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    Default I blew it ... BIG time .... Please Help
    First of all I am sorry if this is the incorrect area for this thread ... but my frustration with myself is great.


    I successfully downgraded my 3gs phone from 4.0.2 to 4.0.1 (was easy) I installed an app called categories to organize apps. I really screwed up everything (I know the app warns against using it without understanding it). Now I have an iphone that "appears to be blank (all apps are hidden) including the categories app so I can't unhide .

    I need a way to fix this situation I have gotten myself into, either a work around to the hidden categories app or restore my JB iphone to its status b4 my screw(4.0.1 and JB)up with categories.

    Some additional info that may help you to help me:

    I JB using jailbreakme.com

    I have the shsh's backed up on my pc with tinyumbrella

    Thanks in advance

    Hal

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    Launch sbsettings and click the more button. See what's hidden there.

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    I am sorry but I don't understand how do I get to sbsettings there is nothing except for the background image on iphone ... search wont work cept for searching the net.


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    Swipe your hand along the top bar with the clock and sbsettings will hopefully come down.
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    first off, did you even install sbsettings after you jailbroke the phone?

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    Swipe to the right while your on the first page of springboard. It'll bring up spotlight search. Search for and launch categories. Then unhide your icons.

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    Sorry ... but I did not at least not that I remember

    Since I have the shsh on my PC I went back to 4.0.2 and am trying to again downgrade to 4.0.1 (a friends suggestion) and figured I could again JB the phone ... but am having difficulty doing so.
    I found several step by steps on how to all say follow exactly and each are different

    About to wait for the solution to JB 4.0.2 (but would prefer not to!

    Again thank for the help sop far and in advance for future assistance!

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    Just do this:
    Restore iPhone 3GS to 3.1.2 Using SHSHs on File with Cydia | Windows
    just replace 4.0.1 with 3.1.2 though.
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    afaik there will be no jailbreak solution for 4.0.2, maybe for 4.1 in September (keep your fingers crossed) but not 4.0.2, just repeat exactly what you did the first time you successfully restored from 4.0.2 to 4.0.1
    Last edited by j3st3r; 2010-08-23 at 09:37 PM.

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    I am ... it seemed so simple the first time

    Think it is due to the signature files when I first did it apple still had them ...

    Thanks for the link neodude237 it appears to be working .... will visit jailbreakme and start all over ... HOPEFULLY I will not make the same mistakes again LOL

    WOW it appears to be working thanks for the link neodude237!!!!

    Hopefully I will not make the same mistakes again.

    BTW any must have apps to get in addition to sbsettings?

    Thanks for helping out the new guy!!!!
    Last edited by Hal2k2; 2010-08-23 at 09:50 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    openssh, sbsettings, and biteSMS are the first 3 I always install, after that it's really up to you, multifl0w is pretty sweet though

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    No biggie , also, get 3G unrestrictor and quick reply (both a couple bucks each), you'll love them.
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    sbsettings and winterboard are the first you should install.

    dont install OpenSSH, unless you know how to change the root password

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    Quote Originally Posted by burnout399 View Post
    sbsettings and winterboard are the first you should install.

    dont install OpenSSH, unless you know how to change the root password
    there is a link for instructions on how to change it on the Cydia homepage

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