I have a jailbroken iPhone 3GS running iOS 5.0.1 with baseband/bootrom 05.16.02.
I sync some iPhoto albums to my iPhone using regular iTunes sync (wired and wireless). However, this past week I was on vacation, and while I was gone all of my albums disappeared from my phone! I ONLY have my "Camera Roll" on the "Albums" tab, plus the "Places" tab! That's it!! No more synced albums, and no "Faces" tab!
I have since tried re-syncing with iTunes with no luck. I synced again with the "Sync Photos" unchecked which should theoretically delete all the synced photos from the device. I then re-checked and synced again. Still nothing! Only 2 tabs: "Albums" (showing only "Camera Roll") and "Places". What can I do to make my phone display my synced photos again? Will my planned upgrade to a jailbreakable iOS 5.1.1 help?
--- UPDATE -- PROBLEM SOLVED ---
I was able by adding an extra (not previously-synced) iPhoto album to the iTunes sync, it re-synced/re-showed ALL the albums/faces that had disappeared showed up again. I was then able to remove the additional album I checked, re-synced so it was erased, and the rest properly saved! I'm only leaving this question posted so that anyone else with the same problem can find it.