categories + quickpwn = bad

x4x5x1x

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here is a tip for everyone....DO NOT leave files in categories if you are going to upgrade and pwn. i had cydia, among others, in a file and when i upgraded and pwned they neeever showed up again. when i go into the appstore it says "already installed". ive pwned it twice with no success. im thinking a restore is in my future....fun. has this happened to you?
 

psylichon

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Ai... what a mess. I don't think you have any recourse other than a restore at this point. Thanks for the heads-up, though.

Have you tried uninstalling categories?
 

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haa i cant uninstall it. i had cydia in one of the files i made. i cant ssh into it either. lol like i said im pretty sure restore is the only way.....unfortunately
 

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UPDATE:
ok i restored and re-pwned, all is well. lesson learned, if you use categories and want to upgrade be sure to remove everything from your created category files.
 

crupp

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Ran into a similar problem. I went into the iPhone via Diskaid, removed Categories and my folders were still there (with no Categories file). Ended up having to set up my phone as "new" because a lot of my apps were still not showing up after a restore.
 

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Ok, I am having a similar problem (I think). They switched out my iPhone today at the Apple store for a new one. I connected to iTunes and restored from my last back up last night. My problem is that my phone I turned in was jailbroken (don't worry I restored before I took it to Apple), anyways, I had several apps in category files i.e. Winterboard, games from both Apps Store and Cydia, Customize, etc. Now after jailbreaking today those apps are missing. When I go under Cydia to reinstall these apps it shows them as already installed but still don't show up. So should I restore to a back up before I downloaded catagories or should I just restore as new phone?
 

crupp

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IMO I would set up as new. Get the phone set up as you want it (pre jailbreak) do a back up so you have a good clean back up
Then JB. I no longer back up my JB so I never loose my good Back Up. Of course I am on a Outlook Server so all my information is not a factor and I can synch eWallet via desktop
 

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if you JB always set up as new. it takes care of most minor problems. yeah it sucks to setup everything again but i think its worth it.
 

pucku

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I just QuickPwnd 2.2.1 and lost a bunch of programs, because they were in my Catagories folders...tried a bunch of things and nothing was working. Finally, I installed BigBoss Poof, turned on everything and they all came back...Hope this helps others.
 

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when you install categories it warns you of this. before you do a restore or rejailbreak you need to take all the apps out of the categories otherwise you wont see them anymore.
 

pucku

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I know, but when you forget to pull out all the programs from catagories first like I did :oops:, you can just install POOF, turn them all on and get the same effect.