Cydia is synonymous with jailbreaking and we expect to see it on our devices when we have installed a jailbreak. For the most part, it’s there but, on occasion Cydia is conspicuous by its absence. There could be any number of reasons why Cydia is missing but the most likely cause is because you haven’t followed the jailbreak instructions properly.
Image : No Cydia icon after Pangu jailbreak
Before you install any of the iOS 8 – iOS 9 jailbreaks, there are a number of steps you need to take, otherwise the installation will either not work properly or, as some people are finding out, Cydia won’t be there. The steps you should take, before installing the jailbreak are as follows .
First Things First :
- Disable your passcode
- Disable Touch ID if you have it
- Disable Find my iPhone
- Put your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into Airplane mode
Other reasons for Cydia not appearing are due to either an incompatible device or iOS version or the fact that you have updated your iOS device using the OTA method. Jailbreaks are not compatible with this method and you will need to restore using iTunes. The problem you have now is, if you restore your iPhone, you will end up on iOS version that has no jailbreak for that at the moment.
Instead, you could try either installing Cydia manually or you could try the following method, which has worked for some people.
Fix No Cydia icon after Pangu Jailbreak :
- Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC or Mac
- Launch your chosen jailbreak app from your computer [we used pangu for Windows here]
- Make sure the jailbreak detects your iOS device and click on Start | Jailbreak
- Allow the jailbreak to commence until you are asked to click on the icon on the Home screen – DO NOT DO THIS
- Instead, long press the jailbreak icon until the cross appears in the corner and delete it
- Reboot your iPhone and Cydia should now be present on your home screen.
- If it is, you can reboot your iPhone and restore all your personal data. If not, you are stuck without a jailbreak for the time being.
The next firmware is iOS 9.1 at the time of writing this article and that is already released and non jailbroken at the time of writing this article . It was released on March 9th, just after apple held their media event for the Apple iWatch. Stay tuned and we’ll bring you all the news on the next jailbreak.