White icon apps appear over night

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  1. BradLinder macrumors newbie

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    So my brother woke up this morning to find these on his home screen.

    http://img593.imageshack.us/i/imagecru.jpg/

    Anyone have an idea why? I've never seen or heard anything like this before. He has an iPhone 4 running iOS 5.0.1 AT&T.
     
  2. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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  3. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    yeh reboot it, I've had that happen quite a few times, seems to be a bug in iOS5. I've also had it happen when moving icons, sometimes out of nowhere a blank white icon will pop up that you can't do anything with.
     
  4. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Happens a lot on jailbroken devices, I've seen it a lot. Not really sure why it happens.*

    They are hidden Apple apps that are used by The system/OS for the diagnostics, setups, etc. On a regular stock device, they are are hidden all the time but for some reason pop up on jailbroken devices sometimes. If you download "Poof" from Cydia you can hide them again. The respringing, they should go away.
     
  5. SurferMan macrumors 65816

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    Yeh it happens on my jb device, never did that before on previous jb and os'... so there must be something/a bug that causes that in iOS5 on jb'd devices.
     
  6. vitzr macrumors 68030

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    Apple's right ... It _IS_ magical & revolutionary :D
     
  7. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Jailbroken devices: anything (including strange things) can happen. I think it comes with the territory, anyway.
     
  8. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    Did it on my jailbroken 2G iPod touch with iOS 4.x
     
  9. TM WAZZA macrumors 68000

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    It happened on my jailbroken iPod touch 4.

    A simple respring fixes it.
     
  10. RayK macrumors 6502

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    Its part of the Diag systems Apple support uses. Just reboot.
     

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