App Store is not on my homescreen

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dontwalkhand, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    #1
    I just bought an iPhone 3G, and it was jailbroken and unlocked already for my service. Everything including internet works great, one problem though, what happened to my App Store? The icon is just not there, and the parental controls are off.
     
  2. JonHimself macrumors 68000

    JonHimself

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    I don't know much about jailbreaking any more (not since my first gen days) but I believe that there are apps to hide icons or to have a 'stacks' type approach to make multiple apps break out of one icon. Can you contact the original seller?
     
  3. u49aa2 macrumors 6502a

    u49aa2

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    agree...this happened to me before. I jail broken my phone then used a program to hide few icons, then stupidly deleted it by mistake, then i removed cydia and intaller (the only source to get the application), so i wasn't able to reshow my hidden applications again. The only solution was to restore the phone through itune.

    Either call the guy who sold it to you check if he/she used the program or try to install the program from cydia to restore the apple store icon. Sorry i don't remember the program name (i am sure you can google it).
     
  4. bruinsrme macrumors 601

    bruinsrme

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    #4
    go to settings
    general
    reset
    reset home screen layout

    that should do it
     
  5. bruinsrme macrumors 601

    bruinsrme

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    if that doesn't work the previous owner may have been using categories or SBSettings
    If Categories was being used the apps icon was placed in a folder. If categories is removed before movng the icons back the icon is still there just not visible.
    SBSetting the icon may have been turned off.

    If all else fails restore as a new phone and jailbreak again.
     
  6. dontwalkhand thread starter macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    I just decided to run a new Firmware through Pwnage Tool on my Mac, works great :)
     
  7. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

    jmccullough108

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    That's not going to fix it if it was taken out and re-sync'd via iTunes..

    But glad the OP fixed it.
     
  8. AppsInReview macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I think you already fixed it, but just in case this comes up again, on a jailbroken iPhone get the app POOF from cydia (I think). It will list apps that have been hidden.
     

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