Just like every other jailbreak tool, EtasonJB too has a lot of bugs in its initial build. A iOS 8.4.1 user requested a fix for missing icons after jailbreaking. Here’s how you can fix this issue in a few simple steps.
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Why are icons disappearing in iOS 8.4.1?
Patcyh is the real reason behind missing or disappearing icons after jailbreaking iOS 8.4.1. This bug is present in the RC2 build of the iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak tool.
Although Jonathan Seals tried to patch it, it seems there’s still some work left to do.
Here’s a tweet by Coolstar, the developer of etasonJB, that confirms this.
– patcyh still isn’t fixed properly
– jb doesn’t work on iPhone5 + iPad4
– untether doesn’t work on some devices?
— tihmstar (@tihmstar) September 20, 2017
Here’s how you can fix this issue in a matter of minutes.
How to fix Missing Icons in iOS 8.4.1
Step 1 First of all, uninstalled the last tweak you installed. It might be causing the uicache issues you are facing. If this fixes the issue, there’s no need to follow the subsequent steps.
Step 2 Uninstall Cydia Substrate.
Step 3 Restart your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
Step 4 Reinstall Patcyh on your device. This will certainly get your icons back on the Springboard.
Remember, this is just a temporary workaround and you still might run into the same issue later. The only thing that can actually fix this is a proper patch by Tihmstar or Saurik himself.
Hopefully, the next build of EtasonJB will fix this error but until then you will need to make do with what you have got.
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hi i have do a downgrade of my old iphone 4s 16gb from ios 9.3.5 to ios 8.4.1 to do a unthetered JB and to have a faster phone. once i have 8.4.1 installed i make a eastonJB and finally i have cydia icon on my phone. but now when i try to update sources and packages i recive this error: sub-process /usr/libexec/cydia/cydo returned an error code (2) i’m able to install ipa file via cydia inspector and i have installed ifile. is possibile to solve this problem whitout lost or re-do everything ? please help me
ps. sorry for my english
I recommend restoring your device again and then running etasonJB. If possible, use Home Depot for iOS 8.4.1.
I went back and updated to 9.3.5 then back to 8.4.1 no jailbreak this time. Restored from back up No icons on the Phone but when I connect to iTunes shows all app Icons
where gone again SO for now will stay on 9.3.5 till things look better thx
A fix will be coming soon, just wait. Karen’s on it.
OK I got my Icons back should I just wait for a fix before trying to reinstall Cydia Substrate I did do the OTA fix don’t have a mac may try to set it up Vbox windows 10.
I suggest you reinstall Substrate for now because a fix will be coming very soon. A developer is already working on that.