I have a jailbroken iphone 4. 2 days ago, for some reason, all apps except for apple stock ones and cydia disappeared from the springboard. But they were not deleted.. They are still on the phone but just aren't showing.

After quickly reviewing forum posts, found that the solution was to enable/disable restrictions. Sure enuff it did the trick but it has happened thrice again since then, and i lost all my folders and app placement order (the buttons were reinstated in abc order and without folders)

Can anybody help w/ a permanent way to remove this annoying problem?

Many thanks in advance!