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Hello everyone, I seem to have made a big mistake. I was trying to hide all evidence that my phone was jailbroken as I wanted to take it to the
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    Default Accidentally "poofed" poof app
    Hello everyone,
    I seem to have made a big mistake. I was trying to hide all evidence that my phone was jailbroken as I wanted to take it to the apple store to ask them a question about it, but in the process of using poof to hide cydia and what not, I hide Poof too and can't get the icons back. I have access to the internal storage via DiskAid, and I've tried everything I could find on the internet to fix the problem to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm on an iPhone 5 running 6.1
    Thank you in advance for your help!

    Edit: I've tried deleting the /var/mobile/Library/Preferences/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist
    I tried enabling/disabling restrictions
    I tried "reset all settings"

    maybe manually installing another hide/unhide app would work? But I can't seem to find one that I can download to my computer
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    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    Do you have a root shell (SSH) into the device? If so, you might be able to uninstall Poof (I'd advise using "purge" instead of "remove" to also delete the configuration files) via APT-GET...
    Code:
    # apt-get purge com.bigboss.poof
    Alternatively, I believe Poof relies on the "libhide" library, so purging the library may uninstall both Poof (and anything else that depends on libhide) and should restore all hidden items...
    Code:
    # apt-get purge libhide
    however I would not advise this command except as a last-ditch effort, as you may gut a large portion of your tweaks (if anything depends on libhide, or depends on a dependent of libhide, etc., it will be totally purged from your phone).

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    I don't have access to the device via SSH unfortunately, only through programs like DiskAid and iExplorer that use the USB cable. Is it still possible to run these commands through USB or does it have to be through an SSH client?
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    You really need that command prompt... though you might be able to get a multiplexed connection in using the SSH protocol and USB. However, if openSSH isn't installed on the device, and it's an iPhone 5 so we can't shoot over a recovery bundle via limera1n...

    Tried using Spotlight to pull up Cydia or Poof?

    One more thing to try:

    Libhide writes its .plist file of things to hide to /var/mobile/Library/LibHide/hidden.plist. Delete that .plist and then kill SpringBoard/backboardd/reboot the phone. This is an incredibly hacky way to do it, but your apps should reappear upon respring/reboot.
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    Spotlight was actually how I originally intended to access cydia/poof again, because I've done that with the hide function in SBSettings, but to my surprise, they weren't there.

    I managed to install mobile terminal on my phone and i tried the commands you listed above, but nothing happened.
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteryskater125 View Post
    Spotlight was actually how I originally intended to access cydia/poof again, because I've done that with the hide function in SBSettings, but to my surprise, they weren't there.

    I managed to install mobile terminal on my phone and i tried the commands you listed above, but nothing happened.
    You successfully purged Libhide and Poof and things didn't come back after the reboot? Oh dear.

    Reinstall and then try deleting that .plist (/var/mobile/Library/LibHide/hidden.plist) and see if after a reboot you get your apps back.

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    That did it!! Thank you so much!

    Shoot..now the both of them keep crashing when I open them

    Shoot..now the both of them keep crashing when I open them
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    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteryskater125 View Post
    That did it!! Thank you so much!

    Shoot..now the both of them keep crashing when I open them

    Shoot..now the both of them keep crashing when I open them
    Both of what keep crashing? Cydia and Poof?

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    I fixed it! Just re-jailbroke it and everything works fine now. Thanks again for your help though
    Have they released the jailbreak in the app store yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mysteryskater125 View Post
    I fixed it! Just re-jailbroke it and everything works fine now. Thanks again for your help though
    Cheers.

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    This is how you can get poof back, or any app, without causing a problem with Poof at the same time.

    Go to /var/mobile/Library/LibHide/hidden.plist

    Open this file with iFile. You will find a string: <string>com.bigboss.poof</string>

    Delete that string, leaving the rest of the file along (other strings belong to other hidden applications, but you can fix those with Poof once you get it back). Save the file and respring.

    You will see that Poof is back. You can use that to unhide other applications, or you can delete them from the hidden.plist file the same way you deleted Poof.

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