This is weird... Requesting assistance

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  1. Etharl
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    Hello, thanks for viewing this thread, I'm in need of some help.

    I have an iPad 2 running version 5.1.1, I jailbroke from Absinthe I believe. It has been working fine for weeks, maybe months, no complaints until last night.

    I woke up in the middle of the night to check my email, I slid to unlock my iPad and I noticed my background wasn't there (it was just the green battery displaying charging with a black background)

    Whenever it unlocked, I saw the iPad didn't have a dock and whenever I tried to open setting.app (or any other app but contacts, even installed apps / games from the app store) the screen turned black and it wouldn't open.

    I held down an app and I could see at the very bottom of the screen an X for delete, like my dock was there just really low so I couldn't see it.

    I opened Cydia and it was messed up, it barely let me click on a button, the display was whacked, and the taskbar was all different colors and flickering.

    I did some research and I wanted to try to respring so after about 20 minutes I got SBSettings downloaded and it opened (thankfully) so I resprung.

    After the respring everything was perfectly fine. My dock was there, apps loaded, everything. There is only one problem. Every time I turn off and turn back on my iPad it does the same thing and I have to respring.

    I guess this isn't a huge issue since I found a way to get it to function normally, but does anyone know whats causing this? I don't have many apps installed or much from Cydia or the app store (currently have 10.3 GB available out of a 13.7 capacity)

    If you have any questions or hints at all please post them, I'm pretty good with technology but here I'm stumped.

    Thank you!
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    As you state that the dock was there, but out of sight, I'm going to hazard a guess that it's nothing to do with your jailbreak, but part of the standard Accessibility options. Tapping the screen with 3 fingers will zoom in, if the option is set. Tapping again with three fingers, or rebooting, will return the screen to normal. Turn Zoom on and off in Settings/Accessibility

    I've ignored a few o your symptoms, but this is my best guess. I don't jailbreak so I don't know if there are any possibilities there.
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    zstairlessone iPad Ninja

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    I've tried a three finger tap and I can't get it to zoom in or out - multitasking gestures is turned on. I do use the 4-finger swipe all the time though.
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    You have to have zoom turned on in 'accessibility' for this to work. (I turned this off after I accidentally used it and didn't know that I had used a 3 finger tap and needed to use it again!) The joys of playing around with the iPad!
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    Ok I see how it works - thanks. I turned it off again.

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