For some people the act of jailbreaking is a simple one. Cydia is installed with all its default repos and it works perfectly. For others though, the story is a different one. There have been a number of people who jailbreak who have found that one of the main default repositories is not there and it’s the one they really want.
Image : Add BigBoss Repo Source
The BigBoss repository is the biggest source of apps and tweaks in Cydia. It contains just about everything you need to get going and modify your iPhone to work how you want it to. If it isn’t there, it can cause no end of problems for you. It is rare that the BigBoss repository is missed out when Cydia is installed but it does happen. What is more common though is people deleting it by accident. Luckily, there is a way to get it back without too much trouble .
Steps to Add BigBoss Repo on Cydia :
- Open Cydia [ext link ] to the main screen
- At the bottom there are a few options , tap on More Package Sources
- Another screen will appear, listing the sources that can be added. At the top of the screen you will see a Disclaimer, advising that you add extra sources completely at your own risk
- If the BigBoss repo source is there just tap on it and the package will be installed
If it isn’t there for some reason, you have two more options open to you:
Option 1 : Add a New Repo
- Open Cydia
- Tap on Sources on the bottom
- Tap on Edit
- Tap on Add
- Type in this URL , http://apt.thebigboss.org/repofiles/cydia/
- Tap on Add Source
- Cydia will download the source
Option 2 : Restore and Jailbreak Again
If you still can’t get the BigBoss Repository back you may have to restore your device through iTunes and reinstall the jailbreak. Bear in mind that iTunes will restore your device to the latest iOS version. Fortunately, there is a jailbreak tool called Pangu Jailbreak [ext link] that can be used for this and a full guide on how to download and install it can be found in the given link.
The BigBoss Repository is now safe to use and has been fully updated to support latest iOS firmware . The Pangu jailbreak was earlier patched with iOS 11, but the Yalu Jailbreak [ext link] team has come to the rescue with an untethered jailbreak for iOS and an update has been released to support the latest iOS version.
There is no official Pangu utility for the Mac at the time of writing this article, but the above linked tutorials walks you through how to install a virtual PC and Jailbreak using Windows.
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