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occamsrazor

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Feb 25, 2007
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Hi,

Been using my iPhone 4S with jailbroken 6.1.2 for a long time, no problems. Then last week I realised that my App Store apps (free ones) weren't updating, and now have a list of 18 apps in the App Store that haven't updated.
When I hit the "update" button next to the app in App Store > Updates nothing happens at all, it doesn't change to anything else.
When I update all the apps in iTunes it downloads the new versions, and when I sync it appears to be copying them over - but none of the apps on the iPhone actually get updated.

Any ideas?

Thanks
 

darricksailo

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Dec 18, 2012
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Have you tried a normal restart to see if it fixes the problem?

If that doesnt work, try and boot up while holding the volume up key. This'll disable all your tweaks. See if you can install updates now
 
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occamsrazor

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Feb 25, 2007
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Have you tried a normal restart to see if it fixes the problem?

If that doesnt work, try and boot up while holding the volume up key. This'll disable all your tweaks. See if you can install updates now

Good ideas, just tried the volume-up and normal restart - but still no updates...
 
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braddick

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Try deleting one of them off your iPhone, rebooting and then adding it again to your iPhone (after updating it within iTunes).

A pop up should advise you it needs a newer version of iOS yet you can download an earlier version.
Agree to that pop up and it should then work.

If so you will then need to manually do so with the other apps too.
A pain, to be sure, but also a time of reflection on if you truly need the apps you're having to re-download or not.
 
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occamsrazor

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Feb 25, 2007
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Try deleting one of them off your iPhone, rebooting and then adding it again to your iPhone (after updating it within iTunes).

A pop up should advise you it needs a newer version of iOS yet you can download an earlier version.
Agree to that pop up and it should then work.

If so you will then need to manually do so with the other apps too.
A pain, to be sure, but also a time of reflection on if you truly need the apps you're having to re-download or not.

Thanks for your suggestion, just tried that. I deleted Speedtest on iPhone, then tried to re-install using both via iTunes and iPhone directly. In iTunes it's sitting there saying "installed" and in iPhone App Store it just has the "cloud" icon - but isn't on the phone.
Separately, I've just tried to download a new (never installed before) app via iPhone Appstore. When I did, it now shows with the cloud icon, but is not on the phone.

Never had this before, it's very annoying...

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I had this problem, the only solution to fix it was ilex rat

Thanks, but if booting up with the volume-up key didn't fix it, isn't this essentially the same?
I'm starting to think this is more an issue with the Apple software than the Cydia side of things.
It sounds like a pain but maybe the only thing left to try.
 
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braddick

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Sorry that didn't work for you.
I'd still speculate it is a Cydia side of things and not a stock issue as I've only heard of it happening on jailbroken iDevices.

OK- go with the iLEX RAT suggestion. Download the source and the tweak and go from there.

You will have your answer within ten minutes of beginning to do so.
Fingers crossed that will be the cure to this problem you're having.
 
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occamsrazor

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Feb 25, 2007
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OK- go with the iLEX RAT suggestion. Download the source and the tweak and go from there.

Thanks, I guess I'll have to do that when I can find time. One question - what will I have to restore after doing that to get my phone back to how it is? Appstore apps, Cydia apps, settings, etc? Thanks.
 
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darricksailo

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Thanks, I guess I'll have to do that when I can find time. One question - what will I have to restore after doing that to get my phone back to how it is? Appstore apps, Cydia apps, settings, etc? Thanks.

Essentially have to restore everything
 
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derrick2005

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Thanks, I guess I'll have to do that when I can find time. One question - what will I have to restore after doing that to get my phone back to how it is? Appstore apps, Cydia apps, settings, etc? Thanks.

My experience with ilex rat was that it restored the phone to stock but I had backed up the phone to iTunes beforehand. Once I used ilexrat I restored from the backup 10 minutes prior (it didn't requite me to update to ios 7) and then I had my settings, messages etc back. The things is I had to start over and install everything again from Cydia. Before you start the process if you download Appinfo from Cydia you can get a printout of all the cydia apps and tweaks you have on your device so you have a list of what you need to manually reinstall.

I had the App store issue for weeks and it drove me so crazy that I bought the 5s just out of frustration. That was a 4 day experiment. So happy I used ilexrat and 30 mins of reinstalling the cydia tweaks and now my 5 is working perfectly.
 
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occamsrazor

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Feb 25, 2007
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Hmmm, looks like I have some work cut out for me, I won't be able to get around to this right now. Or perhaps I can drag it out until the IOS7 jailbreak becomes available. Thanks a lot for all your replies, appreciated.
 
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mickey72

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i had a similar issue, i ended up rebooting the router. and if that doesn't work, try ilex rat, remove all of your tweaks and start over. hope this helps
 
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