How to fix NetDB Error and refreshing data Error using Cydia

Using the iPhone/iPod Touch jailbreak, after entering Cydia or update the source will be kept out the error

NetDB: Open nodename nor servname provided or not known

Or

Error: Refreshing Data

These as some error sources added, and these error sources in Cydia’s list not shown, so we can not remove them in Cydia, when the Cydia update source will occur errors. Fixed method is also very simple, we need remove all the source configuration file and then re-add on.

1. First you should able to use iFunBox or iFile or MobileTerminal open the System folder.

2. Clear /private/etc/aptsources.list.d/cydia.list all the contents inside.

3. delete /private/var/lib/cydia/metadata.plist file.

4. re-open Cydia, All sources to not exist, errors of coursewould not prompted, and then re-add the source there will be no errors. Attention when adding the source as not wrong address.

Also, when you download the apps using sinfuliphonerepo the source prompt ‘HTTP/1.1 300 Multiple Choices’ error, you can also use this method to re-add the sinful source.

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      ifunbox is purely pc/mac based so you don’t need to install anything on the device… as for ifile/mobileterminal, they’re probably assuming you already have them installed.

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    After have done this twice, it didn’t help at all.. even without any additional repo, it would still give me the NetDB open nodename error.. :/ for the repo: winterboarder.com

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    Hello,
    and thank you for the fix. It helped me a lot. But there is minor correction you should make on the number 2. You’ve missed a “/” between “apt” and “sources.list.d” 🙂

    /private/etc/apt/sources.list.d/cydia.list

    Cheers
    Kind regards

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      Thank you very much 🙂
      It fixed my issue and indid you it should be an “/” after apt and before sources …
      Thank you again..
      L8er 🙂

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      I can’t do it. How to do this one. Can’t understand or maybe, reading most of the solutions makes me confuse more that came into the point that I don’t know how to do it. Please help and guide me on how to do it.

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