[How to] Fix/Show Your Icons

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  1. spoonforknife

    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    FIX/SHOW YOUR ICONS
    s p o o n f o r k n i f e

    HAVE YOU EVER MANAGED TO GET TO THE POINT WHERE YOUR IPOD TOUCH HAS NO ICONS ON ITS HOME SCREEN? DID SOME IDIOT HIDE ALL YOUR ICONS? WAS THAT YOU?



    ==STEP 1: ARE YOU APPS STILL THERE?==


    SSH or connect (iPhoneBrowser/Total Commander) into your iPod and see if the applications are still there. If they are not then you are going to have to either restore or replace the applications from this thread with Stephen.4's Application Backups here.

    Once you have downloaded them, just stick them in the Applications folder and set permissions to 755.

    If they are, and hidden with Customize, and you hid customize, look no further...

    ==STEP 2: THE CUSTOMIZE METHOD==


    To launch Customize from your computer, type the command

    /Applications/Customize.app/Customize

    in your SSH client.
    Customize should then launch on your iPod and you can unhide the icons. If they still don't show up, you can try messing around with Customize enough, it will make a new N45AP.plist and your apps should show up as far as I know.

    If you used Poof to hid your icons, type the command

    /Applications/Poof.app/Poof

    and Poof should launch, doing the same thing as Customize above.

    ==STEP 3: THE CATEGORIES METHOD=


    If you hid things with Categories, and you have Windows, you can use a program called iOrder to unhide icons.
    http://iorderapp.googlepages.com/

    You can also use the Customize Method above.

    ==STEP 4: PREVENTING==


    If you have dock, then you can obviously use that to launch applications, so you can launch Installer and install dock with that by unhiding things with Customize.

    In addition, if you restore your N45AP.plist file from a backup where your apps are fine, your apps will show.
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  2. hackhot30

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    Can you tell me how to get my safari icon back. the app is still there just the icon is gone and there is a blank spot there, safari still works i was jw if someone could tell me how to get the icon back?
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    The icon disappeared...
    Download an app backup from the thread I linked to above and replace the application.
  4. hackhot30

    hackhot30 New Member

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    there is still no icon for safari, just a blank space with safari written underneath...
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    spoonforknife Retired Moderator

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    Yeah, it works when i am using a theme. There is just no icon when im not using a theme. Oh well i guess i'll just stick to a theme for now. Thnx anyways.
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  7. super51fan

    super51fan Well-Known Member

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    great tut
    but i just think it is easier to just put a N45ap.plist into my ipod
  8. cfay

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    thank you that helped and saved a lot of time for me. +rep

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  9. 8gigaPodTouch

    8gigaPodTouch New Member

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    maybe he's talking about this

    -Hiding Apps-

    /Applications folder/app/plist

    <key>SBIsRevealable</key>
    <true/>
  10. shugan02

    shugan02 New Member

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    nice dude. i have had my icons all hid when i used categories. i wish this was up wen dat happened. o well.

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