Cydia Timing Out, Being Sluggish Or Not Refreshing? Here’s An Explanation!

Have you noticed that since updating to the iOS 5.0.1 firmware and Jailbreaking Untethered using RedSn0w 0.9.10b2, Corona 5.0.1 Untether or PwnageTool 5.0.1 that Cydia is sluggish, timing out or not refreshing? Ever since I Jailbroke my iPhone 4 running the iOS 5.0.1 firmware untethered Cydia became extremely slow. Cydia package source pages would not load and at some points I could not even refresh my sources. If you are experiencing these errors or any of the following:

  • Community Sources (BigBoss, ModMyi etc.) are not working
  • I cannot refresh Cydia
  • Cydia is sluggish, slow and unresponsive
  • I cannot download Cydia tweaks

This is simply because the servers powering these essential Jailbreak services like the BigBoss repo, ModMyi repo and even Cydia are under a lot of demand. This is because the first iOS 5 firmware generation Untethered Jailbreak was released and thousands upon thousands of people are trying to use Cydia at the same time. This puts very high strain on Cydia’s servers, Cydia tweak/theme’s servers and all of which is causing Cydia to become slow and unresponsive. Thus, it is not a problem related to Cydia’s software, it is simply a problem of too many people accessing Cydia at the same time.

If Cydia itself was the reason behind the sluggishness I am sure we would have heard from Saurik on the issue. While it is a possibility that these Cydia problems people have been experiencing are due to conflicts with Pod2G’s Untethered exploit, I think it is safe to say this is more of an issue of too many people trying access Cydia at once.

Please let us know if you have any questions or thoughts in the comments section below…

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  1. that means all you jackasses need to gtfo!

  2. Hey there. I know this is maybe not the right topic but are you guys going to announce the winners of the giveaway? :)

  3. Fuck cydia

  4. Hmmm.. I got it working…..

  5. Yes we plan on announcing the winners today, stay tuned ;)

  6. Nikhilesh Muraleedharan says:

    mine sources are showing..but the packages under the sources are not coming…is this the problem i am trying this for several times.

  7. Nikhilesh Muraleedharan says:

    even bigbosss not responding….

  8. If im encountering a error while installing cydia tweaks like “cannot comply” it is because of this problem?

  9. redsn0w 0.9.10 beta 2 is out and should fix some of the issues.

  10. Nikhilesh Muraleedharan says:

    just restarted the idevice….and worked for me lik charm….

  11. JailbreakMe says:

    Zottd is down :(

  12. Do you even know what Cydia is and what it has done for the community? If you don’t, you have no right to insult Cydia. I’d like to see you try and make something as awesome as Cydia.

  13. Agreed. To me, cydia is a life saver

  14. There are quite a few applications that are missing  when used on jailbroken ios 5.0.1, i had ios 4.3 and there are so many more apps on cydia in this version, can anyone please tell me why this happens.

  15. I can’t do anything on Cydia after upgrading iOS 5.0.1 and untethered jailbreak.

  16. Just gtfo!

  17. Shinanigans says:

    Did you not read the article?  
    Community Sources (BigBoss, ModMyi etc.) are not workingI cannot refresh CydiaCydia is sluggish, slow and unresponsiveI cannot download Cydia tweaks
    These are problems being experienced.  Applications, tweaks, etc are all pulled from the “community sources” point here.  When those are being overworked and can’t refresh, you can’t download any of the apps from those sources.

  18. Ahmeddsaat says:

    there stupid Cydia! give good service or go to hell

  19. Waiting very inpatient for it. I had over 200 games and I can’t even download installous

  20. Shalindesai says:

    use cyder it awsome

  21. Cydia is not openning!!!!!!
    is this the untethered which we were waiting for ???!!!

  22. Vovakost24 says:

    Hello everyone! My name is Vladimir, and I believe I might have a solution to 5.0.1 Untethered Jailbreak Cydia problems:
    Manage->Sources->Delete BigBoss repoCydia->More Package Sources->BigBoss(Add it)After this, I stop getting a “cannot comply” message on every tweak/package I hadn’t been able to install before(Winterboard, SBsettings, etc….) This has worked for me, but I can’t guarantee it will work for everyone. Best of luck to all of you, and as always – have a nice day!:-)

  23. Nikunj 9519 says:

    yourtube is not istalling on my 5.0.1 version
    how could i install this

  24. Aaquijano says:

    I used pwnage 5.0.1 to preserve my 01.59.00 baseband. But now cydia won’t work. I click on it and it does nothing. Any suggestions?

  25. Rodger king says:

    Good info. Its working for me

  26. Worked for me too. THANK YOU

  27. Worked for me too…  thanks!

  28. Junaid_aljunaid says:

    does it willl be fine after a time or still the same for long life

  29. Wallybist says:

    As of right now I can’t even get on wtf b*tches get off

  30. Eat my cunt you fat fucking loser!

  31. Abdulbasit_ghaus says:

    Worked 100% thank you so much :)

  32. GnickolasCarlin says:

    If it weren’t for Cydia I wouldn’t have gotten my iPhone 4 back when it was stolen. A Cydia app took a picture of the thief and emailed it to me when they failed my passcode. So Cydia has saved me what, they $750 retail that it takes to replace an iPhone without a new plan? 

  33. Worked!!!Thank you!!

  34. joshfromaus says:

    thanks heaps vladimir

  35. joshfromaus says:

    cydia is 1 of the best software inventions,my ipod and ipad would be boring without it

  36. Yongzhien says:

    redsnow having an error while trying to jail break. Help pls

  37. i belive only cracked sources are working

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