Lost Apps after "Un" Jailbreaking

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jimf123, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. jimf123 macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Hi, I wonder if anyone can help. I recently jailbroke my 2g Edge 8gb (2.2.1 firmware) Iphone using quickpwn. This worked fine. Today however, I decided to try to go back to the official 2.2.1 firmware by using the restore option in Itunes. This worked fine, I re synced all my movies/music and Applications apparently successfully, however when I looked at my phone I couldn't see any application icons, even though they have used up space on the phones memory. If I go in to the app store on the phone and try to re download, it tells me they're already installed...

    Can anyone tell me if this is a solveable problem, or have I buggerred this part of the phone for good...!!!

    Thanks everyone...
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    While you were jailbroken, did you hide any of your apps using "poof" or SBSettings, or did you put them into folders using Categories? If you did, then they would still remain hidden once you restore to regular firmware.
  3. tylertech macrumors regular

    Oct 24, 2008
    If you did use categories to organize your apps, you can try to make them appear by

    Going to Settings>General>Restrictions>Enable Restrictions
    Create a passcode and confirm it.
    Now Disable Restrictions. (and confirm your passcode).

    So basically you just Enable restrictions, then disable them again. All of the apps should be visible again. It should work if they were hidden with categories or poof.
  4. jimf123 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2008
    Thank you...

    Brilliant...thank you so much. Did what you said and they all appeared again. I'm very grateful...



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