Cydia repos buckle under evasi0n traffic

By , Feb 4, 2013

cydia crash

Earlier today, planetbeing announced that evasi0n saw over 100,000 downloads within 10 minutes of its release. The pent-up demand for the iOS 6 jailbreak was clear, as an influx of visitors crashed the evad3rs’ website.

That excess traffic has also seemingly crippled Cydia this morning. Although the app itself loads fine, we’re finding it nearly impossible to access our Store accounts, or download any apps or tweaks from the main repos…

The biggest problem appears to be with previously purchased and paid apps. Their Cydia pages aren’t fully loading, and they show either an infinite spinning ‘loading’ icon, or an Install button that leads to a blank or error page.

Here are some of the most common errors we’re seeing:

  • HTTP/1.1 502 Bad Gateway
  • HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
  • HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error
  • Hash Sum mismatch

Of course, some users are saying that it’s been working fine for them albeit running slower than usual. Either way, it appears that Cydia and its repositories are no match for the million+ people that are expected to jailbreak today.

Our best advice? As pod2g says, your best bet is trying again a little bit later. There’s nothing, that we know about anyway, that can be done from the user-end that will fix this problem.

How’s Cydia been working for you?

Update: Saurik has commented on the Cydia outages:

“So, the thing that is different about this jailbreak is that @evad3rs provided a specific time; normally, usage follows a wave of discovery. However, with the help of David, the on-call support agent from@CDNetworks, I was able to rapidly rearchitect my repository setup: it’s up!”

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  • Iphondude

    OMG IT JUST DOWNLOADED :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/ali.shawar.14 Ali Shawar

    what package problems mean

  • http://www.facebook.com/raul.rosas.568 Raul Rosas

    I have several iOS devises so have to wait

  • Iphondude

    i cant add any sources……….

    • John156

      No way bro.

  • Ian

    *yawn* That’s all I have to say.

  • Iphondude

    Good time to download icy beta

    • kim w

      whats that??

  • http://twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

    Close out cydia and kill it in the taskbar then turn off your device and turn back on then open cydia and try again sometimes you’ll get in between the spikes and you’ll be able to download one tweak.

  • Aleksander Azizi

    I know a fix to all this (and a why):

    Saurik is the one paying for the servers (the official Cydia server, blobs server, etc..) and he is paying a lot of money to keep them running (Google It).

    But even tho he has some pretty good servers, they aren’t strong enough to withhold all these users. If you donate (a small amount) to him (saurik.com) you will help him towards a greater founding for greater servers.

    So, if everybody donated (a small amount), he could get his servers upgraded :)

    – Thumbs up if you agree.

    • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.matherly Jesse Matherly

      Definitely still donate if you can, but the problem, like he pointed out here, tends to be the various repositories, over which Saurik has no control. The repositories servers are the ones not happy… Cydia’s own server, while a little slow, seems to be working…

    • ic0dex

      I bet everything will settle down within the next few days. I’m not even going to try to download anything no point.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1332728607 Omar D. Plumey

      I donated $20.

    • Debra Bishop

      $6.10, done & thumb up!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      or just wait a few days…llol

      • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.m.simon Stephen Michael Simon

        Leecher scum.

    • G4M3CEN7ER

      I donated 100 € (135$) :)

      • Bob

        I think evasi0n deserve donations more than Saurik tbh.

      • http://TechToTalk.com/ Ali Wadi

        totally disagree on this… no one deserve more than the other…. they are all doing the work for us.. without the help from Saurik again we wouldn’t have the jailbreak nor the other.

        So if you have more donate to both if you have less donate to Saurik coz he got a server to maintain and the jailbreak doesn’t require a server to run.

      • http://www.facebook.com/grady.doran Grady Doran

        Lol tell that the the crashed Evasi0n SERVER lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/rusty.gersalia Rusty Gersalia

        JAILBREAK IS USELESS WITHOUT CYDIA …
        SO WHAT DO YOU THINK ?

