Need help: Installed deb file and can't get rid of it!!!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by redbeard331, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. redbeard331 macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    Ok, I've gone through iFile a dozen times now and I deleted every file I could find this deb installed, yet no matter how many times I re-spring or re-boot the tweak is still running on my phone???? There has to be something I'm missing and a way to get rid of it??

    Help is appreciated!!
     
  2. Th3d0ctor macrumors member

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    You should just be able to uninstall it within Cydia
     
  3. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    Nevermind, found the offending hidden files!!!:cool:
     
  4. maturola macrumors 68040

    maturola

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    Once you installs the Deb file, the program is part of your OS, erasing the deb file doesn't get rid of the program, you can go to cydia.

    Launch Cydia and Go to Manage Tab
    Tap on Packages and Select the app you want to un-install
    Tap on Modify and than Remove button
    Respring the device

    You can also remove the package using SSH (or console)

    Code:
    dpkg -r /path-to/package/<package Name>
     
  5. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    That didn't work, had to use iFile..
     
  6. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    Hmmm, never used that method in SSH before, it is a learning experience though.
     
  7. maturola macrumors 68040

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    LOL iFile doesn't install or uninstall anything, all it does is invoke the installer(Cydia) and remove file but installations are still spread all over the OS.
     
  8. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    Ok, I'm a beginner at this so it's all pretty confusing..:eek::eek::eek::p
     
  9. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    What is the path to get to this??

    Code:

    dpkg -r /path-to/package/<package Name>


    Can't find it??
     
  10. maturola macrumors 68040

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    No problem, it is if you have never use it, after using it for a bit it becomes second nature. You can see that when you install the deb file using iFile it ask you if you want to open it with..text viewer or installer (if you press installer you see that it launch another app). the .deb file is just the installer, removing it doesn't remove the application, you need to tell the os to remove the whole application.

    Anyway, let us know how everything end
     
  11. redbeard331 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    redbeard331

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    Yea that makes sense, thanks!
     

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