How to Uninstall the (always-on) Mail App?

PrayForDeath

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I want to remove the Mail app that comes with the iPad. Is this possible? My iPad is jailbroken (ios5.0.1), and the Mail app always seems to be running.

I don't really need it, and I wanna free up as much ram as possible. If anyone knows a way to disable/remove this app please let me know.


p.s: I have an iPad 1
 

seong

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I want to remove the Mail app that comes with the iPad. Is this possible? My iPad is jailbroken (ios5.0.1), and the Mail app always seems to be running.

I don't really need it, and I wanna free up as much ram as possible. If anyone knows a way to disable/remove this app please let me know.


p.s: I have an iPad 1
I don't think you can. Why don't you use SBSettings to free up the RAM?
If I were you, I wouldn't mess with the default apps. If it's confirmed that there are no side effects from deleting Mail.app, then go ahead and do it.
 

Night Spring

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I think you can use backgrounder to prevent apps from running in the background. So you could set Mail to not run in the background. Haven't tried it recently, but I think this was possible.
 

PrayForDeath

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I don't think you can. Why don't you use SBSettings to free up the RAM?
If I were you, I wouldn't mess with the default apps. If it's confirmed that there are no side effects from deleting Mail.app, then go ahead and do it.
I already do, but Mail re-runs immediately and seems to stay on no matter what.


I think you can use backgrounder to prevent apps from running in the background. So you could set Mail to not run in the background. Haven't tried it recently, but I think this was possible.
Thanks, I will give this a try.
 

newdeal

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Rename the app to something else and see if your iPad gets messed up. That way you can revert back by renaming it back
 
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