How to Fix iBooks Error After iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak: iBooksFix2 via Cydia


Some people are running into the iBooks ‘configuration error’ after their untethered iOS 5.0.1 jailbreak:

There is a problem with the configuration of your iPhone. Please restore with iTunes and reinstall iBooks.

In order to fix this, you can install iBooksFix2, from the repo via Cydia. This fix is an updated version of iBooks Fix we previously detailed, which was introduced during the days of the Greenp0ison 4.2.1 jailbreak.

Here’s How to Fix the iBooks Error via Cydia

1. Launch Cydia –> Manage –> Sources –> Edit –> Add

2. Enter the following repository: , tap Add Source.

3. Search for’iBooksFix2’ and install it.


Reboot your iPhone afterwards, and iBooks should load properly again. Let us know if this fix works for you.

Thanks @AssadWUddin


  • Kuta

    Didn’t work on the iPad

  • Kirk

    I did this already earlier today on my iPhone. Worked fine.

  • Thanks for letting us know.

  • Kirk

    No Problem….except after that my phone blew up! ….joking!

  • NW

    Didn’t work for me.  iBooks just crashes and returns to springboard.  iPhone 4 jailbroken on 5.0.1.

  • vuttamb

    worked perfectly

  • Dmfooks

    Didn’t work for me. iOS 5.0.1 on iPhone 4 jailbroken with the latest jailbreak (b3?)

  • Siph7

    Worked. Must reboot iPhone. Respring only doesn’t work.

  • guest

    did not work on my ipad

  • Dsnell76

    Worked great on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1 using redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3 jailbreak

  • adolf

    Iphone 4 with 5.0.1. Did not work…

  • My lord

    iPhone 3GS worked but not on 4 for me.

  • Cgui00

    Didn’t work for me too.. iPhone 4 user

  • Guest

    Thanks, fixed my iBook issue… I have iphone 4 with 5.0.1, jailbroken with redsn0w 0.9.10 b2

  • ierick11nov

    : (  Damn ! is not working  iPhone 4 5.0.1 b3

  • Macmarklemore

    Worked on my 4th-generation iPod Touch.  Had to reboot, just as you said.

  • Grumpy

    Worked great on my iPhone 4 with iOS 5.0.1 using redsn0w_win_0.9.10b3 jailbreak. I followed these steps after trying everything else.

    Restored Iphone
    Jail break
    Install Cydia
    added repo
    downloaded ibooks
    went back to cydia and installed ibooksfix2

  • Spidey

    Absolutely does not work.  I even restored and did a clean jailbreak with redsnow b3 and still doesn’t work.

  • Chozengirl380

    didnt work when i did just a respring, i completely rebooted my phone for it to work..although it took out half my books

  • Dude

    ipad 1, updated to ios 501, jailbrake with redsn0w 0.9.10b3, with success and ibooks failed to load.
    Added Repo and loaded ibooksfix2 and rebooted with JOY!!! Thank You!!!

  • Timtimmy3

    iPhone 4 I.S.O 5.0.1 worked just had to restore, jailbreak – install Cydia, add repo insanely and update it, download iBooks, install ibooksfix2, and then do a full reboot. worked great thanks

  • Vkalenuik

    Did what you said to do and it didn’t work.  Did everything that Grumpy said below and it works perfectly.  Thanks, Grumpy

  • Stranger119

    did it, but now another issue, it crashes and not able to open ibooks again 🙁

  • Heypoopy

    I downloaded the latest iBooks from the app store, installed ibooksfix 2, and rebooted!, not just resprung

  • Hamad_124

    iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1. It doesnt work

  • MZargar

    5.0.1 reasnow b3 and after straight rebooting instead of respring recommended by cydia it perfectly works.

  • Not work

  • iHateiPods

    ipod touch, 4g, 5.0.1 didn’t work.

  • RoboticNinja

    Followed instructions, restarted iPod Touch 4g (white) and it did not work.

