i decided to finally update my cydia “crytical” updates after ignoring them for few months … and end up with this:

an empty screen on my iPad … no icons. no way to do anything 😦
thankfully, i had installed: sbsettings and assigned an app to double-click top bar. after running an app i could click get the home button and get to search bar (sometimes had to change orientation)

restarting the iPad or respringing didn’t work. still no icons

how i fixed it? now so sure, but:
– waited for an update for cydia to come out – updated
– messed around with weather setting on LockInfo and made the winterboard to crash & go to safe mode

once, restarted … the icons came back!