      • Aleksander Azizi

        To normal users yes.. But root access is all i need<3

      • Aleksander Azizi

        The PayPal donation for evasi0n is the same as the Cydia one ;)

      • http://twitter.com/scatteredthings Samuel Caddick

        You do realise that Cydia has a 10 million dollar a year turnover and generates 250,000 dollars PROFIT (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/once-the-hobby-of-tech-geeks-iphone-jailbreaking-now-a-lucrative-industry/2011/04/01/AFBJ0VpC_story.html). I doubt that Saurik needs your donations – if Cydia needs better servers, he has the cash to do it.

      • G4M3CEN7ER

        Okaaay I have the money so i donate to both $135 :D ;)
        LIKE A RUSSIAN GERMAN :3

    • http://www.facebook.com/BikenNo.9 Biken Dangol

      I donated 4$. It’s not much but I still i want to help him. I don’t have job or anything. Just want to help him maintain his server.
      Everybody even if you donate 1$, You did your duty.
      After using JAilbreak for so many year,
      He owns it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dany.quirion Dany Quirion

        Okay so you have a credit card, and do not have a Job? O.o

      • http://profiles.google.com/manuelroberto93 manuelroberto93

        dont be uneducated ! a13 year old in america can get a debit card .. so guess…

      • Guest

        well in here only credit card can be used only

      • http://www.facebook.com/BikenNo.9 Biken Dangol

        I don’t have Credit card. It’s a Debit card and I’m 17. Just Searching for part time job for my College_____ My Point was just Donate few cent .It’s your Choice people. Cheers for iOS Jailbreak Release.
        . That’s it ! :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/Darthtauri Donald S Walen

      Throwing money at them isnt going to help at this point, saurik indicated he was prepared and its the repos having issues. They had sufficient warning that this was coming, every time a new JB comes they have the same problems.

      Money isnt the issue here, its the people running repos not shoring up their servers in anticipation, im sure they get more than enough to prepare for this sort of thing.

      • Eric Su

        Yeah.. Which costs money.

    • http://www.facebook.com/grady.doran Grady Doran

      Not saying don’t donate…. I did to him, and the evaders…. But…. Saurik’s server isn’t the problem, it’s the repos. Everything from Cydia works fine…. No repos yet

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432237131 Chhun Sereyrithy

      You made a really good comment. I just donate 5 buck to Jay Freeman too.

  • Ian

    News Flash: Cydia servers catch fire
    Reaction: o.O……

    jk. :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    YUP I CANT ISTALL ANYTHING BUT I AM STILL HAPPY TO BE JAILBROKEN

    • Patrick

      WHY ARE WE SCREAMING!

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        ITS A CELEBRATION

      • Falk M.

        I DON’T KNOW, BUT IT SEEMS APPROPRIATE TO MY HEART…. SO YEHAAAAW!!!

      • ic0dex

        Hahah I read all the comments as if everyone was screaming.

      • Ded

        Man I’m a hacker I can hack money and get it donated to him I’m banned so much now why hacked banks

  • evilmonkey07

    So, I’m actually not seeing Cydia at all on my home screen, and I have to search for it manually. Is anyone else experiencing this?

    • bloodshed

      yeah, kind of..search for it

  • http://www.facebook.com/vainstar Hermès Vainstar Chu

    YESSS after 4hours i manage to download a tweak

  • Stephen

    Hey does any1 kno how to get free apps since installous is down!! Plz i need free apps?

    • Trebec

      taking things you that you are suppose to pay for is not only unethical it’s illegal. It also stifles innovation because the developers don’t get paid, so they won’t make any apps.

      • Stephen

        People like shit free hate payin for dumb apps

    • kim w

      i don’t know but how are you able to download any apps lol mine all fail or won’t complete

      • Ian

        Same Kim. :(

      • kim w

        yeah my sources are downloading now, slow as hell but they are downloading now… not so many errors anymore. i need winterboard

      • Ian

        I want SBsettings. :(

      • kim w

        whats that?

    • http://www.facebook.com/SpideyRules Scott Curry

      If you post your Cydia acct name (just the username you use for it), I’m sure someone will be able to help you with this. DEVELOPERS: Please be sure to check back here for this user requesting help with Installous so you can get his information and help him pirate your apps! (Jackass)

      • Stephen

        Makes no sence(dumbass)

    • m. Ajaj

      try Vshare

      • Stephen

        It wont load but thanks

    • Aburnett

      Try immersing your phone in a bath of warm water (about 60F does the trick, any hotter and you might damage something). The water will facilitate the creation of alternate gateways allowing faster and more reliable access to pirated goods.