  • MattCarl

    didn’t work for me :/ ipod touch 4g with untethered 5.0.1

  • Chris

    iTouch 4G, 32GB model,  this worked find to fix my iBooks after jailbreaking

  • Zach Schofield

    Using an iPod Touch 4 jailbroken on iOS 5.0.1. No problems, works like a charm! Just do a full reboot, the springboard reload wont patch it.

  • Jwmw16

    Jail broken iPad 1 64gig. Running 5.0.1. Downloaded iBooks didnt open…went to cydia and downloaded the patch ibooksfix2….after downloading finished I resprung and now my iBooks app is missing but I can see it in my settings…how do I fix this?

  • kroekerontherock

    I have the same issue… can’t see it after the respring.

  • Ea

    Worked like a charm. Ibooks was giving me an error and wouldn’t open. Installed the fix and, likee everyone says, turned the phone completely off and then on. 
    On an Iphone 4 with ios 5.0.1 on baseband 01.59.00 jailbroken with pwnage tool and ultrasn0w.

  • tg

    must reboot..respring doesn’t work.

  • iPhone 4 iOS 5.0.1 worked. great thanks!

  • Origami60

    Iphone 4, ios 5.0.1.  Works perfectly!  Must reboot after install in order for it to work!!!

  • Guest

    Works for me on iphone 4 32gb – just install as above and then once its completed turn off the iphone power and then turn back on and bingo it works

  • Michael

    it works for my ipod touch 4G 32 GB

  • Gghello

    Does not work. App just crashes. How do i fix?

  • Lucasmorazan

    Download iBook fix from Xsellize, then SBSetting, in the setting scroll down and in system wide options, go to system options, and fix on top, then iBooks works!

  • Ppprz95

    ipod touch 3g ios 5.0.1 it worked

  • John Banken

    it works lucas! thx!

  • John Banken

    it works lucas! Thx!

  • John

    yes, it works for me tooo ????.!!!
    thank you Lucas

    [iPhone 4, iOS 5.0.1]

  • Darksideforce

    Thanks it works but 1 q can I delete the original with no problems

  • Here are more clear directions because i got confused with yours.

    1.) download ibook fix from Zsellize
    2.) after you download the fix. DO NOT OPEN IT, LEAVE IT ALONE AND GO TO NEXT STEP. the ibooks icon will appear on your winterboard. leave it alone
    3.) download SBSettings (its got a smily face as the logo to the left of it), you can search for it in cydia as well
    4.) after you download that, go to settings on your iphone, then notifications, then scroll all the way to the bottom and you should see SBSettings, click on it or touch it whatever, then swipe “on”, that way this will show up in your notifications center
    5.) swipe down on your iphone to open the notifications center and there might be a blank rectangle box, put your finger on that blank box and swipe to the right and youll see some stuff some up (More, Refresh, Drop Win, Respring, and Power), if you see these things already then just ignore what i said, i dunno for me it was blank until i swiped at it.
    6.)tap on the “more” button and it will take you into the settings of SBSettings
    7.)scroll to the bottom and tap on system options
    8.) at the top it will say “Fix User Dir Permissions”, tap on that and a warning will pop up, just ignore it and tap okay to continue.
    9.) it will then respring your device after you tap on that, go ahead to that untouched ibooks icon, tap on it and it works!!

    i have tried every single thing on here and it hasnt worked. but this finally did. i am also running on Iphone 4, iOS 5.0.1 redsnow unthetered jailbreak

  • Ian

    followed this and it works…but my “settings; icon turned into a grey tile

  • Tokwik4u

    Doesn’t work, I get an icon for ibooks that opens and closes straight away. Worse still, I can’t delete the app now as it has become native – no idea how to undo.

  • Asdasl

    thanx, it really works for me. iphone 3gs with iOS 5.0.1 redsnow unthetered jailbreak 🙂

  • George

    Worked Great!

  • George

    Worked Great IOS 5.01 UnTeathered JB CDMA 4

  • Jskinz

    Clean cut and clear instructions for a flawless fix. Thanks!

  • Fmg Warrior07

    It Works after I shut off my Iphone 4 IOS 5.0 respring doesn’t do the trick 

  • Pete

    This worked like a charm.Thank you.

