1. jglowe74's Avatar
    good morning/afternoon/evening all,

    i posted this question in the "iPhone Help" section previously, but was 'referred' to the JB forum (previous link: http://forum.theiphoneblog.com/iphon...-3-1-2-jb.html)

    here goes,

    I have been running just fine since upgrading my OS from 3.0.1 to 3.1.2 with Blackra1n. However after installing cydia and running a restore from AptBackup, I have noticed many of my apps are hidden. I can find them in spotlite but no icon can be found throughout the pages

    I WAS using Categories app but removed it. It was not working right after upgrading to 3.1.2. Any suggestions on how to get these hidden apps to show back up in Springboard?? Thanks

    also here is the update to my troubleshooting. tried turning restrictions on (then restarting springboard) then turned off restrictions in settings. this yielded no change. i then did a sync with iTunes just to see if the apps show up afterwards.

    **FINAL UPDATE**
    just looked at app layout in iTunes. it shows all my 'hidden' apps on the last couple pages within springboard. so this explains why they are found in search and are usable. but it doesn't answer why the icons are hidden. see what the sync brings.

    any thoughts on why these icons are missing??
    10-13-2009 09:17 AM
  2. dragonc12's Avatar
    Did u take all the apps out if the categories folders BEFORE u deleted the categories app?
    10-13-2009 09:38 AM
  3. jglowe74's Avatar
    after installing JB with blackra1n i first installed AptBackup and ran a 'restore' of all JB apps. then i opened Categories app to reload the custom icons i made. but when i looked in the Categories folders (within the app) they showed "0" apps within any of those folders. so basically, they were already missing before i deleted Categories.

    so then i reinstalled Categories to try and remove the apps. but even within the folders i made, the apps just aren't there. so i didn't know what else to do with Categories so i deleted it again.

    that's where i am at this point. but thanks dragonc12, i did remember to try that.
    10-13-2009 09:50 AM
  4. PocketAces21's Avatar
    Try using BossPrefs to bring them back.
    10-13-2009 10:39 AM
  5. jglowe74's Avatar
    Try using BossPrefs to bring them back.
    u are my new best friend! actually, i already had SBSettings installed so i opened that and selected the Hidden Icons. guess what apps were shown as hidden? yup, all the ones i was missing. so i thank you for the idea PocketAces21 <tips the scales>!
    10-13-2009 11:09 AM
  6. EmEuS's Avatar
    u are my new best friend! actually, i already had SBSettings installed so i opened that and selected the Hidden Icons. guess what apps were shown as hidden? yup, all the ones i was missing. so i thank you for the idea PocketAces21 <tips the scales>!
    Im tipping them too as I had the same problem!
    10-13-2009 11:26 AM
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