Jailbroken iPad 2: Cydia apps installed, but nothing works

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verbalj

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Jan 12, 2010
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#1
I'll preface this by saying this has nothing to do with the A4 untethered jailbreak that was released. I didn't mistakenly attempt a jailbreak on my A5 device. In fact, I haven't even used the iPad 2 much since before the weekend (stupid holidays) started.

Anyway, as odd as it may sound, the iPad is jailbroken. Cydia is installed. Cydia can be launched and apps can be installed. However, every Cydia app that is installed isn't working -- almost as if they're not installed on the device. It's like the iPad is in safe mode (and no, it's not in Safe Mode).

Just as an example, Barrel, FolderEnhancer, and Lockinfo are all installed, yet none of these apps are working. No transition effects. No multiple folders within folders and no lockscreen information. After poking around, I noticed in the native Settings app, none of the Cydia apps are listed (I used to have a long list there).

The last thing I remember doing was reading on Zite, I put it down and went out. When I came back home, I noticed the app crashed while it was refreshing its content and the screen went black for an extended period. I did a hard reset (power and home button) and when it came back, it was in the aforementioned state.

Has anyone come across this? I'm hoping/thinking it's a stupid fix since there was no foul play here. Thanks!
 
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verbalj

Member
Bronze
Jan 12, 2010
390
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18
NYC
#4
Have you launched Cydia recently and saw that there was an available mandatory update? When I had this problem last year, once Cydia realized it had that update, and it was successfuly downloaded/installed, all was well.