  • Sta169

    Works great on my iPhone 4 5.0.1

  • Ruguo

    this worked on ipad 1 running ios 5.0.1 jailbroke by redsnow. thank you!

  • xReii

    Hmm…am I the only one that can’t find iBooksFix2 from Cydia?

  • FLM

    Wow, didn’t work at all on my iPod touch 4G white 32GB on iOS 5 untethered jailbreak. 

    Now my iBooks crashes upon loading (I don’t even get the error message I started with) and when I tried to delete it, the X doesn’t appear on the upper left corner. HELP! I just wanna read my books 🙁

  • thanks its working for me 

  • Jawstien

    It worked for me on Ipad 1 and Iphone 3GS, thank you

  • Chicochiclet

    It wont open! the iBooks wont open after the download!

  • Xpandora197

    Didnt work for me. none of these. Easy to follow directions but why isnt mine fixed? ughh

  • patrorian

    Works for my iPhone 4 32GB with iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak Untethered.

  • Patrick Diavlo

    I need help, I can’t do a restore from my backup, itunes automatically replaced my old backup with a new one! It’s for my iPod Touch. 🙁

  • Nichshnn


  • Doesn’t work, to me, even can’t open the iBooks!!

  • Jo

    Worked great!  That stupid configuration error was driving me crazy!!!!  Instructions above were easy as ever to follow and worked perfectly!  Thanks!!!

  • TommySledge

    This one works, Thank you sir

  • Dr.The Ei Swe

    It definitely works. Thanks a lot Gary Ng! I am really appreciated.

  • Feroz

    Thanks man, it helped my wife’s iPod and she is very happy for this program now working properly…Thank u again keep up the good work!

  • FerozKhan

    Thanks man, it helped my wife’s iPod Touch 4G IOS 5.1. semitethered jailbroken very nicely!!! and she is very happy for this program now working properly…Thank u again, keep up the good work!!!

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  • Laangel87

    It didn’t work my iBooks opens. Then goes back to my home screen 🙁

  • You rock!  I have the 5.1 Semi-Tethered Jailbreak on my iPad…  Your fix worked perfectly.  Only change was full reboot at end!

  • jaybeans821

    i dont know how my ibooks started working but it is with iphone 4 semitethered JB iOS 5.1….So last night would not open was getting the error, i did the ibooks fix2 several times to no avail, had to reinstall i boooks a few times and i couldnt delete it the regular way but the icon stayed although the app itself would show in app store as not on my iphone, so i continued this morning and decided to totally reboot and start from scratch…I did the “just boot tethered”…went and re-installed ibooks without downloading any fix from Cydia and “presto magico” it works.. downloading books on it and everything, i hope it is not just temp, if anyone knows if this is a temporary thing let me know???thanks… 

  • JJ

    It works for my iPhone 4, jailbroken on 5.0.1. Make sure like people say to REBOOT, not RESPRING. If your device resprings automatically IT STILL WON’T WORK! REBOOT AFTER!

  • Jaidemeza

    It doesn’t work and it won’t even download iBooks now!

  • Samp1800

    Thanks this totally ruined my glasklart hd. I can’t find a way to get the glasklart icon back. /applications/iBooks isn’t working so where else are the icons stored

    Here is how my springboard looks like

  • Rbe886

    Boss this really works. It did the magic for my iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1

  • iMe

     This one worked for me! (iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 (redsnow)) Works perfect! Thank you very much!

  • Debaclesb

    i cant even downliad the ibooksfix2 its says its half downloaded

  • Barry Grey T. Full

    LOVE YOU!!!

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  • laarniah

    it worked! wow!!!

  • queenbossladi

    Worked great after i rebooted my system 🙂

  • awesome!!! it’s working now..wohoo!

  • it work’s man i can open ibooks and see my free download book’s, but now when i try to install a book, from x book, its sayng that i don’t have ibooks and it make me a weblink to download and install it. should i install it again, or what?
    LE: no worry, i found the book in ifile in /var/tmp and installed it from there