Upgrade to 2.2.1 problems?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by skelaw, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. skelaw macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Alright so here's my brand spankin new problem. this is pretty weird as well.

    I was going to do the upgrade to 2.2.1, and I had a bunch of stuff from Cydia, so naturally I found Apt back up(or something like that) and I backed up all my files.

    Then I used the updated iclarified guide and used PwnageTool. I used the updated version and everything, and it was all going smoothly.

    When I was in the final stages, it was doing the actual bootneutering, a white screen came up with some other little tid bits. So everything was reloading and syncing and my iphone was done (this is a 2G just so you know). N

    On my original iphone (pre update) I had the MIM (which changes the name of your wireless provider), iBlank, and categories. when I was done with syncing and everything, I saw that I had 2 pages, but all scattered over with the iBlank things positioned all over.

    On the first page on the first row,first column, all I see is the SMS icon.

    then on the first column, second row I see my Youtube and then a separation of an iBlank, then my Maps icon.

    It skips my third row, then on my first column, 4th row, I see my iTunes and App Store next to each other. The rest of my spaces on the first page are blank.

    On my menu bar (where the phone,safari,ipod are located) I have two spaces. left over (I had 5 dock installed as well)

    On my second page the only icon I have is Facebook.

    Now my MIM is still working as I switched it to T-Mobile wording, but my wifi insignia isn't there.

    Can anyone tell me whats up? I can't find Cydia,installer, anything basically. and all the remaining icons I have were original folders using categories (except SMS which was on my 5 dock, but now on the main page)

    Sorry for the long wall of text guys, but I know you are always particular to detail, so I thought I should just lay it al out. Any more questions are welcome!
  2. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I believe there's a warning when you download categories that outlines exactly this. If you're removing categories or doing anything that will alter the apps within the folders, you need to remove them from said folders or you risk losing them for good, just like you did.

    The only fix for this is a restore.
  3. skelaw thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 13, 2008
    Okay so, restore, then rejailbreak, and manually obtain all of my original apps from Cydia?

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