Seeking help with blank bookmark icons

cstanleymd

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Hi, all! New to the forum but relatively seasoned with jailbreaking. I had a question I'm hoping someone can help me with. When I was jailbroken back in iOS 5.x days, I installed a theme at some point that after its removal, it left a bunch of empty grey boxes on my homescreen. When I tap on them, I just get the notification "Unsupported URL. This URL wasn't loaded." I can delete them temporarily but they always come back. Trouble is, I wasn't sure what was causing it and when I updated to iOS 6 I assumed that would fix it. No such luck. No amount of restores will get rid of them. I can move them around like regular apps though. After I had updated I did some researching and found a forum post somewhere where they had similar problems and used iFile to fix it by deleting some cache files I believe. So I've been biding my time waiting for the jailbreak but now that I have it, I can't find the page back with the instructions on how to fix it. *face palm* Anyone out there have a similar issue or can help me out? I'd very much appreciate it!
 

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were they links to books?

have you ever done a restore as new? or was it only a restore from backups?
 

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Thanks for the replies, guys. I tried out iCleaner but no such luck. I also went in myself after reading some other sources and deleted a few image caches suggested to be the cause but without much luck. I don't believe I have restored from new and I can do that as a bit of a last ditch effort but I'm a bit loathe to start from scratch customizing everything I'll admit. I'm including a picture here to better illustrate my dilemma. Any other ideas out there?photo.PNG
 

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If you decide to use the nuclear option (restore as new) use AppBackup beforehand! It's a jailbreak app that can save your App Store apps' data! Not sure what to recommend for Cydia apps though.. never had much luck there...

Update: Just thought of something else! Grab iBlank from Cydia and hit "erase all blank icons" or whatever the option said!
 

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Ah no such luck with iBlank, I'm afraid. Thanks so much for the suggestions, though! I think I'll just drag them a few pages away from the rest of my icons. I already have the page indicators hidden so I think that will be the easiest solution. Out of sight, out of mind =)
 

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Problem sort of solved, actually! By enabling the hide icon shadows theme in winterboard that came with iBlank, it's made those icons invisible. They're still there technically, but I can live with this.
 

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did you ever have iconslam??
or a situation where you had to use blank tiles to make a "gridlock" type effect?
 

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Well I used gridlock in the last jailbreak but I've been waiting for compatibility with iOS 6 to install it again. Plus, I don't think that works in that method. I had iconoclasm a long time ago before gridlock but I really think the mystery shadows didn't start showing up till after I tried out a winterboard icon theme and then got rid of it.
 

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