Download Cydia – ‘Size Mismatch Error’ Fixed

After download cydia on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you will get an errors calls ‘size mismatch errors’ when you try to download any particular app or tweak right after cydia refresh its sources or after an update is released.  This error can occur probably when cydia tries to fully refresh its sources.

Cydia is free application software for all iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. It is running on most of the iOS versions including iOS 3, iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7, iOS 8 and latest iOS 9. Cydia download allows users to customize and modify your devices as never before using thousands of cydia apps and tweaks, extensions, themes available in cydia store. But recently many iOS users reported that they have been facing an annoying error called ‘Cydia size mismatch error’ while they are trying to download cydia tweaks and apps from cydia store.

If you are worrying with this error in Cydia download, hance, we will explain within our article how to fix this problem and download your favorite cydia tweaks and apps through the cydia store.

size mismatch error

Why we got ‘Cydia size mismatch error’?

If you are getting a ‘Cydia size mismatch error’, it is because you have refreshed your sources at the same time a repository was being synced, otherwise, you may left cydia running in the background during a refresh. Cydia app now has a corrupted cache so you need to live with it until cydia is able to refresh the cache.

When you are downloading a tweak 500KB in size but it is actual size is not 500KB rater it is 300KB or 600KB then instead of installation, cydia shows you a cydia size mismatch error. This is the main reason why this error occurs is when you trying to download some tweaks and apps. Actual size is not equal to the listed one.

If you got a size mismatch error after trying to install a free tweak that was just updated  from the BigBoss, then you can fix this problem easily by removing the affected repository from your cydia sources list and then adding it back to your idevice. Then your device will reload it, because BigBoss is the default repository in cydia, not a 3rd party one.

How to cydia size mismatch error

If you are one of those people who are unable to fix this problem, then you are the right place to look for a solution. Let’s see how to fix this problem.

Open the cydia app from your device home screen and open the source tab.

open cydia

Click on the ‘Edit’ button to enter source editing mode.


Click on the red ‘delete’ button to the left of the repository.

Cydia will say ‘Reloading data’ and will remove the repository from your sources list.

Now click on the ‘Done’ button and click on the ‘Cydia’ to return to the cydia home page.

click done

Scroll down to click on the ‘More Package sources’ button.

more package source

Click on the ‘Bigboss’ repository under the Default Sources section.

Click OK when prompted.

Cydia will re-add the repository. You will get a ‘Reloading data’ alert.

Click on the ‘Return to cydia’. You can see the Bigboss repository is back in your sources list.

return to cydia

That is all. Download cydia on your iOS device and download thousands of cydia tweaks and apps from cydia store. No more worries about cydia size mismatch error.