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Hi, Ive done something double stupid. My phone was running really slow under the 2.1 jailbreak so i thought i would take a backup of my phone in itunes hit...
11-24-2008, 07:03 AM #1Have i broken springboard forever?
Ive done something double stupid. My phone was running really slow under the 2.1 jailbreak so i thought i would take a backup of my phone in itunes hit restore to get myself onto a stock version of 2.2 then jailbreak from there onwards so i have a fresh version on my phone.
However in practice i failed - badly. Everything works fine after the jailbreak, but anything that was in a categories folder that wasnt a true apple app (apart from settings) is gone including cydia. Is there a way to bring back up these apps on to the springboard manually? i Cant even ssh into the phone.
At this rate im thinking that i may have to restore my phone again and have to live without a jailbroken phone
epic FAIL - and before anyone says it im a dumb *****.
EDIT: OK ive had a cup of tea and a smoke and thought about what ive done. The only way i can think i can sort this situation out is either..
A)find some 2.2 firmware out there with SSH already bundled within it
B)drop my phone in a glass of water and make a claim on the insuran
Last edited by tommyp; 11-24-2008 at 07:03 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-24-2008, 07:22 AM #2
11-24-2008, 07:33 AM #3
big question, is your settings app hidden?
if not hidden, go into general > reset > reset all settings
its always a good practice to unhide all your apps b4 restoring, don't forget to resync and stuff b4 too
if you don't have settings unhidden,
you can either do a restore and then setup as a new iphone
restore, once the phone is up and running, b4 itunes imports your settings, jailbreak, if u aren't using a custom ipsw already.
so b4 the settings get restored, install SSH, and SBsettings. make sure u reboot after both are installed, and test your ssh connection.
Import your settings in itunes, now use SBsettings to unhide the hidden apps.
Last edited by Alperovich; 11-24-2008 at 07:35 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
11-24-2008, 08:24 AM #4
Great thanks for your help. the settings app is hidden so i think i might just go for a restore and then not load the backup.
I assume that's as good as formatting it?
11-24-2008, 08:30 AM #5
Have you tried using something that uses locations services that gives you the ability to enter Settings through the pop up?
11-24-2008, 09:30 AM #6
Just download Bossprefs, go to "Poof" and unhide the apps that are "hidden".