Evasi0n NetDB Open nodename Internal Server Error and POSIX errors in Cydia

With the recent release of Evasi0n 1.0 for iOS6, literally hundreds of thousands of people are slamming the Cydia servers and repos right now, trying to get all their favorite jailbreak tweaks installed. Unfortunately, all this congestion means that it is going to be more-or-less impossible for anyone to install anything for the next few hours. No matter what you try to install, you will likely be met with a red error in Cydia along the lines of "NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided, or not known." "HTTP/1.1 500 Internal Server Error" or "POSIX: Operation timed out"


Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about this but wait. Eventually the traffic will even out and calm down as more people get their devices jailbroken and then Cydia should start running smoothly again. This is an unfortunate downside of every jailbreak due to the demand placed on the servers upon initial release.

  • Doomrevenger:D

    This is understanding :)

    • D1viry

      When people give us FREE jailbreak, off course we will be full of understanding.
      Thanks for the explanation.

  • Clay Bradford

    Oh, I was flipping out thinking my phone was screwed up. Thanks for this post and letting us know it was the servers.

  • Elpopas

    I cannot login in order to restore my purchases. Is this due to the same problem?

    • Guest

      Most likely, yes.

  • brad

    Same here :(
    Is there gonna be appsync 6.0+ ?

    • iphonydude

      htttpcolon//cydia.myrepospace.com/Bl00dra1n/ (jammed up at the moment)

  • Bart de Lange

    in Holland i cant even open cydia and reload releases XD
    but is understandable cuz everyone was waiting for this

  • xpnbaby

    Thought that both my iphone and ipad were fucked up. lol

    • Mário

      Mee too :PPP

  • shrey

    good that u bloggers exist and spread the word. thanks..

  • __teresam__

    thank u !! thought my phone was messed up!!

  • http://twitter.com/jerewall Jeremy Wallace

    phew.. I thought both my ipad mini and iphone 5 was screwed.. hahaha thank you so much for this article !

    • http://www.facebook.com/john.dcunha John D’cunha

      hahah lolsss !!

    • http://www.facebook.com/jose.alvarez.5070276 Jose Alvarez

      seriously i got really scared

    • Never_Make

      Kill me ;_;

    • http://www.facebook.com/reis.rosenbloom Reis Rosenbloom

      me too

    • Stephen Loomas Jester

      i thought so to ha ha stupid pin heads clogin up the servers hahaha

  • Jason

    Thank you very much! I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get the most out of my new jailbreak. Now, I know patience will pay off :)

  • The Highpander

    Whew. That’s a relief

  • Jonathan

    great u guys wrote this one… :D

  • Jonathan

    tought my ipad mini was all fucked up…

    • http://twitter.com/gogolio321 gogolio


  • dgalvan14

    I was starting to get worried! Thanks for the article.. There’s really no one talking about this until now… THANKS

  • Ethan Carter

    yeah i thought my device was messed up

  • spooky

    lol thx for the info bro! should have guessed it ;)

  • TiMeBoMb

    Good to know other are having the same issue! Thanks, for the article!

  • Boub

    Thx for info

  • ReCat

    It seems like cydia now has a notification telling us about this, to inform us on what is going on.

  • Sid07

    Thanks alot! I was getting worried!

  • Rebecka

    oh good! sitting here for an hour now being pissed off :P

  • simply

    so simply server is busy cuz everyone get in to cydia?

  • demens

    thanks for this man, as everyone says i was scared i fucked up my device, its a relief another few hours os patience

  • bob

    love it go Evasi0n

  • EyePad

    What about the Appstore? it seems very slow, anyone having same problem?

  • anthony

    Can BBM be found on cydia?

  • Claire

    Thank you! Got slightly worried there.

  • http://twitter.com/PrivadoXCIV Jose Privado

    I assumed most of you Jailbreakers knew about these failures during every JB Release.

    New things you starters should know.

  • Awl1987

    What about the ” bad gateway” message….does that have something to do with it too??

    • Never_Make

      Yeah you’re right

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SMFGQIDEFPYN45W6MWSZZ3HY4Q Dave

        go to manage then to packages and then down to the M’s and look for mobile substrate if thats not there search it and install it, it helped me

  • Never_Make

    iOS itself is shit. What the hell did they think? – OMG WE NEED TO PUT AN UNUSEFULL APP ON THE HOME SCREEN AND CALL IT PASSBOOK!
    What shall we delete?
    -F$@cking Newsstand

    GASH i fucking hate ios… ;_;
    I LUV EVASI0N! <3

    • Rastaman

      you hate ios so much, why didnt you get an android?!

    • JaeM1llz

      That decision actually makes sense when you think about it. Google is one of Apple’s strongest competitors and YouTube is, of course, owned by Google. They got rid of the YouTube app for the same reason they got rid of Google Maps.

    • http://twitter.com/shanecbryson Shane Bryson

      Just switch to Android. Newsstand gets used every single day on my iPhone, so does Passbook, and stocks. The old YouTube app sucked. Download the new one, way better. You’re an idiot, seriously.

      • Never_Make

        Jep i did now. Enjoy it like HELL. Cant wait for my new phone

  • Jkjakob

    Thank you so much for the heads up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1206579846 Will Juggla Benson

    Good to know.

    Gives me more time to fuck around modding my PSP. Haha

  • AM

    Anyone having a problem with their phone rebooting or USB problems?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SMFGQIDEFPYN45W6MWSZZ3HY4Q Dave

    this is what has been working for me..
    i click install then i count to ten then i hit cancel if nothing on the screen pops us and i quickly click in install and confirm and then count to ten again usually 2 or 3 times it work i promies i have already downloaded mx tube and fake carrier

  • ModMyiOS

    Is anyone having trouble with Siriport

    • http://www.facebook.com/sean.birmingham.39 Sean Birmingham

      I tried rebooting with ncsettings and I had to jailbreak again

  • http://twitter.com/DamonMankowski Damon Mankowski

    yes thx!!!

  • Lorenzo

    Will it work by the next 24 hours?

    • JaeM1llz

      It will get better as the day progresses

  • Jsdodgers

    Took me about an hour to download SBSettings!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sean.birmingham.39 Sean Birmingham

    I’m still waiting

  • Kyle

    Phew… I was scared iPhone 4 was close to death ><

  • jAiLbReAkeD

    Why do american people just dont wait for europeans to finish installing all their sources and tweaks then americans can use them so there will be less traffic…….

  • trollerd

    seriously cant people just wait for me to finish installing all my sources and tweak bitches i hate all of you and also cydia is bad but is it good too !

  • Stephen Loomas Jester

    HEY STOP CLOGIN UP THE Error NetDB:Open nodename nor servname provided or not known SERVER

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