Don't Update Categories

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by tctony, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. tctony macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2009
    I forgot to wait a few days to update. I can't get any of my categories working anymore.

    First I updated the app, and all of my icons disappeared. I went back through SBSettings to turn them all back on in the springboard and then put them back in the categories. It didn't work. So I redid all that, made new categories and tried those. It didn't work either.

    So this is just a word to the wise; don't update Categories for a couple days.
  2. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    I upgraded Categories today with no issues. My categories still work fine. YMMV.
  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    +2 Updated with no issues here.
  4. hidefguy macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2009
    Same thing happened to me, after update all my folders were empty. I tried rebooting and reinstalling with no luck. Right now I'm in the process of putting back the apps in each folder.
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    New update this morning again, I tried it, all went well again.
  6. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040


    Jun 25, 2008
    Anyone use a custom hosts file?

    I downloaded one to block ads the other day and it came with a patch for Categories but the new update rejects the patch. I install Categories and it makes me uninstall the patch. I install the patch and it makes me uninstall categories. Bahh!!!

    I guess I'm going to get rid of Categories and try to use Stacks. I installed Aptitude though so I can always try to just pin it at the current version so I don't have to look at that annoying ( 1 ) on my Cydia all the time.

    So I removed categories but my category stayed. :D Haha. I guess I can just carry on and just add apps manually if I want. Or I can use the stack that I just painstakingly built by copying and pasting text in iFile. :)
  7. justinwebb macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2009
    i also updated last night and lost all my apps in all my folders, had to re set them all back up. Was not fun now all the icons are mixed up as I cant remember the order i had them in last time. I wish they would test stuff before releasing
  8. jaycarroll macrumors regular

    Jun 19, 2009
    Denville, NJ
    I updated Categories and CategoriesSB yesterday, no issues.
  9. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit

    did the same no issues
  10. ckong macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    Tonight, I've had a somewhat opposite experience to others. Let me explain...

    I had Categories 2.26 installed. I upgraded by going into Cydia and upgrading "Categories SB" only (thinking that "CatSB" needed to be upgraded first). After the mandatory re-spring, I found that the "Categories" app was upgraded automatically along with "CatSB". From the Springboard, my Folders looked fine (icons and names). Each had all the apps as normal.

    Now here's the weird part...

    Launching the "Categories" app so I can edit my folders, I found that the menu contained my current folders, plus several I had previously deleted. Essentially, these previously deleted folders had duplicate app-icons in them. I of course didn't want them, so I manually went into each one, removed their contents, then deleted the folders. This of course caused duplicate icons to appear directly on the Springboard. (Note here: these previously deleted folders with duplicate app-icons in them were invisible on the main Springboard screen.)

    Not much of a hassle . I just went into SBSettings and hid them all again. All is well now. It was just weird so I thought I'd report it.

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