Blank icons after jailbreak

cclloyd

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Oct 26, 2011
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At random, an icon appears blank on my homescreen for some time. It doesn't last long (10 min max), but it's always 1 icon, and a random icon.

In this photo it's the Phone app.

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P51

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Sep 9, 2009
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Just restarting springboard works, but I'm wondering if there's a way to stop it from ever happening.
What did you do? I just jb my 4s, and have never owned an iPhone before. I turned my phone off then back on, but its still white.
 

TestedLion

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Jul 12, 2011
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What did you do? I just jb my 4s, and have never owned an iPhone before. I turned my phone off then back on, but its still white.
you can try this:

Sometimes it´s necessary to clean the icon cache of the iPhone: var/mobile/Libary/Caches/com.apple.IconsCache/....Delete all files in here...
 

P51

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Sep 9, 2009
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you can try this:

Sometimes it´s necessary to clean the icon cache of the iPhone: var/mobile/Libary/Caches/com.apple.IconsCache/....Delete all files in here...
Honestly I have no idea what that means, I come from android phones. I assume its through the computer, but I have no idea how to do that on a windows computer an a iPhone.
 

TestedLion

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Jul 12, 2011
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Honestly I have no idea what that means, I come from android phones. I assume its through the computer, but I have no idea how to do that on a windows computer an a iPhone.

ahhh...sorry.

There is an app called iFile. I believe it's a pay app. However, there very well may be free apps that let you navigate through your iPhone's file & folder system.

this:

var/mobile/Libary/Caches/com.apple.IconsCache/

is just the path to go to to get to your icon cache. If you delete those, your white icon problem may go away. After I installed the theme I have installed, I had a couple of white icons. I used iFile to delete that cache, and the white icons changed to their themed icons.

iFile is available through Cydia.
 

zaxdude

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Mar 11, 2011
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Installing something via Cydia usually corrects it...even if the installation doesn't require a respring
 
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