How to Get Rid of Black/Blank Icons on Iphone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by amviper, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. amviper macrumors newbie

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    A few years ago, I jailbroke my iphone but then reset it. However, after the I reset it, over 50 black icons showed up on my phone dock. I've tried to restore it, reset it, etc but nothing will get rid of it. Even after I got a new iPhone, they still showed up. Can anyone help me get rid of them? Thanks!
     
  2. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    What happens if you hold on one and let it wiggle? Any X appear in order to delete Maybe they're residuals from your JB.
     
  3. amviper thread starter macrumors newbie

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    An "x" will appear and can delete them. However, as soon as I restart it they all come back. Do I need to jailbreak it again and delete something?
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    I have no idea. I'm unfamiliar with the specifics of JB because I've never done it.

    Maybe you should report your original post (tap the little red triangle) and ask a Moderator to move this thread to the Hacks/JB forum for some practical help.
     
  5. Tmurphdiz macrumors newbie

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    I'm having the same problem--have had it for two years and no answer.
     
  6. lorax3 macrumors regular

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    When you restore your phone click "setup as new". It sounds like you are restoring from a jailbroken backup and its causing problems.
     
  7. Tmurphdiz macrumors newbie

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    Right but I can't restore it cause I need my contacts,texts,notes and everything from this backup. Is there a workaround?
     
  8. lorax3 macrumors regular

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    Your contacts and notes can be backed up via iCloud. I don't know of an easy way to backup texts. Look around for a text export tool, or really ask yourself how much you need the texts from the backup.

    You are having a known issue with certain jailbreak tweaks. It was more common with older jailbreaks (3G, 4, etc), but it still happens.
     
  9. Trebuin macrumors 65816

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    I've fixed that before. I had to re jailbreak and use ifile to hunt down and delete the shortcut that way. There may be another way using i explorer ir something similar. I wish I could help more, but it has been too long since I last fixed it. A quick Google should get you on your way.
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like that was already suggested almost 1.5 years ago when this thread actually came up.
     

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