Un-poof apps before updating to OS 3.0!

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  1. smarttart62

    smarttart62 New Member

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    For some idiotic reason I didn't think to un-poof my apps before updating the firmware to OS 3.0. This really screwed me over, and I'm unable to access even the simple things like the settings app (the search screen doesn't help any).

    If anyone has a fix, please let me know. Otherwise I'll just have to wait until the dev team jailbreaks it I guess.
    -Steve
  2. Jacob

    Jacob Well-Known Member

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    Just don't restore to a backup.
  3. kyle hultgren

    kyle hultgren Member

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    why would you poof your settings app anyway i use that like every 2 hours
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    Just don't restore from backup.......

    Set up as new ipod.........
  5. smarttart62

    smarttart62 New Member

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    @kyle hultgren
    I was referring to Categories as poofing, as that's essentially what it does.

    Hmm... I guess I could just re-run it and not restore the backup. Kinda sucks though, but meh. It seems like it's my only option for getting my settings back anyways.

    Thanks.
  6. Jacob

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    Your welcome. And after you are done you should delete that jailbroken backup anyway.
  7. devious

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    Steve,

    Step 1 for you is to open Settings.

    This can be done in a few ways.

    A. [iPhone only... but how I did it] Plug in a 3rd party speaker system that isn't iPhone compatible. It asks if you want to go to Airplane Mode. Tap yes. Open Safari. It warns you against Airplane mode. Tap Setttings.

    B. Go to a website in Safari that uses a secure certificate (like a school or biz website you have to log in to). It will allow you to launch settings to confirm the certificate.

    C. If you happened to have Location Services off, go to Google Maps and tap the "find me" button. Tap Settings.


    Once in Settings, go to General>Restrictions.
    At the bottom, you want to enable the App restrictions. Then disable them. This will turn off all apps, and then bring them all back, including the ones you enumerated with Poof prior to using 3.0

    regards
  8. gregorius

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    devious, you're a genius! Thank you so much for that fancy little hackjob

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