Gandalf Cydia tweak has been around for a while and was recently updated to version 2. Here’s a simple tutorial to make use of this amazing tweak.
For those who don’t know, Gandalf is a neat little Cydia tweak that prevents bad tweaks from installing on your iPhone, iPad or iPod. It is compatible with iOS 10.2 firmware only at the moment.
This tweak will now make sure that your iOS device stays free of bootloops and respring loops. This will help make your device stable and free of conflicting Cydia tweaks.
Now onto the installation tutorial.
Table of Contents
- A jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod running iOS 10.2
How to Install and Use Gandalf Cydia Tweak
Step 1 Open Cydia.
Step 2 Select Manage > Sources.
Step 3 Select Edit at the top right > Add.
Step 4 Add Ethan’s repository to Cydia – https://ethanrdoesmc.github.io/repo.
Step 5 Install Gandalf for Yalu102 Cydia tweak from this source.
Step 6 Start MTerminal terminal emulator.
Enter the following commands. Don’t forget to press enter/return key after each line.
echo “io.github.ethanrdoesmc.gandalf102” hold | dpkg –set-selections
echo “io.github.ethanrdoesmc.gandalf102” install | dpkg –set-selections
These commands will setup this tweak properly.
Step 7 Gandalf is now up and running. All you need to do is check which debian packages were removed. Remember, packages that were uninstalled will be marked as “deinstall”.
Step 8 Just in case you try to install a conflicting package, Cydia will not allow you to do so unless you uninstall Gandalf itself.
Step 9 To test if you have set it up properly, install “New Package” from developer Supermamon’s repository (https://supermamon.github.io/Reposi3).
That’s all there’s to it! With a couple more tweaks, you jailbreak will become ultra-stable. Hopefully, the developer will port it to other jailbreaks such as mach_portal and Pangu soon.
If you are facing issues installing this Cydia tweak, just drop a comment below. I will be happy to help.
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After echo, I enter, io.github.ethanrdoesmc.gandalf102 and I get unknown command…?
Are you sure you are entering that command in the same line and with quotes?
That’s strange. Send me a screenshot, if possible. I will look into it.
I got it to work
That’s great. Btw what did you do wrong?
I had downloaded it from a different repo. I went and got it from the repo mentioned in the article here then I followed the apps instructions as in the photos https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/77d96e9f8555668df18c52652e2249985f33b8c0831e80336315d9e445b0cc5a.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/522de4efa825b22ecf15ce05c823d9c5581b7c472e4aa36e7681bbed058bb589.png
Now iMessage opens but when I click on a message it crashes.
I suggest you remove Gandalf as it’s causing issues on your device.
That was one of the first things I removed lol. However, RocketBoot Strip seemed to be the cause. I practically uninstalled everything I had on there before I got to that one but once I removed it, everything went back to normal