Remove spotlight from the iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Derkatwork, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Derkatwork macrumors 6502

    Derkatwork

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    I have a jail broken 3.1.2 iphone and want one page. Is there any way to get rid of spotlight without downgrading to 2.x? I looked across the internet and the best I found was a mod to remove the spotlight icon. It is a step in the right direction, but not what I was hoping for.
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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  3. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    I never wanted spotlight either, then I installed universal search and I use it all the time. I know it's not what you asked for, but if you find it useful then it won't bother you:D.
     
  4. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry to dredge up this old topic, but I was hoping that in the new OS there would be a way to turn of this "feature" I find utterly useless. There are ways to control what Spotlight Search looks for, but why can't we turn it off altogether. I don't see anything in Cydia to do it.

    This would be an app I would gladly pay $1.99 for.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Settings/General/Spotlight Search in iOS 4 can turn off everything. Speeds up phone by eliminating indexing of all that stuff.

    I don't know of any way to remove it or another way to shut it down other than this.
     
  6. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    When I go there, I see a list of search options. Even if I turn every one of them off, Spotlight Search still comes up when you push the Home button when on the first screen. I don't know what it would be searching for at that point, because all the search options are turned off at that point, but it still comes up.
     
  7. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Agreed, but it should at least speed up the phone by eliminating all that indexing.
     
  8. dgstan macrumors 6502a

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    OK - Now that we're Jailbroken, I used Activator to reassign the Home button at the Home screen.

    I set it to iSteamy and I'm all set.


    EDIT: No, this doesn't quite work right either. If you have a folder open on the Home screen and push the button, you would think it would close the folder. But it doesn't - it activates the key assignment as if the folder wasn't open.

    Oh well...
     
  9. theaero macrumors 6502

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    A few things work with activator clicking the home button at the home screen. Opening lockinfo infoshade works. A few other things do to, but a few things do the activator action, and still go to spotlight.

    Can't you disable spotlight by removing the launch daemon plist?
     
  10. moussekateer macrumors 6502a

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    As far as I'm aware no one has managed to find a way to remove the spotlight page yet.

    I used to set Overboard to the home button on the springboard, still waiting on a iOS 4 update.
     
  11. DaVinche14 macrumors newbie

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    I used to use fivelrows. Select clear springdots and the would delete spotlight too. (3.1.2) but as far as ios4 I've not come close!! :s if you do feel free to let me know ;)
     
  12. fisherking macrumors 603

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    i'm curious about this as well...not that much on my iphone (at least, i know where everything is).

    would be great to be able to 'hide' the spotlight screen...

    anyone?
     
  13. ocdp310 macrumors newbie

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  14. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    This works on jb ip4 on 4.0.1 as well. Friend of mine found it in Cydia, and it is the best thing I have ever done to my phone.
     
  15. Mess macrumors 6502

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    NoSpot in cydia will remove spotlight from the front screen and disable the home buttom from bringing this up :cool:
     
  16. green94 macrumors regular

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    Weird, I installed it and did a re spring and it is still showing up.

    Edit - tried reinstalling and still no luck. iPhone 4 with 4.1.
     
  17. Heavy Fluid macrumors 6502

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    Did you go into Winterboard and enable it?
     
  18. green94 macrumors regular

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    Yep - I tried rebooting/respringing. Nothing would work, so I just uninstalled.

    Not sure what the deal is.
     
  19. ocdp310 macrumors newbie

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    Alternative NoSpot source

    NoSpot isn't a winterboard app. The only way to toggle the NoSpot package is from the MobleSubstrate toggles in SBSettings.

    There is another source for NoSpot inside of the cydia.xsellize.com repo.
    So open cydia --> Manage --> Sources --> Edit then Add "http://cydia.xsellize.com". Let it reload the packages. Then type in "nospot" in search. You should be presented with two NoSpot packages. Uninstall the one from the BigBoss repo then install the xsellize version.

    Not sure if that will help since the BigBoss package worked fine for me. But its worth a shot. No?:)
     
  20. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    NoSpot worked for me too on my 4.1 3Gs.

    No more spotlight "Spot" or clicking on the home button will bring it up either. Perfect!
     
  21. green94 macrumors regular

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    Tried this suggestion and...

    it worked!! Perfectly... Thank you so much!
     
  22. applemagic123 macrumors regular

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    I LOVE it!!!

    I LOVE 'nospot' cydia app. There is a free version or whatever in the xsellize repo. Also, for those who want to disable the bookmarks page in safari from opening up, there is a 'No Bookmarks' tweak in cydia. The one on bigboss requires ios 4, but the one in the xsellize repo works for all iPhones. Mine is an original, aluminum backed 2g iPhone on tmobile. Works like a charm for me.

    I hate spotlight and the bookmarks page.

    You can still access bookmarks by hitting the book icon.
     
  23. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    I love not having the bookmarks page come up! I want a blank page to come up not the bookmarks page Apple! Thank you NoBookmarks.
     
  24. applemagic123 macrumors regular

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    this marks the time...

    I think all of apple's mistakes can be bypassed with cydia apps/tweaks now! Before NoSpot and No Bookmarks, those were the 2 things that pissed me off most and now they are gone all thanks to cydia! There's also 'smoothboard,' 'nolockscreen' and cool stuff like that. How can I donate to the people who cracked nospot and nobookmarks to allow installation on a 3.1.3 device?
     

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