iPhone Removing old JB apps

wesk702

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I have a few old jailbroken apps that still appear on my on my 5S, but the apps are greyed and when I try to delete it won't. I tried to remove through iTunes and that won't remove either. Anybody else got this problem? Restart and delete still won't work.
 

eyoungren

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I have a few old jailbroken apps that still appear on my on my 5S, but the apps are greyed and when I try to delete it won't. I tried to remove through iTunes and that won't remove either. Anybody else got this problem? Restart and delete still won't work.
You might try iClean. I removes deleted data. No idea if it will work for you or not, but maybe worth a shot. I would further suggest iCleaner Pro (Cydia), but if you are no longer jailbroken then that won't help.

Note, I don't know why, but the app (if you buy it) will download as "Lyric Search". But, it's the app in the link and it does what it says.
 

dhlizard

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I have a few old jailbroken apps that still appear on my on my 5S, but the apps are greyed and when I try to delete it won't. I tried to remove through iTunes and that won't remove either. Anybody else got this problem? Restart and delete still won't work.
This is because you restored to a jailbroken backup when setting up your new 5S.
Never a good idea, you can see why.
If you want to fix it correctly, do a clean restore, set up as new, do not restore to any backup.
 

wesk702

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This is because you restored to a jailbroken backup when setting up your new 5S.
Never a good idea, you can see why.
If you want to fix it correctly, do a clean restore, set up as new, do not restore to any backup.
That's what I was afraid of. Thanks for clearing that up.
 
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