How to Fix Could not open /var/lib/dpkg/status in iOS 9.3.3 and iOS 10


If that’s the case, try this:

  1. Download the NewTerm .deb from here

  2. Mac users can use iOS App Signer to turn it from .deb to .iPA. Windows users can follow this video or this

  3. Download Cydia Impactor from here and sideload the MobileTerminal.ipa to your iOS device

  4. Go to the official site of i-Funbox and download it. Also, this file as well

  5. Open iFunbox and navigate to /var/mobile/Media/Books then drop the ‘lib’ folder to that directory

Last but not least, open MobileTerminal on your iPhone or iPad and type in the following commands.

type su

type in your password. default is alpine

type: cp -R /var/mobile/Media/Books/lib /var

After that, Cydia should start working again. For those who have either iFile or Filza and Mobile Terminal installed already, you can start with Step 4 and forward.