No Cydia App Icon after Pangu Jailbreak – Fix

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

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 :

  1. Disable your passcode touch id passcode iphone 6 ios 8
  2. Disable Touch ID if you have it
  3. Disable Find my iPhone find_my_iphone_6_ios_804
  4. Put your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into Airplane mode 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 :

  1. Connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your PC or Mac
  2. Launch your chosen jailbreak app from your computer [we used pangu for Windows here] pangu 9.0.2 jailbreak
  3. Make sure the jailbreak detects your iOS device and click on Start  | Jailbreakpangu 9 start
  4. Allow the jailbreak to commence until you are asked to click on the icon on the Home screen – DO NOT DO THIS
  5. Instead, long press the jailbreak icon until the cross appears in the corner and delete it
  6. Reboot your iPhone and Cydia should now be present on your home screen. ios_9_cydia_home_screen
  7. 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.

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  1. Pangu says, ‘Already jailbroken” Cydia missing. iOS 7.1.2. Iphone 5. Do not want to restore or reset. Please guide.

    A) I cannot restore.
    b) The phone says no network available.
    c) I think Installing Ultrasnow could fix this.
    d) i need Cydia developer key or need to know alternate tools for Pangu to jailbreak iPhone5 : iOS 7.1.2

    I HAVE to find an alternate. Phone is slow and a lot of apps are not opening. TinyUmbrella is also not able to fix this.

    The iOS 7 bug hit me, contacts got deleted on its own. So i deleted cydia files. Now, cydia is not visible. Pangu says already jailbroken. what do i do now ?

    1. Can you navigate to cydia:// in Safari? A workaround I’ve found is to install Activator, go into settings, and make an Activator action to launch Cydia via long-press of the Settings icon. So far, other things I’ve installed still aren’t showing on the home screen, but Cydia is at least accessible. I’ll keep you updated.

  2. i deleted my cydia from jailbroken ipohone 4s ios7.0.4, safari and other apps are crashing continousely and i cant update the software too……….:/ help plz

  3. i accidentally deleted pangu app icon after jailbreak . noe cydia is not opening and i can’t install pangu app again . what to do??

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