iPhone Would removing all cydia apps/tweaks be the same/just as goodas a restore?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Pinkstiletto66, May 17, 2013.

  1. Pinkstiletto66 macrumors 6502

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    My two week old hail broken phone is warm and although deleting a particular app bumped up my two hours of light usage two four hours, I still know my battery is capable of longer, plus it's pretty warm while charging, and barely using it.

    So I plan on removing all but one cydia app. Would that be good enough especially if I know the battery drain is coming from one of the cydia apps? Or does restoring do something a little extra?

    My phone came with 6.1.2 and on my comp it still shows that when I open ITunes.
     
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  3. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not sure if this is recommended. But you can delete mobilesubstrate, which should get rid of all your tweaks, since they are all dependent on mobilesubstrate and start out relatively clean. I've done this a month or 2 ago when I was having issues, and wanted to start off fresh and ofcourse couldn't restore to 6.1.2. That's your best best right now. Others may recommend deleting the tweaks one by one.
     
  4. pod5g macrumors regular

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    I just re-JB'ed on my iPod when it got too slow, but its a 3G on 5.1.1 and it cannot upgrade to 6.x.x.

    As for the OP, while it will give you a fresh start, it's not an actual restore. You're still jailbroken, you just don't have any tweaks.
     
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  6. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I deleted most of the tweaks/apps. I'm at 3 hours of usage and 11 hours of standby time with 37 percent left, and its not running hot like it was. I kept Tetherme, Springtomize, and 3G Unrestrictor.I honestly think it was one of my Hello Kitty tweaks.. Bummer. Made my phone so pretty :rolleyes: but I'd rather have better battery/usage then a pretty phone.

    Everything else that I kept is stuff that came with the jailbreak.

    I'm going to see if I get better battery after I charge it fully later. If I can see the eight hours like some say they get, that would be great (doubt it) but will stay hopeful.
     
  7. lanceuppercut47 macrumors regular

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    You might also need to delete the cydia tweak's preferences, else when you install the app again, it'll be in its previous state.
     
  8. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Preferences? What section of the app is that in ?
     

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  9. BumpyFlatline, May 18, 2013
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    He means the leftover plist files I think. You can use iCleaner to delete these. Just install iCleaner then tap on the plus symbol button at the bottom. Then scroll down to preference files. Tap that and then you can delete the leftover preference files associated with everything you removed from Cydia.

    You can also do this with iFile or a tool like iFunBox. If you'd rather do it this way let me know and ill get the file path for you. ICleaner is the easiest way to accomplish this though. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I have the impression you're not an advanced user. Just let me know either way or if you have questions. I hope this helps.
     
  10. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nope, not advanced just a beginner. Thanks. I will go download Icleaner.

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    Do I keep all of those on or just the cydia related ones?
     

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  11. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    Oh boy lol. Apparently you didn't read my post very carefully lol. You gotta tap the plus symbol in the bottom. Then tap on preference files. Then in there, you can delete individual preference files. Delete the files associated with all the Cydia stuff you've removed from your device.

    If you have any other questions let me know.
     
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  13. madizm83 macrumors newbie

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    ILex tweak

    Use Ilex rat and select from the options, this basically can get ur iphone new, like restoring but u keep the jailbreak.
     
  14. Pinkstiletto66 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I enter ILEX RAT I don't see it. Is it still in cydia?
     
  15. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I think you have to add their source
     
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