Now that a viable jailbreak solution has been released for the latest version of Apple’s firmware, all is well again in the world of jailbreaking.

That is of course, unless you’re facing the dreaded white Cydia icon of doom after jailbreaking with RedSn0w.

If you’ve rebooted, re-jailbroken, and the white icon continues to haunt you in your sleep, what should you do?

Fret not; all of your options have not been exhausted; there’s one more thing you can try, and it’s easy as pie…

I’ve personally faced the white icon a few times in my jailbreaking history, and I just about tore my hair out trying to figure out how to fix it. Meanwhile the fix was sitting right under my nose.

The White Cydia Icon Fix

Step 1: Open up RedSn0w.


Step 2: Select browse and load the same firmware you used when jailbreaking.


Step 3: Once the IPSW is successfully identified, click next.


Step 4: Uncheck “Install Cydia” and select “Just boot tethered right now” and click next.

Step 5: Here, I recommend that you go ahead and be proactive by putting your iPhone into DFU mode prior to clicking next.

Step 6: Once you click next, the iPhone will go through the tethered boot process once. When you return to your home screen, Cydia should be back to normal.

While I can’t absolutely guarantee that this will work for you, it has worked for me, and I know quite a few people who it has worked for as well.

You should only have to do this once in order to restore your Cydia icon to working order, and this should not impact your untethered status at all.

Has it worked for you? Let me know.

  • Worked for me, thanks!

  • Joseph Yapcengco

    thanks dude!

  • roy rianto

    it’s not work for me, need help
    i use ipone 3gs ios 4.3.5.
    help pleace …

  • Absolutely worked mate..Thanks a lot…

  • Help me i jailbroken my iphone on 4.3.5
    i used reds0w 0.9.9b8 to jailbreak it (tethered)
    and after it booted i noticed Cydia was white
    I Boot Tethered in redsn0w and after it booted, Cydia was still white
    i looked up solutions and they keep saying reboot
    i tried rebooting with redsn0w 0.9.9b8,b7,b4 but none of them work i tried rejailbreaking with b8 but i didnt restore it i just clicked jailbreak and i rebooted again But the icon is still white! Please HELP!

  • This worked for me! Thanks!

  • This worked for me! Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    Why is it when everytime i download and install a app on installous or cydia, all 4 white icons appear like the test and ios diagnostic and i have to respring?? Can anyone help with that?

  • yup just worked for me too on Iphone 3gs. The setup was a bit different from the pictures you showed, I had to click “back” a few times to be able to do what the instructions said, prolly just a dif version of Redsn0w I’m on. I followed instructions though and it worked perfect. Thx!!

  • Michael Gaffney

    Worked perfect!!!!!

  • Thank you so much for this helpfull topic! My device is working perfectly now!

  • ZakkTiller

    yr the fking man 😉 great job. bout tore my hair out ;X

  • randomperson

    Oh yeah it works! Thanks dude!