iPhone Is it possible to delete stock apps on a jailbroken iPhone?

mrsir2009

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Is it possible to delete stock apps on a jailbroken iPhone? Because there are numerous stock apps I never have and never will use, and being on a 16gb iPhone space isn't too plentiful...

Thanks in advance :)
 

SleekB

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Is it possible to delete stock apps on a jailbroken iPhone? Because there are numerous stock apps I never have and never will use, and being on a 16gb iPhone space isn't too plentiful...

Thanks in advance :)
like what kind of apps? stock, weather, clock, calculator, itunes? they dont really take much i believe
haven't heard of deleting them but you can hide them (if you are jailbroken)
 

Applejuiced

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At the iPhone hacks section.
Some of them you need even though you might not use them trying deleting them might cause lots of other issues.
And you're not going to save any space by removing them so sticking them inside a folder away somewhere is a beter idea.
 

iRetired

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It isn't so much deleting an app as it is hiding an app, example, for more screen real estate. One example: Newsstand. There's a workaround to rid the app if you're not jailbroken - but it's rather complicated and you have to be coordinated (which I'm not...). If you are jailbroken, then you can get a free tweak in the Cydia store called NoNewsIsGoodNews - which effectively hides the app (not deleting it).
 

justinwebb

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i use sbsettings just to hide them, makes it seem like they are deleted. I doubt they take up any real space on the phone
 

noiceT

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Hide em via sbsettings or just stash em in a single folder (get infinifolders if needed).

Also putting newsstand in a folder isn't that hard coordination wise:p
 

SleekB

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Hide em via sbsettings or just stash em in a single folder (get infinifolders if needed).

Also putting newsstand in a folder isn't that hard coordination wise:p
newsstand doesnt allow to put in a folder. SO hiding with the mentioned tweak is the best idea if you dont want it on the home screen.

unless you are jailbroken, you can't hide them besides throwing them in a folder and put it on an unused page on the homescreen..
 

Intell

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newsstand doesnt allow to put in a folder. SO hiding with the mentioned tweak is the best idea if you dont want it on the home screen.
There was a bug in iOS 5.0 that allowed it to be put inside a folder. This bug is no longer in iOS 5.1 and I think it was not in iOS 5.0.1 either.
 

SleekB

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There was a bug in iOS 5.0 that allowed it to be put inside a folder. This bug is no longer in iOS 5.1 and I think it was not in iOS 5.0.1 either.
oh maybe.. im on 5.0.1 since i got my 4s, so i wouldn't know :rolleyes:
 

intoxicated662

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newsstand doesnt allow to put in a folder. SO hiding with the mentioned tweak is the best idea if you dont want it on the home screen.

unless you are jailbroken, you can't hide them besides throwing them in a folder and put it on an unused page on the homescreen..
Wrong! Newsstand can be hidden actually, there is a tweak on cydia called no newsstand that will hide it for you :)
 

Dr. Jay

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Shouldn't you be able to access the filesystem (via iFile) and delete the application's folder?

var/mobile/user/%application%

Or something similiar? I know /user applications are in a different folder then stock applications but I also know that this folder is accessible. You therefore (in theory, with correct permissions) should be able to delete the app's source files and changes would be visible on the next respring.

Bit of a warning, however -- Siri might crash if you say, delete weather and then tell Siri to fetch data for you. Unforeseen consequences.
 

braddick

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Seriously, so much terrible stuff happens when/if you delete any of the stock apps.
I simply wouldn't do it.

Google those who have done so and see what eventually happens. It isn't pretty.
 

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