Evasi0n iOS 6.1 Jailbreak Weather App Crash: Fix to Hit Cydia Soon



This morning the @evad3rs jailbreak team released their evasi0n iOS 6.1 jailbreak tool to the world. As with any jailbreak release, there are bugs that need to be squashed. Here are some issues users have have experienced:

  • Device screen frozen on “patching kernel”. Fix? @pod2g says Press Power+Home to force a reboot
  • Cydia not loading any packages. Fix? @saurik explains this time around with the known release time, that caused a bigger load on servers. He’s working with @CDNetworks to fix the problem (his payment system is still down)
  • Weather app crashing on launch. Fix? Both @musclenerd and @pod2g note @planetbeing is working on this and a fix will be released in Cydia soon.

The evad3rs recommend updating to iOS 6.1 via iTunes first (not OTA), turning off your passcode lock, then running the jailbreak. Don’t forget to follow our tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 6.1 in 10 steps, and this tutorial on how to untether your existing tethered redsn0w jailbreak.

What other issues have you run into?

Update: Looks like there’s a time zone issue too for many as well–try this fix to solve it.


  • Anonymous

    After a successful jailbreak and installing a few packages from cydia…tried rebooting the phone and got stuck at the apple logo…after a few hard reboot (power + home button) the phone finally booted…haven’t tried since.

  • T33BS

    Jailbroke my iPad mini (wifi) and once the process was complete, the Weather App showed up, in iPhone sized-format, which does not come native with the iPad mini. Jailbreak Easter Egg or a part of the bug?

  • AccordXTC

    Anyone having a time issue where the time shows up wrong and have to manual setup the time after jailbreak?

  • Steve

    The JB process worked fine. I just get hash sum errors and internal server errors. Hopefully it’s just Cydia and not my phone. The themes and featured screens don’t show anything either.

  • Yes me too, jumped 7 hours forward.

  • @Steve no it’s not you. Cydia has been hammered like crazy! I finally was able to download SBSettings but it took quite a bit of time. Pretty sure that it will calm down in a day or so.

    I know that they are still having issues with the payment system.

  • Anon

    Hmm. Don'[t feel like beta testing. I think I will wait a week until all the major bugs get patched.

  • Farids

    To avoid having problems with time and time zone, in settings/general/date & time, turn off “Set Automatically”.

  • KinkyNothing

    I found out that the weather app crash is related ti the PATCHING KERNEL FREEZING. Just let it take its time. that’s what I did and it solved my problem.

  • When my alarm goes off and I hit the volume button to snooze, it no long works like it used to. I have SBSettings, Springflash and Activator. Does anybody else have this problem?

  • I seem to notice that both the native messaging app and biteSMS (7.1 and 7.2.1) crash when scrolling up in message history towards the buttons (Contact, Load Earlier Messages, Call, etc.) since the jailbreak.

  • Mike s.

    I’ve found that some of my must have Cydia apps crash the Springboard (i.e. Winterboard & Springtomize), and that it’ll crash if I move to many icons around using FolderEnhancer. Has anyone else been having problems with stability?

  • “Settings” app crashes every time I load it.

  • seb

    I think I’m restoring and going back to factory settings. I really thank you guys the effort, but I think you skipped a lot of beta testing.

  • CoryV

    me too, any fix yet?

  • Makadr

    For me every time I hit general in the settings app it crashes