How to Fix Cydia Extender Errors [FAQ]

A lot of users are reporting errors with Cydia Extender utility. Here are all the Frequently Asked Questions to help you out.

For those who don’t know, Cydia Extender allows you to sign apps on-device without computer/Cydia Impactor.

cydia installer ios 10

As Saurik released Cydia Extender utility, he didn’t add support for free developer accounts. This led to a lot other developers creating unofficial patches and installers specifically for this tool.

These unofficial patches allow you to use Cydia Extender tool with free developer accounts. However, this leads to errors as different developers use different coding mechanisms.

Let’s get this over with!

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How to Fix Cydia Extender Not Working [FAQ] 

Q. What is the difference between Cydia Extender and Cydia Impactor?

A. Cydia Extender is the iOS alternative for Cydia Impactor. For a detailed comparison, read this.

Q. What is the latest version of this tool?

A. The latest version is 2.4.

Q. I am not able to install EndUniverse Cydia repository. It is showing “request timed out”. What am I doing wrong?

A. Make sure you are adding https in its URL instead of simply Http. The developer is releasing updates on a constant basis. It is really under heavy load now so please be patient. It should work eventually.

Q. Do I need to keep the VPN (Virtual Private Network) connected at all times?

A. No. There’s no need to keep it running at all times. You just need it when you resign certificates with Extender.

Q. Will Cydia Extender work with mach_portal on my iPhone 7?

A. Yes, this tool is compatible with mach_portal. It supports iPhone 7 as well as iPhone 7 plus.

Q. Do I need to use my normal password or App specific password?

A. For Cydia Extender, you must use your app specific password. If you want to use the normal password, just disable the 2 factor authentication.

Q. Is it compatible with iOS 9 jailbreak tools such as Pangu and Home Depot?

A. No. It is compatible with iOS 10 firmware only at the moment.

Q. Will Extender work in non-jailbreak state?

A. Yes, it works in unjailbroken state as well. Cydia Extender’s certificate is signed till 11 March 2018.

yalu 1 year certificate

Q. Cydia Extender is not even installing and stuck at 0%. How can I fix this error?

cydia extender stuck

A. This error occurs due to AppSync Unified.

  • Simply uninstall all the dependencies it installs for you including Appsync Unified. DO NOT  delete Cydia Extender Installer, MTerminal or Filza.
  • You can also try reinstalling AppSync Unified.

Q. Cydia Extender is showing an error while setting up VPN. How can I fix it?

A. Dillan, the developer of Cydia Extender Installer, has updated it to version 2.3. It fixes this error.

Q. It doesn’t do anything after I press install. Am I doing something wrong?

A. This error has been fixed in the latest version 2.3. So you that.

Q. I am getting provision.cpp:71 error while using Extender. How do I fix it?

provison cpp 71 error

A. This error can be fixed using Cydia Impactor on your computer or Filza on your device.

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • Open Cydia Impactor.
  • Click on the Xcode tab.
  • Select the Revoke Certificates option as shown below.

revoke certificates cydia impactor

For fixing this error with Filza –

  • Naviagte to this location – var/MobileDevice/ProvisioningProfiles. 
  • Sort the folder by date.
  • Look for the file associated with Yalu jailbreak and delete it. The creation date of this file should match the date when you installed Yalu jailbreak. If you don’t remember the date, use CertRemainTime Cydia tweak.

This will fix the provision.cpp:71 error.

Q. I am getting provision.cpp:80 error while using Extender. How do I fix it?

cpp 80 error extender

A. Use the fix given above for provision.cpp:71 error. It will fix this error as well.

Q. Terminal is showing this error – “The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened. error, quitting Cleaning up”. How can I fix this?

A. Here’s a simple fix for this error. Just enter the following commands in MTerminal. Make sure you press enter/return key after each line. Alpine is the default password.

mkdir -p /var/cache/apt/archives/partial
cyextender <YOUR 10-digit TEAM ID>

It should work normally now.

Q. I’ve completed the process as shown in your tutorial. However, CertRemainTime shows that Yalu’s certificate has 4 days remaining. How do I fix this?   

A. This means you haven’t installed the profile correctly. Here’s how to fix this issue –

  • Delete the profile that you installed earlier with Cydia Impactor
  • Reinstall yalu102/mach_portal.ipa. Follow this tutorial to do it correctly.
  • Check the time remaining on your certificate with YaluTime or CertRemainTime tweak.
  • It should display “Days Remaining 7”.

yalu days remaining

Q. MTerminal is not showing up on my home screen. How can I fix this?

A. Try running iCleaner.

Q. I have deleted yalu102/mach_portal and Cydia Extender is not working. How do I get it to work?

A. You need to revoke certificates. To do this, follow the tutorial given above for error 71.

Q. I am getting “apt-get has crashes” error. How do I fix it?

A. This error has been fixed in the latest update. Use version 2.3 from End Universe repo.

Q. Do I need to repeat the Cydia Extender signing process every 7 days. How can I bypass the 7 day limit?

A.  The 7 day limit is still very much there. However, you can make the process a lot easier and make it fully untethered. Just follow this tutorial given below –

