Yesterday afternoon I decided to try jailbreaking my iPad 2. I followed the instructions through various YouTube videos I was able to jailbreak it just fine. I managed to customize (GridLock, Bigify+, Masks, etc) it just fine last night as well - and I was really proud with what I made. However, this morning I noticed that a couple of app icons were missing, and because of that they made the folders blank. When I move them out of the folders, all the icons show up, but when I move them back all of them disappears. I thought this was probably just a visual bug, so I rebooted my iPad 2. Suddenly it's all messed up. The passcode is now just in the corner of the screen, and... well, simply put it's all messed up. Thankfully I had the foresight to make a back-up of my iPad 2 before I decided to jailbreak it, so I simply went back to my backup (it was a ***** putting all the PDFs back into iBooks, though...). Absinthe doesn't work anymore when I tried to use it again since it was out of date. I checked the version of my iPad 2, and lo and behold, it's now on version 5.1, which makes Absinthe useless since it only works with 5.0.1 or earlier. All I have to do now is just wait for the updated Absinthe (or a new version entirely) before I can attempt to jailbreak it again. Before I do, however... My question is... does anyone know what caused the icons to disappear? Is it because that somehow Apple updated the firmware to 5.1 while I was sleeping, or is it a bug due to a Cydia app? I used Bigify+ to make the icons slightly transparent and rotated them slightly and used Masks to give them a gradient look and change the color. I don't think those two apps I mentioned (or the other Cydia apps I used, they were popular and well-known). If all of this mess is caused by Apple automatically updating the firmware to 5.1, is there a way to prevent that? Such as "Turn off automatic updates" somewhere on the iPad 2? ...or is it something else entirely? Yes, I do know that if something is updated, something else breaks since it's now out of date such as addons getting outdated for World of Warcraft for example, but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks for the patience in reading this lengthy post. =) EDIT: If this is the wrong place to post this, I apologize! Just point me in the right direction and I'll go there.