.

    Won't launch.

    WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?!??!? ...Without restoring and rejailbreaking?

    Would re-running redsn0w fix the issue?

    THANKS!!
  2. Conya

    Conya Member

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    you can restore and re-jb..
  3. red_5

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    ...Without restoring and rejailbreaking.
  4. xFKSxSquirrel

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    well if you just re run redsn0w all it will do is take up more space for you apps. so restore and re jailbreak
  5. Illuminati

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    Restore and re-jb, it's the way to go. Cleans up a lot of things. After three cycles of restore-and-re-jb I finally managed to get a perfectly stable 16GB Touch 2g that does not have the multiple pages of dozens of "blank springboard icons", with rsync backing up everything perfectly so that when I do manage to fubar it again I can just restore to that point and not do a full iTunes restore ever again.
  6. Ruud91

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    this helped for me, SSH in to your iphone and delete everything in:

    /var/lib/dpkg/updates

    BUT: be sure to backup everything in that folder just for the sake of it
  7. red_5

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    I got it to work again, except it crashes every time I try to install, reinstall, or remove anything.
  8. Gershmer

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    You can do those through the command line in mobileterminal. Just make sure you know the package ID. com.xxx.xxx, usually.
  9. red_5

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    Yeah but that's a freakng pain. I just want it to WORK!
  10. lonelily

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    I had to register to say thanks to Ruud91, deleting from that location saved me a lot of grief on my iPhone, awesome, cheers.

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