Daily Tip: How to fix the white Cydia icon glitch

Daily Tip: How to fix the white Cydia icon glitch

Just Jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and instead of the usual, brown Cydia store icon you just have a blank, and wondering how to fix it? It happens sometimes, and it can be eerie and disconcerting, so it's understandable you'd want the proper Cydia icon back in the proper place. Luckily the fix is easy and we'll show it to you after the break.

There are a few ways to fix the white cydia icon glitch, including launching the app a couple times, rebooting your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad a couple of times, or even re-jailbreaking if you want to make absolutely sure nothing went wrong.

Those might work, might not, or you might just not be patient enough to keep fiddling with it. In that case:

  1. Launch Cydia (yeah, the blank one)
  2. Tap the Manage tab at the bottom
  3. Choose Cydia Installer from the Installed list
  4. Tap Modify at the top right
  5. Tap Reinstall
  6. Let it go about its business

When it's done, your Cydia icon should be back to its brown self and your eerie disconcertions should be put to rest. Have any other great Cydia tips? Let us know in comments!

(Hat tip to @daveizzle for pushing this method)

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Rene Ritchie

EiC of iMore, EP of Mobile Nations, Apple analyst, co-host of Debug, Iterate, Vector, Review, and MacBreak Weekly podcasts. Cook, grappler, photon wrangler. Follow him on Twitter and Google+.

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