As iOS 7.1.x jailbreaking tool called Pangu already there. And people have already performed device jailbreak using this jailbreak untethered, if they not then just follow our article iOS 7.1 – iOS 7.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak With Pangu, but after performing jailbreak you’re facing few issues so it is not worry for you because every jailbreak have some problem initially until they fixed, here is one more problem that for which we have prepare this post that how to fix iOS apps disappear after Pangu jailbreak, as we know Apple also updated its firmware to iOS 7.1.2 and Pangu 1.1.0 a new version for Mac and Windows is also available, to perform iOS 7.1.2 untethered jailbreak. So this must be interesting info for jailbreaker.
As some users on reddit thread indicating that they are facing a new type os problem after performing Pangu untethered jailbreak on their iOS devices running on iOS 7.1.x. As they are mentioning that some iOS home screen apps totally disappeared just after the jailbreak. But it is actually not clear that this new issue is caused by Pangu jailbreak or due to some other problem like incompatible jailbreak app or tweak you can find our post for list of iOS 7.1.1 compatible Cydia tweaks.
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For newbies: Pangu is brand new tool for jailbreak released by team of Chinese hackers that actually used to jailbreak iOS devices running on iOS 7.1 to iOS 7.1.1. If you are using iOS 7.1.1 and need to jailbreak your iOS device, the only choice is PanGu tool at the moment. It’ll jailbreak your device definitely. In fact, this jailbreak tool will install a Chinese App Store to download different pirated apps. It is available only for Windows as already provided on PanGu site. As the PanGu tool Mac version is under development.
How To Fix iOS Apps Disappear After Pangu Jailbreak
If the main cause is the incompatible tweak then you just delete that problematic Cydia app/tweak, this issue can be resolved. But question is how to pin point which Cydia app or tweak leads to this bug before deleting that tweak. As you’ve installed plenty of tweaks on your iOS device and you have to delete them one after the other to check that which one is the cause.
iOS app disappear issue after Pangu jailbreak can also be fixed in one more way. As few members ReddestDream and kozerq at Reddit says, you can fix this by removing the com.apple.mobile.installation.plist and com.apple.LaunchServces-056.csstore files which are located in /var/mobile/Library/Caches/ as they not loaded properly.
As kozerq on Reddit:
Install MobileTerminal or use OpenSSH and run the command “uicache”.
Should reload the com.apple.mobile.installation.plist to fix the icons.
ReddestDream another Reddit user suggests a different solution if the above uicache fix is not effective:
And if for some reason uicache doesn’t work, you can always delete: /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.LaunchServces-056.csstore and /var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.mobile.installation.plist That should always solve the problem, though it mess up your icon layout . . .
Please note very seriously that you need to be very careful when deleting any system file, as when you delete a wrong one could lead you to simply restore your iOS device.