How to delete some of Categories built-in icons

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by profinite, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. profinite macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    How would I delete some of the built-in icons that come with Categories by default?

    When you install Categories from Cydia, by default it comes with quite a few icons that you can assign to various folders. But, those icons that have the same designs in different colors are annoying to scroll through because I do not like them.
  2. KidPub macrumors member

    Dec 8, 2009
    Near Boston MA
    I believe that they're in /private/var/stash/Applications*/, just delete the ones you don't want.

  3. dhlizard macrumors G4


    Mar 16, 2009
    The Jailbreak Community
    How often do you really have to look at them ?

    Oh well, to each their own.
  4. ckong macrumors regular

    Nov 12, 2009
    One more...

    Icons are also in /var/mobile/Media/Categories/Icons.

    Note: The last time I removed icons, and upgraded Categories, the icons I deleted got put back.
  5. profinite thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    Thank you so much for your help. That's exactly where I wanted to go in.

    Thanks for your information, too. That's where the icons I like reside. I didn't know that, either. And, thanks for letting me know that an upgrade will reinstall the icons. That's OK.

    Haha, yes, I thought about that, too. But, it's just that these icons of the same design in different colors got to me and I wanted to get rid of them! :)
  6. profinite thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2009
    Actually, my desire to delete icons had another purpose.

    As I was selecting an icon for a folder in Categories, I was watching the available free memory that is displayed at the upper-right corner of the screen. As I scrolled down through dozens of icons, I noticed that the amount of free memory would go down to 10MB, 8MB, 7MB and Categories would eventually crash. No matter how many times I tried to go back into Categories, even after rebooting my iPhone, Categories would crash when the amount of free memory goes down to around 7MB.

    That's when I thought that Categories would put these icons into the free memory space as I scrolled through them. And, that's why I thought that it would prevent Categories from crashing if I drastically reduced the number of icons to scroll through.

    However, even after I just deleted about 120 icons, the amount of free memory still goes down rapidly to 10MB as I scroll down through the icons. :confused:

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