iPhone In a pickle, can't get to hidden apps

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by curiousgg, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. curiousgg macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    I have had cydia, settings, and the App Store on the dock in sbsettings for fast access and I have hidden the springtomize icon. That's my norm, currently with IP4 but have always had a jailbroken phone.

    I normally use activator to get to sbsettings but now with ios6 I wanted to try something new and have it in my notification center.
    Today I tried to put sbsettings in the notification center by disabled the window icon and enabling the NC setting under ios5+. A pop-up said i should be able to get back to it from NC or spotlight. It wouldn't respring on its own when I hit the home button, so I did it all again and forced respring from the sbsettings itself.

    Now I can't use activator to bring up sbsettings (along with cydia, settings etc) because that's what I toggled off, but I also can't find it in the spotlight. I can't use spotlight to find the other hidden apps (cydia, settings, springtomize etc) either! On top of all that, sbsettings never launched on the notification center like I was trying to get it to do in the first place.

    So, am I going to have to just restore/re-JB the phone all over and never hide such important apps again? Or is there a different way.


    Eta: I can get to ifile on my phone
  2. fisherking macrumors 603


    Jul 16, 2010
    ny somewhere
    you can get to activator in the settings; scroll down to it, choose a swipe or whatever to open sbsettings..
  3. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    Download mobile terminal from its website and use iFile to install it. Then run the command

    dpkg -r sbsettings

    This will unhide all your apps.

    Then use iFile to delete any leftover .plist files from SBSettings. After that it should be safe to reinstall sbsettings using Cydia.
  4. curiousgg thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Thanks for the suggestions. I decided to restore to factory setting and re-JB.
  5. Maverik3 macrumors 6502

    Mar 13, 2012
    Meridian Idaho
    Also you can double click the home button and it could end up being there. all recently used apps you can get to access it through there
  6. lapeno macrumors 6502

    Jul 26, 2010
    Is it normal that spotlight can't find hidden apps?
  7. curiousgg thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2010
    Interestingly, opening the app switcher didn't show me my hidden apps...

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