1. swapworldin's Avatar
    Hey All,

    Ok, I was very excited about going to OS 3 on my 3G iPhone this morning that I didn't think about "unhiding" all the apps which are hidden with the "categories" app.

    When I upgraded to 3.0 and then Jailbroke using redsnow, everything went fine but most of my apps are missing (actually, hidden). Even my "settings" app is hidden.

    Bad move I know.

    Anyone got any ideas on how to resolve this?

    07-07-2009 01:17 PM
  2. Savio's Avatar
    You'll have to re-jailbreak, re-install Categories, and then remove everything from there. If you'd like, you can keep it jailbroken, or just restore back to stock.
    07-07-2009 01:34 PM
  3. swapworldin's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply..
    By re-jailbrealing do you mean to restore back to 3.0 and then jailbreak again using red-snow ??
    and how do i install categories.. Even if my cydia icon is visible i cant turn on my Wifi ..coz the Settings icon is hidden.

    07-07-2009 10:42 PM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    I think he means restore to 3.0.
    07-08-2009 12:25 AM
  5. swapworldin's Avatar
    And what about installing categories ???? My settings Icon is hidden as well.. how do i go abt it ??

    07-08-2009 12:40 AM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    If you restore and rejailbreak it will not be hidden because when you restore it erases all you jailbreak settings.
    07-08-2009 01:11 AM
  7. c1nders's Avatar
    Here is some info I come across, it's a life saver!! Thanks to JLR

    Just recently I got a hold of an iphone 3g so it was time to upgrade from my original 2g phone. Heres the problem though, my 2g was jailbroken and I had the Categories App installed. Heres an important note for anybody that hasnt gotten from a jailbroken iPhone to a non-jailbroken iPhone: make sure to remove your categories and place your apps back on the main Springboard before updating your iPhone.

    If you dont, the icons for those apps that were in your categories will remain hidden after you update the iPhone. So although you have the apps installed, they wont show up and you cant access them. So yes, I made that mistake, I updated without removing my categories.

    The Solution

    Theres a couple of solutions Ive found one is to re-jailbreak the iPhone, install SBSettings and unhide the icons through SBSettings.
    What if Cydia was in a category?

    This was my next dilemma; I had Cydia within a category so when I re-jailbreaked my iPhone, I didnt have access to Cydia to install SBSettings. But luckily there was an option other than having to restore the phone and start from scratch.

    iPhone General RestrictionsTheres a simple solution which doesnt involve jailbreaking; you can Enable Restrictions in Settings->General->Restrictions, go back to the main screen, then go back in and disable the restrictions. This will reset the file that determines which icons are shown and which are not. This is what finally gave me my icons back without having access to the apps in Cydia.
    UPDATE 6/25/09

    Ive been getting lots of hits on this article recently, no doubt because of the iPhone 3.0 release. Anyhow, a common question asked which I did some research for:
    What if Settings was in a category?

    Youre going to need the following software:
    iPhoneBrowser - Lets you browse the directory structure of your iPhone

    Once you have that installed, connect your Iphone to your computer and launch iPhone Browser:

    1. Using iPhone Browser go to:
    2. Find the file: com.apple.SpringBoard.plist
    3. Delete that file
    4. Restart iPhone

    iPhoneBrowser is also a good tool to retrieve saved videos from Cycorder and take a peek under the hood of your iPhone. Beware though, this is all at your own risk.
    08-11-2009 03:40 PM
  8. vnairborn's Avatar
    cool- thanks
    08-14-2009 03:02 AM