Strange unknown programs with white icons have appeared

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by philip in al, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. philip in al macrumors regular

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    Out of nowhere, strange programs called:
    Adsheet
    Fieldtest
    iOS diagnostics
    Setup

    Have recently appeared on my springboard. The icons are totally white. Anyone have any idea what these are and if its ok to delete them? Or, is there a benefit to keeping them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    Next time do a search and you'll find your answer
     
  3. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well thanks Jay after a few years of using these forums, I never thought of that. Joking aside, I would have but I only have access to "Tapatalk" right now and it doesn't give me the ability to search. I thought someone may be able to give me a quick and easy answer.
     
  4. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    Just respring and they'll disappear again. Happens to me every once in a while when installing something.
     
  5. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

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    See, I can't even edit the post to correct your name!
     
  6. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks Robots. Seems that answer was shorter than suggesting a search.
     
  7. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    No problem. Searching is good and all, but wading through all the crap is pretty ridiculous for an answer as simple as respringing. Glad you got it worked out.
     
  8. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    don't worry he just like to play cop :d
     
  9. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    No, it wasn't. The question has been asked and answered a million times. Learn how to use Google and you will have your answer quicker.

    Or just respring - it's almost always the answer to jailbreak problems.
     
  10. eagandale4114 macrumors 65816

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    Sometimes when you install an app from cydia it will install other apps.
     
  11. robots3humans0 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think they're other apps from cydia, I'm pretty sure he's talking about the iOS diagnostic apps that are hidden by default, but show up sometimes when installing tweaks. A respring hides them again
     
  12. Grimsrud macrumors member

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    I sometimes had those programs appear when I was running SemiTether with a tethered iOS 5.0 jailbreak on my iPhone 4 (GSM).
     
  13. iWhizz macrumors newbie

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    do you use sbs? i noticed those icons appearing after i hid some of the icons like activator, and some ugly ones with sbsettings. the problem was solved after i unchecked everything i chose in sbs, and hid icons with springtomize. i read somewhere libhide in sbs is outdated, that might cause this.
     
  14. philip in al thread starter macrumors regular

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    I do use sbs. I rebooted a couple of times and the apps disappeared. If the reappear, I guess I'll just hide them. I am just curious if they can be deleted, or what they are for.
    Thanks for all the replies.
     
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604

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    they are stuff you should not delete or it will screw up your phone ;)
     

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