    • JimGresham

      Pay for your apps and tweaks. Support the devs so they keep making new ones.

    • http://www.facebook.com/grady.doran Grady Doran

      Google would be a good person to ask

  • http://twitter.com/kill_ian Ian Douglas

    Not given the option to purchase new tweaks, just install which fails because I haven’t paid for them. Anyone else have this problem?

  • Mike

    I know Cydia servers are overloaded, but… Stock weather notification keeps crashing and I can´t even install apps through iFunbox after 4S ios 6.1 jailbreak!! Anybody else same issue??

  • MICHAIL

    manager account cannot open why and when

  • MICHAIL

    tell me somebody MANAGER ACCOUNT WHY DONT OPEN

  • MICHAIL

    PLEASE I CANNOT DOWNLOAD

  • http://www.facebook.com/Thakerah مهند السبع

    I can’t install anything through cydia, it’s strugling & keep just loading

    • kim w

      same for almost everyone else

    • m. Ajaj

      الضغط عالي علي سيديا
      غالبا غداً ح يكون افضل

  • MICHAIL

    i THINK IS fINISH

  • http://www.facebook.com/SpideyRules Scott Curry

    I’ve noticed (and this will probably help many of you) that installing the required tweaks for bigger tweaks help A LOT! Search for and install activator, but look at the required packages, then search and install them first. I’ve been moving through pretty smoothly because everyone is trying to download EVERYTHING at once, and when one fails, they all fail… Just trying to help everyone out.

    • w1ll1e88

      shhhhhh…. this so doesnt work…..lol
      so someone else figured it out….Brilliant!

  • MICHAIL

    OK VERY OK FOR YOU BUT FOR EVERYBODY IS WORKING HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAA

    • http://www.facebook.com/SpideyRules Scott Curry

      Can a moderator please block this idiot troller?

      • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

        JUST IGNORE HIM

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=516722691 Tito Fink

    I thought it was said the intial issues wouldnt be there because he had evaders preload most stuff its worse then ever almost 5 hours i havent been able to add a single thing its kinda pointless at this time tp even be jail broken at this time.

  • MICHAIL

    i think we have realise not today tommorow

  • nickbutterz

    Ive been able to get Sbsetting, BiteSMS, Winterboard, and f.lux, but thats it, everything else doesnt work, and it probably took me 50+ times to get each of these to finally go through

    • kim w

      i cant get any of that, i guess the only things i can get is the not so popular sources i have written down from my old untethered jailbreak….. ugh i need winterboard

    • kim w

      you have to have winterboard to select the themes, fonts, etc that you want on your phone right?

  • kim w

    we have to download winterboard, correct? i know were all having issues on cydia but i was just wondering if we have to

  • Joe Benning

    I can’t get anything right now. FML.

    • kim w

      yeah it sucks !! the wait shall go on lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/SpideyRules Scott Curry

      Be patient. At least you got the JB, right? Download and install some of the smaller, less popular tweaks for now and try your more popular ones later tonight…

  • Omar

    I have Deck done like, 3.5/4 of the way.. if I get an error now, I will seriously laugh. Yes, I will laugh. xD.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      “Deck “???

      • Omar

        It’s a tweak. I believe they have a review of it somewhere here on IDB, you can also check youtube.

      • http://www.facebook.com/Dennispr Dennis G Hernandez

        yes we know that but that first sentences, “I have Deck done like”
        try this.. I am downloading Deck, is almost 3.5/4 of the way..

        i get your confusion Joe. because the first time i was like, omg

  • kim w

    ughhhhh

  • Trebec

    What you have to download tweaks is shutoff cydia for a good hour, starting now. Make sure to kill it in the background too. But the trick is everyone has to do it. The more the better. :P

    • kim w

      yeah no one is going to do that, i know im not lol my sources are downloading finally, slowly but they are finally downloading now….

    • Andrew Burnett

      good luck

  • Nster98

    I tried downloading Winterboard on Cydia, but I just get the apple logo when trying to reboot, and nothings happening. Does anyone know whats going on?

