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Cydia Error - All Packages and Repo's Gone Edit This Wiki

Sometimes you may encounter an issue with Cydia where all your packages and repos disappear.

This is due to some imperfect coding, and can be easily fixed with WinSCP, SSH or iFile.
Note: if you don't have access to these service, you will need to re-jailbreak.


Open WinSCP or a Program like it.
You must have OpenSSH installed on your iPhone for this to work:
Login: root - Password: alpine

Navigate to: private/var/lib/apt/lists

Delete the List(s) that you believe caused this issues.
Also, you may want to check the folder private/var/lib/apt/lists/partial and delete any lists that you believe caused the issues.

Next, navigate to this file:
Open this file in a text editor and remove the link of the faulty source.

There should be one link per line, remove the entire line.

Reboot Cydia and see if it works..
Please alert [url=]admin[ about any sources that cause this issue, so he can fix them

In iFile or a File Manager App (eg iFunBox)

Navigate to: private/var/lib/apt/lists
and Delete any sources that may have caused the issue.

Good Luck.
Or you can re add the source - joshua144

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I hope this helps someone, I found that if you just delete out the package that caused cydia to blank out(if you know them) and hit the refresh button on the changes menu in cydia everything comes back with no issues. 4th Jan '10
I installed and it keeps jacking up cydia. I have deleted the files from the lists folder but every time I install something, the files come back and I have to go delete them again. How do I get this off of my phone? 16th Mar '10
Hi, iPhone-I's repo have been fixed. All you need to do is go into the directory and delete: "cydia.myrepospace.com_iphone-i_._Packages". Open Cydia and everything will appear. Then hit refresh to see iPhone-i's Packages will show too. 17th Mar '10
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