Fix app icons disappearing issue after iOS 8.3 jailbreak with TaiG - iPhoneHeat

Fix app icons disappearing issue after iOS 8.3 jailbreak with TaiG

Here’s how to fix app icons disappearing after jailbreaking iOS 8.3 with TaiG jailbreak tool. If your app icons are disappearing randomly after iOS 8.3 jailbreak, you are not alone. Quite a few users are reporting the issue after using TaiG jailbreak tool for iOS 8.3.


App disappearing bug is affected both the initial TaiG jailbreak as well as TaiG 2.1.2 users. The only way to fix the issue was to restore the affected device back to stock iOS 8.3 and start from Scratch. Which is not the case anymore, as Saurik has released an easy fix for the problem.

Saurik, the Cydia creator, has released an update to UIKit Tools to fix that issue. The fix was initially available as public beta only, and after 100% success rate reported during beta stage, he has released UIKit Tools version 1.1.10 with support for iOS 8.3 and older firmware versions.

How to fix app icons disappearing after iOS 8.3 jailbreak

To fix the app icons disappearing randomly after the jailbreak, all you need to do is update UIKit Tools package to latest version 1.1.10. Here’s how to:

  1. Open Cydia.
  2. When it prompts you for “Essential Upgrade”, choose “Complete Upgrade.”
  3. This should install the available update for UIKit Tools.


Since UIKit Tools is available in default Cydia repository, you don’t need to add a repo to get it. Simply do this:

  1. Open Cydia.
  2. Go to Changes tab and hit Refresh.
  3. Once the repositories are refreshed, search for UIKit Tools in Cydia.
  4. Then Install/upgrade (Modify->Upgrade) UIKit Tools to the latest version.

Were you facing the app icons disappearing issue after jailbreaking your iOS 8.3 device? Did this resolve your issue?

Official change-log for UIKit Tools 1.1.10:

Version 1.1.10 now supports iOS 8.3!

This fixes the issue with TaiG jailbreak where sometimes all of your icons would disappear and you would be sad.

(UIKitTools continues to be compatible with all previous versions of iOS.)

For tutorial on how to use TaiG to jailbreak iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, please refer to these links:

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