    • kim w

      feel lucky i cant even get winterboard

      • Nster98

        Only problem is I cant even access my phone, probably going to do a restore

      • kim w

        yeah a factory restore, thats what i had to do with my last jailbreak. i wrote down all my sources and apps/tweaks that i had already downloaded.

  • http://twitter.com/ash543212 acer ash

    Did you really think that this wouldn’t happen the suprising thing is that it took that long I mean 10 mins it thought 5 mins MAX!!!!!

  • ThisBrian

    Finally got something to download from Cydia, nothing I was really looking forward to but it worked. 3GUnrestrictor was the app, was in my paid app section.

    • GuyBey0ndC00L

      I been trying all day to download anything

    • ThisBrian

      On a roll now, I got activator.

      • Ian

        Got that, Hands Free (for Siri) and now working on Sbsettings. It’s slowly downloading, but it’s gonna finish! :D

      • kim w

        what does sbsettings do what is it lol please let me know

      • ThisBrian

        It give you shortcuts like to bluetooth, brightness, WIFI and reboots just to name a few.

      • Ian

        What the other person said, and, it is one of the most popular tweaks out there. Simple, but powerful.

  • Ian

    Yesss!!! I just installed one!!!
    I’m seeing more and more of “finally installed one” I guess the servers are beginning to lighten.

  • kim w

    im stuck on apple logo after downloading winterboard, how do i restart phone again

    • Ian

      hold down home and power button for 10 seconds.

      • http://twitter.com/Serveradmnstrtr Chip Skylark

        Seems like this is happening for a few users (including me) – It happens nearly every or every other reboot but power button + home button only “fixes” it for that one boot. Hopefully there will be a real fix for this soon.

  • http://twitter.com/Reelin101 Aaron Markell

    I’m getting size mismatch…is this normal?

  • Ian

    What do you want to download? I want to download:

    WinterBoard
    AndroidLock XT
    Barrel
    Cascade
    FlipOver
    Graviboard
    Infinidock
    Lorem
    Weather Icon
    Dreamboard
    vWallpaper2
    iFile
    SBSettings
    Gridlock
    RandomFlip
    Zephyr

    • G4M3CEN7ER

      I want to download:
      Activator, ap2ipa, AppSync for iOS 5.0+, Barrel, Base Structure, BrightVol, BTstack, CallBlocker, CallBar, CameraTweak, Clutch, ColorKeyboard,
      Crash Reporter, cURL, CustomSandwichTheme [iOS 6.1], Display Recorder, EasySudo, FabiusUtilitues, Fake IOS 6 About, FakeCarrier,
      Five Icon Dock, Five-Column SpringBoard, GBA.emu, GBC.emu, Gremlin, Icon Renamer, iFile, iGameGuardian, iMCPEdit, Infiniboard, Installous 5,
      InstallousAlive, jLauncher, Idone, LocalIAPStore, LocationHolic, Mc2 rank+ no dc, MCPE Patch, MCServer, MobileTerminal, MxTube, NES.emu,
      OmniStat for NotificationCenter, OpenSSH, OpenSSL, PassApp, PCE.emu, PvZ IDA + 8, Safari Download Enabler, Safari Download Manager, SafeMode,
      sandcastle, SandCastle 2, Siri for IOS 6.x.x-beta, SiriDR, SiriDr Depends IOS6, Snes9x EX, SwipeBack, TweetAmpilus, Universal Video Downloader,
      unrar, unzip, WeeLoader, WinterBoard, xSellize Security, YouTube (iOS6 beta 4+), zip, IntelliScreen X, Auxo (or jLauncher, not both), Springtomize, Dashboard X, FolderEnhancer, PasswordPilot, %hook’s law, Zephyr
      Lockdown Pro _OR_ Locktopus :D

      • Ian

        o.O……….a lot………………… I’m writing these down lol

  • kim w

    what does bad gateway mean? that the source is bad?

    • iDeviceMan

      Yes. Delete and reinstall the source.

      • kim w

        it was the modmyi and now it wont add back… did i fuck up?

