General CyDelete is Back!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thelatinist, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. thelatinist macrumors 603


    Aug 15, 2009
    Connecticut, USA
    So after being abandoned by its author, Dustin Howett, and receiving no update at all after it stopped working with the release of iOS 6.x, CyDelete is back as CyDelete7. The author, Ryan Burke, says it is a fork of Dustin Howett's original CyDelete and works the same way. For those who are new to the scene, CyDelete allows the user to uninstall jailbreak apps directly from the springboard as you would AppStore apps: just tap-hold to wiggle and tap the "x" to need even to open Cydia.

    I emailed to author to confirm how the tweak works. It basically applies a standard unix uninstall command based on the package name:

    apt-get -y remove "package-name"
    "apt-get remove" uses APT to uninstall a package and the "-y" switch automatically answers "yes" to all prompts. This command runs in the background and the app disappears from your springboard. It's that simple.

    The package does not currently prompt for a respring or reboot even if the package does when uninstalled in Cydia. The author says he is considering that feature for a future update. For most jailbreak apps that have a springboard icon this is not an issue (CydiaSubstrate tweaks tend either to have no settings or to place the settings in the Settings app), but if you suspect that an app you are deleting this way might be messing with system files it is always advisable to respring.

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