so I accidentally f****d up my ipod using categories. I still had dock, which was really useful. I used dock to open customize, but customize couldnt restore my icons. however, I knew that I had to have a new N45AP.plist for my icons to show. the only other thing I knew of was iorder NOTE: you must have dock and open ssh for this to work. if you have dock you can use it to turn on ssh. so hers what you do: 1) get iorder 2) make any order fir your ipod that includes your apps (you can re-order them later with customize or iorder, this is jst to get them back) 3) upload the N45AP.plist to your ipod via iorder's built-in ssh 4) use dock to open SMBPrefs and restart your springoard. see, wasnt that easy?! NOTE: you do not have to have all of your applications listed in your iorder N45AP.plisty for it to work. half of my apps arent even listed in iorder.