All folders disappear, icons now spread out????

Discussion in 'iPad Hacks' started by lokerd, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. lokerd macrumors 6502a

    lokerd

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    I went to Cydia and applied an update. 3 apps needed updating. I was hardly awake, so I don't know what was getting updated. Hit respiring. Fell asleep. Woke up this morning to ALL of my icons spread out.

    I am not sure what to do? Start putting things back?

    Everything seems to be intact as far as SBSettings, Shrink, etc.

    I did recently try using 5 Icon or something, so I can only imagine it has something to do with this.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. shotts56 macrumors 6502

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    I had that. No matter what I tried, I couldn't fix it so eventually had to restore and re-jailbreak.

    I never did figure out what caused it. I don't use 5 Icon so it wasn't that, if that helps. Good luck.
     
  3. lokerd thread starter macrumors 6502a

    lokerd

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    Hmmm. Well, thanks for the reply. Strange that NOBODY else had this happen. Perhaps it has something to do with Cydia being down.

    I did NOT have to restore/reJB, all I had to do is put everything back in folders. Things are better organize now, especially since I had just started using Five Icon, which I went ahead and continue to use. So, I have all of my folders much better consolidated.
     
  4. Chief JB offica macrumors newbie

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    Ipad dock missing, apps spread out

    I rebooted my ipad and when all was done all my apps came out tiny and spread all over while the dock apps were missing.

    This has happened before and I had no solution coz settings app was not even functioning so i ended doing the agonizing restore. Well, I found a solution, all you need to do is to restart springboard.

    I didn't have SB settings so i couldn't just respring, i had to respring through SSH. So SSH your ipad through WSCP for windows or terminal for mac

    Once you're in (press ctrl + T for Wscp to start terminal) follow these commands

    To:........ code
    Reboot = reboot
    respring = killall SpringBoard (this is all i did to bring back apps layout)

    safe mode = touch /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.saurik.mobilesubstrate.dat
    killall SpringBoard

    Power off = halt

    thanks to Xela70 of ifans
    good luck
     

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