Any way to unhide hidden apps without re-jailbreaking?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Ashyukun, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Ashyukun macrumors 6502

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    Last Friday I DFU-restored my phone to put it back to base state to test some things out and to hopefully eliminate a few issues, but I didn't think to unhide everything 'stored' in Categories folders- so when I restored from the last backup, most of the apps on the phone are hidden and inaccessible (that I can find) at the moment. Is there any way without re-jailbreaking the phone to force the OS to unhide all the apps? Thanks!
     
  2. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    Nope. You'll have to re-jailbreak, install BossPrefs and un-poof everything I'm afraid :(
     
  3. Ashyukun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's kind of what I figured. :( I'll just have to make it through the week since I plan on re-jailbreaking on Friday. Thankfully by and large I kept the things I need the most outside of Categories. Thanks!
     
  4. moka macrumors 6502a

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    try this, go to > Settings > General > Restrictions > and then enable it, and then disable it and all should show up.
     
  5. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    ^^^ Has anyone tried this yet? I've never heard of that before I must say...
     
  6. koollectablz macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I had the same issue when I hid cydia when JB then restored then JB again and cydia didn't show up.

    Enabling and then disabling restrictions worked for me.

    Very useful thing to know.
     
  7. PYR0M310N macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried it to see if it works, and it left me with 9 pages of apps instead of 3.

    Wonderful, now I get to hide all the apps again!!!
     
  8. Ashyukun thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yup, that did it! Thanks! Of course, I've got to wonder how many apps are still not showing up though since I likely had more than 9 pages worth total on the phone. :p
     
  9. chl09 macrumors newbie

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    how to unhide folders

    same issue but don't remember how to unhide them at all
     

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