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How to Get Folders on Firmware 3.x/2.x Similar to iOS 4?

This tutorial will guide you how you can add folders similar to iOS 4 folders on your iPhone 3G/2G and iPod Touch 3G/2G running firmware 3.x (3.1.2/3.1.3) or 2.x. By default, you can't enjoy folder feature on iDevices running old firmwares. The trick on done by a Cydia app named "categories springboard". Detailed procedure after the break.

Step-by-Step Procedure to Get Folders on Firmware 3.x/2.x

  1. Make sure your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad is jailbroken.
  2. If you have a jailbroken device, open Cydia and go to Manage > Sources.
  3. Tap on "Edit" button at top right of screen.
  4. Tap on "Add" button at top left of screen.
  5. Add source http://sinfuliphonerepo.com as Cydia/APT URL.
  6. Now go to "Search" tab and type "CategoriesSB" and install the app.
  7. Once installed, open the app and tap on "Manage Folders".
  8. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x
    CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  9. Tap no "Add" button at top right, you will be prompted to enter the title of category/folder you want to make, enter any title you want.
  10. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  11. Now you have to select the icon for your folder, there is a wide range of folder icons to select. Choose any icon you want.
  12. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  13. To add apps in the folder, go into the folder you just made and it will load all of the application that you have on your iPhone. Just tap on the apps you want to add in the folder and hit "done"
  14. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x
    CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  15. Now go back to Folders > Categories and tap on Respring, you have to respring to make the changes take effect.
  16. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  17. That's it. You can go back to Springboard and you should see the folder you created with the apps you added in it.
  18. CategoriesSB Cydia - Folders on 3.x/2.x

  19. To remove the apps from folder or add more apps in the folder, simply go to Manage Folders again and you will see the options to do so.

If you want to uninstall CategoriesSB, just make sure to remove all apps from the folders. Un-Installation will off course take place via Cydia.

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    Zaza3 years, 8 months ago

    CategoriesSB is not working for my iphone 2g IOS 3.1.2 :(