1. Skinjob's Avatar
    New to jailbreaking! I jailbroke my 4s (ios 6.0) recently with Evasion. My primary goal was to enlarge the size of text under icons, and the icons. So one of the first things I did after the jailbreak, was I acquired and installed Iconoclasm, Iconoclasm 3x3 layout, and Shrink - in that order. Then "safe mode" kept reappearing, so I deleted something called "Big boss icon", thinking it was the iconoclasm layout. Now Cydia icon is gone from the screen.

    Can I fix this without having to try to reinstall the operating system, such as applying the Evasion jailbreak again?
    02-25-2013 12:09 PM
  2. 3cit's Avatar
    where did you delete the bigbossicon from?
    what were you using?
    can you use springboard search page to search for cydia?
    02-25-2013 12:11 PM
  3. Skinjob's Avatar

    I deleted the Big Boss package from within the Cydia menus, where you delete installed packages. (I believe its called Packages). I tried spotlight to search for Cydia on the phone, nothing found. I have one jailbroken app remaining (in settings), "Bigify". (The other apps I downloaded are no longer showing in settings). I went into Bigify to click on the Cydia link to see if I could gain access to Cydia through the app, but it does nothing.

    I'm sure the Cydia files must still be on the phone (though I did not install iFile, SBSettings, or anything like that, and I can't now!). Surely there must be a way to put the icon back, without having to reinstall the OS and re-jailbreak?
    02-25-2013 02:07 PM
  4. 3cit's Avatar
    pretty much your boned

    you have nothing on your device to save you.

    restore and rejailbreak.
    and think about asking questions BEFORE you do stuff next time!

    looking over the big boss icons, when you go to remove it it removes big boss icon set,
    cydia installer
    and cydia translations.

    so wht you have done is removed cydia.
    youre still jailbroken
    just dont have cydia

    you definitely need to restore.
    sorry bro
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    02-25-2013 04:11 PM
  5. 3cit's Avatar
    02-25-2013 04:42 PM
  6. Skinjob's Avatar
    Thanks, guy. I kind of had a feeling that a total restore was going to be inevitable... I just had difficulty accepting that such a seemingly minor mistake would necessitate all that I am going to have to go through to correct it! I read the warning from Cydia that said not to delete Big Boss or I'd be sorry. So I didn't. But I still had to delete the Iconoclasm apps, and I still don't know how I managed to delete my Big Boss app! It all happened so quick, officer! I swear, the gun just fired itself!!
    02-25-2013 05:23 PM
  7. 3cit's Avatar
    i honestly didnt know that you could uninstall cydia like that either, till i read what you did and set it up, then i looked at what was queued up and was like whaoaoaoaoaoao!

    if you had installed other things, like ifile, or a deb installer, you could ssh into your device and install cydia and start over, but since you dont have anything like that installed you need to start over
    also if you werent on a a5 or higher you could use snowbreeze or redsnow to install cydia with the "just install cydia"
    02-25-2013 05:52 PM
  8. sherlock's Avatar
    such a seemingly minor mistake

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    02-25-2013 10:20 PM
  9. AceBoogiebk's Avatar
    The samething happen to me and I jailbroke my phone 2 more times and cydia did not show I tryed to restore my phone but it wanted me to update to 6.1.3 what can I do
    04-18-2013 07:19 AM
  10. sametmataj's Avatar
    05-08-2013 02:51 PM
  11. Ferdi Horn's Avatar
    Hi there,

    have the same prblem but do have file.

    can you please help with step by step instructions?

    05-31-2013 12:12 PM
  12. Song Jiming's Avatar
    oohooh man, I just lost a cydia icon too. because, I delete big boss iron....
    06-06-2013 09:31 AM
  13. JjRubio's Avatar
    The same has happened to me but I have ifile installed on my ipad 2. How can i use ssh or ifile to reinstall my cydia?
    10-26-2013 10:53 AM
  14. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    The same has happened to me but I have ifile installed on my ipad 2. How can i use ssh or ifile to reinstall my cydia?

    Read 3Cit's answer from Feb 25th for your solution.
    10-26-2013 12:34 PM
  15. bhadresh's Avatar
    I remove big boss and than cydia not found
    I have ifile , iexplore, sbsetting
    Can u help me please i am very upset

    10-29-2013 08:02 AM
  16. Santosh Manohar's Avatar
    recently i have lost cydia icon from my iphone 4s ...how to get it back without losing the installed files through cydia......can anyone help me out
    11-20-2013 10:11 PM
  17. Santosh Manohar's Avatar
    recently i have lost cydia icon from my iphone 4s...how to get it back without loosing the installed files.......i dont want to jailbreak or upgrade ....i want to have cydia back....what to do.......plzzz give me solution
    11-20-2013 10:17 PM

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