Q. Filza is not showing me the option to open yalu/mach_portal ipa file with Cydia Extender. How can I fix this?

A. Here’s an easy solution for this problem –

  • Rename yalu/mach_portal .ipa file to any other extension such as .ipx.
  • Go to More > Properties > Scroll down to Open with and choose Extender from the list.
  • Rename the yalu/mach_portal to .ipa format again.

yalu jailbreak untethered

Q. I restarted my iPhone 7 plus before I was able to sign Yalu with Extender. How do I jailbreak my iPhone 7 plus again?

A. Extender does not work if your device restarts before resigning yalu102/mach_portal with Cydia Extender.

  • Delete yalu102/mach_portal from your device.
  • Launch Cydia Impactor on your computer.
  • Go to Xcode > Revoke Certificates.
  • Install yalu102/mach_portal IPA file with Cydia Impactor.
  • Jailbreak your device. Follow this tutorial to properly jailbreak your device on iOS 10.2 or iOS 10.1.1.
  • Delete yalu102/mach_portal again from your device.
  • Revoke Certificates in Cydia Impactor once more.
  • Reinstall Yalu jailbreak with Cydia Extender. Follow this tutorial here to learn how to do it.

Q. I don’t like Extender at all. It’s complicated and I would like to go back to Cydia Impactor. How do I do so?

A. To go back to Impactor, follow the steps given below

  • Delete yalu102/mach_portal from your device.
  • Revoke certificates with Cydia Impactor
  • Install yalu102/mach_portal IPA file with Cydia Impactor.

Q.  I am getting this error – “The Package com.enduniverse.cydiaextenderinstaller needs to be reinstalled, but I can’t find an archive for it” while trying to install Cydia Extender Installer version 2.4. How do I fix this error?

package needs to be reinstalled

A. You simply need to remove it manually. Type the following commands in MTerminal and this error will be gone.

dpkg –remove –force-remove-reinstreq com.enduniverse.cydiaextenderinstaller
dkpg –configure -a

Q.  My device is stuck in a bootloop after using Cydia Extender Plus tweak? How do I fix the bootloop?

A. DO NOT REBOOT your device and read this guide.

Q. I am getting Error Domain=NEVPNErrorDomain Code= “(null)” error? How to fix this error?

A. Just press okay and this error will be fixed. 

Q. I am getting “failed to install” error. How do I fix this?

A. This error has been fixed in the latest update. So use that version.

Q. Cydia Extender Plus made my home screen completely blank. I am not in a respring loop and my device is still in jailbreak state. What am I doing wrong?

A. SSH into your device and type in the following command. This will fix your error.

su -c uicache mobile

I hope this fixes all of your Cydia Extender errors. For more terminal errors, watch this video.

Fix Cydia Extender Errors

Posted by Yalu Jailbreak on Thursday, March 16, 2017

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    • Try the mkdir fix given above.

  • tharwat ghet

    Cydia Extender Installer not shows on the iphone after i installed it ?

    • Hello, Tharwat. It’s been showing many errors. So use iFunBox or Cydia Extender Plus to install it. Hope this helps.

  • Mark Goodrum

    “This error has been fixed in the latest update. So use that version.”
    for me this isnt the case, i still cant install extender

    • Hello, Mark. What error are you getting?

      • Mark Goodrum

        it gets all the way to the bottom of the process then i get this

        “failed to install com.cydia.Extender”

        • Go to sources, remove it and reinstall.

          • Mark Goodrum

            remove which source?

          • Mark Goodrum

            i removed cydia extender installer and re installed it but i am stll getting the same error

          • Hey, Mark. Are you using Stashing on your device?

          • Mark Goodrum


          • Ok. So you don’t have it. Which version Cydia Extender Installer are you using?

          • Mark Goodrum

            the only one that i can find, 2.4, i also done this on my brothers ipad and his one installed it, not mine though ;/

          • That’s weird. is Impactor working for you?

          • Mark Goodrum

            impactors one reqiures you to be a developer i cant afford that

          • No. Impactor doesn’t need a developer account. You can use your free account. If Impactor is working for you, there’s point in using this tool.

            You just need a PC to use it. Should I send you the guide?

          • Mark Goodrum

            send me the guide please, when i did use a free dev account it came up with error, but i might have just done it wrong before

          • Here you go –

            This is for renewing Yalu’s certificate manually.

          • Mark Goodrum

            i need a guide for fixing my error, i dont have access to a computer much, not for the next 3-5 months, i need this error fixed, please try and help with what i can do to fix it

          • Forget Cydia Extender Installer, just use Ext3nder from this repo –

          • Mark Goodrum

            thank you, and this tweak can renew certificates too?

          • Yes. It does everything Cydia Extender is supposed to do.

          • Mark Goodrum

            YES, I FIXED IT, I removed cydia substrate and installed the one for iOS 10 and then tried running it, and it worked, you should update your QnA this soloution if the other technique doesn’t work for others

          • Thanks for the tip. Are you running Cydia Extender Installer now?

          • Mark Goodrum

            ive installed it and it is exactly what i needed, thank you so much

          • Glad you it working, Mark. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page. Thanks.

  • Adam Oliver
    • Hello, Adam. Why don’t you try ext3nder?