Hello and let my start by thanking anyone for their help ....

Before I upgraded to 2.1 I was running a jailbroken iPhone with categories installed and a few of my apps in files .... I think this is important because now, post custom 2.1 restore I have lost those icons completely .... including the Cydia installer, Contacts, Settings and all of my Appstore Apps .... how do I fix this? I had restored to regular 2.1 hoping this would save it but to no avail .... so then I figured i would have to install the custom, go through Cydia and get poof and unpoof these icons but now I cannot get to Cydia ..... help?

I'm more or less a noob so a link to a similar thread or a quick walkthrough would be amazing ..... thanks to anyone who can help.

Mike Jett