      • iDeviceMan

        Just kill the cydia app from the multitasking bar and start it back up again. You could even reset network settings or reboot entire phone, if none of those work, WAIT

      • kim w

        what is the link name i have to type in for modmyi, please type it out,

    • dingus

      no it means that the server has failed due to high overload capacities. try again in like 4 hours or so.

  • iDeviceMan

    I feel like a huge majority of the jail breaking community pays no respect or gives any kind of donation to Jay freeman (Saurik). This is why it is so slow along with the abundance of users. He doesn’t give us the full freedom right away! Wish we could all give him a $1 donation and he’d be just happy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerome.longer Jerome Longer

    Iwep won’t d/l…thought it was a cydia issue…more like a feeding frenzy…meanwhile, anyone know any other good wifi password locator tools?

  • kim w

    i need the modmyi link, someone please look at it in your sources and type it our for me please

    • Ian

      apt . modmyi . com
      yeah, spaces, just so it appears.

      • kim w

        it says “did not find repository” i had to delete it cause it kept saying bad gateway, now i cant get it back an most apps need that source

      • Ian

        The servers are overloaded. Wait a few hours.

      • kim w

        ughh that sucks….. i been able to download everything else, its just saying that name or whatever its called is incorrect…

      • Ian

        I just downloaded Safari downloader. Try the source again.

      • kim w

        it better let me get the source again ughh

      • iDeviceMan

        Download openssh then download the modmyilist from a website on the net and navigate to root>private>etc>apt and place modmyi in sources.list.d directory reboot device and done.

      • kim w

        ok i get how to download the openssh but what do you mean download from the net and navigate what to what? lol sorry not all that smart about this

  • Ian

    Why am I seeing the exact same comments that appeared a few hours ago…?

    • kim w

      yu refresh the website?

      • Ian

        Should I?

      • Ian

        You’re good lol. :P

      • Ian

        I’m trying to download Safari Downloader (from the modmyi repo) and I instantly get a bad gateway, so it’s for all of us.

  • Javo

    Same here

  • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.n.mlilo Caroline Nobuhle Mlilo

    Has anyone managed to download anything?

    • Ian

      Yep, Hands Free Siri, Activator, and Safari Downloader.

    • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      My Cydia’s been “Download: Packages” for an hour and keeps failing

  • http://twitter.com/ghvsts * emilio *

    I’m just happy my device is jailbroken again

  • kizzz

    biggest over hyped let down ever lol

    • Aburnett

      if you didn’t expect this you’re an idiot

      • http://www.facebook.com/caroline.n.mlilo Caroline Nobuhle Mlilo

        i second that

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shity Travis Dreissigacker

        Thirded

      • http://twitter.com/ZoltanTroll Colton

        I expected to be able to install tweaks albeit very slowly and with errors. I did not expect to not be able to install literally anything for HOURS, especially when I downloaded it the minute it came out and ran it.

      • http://twitter.com/wmyolo William Melendez

        yep, story of my life

    • Javo

      Agreed

  • http://www.facebook.com/liamsagooch Liam Googolplex Merlyn

    I expect this will keep going for a while. Everyone wil wait til tomorrow, so it’ll get hammered tomorrow, and then they’ll wait till next day, and it’ll get hammered again so on and so forth

  • daryyaaann

    finally just got winterboard after three hours of trying

    • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

      At first try, lol :D

    • CokkiezMonster

      wtf!!! i been trying all day LMAO :) , how lucky r u? lol

      • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

        I installed it 1st try, the trick is to install each app on the list separately!

    • http://www.facebook.com/Shity Travis Dreissigacker

      Let me know if you can successfully reboot.
      I had it but it caused my phone to get stuck on the apple logo.
      So I had to restore.

      • daryyaaann

        i finally got it then its stuck on the apple screen since i posted this. so i might have to reboot

      • http://twitter.com/Jack_maredit Jackson Grong

        Winter board works fine for me, rebooted without problems! :-)

      • http://www.facebook.com/Shity Travis Dreissigacker

        I wonder what is causing this for some people.

  • http://www.facebook.com/felix.char.9 Felix Char

    Has anyone been able to download SBSettings yet? Mine keeps getting stuck at WeeLoader…

  • CokkiezMonster

    YESSSS!!!!!!!! winterboard finally download !!!!!!!!!!!!!!