Resolved iFile - how do you remove an app/icon from the springboard?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by StinkyDonk, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. StinkyDonk, Apr 10, 2013
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2013

    StinkyDonk macrumors regular

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    I have a problem which can be found on a well known computer site (not sure if we can link) under the thread title "Upgrading after jailbreak...?"

    Basically i ended up downloading iFile to remove an app that wouldn't delete. I can't find it in /var/mobile/Applications, yet it's still on my springboard.

    The people on the computer site i asked on seem to have run out of ideas.

    Any idea how i use iFile to do this?
     
  2. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

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    LOL...what app is it? If it is a Cydia app then it should be in /Applications folder. Also delete your icon cache (/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.IconsCache) and springboard cache (/var/mobile/Library/Caches/com.apple.springboard), and reboot.
     
  3. StinkyDonk thread starter macrumors regular

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    The app is Fifa 13.

    In the applications i can find every other app installed (i think), but this doesn't show.

    how do i actually delete the icon & springboard caches? And more importantly, will this cause issues elsewhere in the phone?

    By reboot, do you mean turn phone off & back on?
     
  4. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    Just delete the two folders I listed. It won't harm your phone.
     
  5. StinkyDonk thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. nepalisherpa macrumors 68020

    nepalisherpa

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    Cool!!! :)
     
  7. finnmic macrumors newbie

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    Need Help with Icons ios 7.1.2 ipad

    Does this work with iPads that haven't been jailbroken ? if no is there a way too delete icons from the spring board permanently on a non jailbreak ipad?
     

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