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    I have a jailbroken 4s. I obviously had an issue with an app and it went into safe mode. When I restarted, all of my apps had disappeared. All my jailbreak stuff was there and the stock Apple apps but nothing else. I have tried several restarts and a couple boots to no avail. If I tether to iTunes and restore my apps, will it wipe out my jailbreak? Have never had to do before! Help!
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    One more thing...I just checked my memory and that hasn't changed. I assume that means the apps are still on the device and just hidden??
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    *If* they are indeed hidden, check out this response courtesy of Sherlock: It may or may not help in your situation.

    "...The most likely app that could be hiding it would be SBsettings. Most everyone has that as one of their first Cydia apps. Have them look in the settings for SBsettings for "hide icons"."
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    no, that wasn't it. none of my apps are showing up there either. could it be a jb app that is hiding it? like i said, the memory is still being taken up.
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    Can you locate the apps via the Spotlight search feature?
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    just tried. no luck. good idea though
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    how do i restore my apps from iTunes? i am scared it will mess up the JB or update OS when i don't want it to...
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    how do i restore my apps from iTunes? i am scared it will mess up the JB or update OS when i don't want it to...
    I'm not jailbroken so I'm not sure how iTunes would affect it, if at all. Can you not just go to the purchased section of your device's App Store and re-download them?
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    thanks again, see how much i can learn here? I did that with a few apps but the data was gone. it has to be hiding somewhere based on memory usage. would iCloud restore the data itself and not just the app?
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    This is a strange situation. SBsettings can hide apps but not on random. Are the apps "white" or actually gone?

    As long as iTunes recognizes your iPhone I would use it to put the apps back manually arrange them (not restore) or redownload them on the phone through the AppStore. I synch apps on jailbroken devices using iTunes all the time. You just don't want to do a complete restore.


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    no, the apps are gone, not white. Does iCloud restore data from the apps? I am still confused as to why there is no change in the memory. If the apps and the data within was wiped, shouldn't it have restored the memory? The complete resort option will be obvious?! (This is Apple, what am I thinking?)
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    Why not just try a hard reboot and then sync your phone?
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    My advice would be to sync your iPhone with iTunes, uncheck the apps to sync and it will uninstall them. It'll reset the memory as well. Then try reinstalling them. If they were set to backup to iCloud their data should presumably be restored. I have never put this to the test but it works with new devices.
    Last edited by sherlock; 04-26-2012 at 01:27 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sherlock View Post
    My advice would be to sync your iPhone with iTunes, uncheck the apps to sync and it will uninstall them. It'll reset the memory as well. Then try reinstalling them. If they were set to backup to iCloud their data should presumably be restored. I have never put this to the test but it works with new devices.
    First of all, sorry for the newbie questions ahead of time! When I reinstall the apps, will the data that goes along with them sync in one step or do I have to go into Icloud and download the data? I did check my Icloud on my device and all of my missing apps are still listed which I presume is a good sign. Will my jailbreak remain intact? From what I understand, as long as I do not do a restore, my OS will remain at same version and JB will remain, correct? Thanks for all the help folks! Wont be able to try until I get home from work-its killing me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by teach1love68 View Post
    First of all, sorry for the newbie questions ahead of time! When I reinstall the apps, will the data that goes along with them sync in one step or do I have to go into Icloud and download the data? I did check my Icloud on my device and all of my missing apps are still listed which I presume is a good sign. Will my jailbreak remain intact? From what I understand, as long as I do not do a restore, my OS will remain at same version and JB will remain, correct? Thanks for all the help folks! Wont be able to try until I get home from work-its killing me!
    It is my understanding that if you're just 'syncing', you should be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teach1love68 View Post
    First of all, sorry for the newbie questions ahead of time! When I reinstall the apps, will the data that goes along with them sync in one step or do I have to go into Icloud and download the data? I did check my Icloud on my device and all of my missing apps are still listed which I presume is a good sign. Will my jailbreak remain intact? From what I understand, as long as I do not do a restore, my OS will remain at same version and JB will remain, correct? Thanks for all the help folks! Wont be able to try until I get home from work-its killing me!
    No such thing as a newbie question...

    If you just ask iTunes to un-sync your apps and then change the setting to sync them you will not loose your jailbreak. This should remove the data from the apps that are "disappeared" and then reinstall them. You can try just syncing without removing them through iTunes first but I doubt that will bring them fully back.

    Do not restore - that will remove your jailbreak! This is just synching.
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    There is a free backup app (Aptbackup) on Cydia you use to backup Cydia apps to your computer.
    Won't override since the Cydia apps are backed up in a different location on your Mac. You can download Appsync for 4.0+ from Cydia (Hackulo repository) and it will sync you JB'd apps. However, keep in mind if you ever restore and remove your JB, those apps will not sync with your regular Non jailbroken phone.
    I was also lost some apps when I did JB. I had lost my most favourite app The fat finger after JB. In I was unable to retrieve it. Then my friend suggest me its parent website Fat Finger Keyboard | Keyboard for Fat Fingers | Touch Text App and I was re-purchased it. But now I know how to retrieve hidden apps after JB.

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    i have the exact problem now i can't find a solution i am searching the whole internet for it idk is i need to restart i just need it to be working again all of it is gone i can't see no apps when i plug it to my computer it says it doesn't recognize my phone i'm still in iOS 8.4 jailbroken iphone 5s no apps are showing all disappeared i really neeeeeeeed helpppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please pleaseeeeeeeeee
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    how do you retrieve it please tell me
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedhelpformyiphone View Post
    how do you retrieve it please tell me
    I have no idea. I've never had a jailbroken phone. But I'm sure your issue has to do with your jailbreak. It's late here. You might have better response to your plea tomorrow. Have you tried Reset Home Screen layout?
    Go to Settings > General > Reset > Reset Home Screen Layout This resets the icons on your screen. It doesn't delete them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedhelpformyiphone View Post
    i have the exact problem now i can't find a solution i am searching the whole internet for it idk is i need to restart i just need it to be working again all of it is gone i can't see no apps when i plug it to my computer it says it doesn't recognize my phone i'm still in iOS 8.4 jailbroken iphone 5s no apps are showing all disappeared i really neeeeeeeed helpppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please pleaseeeeeeeeee
    So what's the last thing you remember about your phone when it was in perfect working order.
    "I went to sleep, and I woke up, all apps were gone"
    Or
    "I was pissed at my dog and threw my phone into the fishtail"

    Like what happened IMMEDIATELY before your phone ended up like it is now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ineedhelpformyiphone View Post
    i have the exact problem now i can't find a solution i am searching the whole internet for it idk is i need to restart i just need it to be working again all of it is gone i can't see no apps when i plug it to my computer it says it doesn't recognize my phone i'm still in iOS 8.4 jailbroken iphone 5s no apps are showing all disappeared i really neeeeeeeed helpppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! please pleaseeeeeeeeee
    hello there , today only few moments eirler i had the same problem all the apps where gone . i did miss some files with ifile cuz there is a cycdia app "cracktool" which i could not use it crash everytime i open it and when i tried to delete it i couldnt , i cant find it on the installed tweaks on cydia . anyway after i missed with the ifile l have respringed my device and then the apps where all gone . I tried to search for a solution on the internet but i didnt find any . i got all apps back by one more i have downloded "cydelete" a tweak allow u to delete cydia apps . i opend the "cracktool" and surprise it opens very well . i quit it . deleted it .. i saw it like in a blink all my apps where back and sorted in alphabit .

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