How to remove Cydia?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by pastrychef, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    I know I can SSH in to a jailbroken iPhone to delete Cydia, but that would leave OpenSSH on the phone. Are there any other ways to remove Cydia? Thanks.
     
  2. Qwertylizer macrumors regular

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    Why do you wanna remove Cydia? If you want to get rid of the jailbreak, then just restore?
     
  3. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    I want to jailbreak an iPhone 3G for a friend. I want to remove Cydia so that she doesn't accidentally install anything that would sacrifice the stability of the phone.
     
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  5. brian5 macrumors member

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    You could install SBSettings and then hide the Cydia icon.
     
  6. impulse462 Suspended

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    Second this
     
  7. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    I prefer to remove it rather than just hide it... I was told that leaving OpenSSH installed would not sacrifice battery life, so I may end up just using the SSH method.
     
  9. tylertech macrumors regular

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    Maybe install Cydelete and check if it will delete Cydia?
     
  10. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Get DiskAid (google it to find download link) and delete Cydia using that. No SSH, no need to worry about leaving it open.
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    Use Icy to uninstall it. Or install aptitude and SSH in as root and:

    aptitude remove cydia
     
  12. pastrychef thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I'll look in to them!
     
  13. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    You can delete cydia without installing SSH. Just use diskaid or iphonebrowser or some other software that allows you browse the iPhone root directory from a pc or mac.
     
  14. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Maybe your friend shouldnt have a JB phone if there is a worry. I dont see the point of jailbreaking it and then removing the Cydia icon because the apps in there get updated at times and you wont know it without the icon.
     
  15. ryanwarsaw macrumors 68000

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    It sounds like he is only jailbreaking it to use the ultrasn0w unlock for his friend.
     

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