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Hi, most of my apps icons are gone. i don't know how. I can't see safari, cydia, calculator, whatsapp and many more apps. They are even not appearing in search bar. So I want to delete entire MobileSubstrate from my phone. So all the cydia tweaks will also get deleted. How to do that via iFunbox? Thank you

asked 18 Feb '15, 14:16

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Knowing which device you have, on which version, and list of repos and tweaks installed is MUST, however here is some general approach...First boot device into a safe mode. Turn it off, then press top button to turn it on and immediately press and hold Volume Up button. That action will boot device to a safe mode with Cydia Substrate disabled. Observe. If you still have this issues, then it is something you already removed with iFun... To totally remove mobile substrate from device no need to use iFun, just open Cydia by typing cydia:// into Safari, search for cydia substrate and remove it.


answered 18 Feb '15, 14:22

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edited 18 Feb '15, 14:29

No, still no luck. Same problem in safe mode. Can't see Cydia, safari, etc icons. I can't open cydia as I can't find it. What should i do now?

(18 Feb '15, 14:29) smartmehal smartmehal's gravatar image

You've still not Told us what device and on what iOS version ????? That's what you should do .......... Also take a wild stab at telling us what repo/sources you installed (I bet I can guess)

(18 Feb '15, 14:31) Tilerone Tilerone's gravatar image

iPhone 5S, iOS 7.0.4 It was working perfectly till an hour ago. I didn't install any new tweak today. Just took backup of photos in my mac and then this happened.

(18 Feb '15, 14:35) smartmehal smartmehal's gravatar image

Can't open safari, so no cydia :(

(18 Feb '15, 14:37) smartmehal smartmehal's gravatar image

I had only installed basic tweaks - activator, ccsettings, swipeselection, Assistive, iFile and password pilot

(18 Feb '15, 14:39) smartmehal smartmehal's gravatar image

Well, when you boot it into a safe mode, it disables a mobile substrate, like it is not there. So if your problem is still present in safe mode, removing cydia substrate will not make the difference. I think, there is more to the story... and yes, looks like you are destined to restore.

(18 Feb '15, 14:40) slavakulikoff slavakulikoff's gravatar image
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