How to fix the white screen of death in Cydia

iOS 10.3.3 firmware just got a new jailbreak tool, which comes with its own set of problems. The most prominent issue with this tool is the white screen of death in Cydia that doesn’t seem to go away.

Why does Cydia get stuck on a white screen?

Cydia gets stuck on a white screen due to a few missing files or patches in the jailbreak tool.

Even though files of the Cydia installer are present on your iOS device, Cydia doesn’t have proper privileges. Therefore, all you get is a white screen once you open it.

cydia

This happens specifically on devices that are running the version 3 of the iOS 10.3.x jailbreak. This version is missing a few patches and hence doesn’t launch Cydia properly on several devices.

The latest version of this tool by developer xPeeks fixes this issue.

Here are a couple of fixes that you can try to fix this issue once and for all.

How to fix the white screen of death in Cydia  

Method 1 – Re-install Bootstrap

Step 1 Download the g0blin jailbreak IPA file (latest version) from here.

Step 2 Install it and run the jailbreak app.

Step 3 Tap the “i” icon present in the top right corner of your screen. 

Step 4 Enable the force re-install bootstrap option and press Save.

Step 5 Come back and tap the Jailbreak button.

Step 6 You can now run Cydia and run tweaks like you normally do.

If this method doesn’t work for you, you can try the following method. I don’t really recommend doing it because it requires the users to enable SSH access.

Method 2 – SSH Method

Step 1 SSH into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod. if you don’t know how to do that, follow this tutorial.

Step 2 Enter the following commands in the terminal –

su
alpine (this is the default password unless you changed it)
apt-get remove cydia 

Step 3 Wait until it removes Cydia from your device.

Step 4 Follow all the steps of Method 1 for a fresh install of Cydia.

Method 3 – Use Meridian Jailbreak (Recommended)

Step 1 Download and install the latest version of Meridian jailbreak.

Step 2 Run it and select the Force Reinstall Cydia option from the Custom Options menu.

Meridian jailbreak custom options

Step 3 Run g0blin jailbreak again. Cydia will now start working like it is supposed to.

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