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How to fix the White/Blank Cydia icon after iOS 5 jailbreak

Some users reported seeing a white cydia icon after jailbreaking their iPhone 4 on iOS 5.

Follow these steps to fix the blank Cydia icon after iPhone 4 iOS 5 jailbreak:

How to fix the White/Blank Cydia icon after iOS 5 jailbreak

1. disconnect your iPhone from the computer

2. run redsn0w on your computer

3. Click “Extras” and check “Just Boot” from the options provided

4. Redsn0w will ask you to connect your iPhone to the computer and turn it off.

5. Follow the on screen instructions from redsn0w and goto next screen by pressing “next”

6. Put your iPhone into DFU mode (yeah! same old one) – follow on screen steps to make your iPhone enter dfu mode

7. Once all goes fine, your iPhone will restart with pwnage icon (redsn0w files working on it) on the screen. Let it finish its tasks

8. Once the process completes and your iPhone boots up, you’ll see normal Cydia icon and Cydia launch will work properly without any errors or issue.

25 Responses to How to fix the White/Blank Cydia icon after iOS 5 jailbreak

  1. adam

    I’m new to this jailbreak stuff own heaps of i devices but it was so easy to do and when i finally jb my iPhone4 with iOS 5 came up with blank icon this helped me figure it out in secs THANKYOU!

    • Dr. Nabeel

      Just wrote this tutorial about how to fix blank cydia icon this morning! probably God meant to help you! :)

  2. Godwish

    I have tried it for many times but cydia icon still white.. help

    • Dr. Nabeel

      did you try reinstalling iOS 5 ?

  3. Melissa

    OMG I love you! I love you! I love you! I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I still dont think don’t think that enough!!!!

  4. sunny t

    so ive tried this so many times, cant get the white icon to go away and safari crashes, i do exactly as everyone says, ive googled it so much, iphone 4 16 gb not unlocked or anything, using redsnow, so many times ive tried

    • Dr. Nabeel

      did you try fresh iOS installation?

  5. renan

    worked for me. thaaaaankkkkk you

    • Dr. Nabeel

      Glad to know your cydia is working fine now!

  6. daniel

    thank you so much it, i didn’t know hot to fix the cydia problem

    • Dr. Nabeel

      you’re welcome daniel! hopefully your cydia will not crash now!

  7. cathy

    Thank you so much:(((((!!!
    I normally dont write these things but Im so grateful!! thank you!!

    • Dr. Nabeel

      you’re welcome Cathy! but you still made a sad face!! aww!

  8. sikora360

    Thanks, works fine now. :)

    • Dr. Nabeel

      glad to know that your cydia is working fine now!

      • sikora360


      • Noob

        Hi my cydia white icon issue fixed but other apps which i installed thru cydia i.e Bytafont turns to white even i tethered reboot it several times, any idea to solve this?? Tq

        • Dr. Nabeel

          try removing those apps and add them again

  9. Minhal mehdi

    awesome :)

    • Dr. Nabeel

      thanks! :)

  10. Hamza

    I did this several times but it didn’t work
    by the way it is about ios 4.3.3 not ios 5?
    is there any solutions?

    • Dr. Nabeel

      Sorry to hear that Hamza, I’m sorry I am not sure what could be the issue then ..!

  11. ilovecolorblue

    my clock icon turns white…any way to fix this? please!! help!!

    • Dr. Nabeel

      The white clock icon on iPhone should get fixed by this procedure too

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