Here’s How To Fix Your iOS Weather App That Was Broken By The Evasion Jailbreak

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Get all your weather info back in a snap.

If you took the plunge and jailbroke your iPhone yesterday, you may have noticed that the Weather app in iOS doesn’t really work anymore. Like, at all. When you try to open the app on iPhone it just crashes, and then crashes some more.

Evad3rs figured out that the jailbreak screws up some files like com.apple.mobile.installation.plist. It’s not a big deal, and every jailbreak has its little quirks, but if you can’t wait for evad3rs to push their fix to Cydia you can fix the problem on your own manually.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Open Cydia and install Open SSH and MobileTerminal

2. Load MobileTerminal and type “su root” (no quotes). Then hit enter.

3. Enter your password. It’s probably “alpine” if you haven’t changed it yet.

4. Copy and paste the following script into MobileTerminal

#!/bin/bash
chmod -x /usr/libexec/mobile_installation_proxy
killall -9 mobile_installation_proxy
rm /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore
launchctl stop com.apple.mobile.installd
launchctl start com.apple.mobile.installd

while [ ! -f /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist ];
do
sleep 1
done
while [ ! -f /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServices-045.csstore ];
do
sleep 1
done

sleep 10

chmod +x /usr/libexec/mobile_installation_proxy
sync
reboot

5. Wait for your iPhone to reboot.

6. Have fun, you’re done.

For info on how to jailbreak your iPhone the right way, check out our video.

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  • dieselmaniac

    Thanks! The fix worked for me.

  • jab43

    This also works if you ssh from your mac terminal and copy and paste the code. One less app to download as you won’t need mobilterminal.

  • dieselmaniac

    This also works if you ssh from your mac terminal and copy and paste the code. One less app to download as you won’t need mobilterminal.

    Yup, that’s exactly how I did it.

  • QUICKSILV3Rs

    my weather app didnt break,

  • kid_slickarus
    my weather app didnt break,

    I didn’t think mine did, but then it did. Try fully rebooting your phone and it will most likely be borked when your phone turns back on.

  • pzumk

    Oh well, I did this and now I’m stuck on the Apple logo.

  • pzumk

    You can’t paste into mobile terminal. Please post instructions on how to do this via terminal on the computer.

    I figured you can set a gesture for enabling/disabling copy&paste via Terminal settings (button on the top right of the keyboard?). I used double tap to enable it and were able to paste the code.

    (But it didn’t work and I’m stuck on the Apple logo. Had to do a restore and will not try it again.)

  • DanRyb

    This worked for me as well until I rebooted again. Now back the original problem with Weather app crashing.

  • Committed23

    After applying the fix my phone was stuck at the Apple Logo like Pzumk. After performing a Hard Reset (holding power and home button down) the phone restored back to the normal start screen. The weather app now works. Thanks for your hard work. :)

  • thealexO_o

    Didn’t work for me at all :(

  • ahmedNZL

    Didn’t work. Used Putty to ssh and run script. Weather app still crashes after reboot.

  • eggz94

    how do I know my password? is it my lockscreen password o what?? help!

  • jamieandrew2010

    password is apline eggz94

  • jamieandrew2010

    alpine*

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