GoodReader not opening any Docs or Folders

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    Hello,

    I have this peculiar problem; since yesterday evening I cannot open any documents or folders even though these are displayed in the GoodReader directory. Hence, I can open the app itself, but not the content. This also applies to the settings buttons, they change colour when pressed, but will not open any dialogue. I can scroll and search for documents, but cannot open them.

    Here are the specs:

    iPad 1st generation
    iOS 5.1.1
    Jailbroken

    I had to jailbreak it due to the f.lux app which makes reading easier on the eyes for me. I have looked into the possibility that the jailbreak itself might cause this malfunction, but could not find any app (I only have a handful) that could interfere with GoodReader.

    Any suggestions are appreciated.

    Thanks,
    e3372
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    Hello e3372 and welcome to the forum. I have moved your thread to the iPad Hacking forum where you are likely to receive more attention to your issue.
    Andrew
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    Thank you Andrew. I appreciate it.
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    Hi and welcome to the forum. It's good to "see" you and we hope you enjoy your visits.

    Have you tried the standard fixes - fully close Goodreader, then restart or reset the iPad? It often helps a lot. To do (apologies if you know):

    Fully Close an App: Double tap the Home button (or do a 4-finger swipe up) to reveal a row of icons in the multi-tasking bar. Press and hold an icon until they all start to wiggle and you see a red circle with a minus sign ("-") in the top left. Press the minus sign to fully close the app. Don't worry, it won't remove the app from your iPad, just from the iPad's resident memory.

    Then...
    Restart: Hold down the power button until the power off slider appears. Slide it off. When the iPad finishes shutting down, hold down the power button again until the Apple logo appears.

    If that doesn't help, try this last step...

    Reset: Hold both the power and home buttons until the screen goes dark and the Apple logo then appears (the slide to unlock screen may or may not appear). Once the logo appears, release the buttons. After a time, your homescreen will appear. Please note that it may take some time for the Apple logo to appear or for your homescreen to appear (or both). This is normal. Eventually, the homescreen will appear.

    Hopefully, this will sort it. If not, holler back and we'll take another shot at it.

    Marilyn

    P.S. Ain't that f.lux tweak the BEST?! :) Apple should make it stock, IMNSHO.

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