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iPhone 3GS App Icons and Folders Disappearing on iOS 5

My iPhone 3GS is running on jailbroken iOS 5 firmware. Just recently, I downloaded some tweaks for my Notification Center such as WeeSearch, WeeKillBackground, and other jailbreak apps including BiteSMS, SBSetting, MyWi, Five Icon Dock, and a lot more. However, most of the App Store and Cydia app icons disappeared after booting into tethered mode. Then they reappeared after respringing the Springboard but again disappeared after a minute or two. This is unusual issue as I haven’t encountered such error before. Do you think it has something to do with some of the apps installed on my iPhone? Thanks.

Asked by: Vincent form United Kingdom

Hello Vincent, I really can’t determine the root cause of this error. But there’s a possibility that you were getting this error due to some jailbreak apps compatibility issue. Well, you can check this link for the complete list of jailbreak apps compatible with iOS 5 and issues associated with them. Anyway, in order to efficiently analyze the root cause of this error I would recommend you to download and install an app in Cydia Store called Crash Reporter (available via BigBoss repo). Once downloaded and installed, just simply run the application, examine the crash log and you will be able to identify it.

On the other hand, if you still having the same issue after uninstalling some of the jailbreak apps installed on your jailbroken iOS device, then your last resort is to restore and rejailbreak your iPhone on iOS 5 (create a custom firmware if you are an Ultrasn0w unlocker) and then rejailbreak your iPhone 3GS using Redsn0w 0.9.9b8. You can get Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 from here, while the tutorial for Redsn0w 0.9.9b8 is posted on this link. That’s it! Good luck!

Fix Missing iPhone Apps Icons

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