What are these blank white icons and how do I get rid of them?

maximus96

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 25, 2007
647
8
Last week I installed SBsettings and hid the stock calculator, itune store, and stocks app.

Yesterday I removed SBsettings to see if it was eating up my battery, but forgot to un-hide the above beforehand. After downloading and installing an app from the appstore, the three hidden apps appeared all of a sudden, as well as these blank white ones…

Anybody know how to get rid of them? I tried to press-n-hold and can’t get rid of them. Clicking on them also does nothing…




edit: fixed, nevermind, re-sprung and they went away. i had to download 're-spring' from cydia because i don't have sbsettings anymore but that fixed it.
 

p0rkch0p

macrumors member
May 4, 2010
45
0
i had the same thing, except it also unhid the winterboard and nike+ app which was wierd. i rebooted and they dissapeared
 

Mr. Chewbacca

macrumors 6502a
Apr 27, 2010
869
82
Dallas TX
They seem to come and go a lot,, very annoying. It also makes SBsettings and winterboard icons even thought I have they set to be in the settings menu
 

ctt1wbw

macrumors 68000
Jan 17, 2008
1,730
0
Seaford VA
More specifically, I only get these icons from downloading apps from the App Store through the iPhone. I don't get them when I use iTunes and then sync my iPhone.
 

Fuchal

macrumors 68020
Sep 30, 2003
2,462
716
I just had this issue with my unjailbroken 4.1. Rebooted and they went away.
 

Channyboy

macrumors newbie
Jun 20, 2013
1
0
The random app thing :3

Does anyone have iFile?
If they do, then go to the apps section, because I have the same problem. They just appear when I download something from the App Store, they just randomly appear and then I have to keep re-springing. Very annoying..

Best thing to do is go to iFile, and remove the white apps that are appearing on the list. Make sure you remove them from the trash as well. After that, make sure you re-spring it to ensure success.
Mine is working perfectly well. Like everytime I download an app, it doesn't happen anymore. :)
 

dhlizard

macrumors G4
Mar 16, 2009
10,214
119
The Jailbreak Community
Does anyone have iFile?
If they do, then go to the apps section, because I have the same problem. They just appear when I download something from the App Store, they just randomly appear and then I have to keep re-springing. Very annoying..

Best thing to do is go to iFile, and remove the white apps that are appearing on the list. Make sure you remove them from the trash as well. After that, make sure you re-spring it to ensure success.
Mine is working perfectly well. Like everytime I download an app, it doesn't happen anymore. :)

I do not recommend removing them from your system files, They are diagnostic apps and deleting them may cause a future issue, after all a simple respring removes them from the springboard.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.