Currently Being ModeratedSep 22, 2012 4:36 PM (in response to Ryujin)
It's 4.5 hours later, and the Springboard icon is finally gone. All it took was:
(1) A complete restore of the phone.
(2) Setting the phone up as a new device.
(3) Manually selecting the apps I wanted to install (about 235 in all).
(4) Reorganizing the apps into folders using iTunes.
(5) Re-reorganizing the apps into folders, because iTunes just flat ignored the previous attempt (yes, I remembered to hit "apply").
(6) Relogging into all wifi accounts (this will take a few days to complete, as I move between home and various offices).
(7) Re-pairing with various BT devices
(8) Recreating all email accounts, contacts and calendar entries (thankfully, I use Exchange, or I would have been really hosed.)
(9) Relogging into all apps on the phone individually.
(10) Reautenticating with work, banking and other secure services.
(11) Blowing away all previous iCloud and iTunes backups for the phone.
(12) Creating new iCloud and iTunes backups.
All to get rid of one annoying little white icon.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 2:56 AM (in response to ahwman)
updated over the air my iPhone 4 32.
after many hours updating I've got nice white springboard icon...
zeroing the phone of all the settings is not an acceptable solution
I would like to have a fix from apple and I would like an official position over it...
plain and simple...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 23, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to Chris.XRKC6C)
Not for me it didn't. I initially "reset all settings", which of course loses all folders. Since I have more apps than the maximum number of allowed screens, I had to reorganize the first group of apps back into folders, then respring the phone to make the second half show up. Sure enough, the last icon on the last screen was the white "springboard" one, still there despite the reset.
I then tried a full restore from backup. No luck: the Springboard icon had been saved in the backup file. It was also in the prior one.
So, while the "reset all settings" approach does seem to work for some, it doesn't work for all. If it doesn't, the only way to get rid of the problem is a "greefield" restore.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 3:59 AM (in response to alex.berlato)
Alex - you deserve an apple salary! They couldnt resolve my issue and accused me or having a Jailbroken phone, you however have soled my mystery!
Now for the lost text messages ....
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 11:15 AM (in response to 66adam99)
I know it shouldn't, but it did. Lost all the folders, placed the Apple apps on the homepage in the default (ie new phone) arrangement, then just filled the remaining ten screens with the rest of my apps. I had to reorganize them, then respring the phone to get the rest of the apps to show up. Rinse and repeat.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 1:46 AM (in response to ahwman)
Reset all settings fixed it for me
Only issues wallpapers set to default
Sounds reset to default
Alarms all erased
Nothing critical, all folders apps data preserved ok