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(FIX) Some Stock Apps Won't Open After Appsync for iOS7 Installed

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So whenever I update my device when a new jailbreak comes out, I do it in the order that follows:

 

1. Backup & sync your device.

2. Restore & setup as "New iPhone/iPad/iPod."

3. Jailbreak & Install all previous Cydia tweaks (including AppSync so I get ALL of my apps synced to the device after the next step).

4. Restore from previous backup & sync data.

 

 

I do this so the settings for tweaks that have already been setup on the previous iOS installation (and are saved in the backup) are applied when I finally sync all of my data back to my device. Not all tweaks have their settings backed up in the iTunes backup, but some do, and this helps me have a few less things to re-configure to my liking after the restore/update.

 

I've always had great luck with this in the past; however this time, after I had completed the final step, I was unable to open Calculator, Mail, Safari & Weather.

Some of these I just can't live without since it's my work phone, and I think that goes without saying anyway.

 

If you find yourself in this predicament after the new Evasi0n7 jailbreak have no fear, there is an easy fix.

 

Follow the steps below and these apps will be back up and running in no time!

 

1. Open Cydia and navigate to the "Manage" section, then the "Packages" section.

2. Uninstall Appsync, then respring your device

3. Install iFile (if you haven't already)

4. Open iFile and navigate to /var/mobile/Library/Caches (or User/Library/Caches as they are the same, just a shortcut)

5. Delete the following 2 files from this folder

          a) "com.apple.LaunchServices-054.csstore" (your numbers may be different, I'm not sure, but just find the similarly named file. There's only 1 like it)

          b) "com.apple.mobile.installation.plist"

6. Close iFile and reboot your iPhone (Don't freak out, if you did this right your AppStore installed app icons will be gone but reappear almost immediately)

7. Make sure that your previously-crashing apps now open properly (which they now should).

8. Open Cydia and re-install AppSync for iOS7

9. You are now finished. All apps should open and AppSync will be fully functional.

 

Note: Due to the compatibility issues with iOS7/Evasi0n7 & Mobile Substrate, if you had any tweaks installed you will have to also re-install Mobile Substrate & respring to get those working again after you reboot your device or install any tweaks in Cydia (this has nothing to do with AppSync, it is Mobile Substrate & it will be updated so you won't need to do this part in the very near future; but for now this is the workaround).

 

Please post any questions, and hopefully another community member or I will be able to help!

 

If this helped you with your issue let me know that too, and/or give me some love below!

 

Good luck! Happy Jailbreaking!

 

 

IF YOUR ICONS DO NOT COME BACK OR THE STOCK APPS STILL DO NOT WORK YOU DID NOT FOLLOW THE STEPS EXACTLY, AND SIMPLY NEED TO DO IT AGAIN, MAKING SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW THE 9 STEPS EXACTLY IN THE ORDER THEY ARE LISTED. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT OR THE FIX WON'T WORK

 

- DO NOT RESTORE UNLESS YOU HAVE A UNIQUE PROBLEM AND POST HERE TO TRY TO RESOLVE FIRST. THESE ARE ONLY CACHE FILES, SO THERE SHOULD NEVER  BE A NEED TO RESTORE YOUR DEVICE!!

 

 

PP25 or 25PP or PPhelper (whatever you want to call it) also causes this issue and is not able to be fixed with this method on all devices.

 

If you have this installed and this tutorial is not fixing your problem, it is most likely due to PP.

 

Zeusmos & AppAddict are good alternatives I can confirm to be working through multiple reboots/resprings with no issues.

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Good find!

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This is verified to work?

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This is verified to work?

Verified on my iPhone 5 (7.0.4)

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I'll try it and let you know what happens

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I'll try it and let you know what happens

That'd be great so we can verify with the iPhone 4 -Thanks!

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My weather app is fortunately working, but awesome post! Will give it a try if it becomes necessary :)

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i have a problem with this on my ipad retina mail en safari's not working... ill try what you said ok ^^ thx!

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Moving to tutorials forum I think its suited there.

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Good write, I don't have this error and neither have I experience it, I hope they're good updates after new years.

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Works on uk iphone 5. You are the man isteve-o! Merry Christmas and a happy new year

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This is working. The method is the same when you jailbreak with evasion on iOS 6 where weather is crashing & you have appsync installed.

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Works on i5s 7.0.4, thanks for the help mate

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This worked great but after a few restarts my stock apps stopped working again... I needed to do the above all over again. iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4

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Had to create and account just to say....YOU ARE F*****' Awesome!!!! Just followed the instructions (about 5-10 mins ago) My iPhone 4 is back to normal (with the jailbreak of course) and all apps are working. I'm glad deleting appsync doesn't screw up any of my other apps. I'm off to install it again and see if it still works with all the apps that were crashing before. Thanks for the fix info. Salute! :exciting:  :exciting:  :exciting:  :exciting:  :exciting:

###MUST READ EDIT: Also, advice to all those who don't want future issues, DO NOT INSTALL APPSYNC AGAIN!! Until it's fixed properly, it will continue to hinder your use (from experience). However, if it's an absolute must, then make sure after you're getting your apps "signed" you uninstall it through cydia. No need to complete the entire process posted above. Just delete appsync and restart (that's what I did, I don't know if the restart is required). From what I know just uninstalling appsync will do the trick so the entire process in general may not be necessary, still thanks for the tip OP.

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Thank you! I spent half a day trying to sort this problem out (had to restore 'n' re-jailbreak twice!). Oddly, this problem only started today (i.e. a week after jailbreaking) and never happened after the initial jailbreak last week, and thus I thought this was due to another Cydia package. iPhone 5 iOS 7.0.4.

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this is obsolete now that the Mobile Substraite Fix is live

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this is obsolete now that the Mobile Substraite Fix is live

I respectfully disagree, and there are many people who have not/will not install any 3rd party MS fixes (me), even though I don't think the MS Fix even fixes this particular problem. Once you have this issue, this is the only way to fix it short of restoring, really, even if you delete AppSync.

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I developed this problem yesterday, AFTER installing the Mobile Substrate Fix.

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I can agree^^ I just installed on my iPad and I still got crashes until I did this

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Side note: If this doesn't work, don't restore, merely repeat the process aggain

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I followed the instructions for my iPad and although safari now works I didn't get the icons back for the majority of my apps. I waited at least 10 minutes and nothing. I had to restore the deleted files and back to safari not working. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I have tried the steps few times but failed. Safari works at times but weather doesn't work. After restart both doesn't work. Did any one found a solution?

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