Solutions for the icon that appears blank in iPhone homescreen

the icon that appears blank in iPhone1 140x150 Solutions for the icon that appears blank in iPhone homescreenHave you ever found three pieces of blank white icon (FieldTest, IOS Diagnostics, AdSheet) that appear suddenly after you install an app from Installous or Cydia? or three (or possibly more) of these applications are actually useful applications for the IOS default developers and hidden, but because the jailbreak process (or may be caused by a bug), then these applications appear on the homescreen.

The cause of this application appears on the homescreen is a library called “libhide”. Libhide is a library that allows you to hide icons (from the homescreen), and is usually used by developers to create applications Cydia.

the icon that appears blank in iPhone Solutions for the icon that appears blank in iPhone homescreen


There are several solutions to a blank icon that appears on the iPhone homescreen, which are:

  • Respring (Restart Springboard)

Assuming that you have installed SBSettings, and then:

  1. Rub your finger from left to right in the status bar to open SBSettings window.
  2. Tap on the icon Respring.

If respring does not help, try to turn off then turn it back on your iDevice.


  • Hide from Homescreen:
  1. Close all running programs, including those contained in the bar multitasking.
  2. Open SBSettings, press More, scroll down to “Poof”.
  3. Look for applications that want to hide (FieldTest, IOS Diagnostics, AdSheet) and change it to “Off” to hide it.


  • Update Libhide:

Libhide you need to update to the latest version, which is version 2.1. Steps are:

  1. Download .Deb package and install it directly via iFile
  2. Open Cydia, go to Manage> Settings> developers select and press Done. Then find and install / update package libhide.

 The next step:

  1. Open SBSettings, tap More, then “Mobile Substrate Addons”, make sure “libhide” has been active (On).
  2. After the latest version of libhide installed by following the steps above, restart your iDevice.
  3. After restart, open SBSettings tap More, then “Mobile Substrate Addons” and disable (Off) “libhide”.
  4. After libhide disabled, restart again your iDevice.


After following the above steps you can try to install apps from Cydia.


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