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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  • guest

    that means all you jackasses need to gtfo!

  • Kyle Huang

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

  • Huhbubu

    Fuck cydia

  • Junkang Xie

    Hmmm.. I got it working…..

  • Tr1pTr0p

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

  • Dusty

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

  • Nikhilesh Muraleedharan

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

  • Nikhilesh Muraleedharan

    even bigbosss not responding….

  • Jeffrey

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

  • Nikhilesh Muraleedharan

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

  • JailbreakMe

    Zottd is down :(

  • Reneiver

    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.

  • Limyx

    Agreed. To me, cydia is a life saver

  • ios5.0.1

    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.

  • Asad18260

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

  • Anonymous

    Just gtfo!

  • Shinanigans

    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.

  • Ahmeddsaat

    there stupid Cydia! give good service or go to hell

  • Anonymous

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

  • Shalindesai

    use cyder it awsome

  • odai

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

  • Vovakost24

    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!:-)

  • Nikunj 9519

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

  • Aaquijano

    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?

  • Rodger king

    Good info. Its working for me

  • Chris

    Worked for me too. THANK YOU

  • Bill

    Worked for me too…  thanks!

  • Junaid_aljunaid

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

  • Wallybist

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

  • Huhbubu

    Eat my cunt you fat fucking loser!

  • Abdulbasit_ghaus

    Worked 100% thank you so much :)

  • GnickolasCarlin

    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? 

  • Guest

    Worked!!!Thank you!!

  • joshfromaus

    thanks heaps vladimir

  • joshfromaus

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

  • Yongzhien

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

  • Jovani

    i belive only cracked sources are working