How to fix Half-Installed Package error in Cydia

As Cydia is still in early development stages, a lot of users are getting weird errors. Here’s how you can fix the “Half-Installed Package” error on iOS 11-11.1.2.

What causes the Half-Installed Package error?       

Cydia generally throws this error when you try to install an incompatible tweak. Users received this error message when they tried to install tweaks like Phantom Lite among others.

Here’s what this error message looks like.

When the shell scripts associated with packages fail, they are left in a bad state known as either half-configured or half-installed. These errors don’t go away and instead continue to cause issues. These scripts can be deleted and the package forcibly removed.

half installed package error

Developers are steadily rolling out updates for their tweaks. However, some of them are yet to push an update to BigBoss and other repositories.

Until that happens, you can try any of the fixes given below.

Fixing Half-Installed Package error on iOS 11-11.1.2

Method 1 

Step 1 Tap Ignore (Temporary) when Cydia displays this message.

Step 2 Go to the Installed section.

Step 3 Navigate to the Recent tab and tap on the tweak you want to uninstall.

Step 4 Tap Modify button present in the top right corner.

Step 5 Press Remove to uninstall the desired tweak.

If you are not able to install the package using this method, try the following fix.

Method 2

Step 1 Open FilzaEscaped file manager. You can download it from this link if you don’t have it already.

FilzaJailed

Step 2 Navigate to this location – /Library/dpkg/info. 

Step 3 Delete all the tweak files that you are unable to remove. For example, you must remove the following files if you want to remove Phantom (Lite)

  • com.cokepoke.phantom.postrm
  • com.cokepoke.phantom.postinst

Step 4 Repeat “Method 1” now and manually remove the buggy package.

If you are unable to fix this issue for some reason, just leave a comment below.

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