Deleting Cydia on iPhone 3GS?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by JEM6, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. JEM6 macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2010
    I bought a iPhone 3GS with iOS 4.2 that I have jailbroken and unlocked to use on a different carrier than AT&T. This obviously required me to download Cydia through Redsn0w to jailbreak it, and I used Ultrasn0w to unlock it. Now that I have successfully done this, I no longer want to have Cydia on the phone.

    Could you guys help me in removing it? Also, will this effect the unlock? And will this for some reason not allow me to update later on? If I needed it later, couldn't I just re-install it through Redsn0w? And if I do delete it, will I ever need to download it again?

    I did look this up and found other threads about the topic, but no one really gave a clear explanation. Also, none of them were about deleting it on IOS 4.2.
    Oh, and I also had to change the baseband tO 06.15 if that effects the situation at all.

    If you guys could help me out, it would be most appreciated.
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    There's no easy way for you to remove it. The best thing to do would be to ignore it. If you keep it, you could update ultrasn0w easily if a GPS update comes out.
  3. JEM6 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2010
  4. labman macrumors 604


    Jun 9, 2009
    Mich near Detroit
    I don't recommend removing Cydia but if your determined there are three ways. I know off

    1. download cydelete from Cydia this will allow you to uninstall any app including Cydia.

    2. If you open Cydia, along the bottom of the page is a "Manage" tab. Press that and select "Packages" and you should see all the apps you've installed through Cydia. Select the one you want to uninstall and then in the top right hand corner (where you would normally click to install) it should say modify. In case you hadn't guessed, you're going to press that! Then, click uninstall. then reboot!

    3rd is through ssh or similar a little harder to do.
  5. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030


    Dec 22, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Like Labman said. I don't recommend you to delete Cydia. However, you can do delete Cydia icon/app on your screen with ease.

    1. downdoad CyDelete from Cydia.
    2. Go to setting/CyDelete/Cydia (Turn this to off position)

    Go to screen, hold Cydia icon for awhile until all apps are shaking with X on the left corner, hit x on Cydia icon and delete it.

    Again, I don't recommend you to do it, but just show you there is a way.
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    You dont want to remove it.
    Does the icon bother you that much?
    You can hide it inside a folder or dock it hidden somewhere.
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    Watch for a future post from JEM6 asking how to re-install Cydia to fix a problem.

    Why are some posters so OCD over having an icon on their springboard. :confused:
  8. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    If you install SB Settings or the program called "Poof" you can "hide" apps. This way you could delete Cydia from your homescreen while still keeping it on the phone if you ever wanted to use it.

  9. JEM6 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Mar 20, 2010
    Thanks for all the responses and tips. I'm just curious, if I use CyDelete, will that app also be deleted?
    And to those who seem to dislike this decision, why would you guys be so against deleting Cydia? I'm guessing most of you are avid users of it, but I literally have absolutely no use for it. I unlocked the iPhone and thats all I really wanted to do.

    Oh, and deleting Cydia won't harm the unlock or anything else, correct?
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    If you ever have problems, you're going to wish you didn't delete Cydia. At least install openssh and mobile terminal before you make this decision.
  11. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    I would strongly (VERY VERY STRONG) advice you to no remove cydia, you are running a software unlock, something may come up and you are going to need cydia there, if you don't, your only option will be to restore a firmware and maybe lose your unlock forever (in case the BB is updated too and no unlock is found for it).

    Too much of a rick for a program that doesn't really do much, if it bothers you, just Hide it. You can just buried it into a folder that you never open (in case you don't want to install anything else to properly hide the app)
  12. original2vz macrumors newbie

    Jan 21, 2011
    unlock problems

    Hi! I have a problem. Yesterday, after unlocking my Iphone 3gs my service dissapeard . It shows SERCHING... on the left upper corner, and then NO SERVICE. I was trying to change SIM cards but its still the same. I dont know what to do. May be I did smth wrong during the unlock process. Please help me with advice !!!!!! Thank u
  13. maturola macrumors 68040


    Oct 29, 2007
    Atlanta, GA
    Well,,,that is the "thing" about problems and issues, you DON'T expect them. You may not have one ever, you may no need Cydia at all ever again....but if you do, You'll glad you have it (just like a condom ;)). as I said I just think the price is just too high for such a small app that can be easily be hidden.
  14. chargit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 17, 2010
    Evansville, In
    you should not delete cydia. you should just hide it. I have an issue with my jailbreak right now because of an app I read about on here and downloaded it. now my cydia will not open. I have a 3gs running 3.1.3 so I cant update it and real jailbreak cause I dont want to be tethered or raise my base band. I would just move cydia to the last page of your apps. thats what I did with every app that came preinstalled by apple. because trust me you will need it at some point.
  15. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
  16. SavMBP15 macrumors 6502

    Mar 26, 2010
    Don't hijack threads.

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