Blank Icons on my iPad Home Screen

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pcinfoman, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. pcinfoman macrumors member

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    I have an iPad 1st generation running OS 4.3.2 (Jailbroken). It is running perfectly, except that I have a bunch of blank icons on my home screen (see the attached images). I can delete them, but every time I install a new app from the apple store, they come back.

    Ideas?
     

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  2. lee14160 macrumors regular

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    When you jail break something you must accept the fact some thing is going to go wrong. Just the nature of the beast.:)
     
  3. pcinfoman thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, I just reset it and put all my apps back on, only this time it is NOT jailbroken. It is doing the same thing.

    You can't just assume that jailbreaking is the cause.

    Has anybody ever seen this problem before?
     
  4. pcinfoman thread starter macrumors member

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    Has anybody seen this problem before?

    Has anybody got a solution?
     
  5. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what you get for jail breaking your device.
     
  6. pcinfoman thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the totally useless comment. If you had bothered reading my post, you might have noticed that I said that I was having the same problem when the device was NOT jailbroken. However, one cannot expect people like you to be able to read.
     
  7. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Why would you jailbreak if you're having problems such as this? It will only make it worse. Also, your post does not state that you had this problem before jail breaking. Unless it is on another thread...
     
  8. pcinfoman thread starter macrumors member

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    I jailbroke it because now I can add cydia apps that bypass some shortcomings of the native iPad (password protecting specific apps, mail enhancements, widgets, etc)
    In my second post on this thread, I stated that I just reset the iPad and still have the same problem.
     
  9. Legion93 macrumors 6502a

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    Just go to an Apple retail store, they'll fix it for you. Worst case scenario you'll get a replacement but since you jail broke the device, it may void the warranty without the exception of this issue. You don't seem to be clear enough of your problem.

    Did you have this issue of the apps icon disappearing before you jail broke it? If you did, why didn't you go to Apple to look at it for you?

    Or... Did this happen after jail breaking and the problem still persists even after factory reset?
     
  10. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    did you restore from backup? settings still get transfered.

    i had a 1st gen iPhone that i jail broke, and enabled the emoji keyboard. It's still enabled on my current phone, even though i un-jailbroke the 1st gen, eventually changed to a 3G (used it both jailbroken and not) and changed to a 4 (currently un-jailbroken).

    so yes, even though you restored to the stock OS, it can still be affected by having been jailbroken in the past.

    you'll probably have to do a clean install, and start all your settings over from scratch.
     
  11. Fubar1977 macrumors 6502a

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    I would try a factory reset before returning.
    I assume when you said you`d reset it you simply meant shutting it down and rebooting it.
    Traces of your JB may remain and you NEED to rule that out TOTALLY before looking at a hardware fault imo.
     

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