According to a recent tweet from big-name jailbreak dev chpwn, it appears that Cydia is experiencing connectivity issues due to a prolonged outage of Amazon’s EC2 cloud computing service.

EC2 is a service used by many heavily-trafficked services on the internet, and Amazon has been experiencing an EC2 service outage for an astounding 16+ hours. Some say that Cydia is working fine, but the jailbreak store has been experiencing intermittent connectivity issues since the EC2 outage began.

Cydia’s creator and admin, saurik, addressed the EC2 outage when it started over 12 hours ago.

Saurik has not commented on Cydia’s offical status since his last tweet, but chpwn draws attention to the fact that Cydia is still experience some connectivity issues.

Since EC2 hosts Cydia’s web and purchasing backend, it’s a pretty big deal for the jailbreak community whenever EC2 experiences downtime.

Browsing and using Cydia has been fine on my end, but some of you could still be experiencing connectivity issues. Has Cydia not been working for you today? What about intermittent periods of downtime?

Let us know below in the comments!

UPDATE: It appears that the Cydia store is working again. Amazon’s EC2 service is slowly coming back online, and some Cydia users are still reporting intermittent periods of downtime. Account details and purchases seem to be the only affected aspects of Cydia.

  • Brian

    Yeah I just updated to 4.3.2 from 4.2.1 and now I can’t download all my favorite tweaks from cydia so sad. Patiently waiting

  • past0rB

    I have not been able to download any previously purchased packages all day. I hope it gets fixed soon. Thanks for letting us know what is happening. I thought it was my device.

  • Shaz

    so if i updated from 4.3.1 to 4.3.2 then my ssh wont be saved in cydia’s servers?

    not that i care.. but i was wondering if i should see 4.3.1 in the top of cydia’s ssh section

    • “so if i updated from 4.3.1 to 4.3.2 then my ssh wont be saved in cydia’s servers?”
      it’s actually called shsh
      “my ssh wont be saved in cydia’s servers?”
      it is already stored there. you have been on 4.3.1 for atleast an hour so it IS stored there

  • Roger

    Great…….or NOT. Just upgraded from 4.1 to 4.3.2 and just needs to download PkgBackup to restore all my Cydia apps, but hey… guess what, can’t download PkgBackup, a purchased program. So no restore. No Cydia apps. No added functionality. Geez, this timing sucks!

    • Burge

      Go and find pkg deb file on the net .. Only thing is all the paid tweaks and app will not download

  • Draggun

    Thank god for that , I thought it was me , already reinstalled Cydia . Only purchase and account details affected for me

  • Draggun

    I thought it was me , already reinstalled Cydia . Only purchase and account details affected for me

  • Johnny B

    I’ve been able to update all my tweaks that needed it except for the purchased one, thanks for the update

  • Rey

    I have been saying this to EVERY iPhone JB user i know since 2:46am today 4/21/2011 and searched every forum. modmyi, redmondpie, iDB, etc. tec and even google searched but no one else was talking about this. I noticed this because iFile 1.6 should be released and NO one has been able to find it…now we know why. The computer have become Self Aware….RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jopos

    Cool stuff. Anyone got problems with cydia in 4.3.2? Every time i go into cydia my screen starts to flcker and i get an Apple logo and à loading bar?

    • Sy

      Thank god thought it was just me getting the crazy apple logo and loading thing!!!!!

  • Sinon

    Upgraded last night andcouldnt access any of my purchases and main screen kept going blank.

    I’m just happy to know I didn’t break it. Shall go back to dead space2 until it’s up again.

  • Thank god for that , I thought it was me , already reinstalled Cydia . Only purchase and account details affected for me

  • Pam

    Aha. Wondered what was going on. Glad it’s just that and will be fixed soon-ish.

  • Gina

    I felt the same way as most of you … I thought something was wrong at my end when I couldn’t update some apps. I re-installed Cydia too, then deleted some apps that wouldn’t update, after trying to uninstall then re-install (which worked for some). I still wonder about the many errors that show when I load Cydia, but this answers a lot of my other questions. Thanks!!

  • Seems to be working fine for me.

  • SoCoMagNuM

    Kinda off topic but close reference…not sure if its related but sony’s network servers have been out for a while too..have issues similar to amazon. Possible relation? Not sure but maybe they use similar servers or providers and they themselves are having issues. Sony hasnt really explained why but some are saying that another team besides Anon have started to target Sony again and maybe other sites aswell.

  • Darkikon

    Man, thanks for the heads up about cydia being down for some users. For the last few days I thought it was just me.

  • Deathstar

    You guys need to READ! yes the cydia app works. the problem users are having is with “Cydia Store” and “Manage Account” in the Cydia app. users get blank page or “500 Internal Server Error”.

  • Juan

    when was this aritcle updated? I’m still getting error 500 (just fyi) as of this comment posting.

  • pspfs

    still error 500 for me also – Have just made the jailbreak 4,3,2 and miss all my purchased cydia aps 🙁

  • phirr

    if u have 4.2.1 and u wont upgrade to 4.3.1, wat will happen? is it bad?

  • past0rB

    The red update message from saurik looks menacing but glad he’s on top of it.

  • Got nothin on my repo dont know hot do add them when i trie to put stuff on it says need .deb file how to i make stuff .deb so i can put stuff on my repo

  • BeAstHacKer

    Got nothin on my repo dont know hot do add them when i trie to put stuff on it says need .deb file how to i make stuff .deb so i can put stuff on my repo.

  • Ian

    Haha weird. use icy instead =p

  • BeAstHacKer

    Wat is icy

  • TheRealBlackSheep

    I just updated to 4.3.2 and I need to download the ultrasn0w fixer so I can restore my unlock. I am trying to add the http://bjay6.com source and it says it’s unable to find it. I’m guessing this is because of the cydia outage, but would just like to verify with you guys. If it is, I guess I have no phone service til this thing is over. Bad timing on my part.

  • Elicia Holland

    i tried to purchase via amzon using a valid credit card. The purchase result failed due to an error saying that credit cards are no longer vaild or something. I no longer use paypal due to their upgraded security features which have caused my account to become limited and now closed.