How to fix Cydia error “ wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of ”

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After  the evasi0n jailbreak came out, Many of us is getting the error message on Cydia  displays the following message: “wow, you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of“. The message also shows a couple more lines of errors but the first one really is the source of the problem.
Now, i will explain what “the number of package names this APT is capable of” means, and most importantly, i will also be giving you the solution to fix it.

Why does this error message comes ?

According to Saurik himself, Cydia “downloads all of the package listings locally, and then APT consolidates them into a single efficient data structure that can be used even on memory-constrained devices to access the massive wad of packages later.” The problem is that this data structure is only capable of hosting a total of 65,535 packages.
Because the default repositories in Cydia already come with about 40,000 packages, you only have room for an additional 25,000. It means that if you decide to add more sources, especially sources that pirate jailbreak tweaks, you will likely quickly exceed this number and face the mighty error telling you “you exceeded the number of package names this APT is capable of.”

How to fix this error in cydia

I guess you have already figured it out by reading it. That You have crossed your limits. You all you have to do it delete some unnecessary repo from cydia. To delete it. Simply go to Cydia > Manage > Edit  And now delete some additional repo’s which you have installed. This will fix this error in cydia.

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  • Great guide on how to fix Cydia. I need to fix my Cydia since I have found lots of top apps and tweaks sources here

  • Anonymous

    nope it didn't solve mine.cydia won't let me delete those repo.

  • Try again, or download iCleaner from cydia and clean your cydia first. It should work fine then.