Delete app manually

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cclloyd, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. cclloyd macrumors 68000

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    For some reason, even after respring/reboot etc., some apps don't have the X when I try to delete them. Will deleting the folder in /var/mobile/Applications/ work if I just delete it through iFile?
     
  2. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    Are you talking about tweaks and extensions downloaded from Cydia?
     
  3. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No, those work with the X from CyDelete. I'm talking of a few games and iBooks I got from the app store.
     
  4. heyyitzmelissa macrumors 6502

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    Names of the apps, please. Reboot while you're at it.
     
  5. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Tank Hero, PvZ, and iBooks. Already rebooted 3 times.
     
  6. ninjaw95 macrumors 6502

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    interesting, if its theyre legit contact apple and see what they say,
    DFU mode restore will definitely fix it :p
     
  7. cclloyd thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know a restore will fix it. I'm just wondering if deleting the app folder inside /var/mobile/applications/ will be the same as if I hit the X.
     
  8. fierp macrumors newbie

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    Did you try deleting the apps from Settings app under General->Usage?
     
  9. bump4google macrumors newbie

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    Bumping this because Google only comes up with this thread for info, and the OP asked a very simple yes or no question that was never answered.

    So, again, if you delete the folder in var/mobile/applications with iFile, is that the same as deleting an app using wiggle/X? This applies to regular app store apps, not Cydia apps or stock apps.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    No. While the icon is gone, iOS still thinks it is installed and will act as if it is still installed. In general practice, don't do this.
     
  11. lqvan macrumors newbie

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    Response to old thread

    I had the same issue. What I did was deleted the app from iTunes on the PC. Then I sync'd my iPhone with my PC. Then I used iFile and deleted the application folder from var/mobile/applications. After rebooting the phone, the dimmed application icon is no longer on my screen.

    I'm not sure if there are other files that need to be deleted though. Hope that helps.
     
  12. kailou23 macrumors newbie

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    I signed up for this forum just to reply to you. THANKS IT WORKED OMG!
    googled my ass off for a solution and you saved the day after 2 years of me finding this thread. thanks!
     
  13. tvotony macrumors regular

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    I deleted 2 iOS system apps weather and calculator is there anyway I can get those back with out a restore
     
  14. Intell macrumors P6

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    Nope.
     

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