Deleting a plist...bad news?

fearofnormalcy

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In pointing out biteSMS's "Hide Contact" feature to another forum member, I realized that I had forgotten my own password. After checking around online, I found a possible solution: delete the biteSMS plist in /var/mobile/Library/preferences.

Is this a bad suggestion, or will it work? I've edited plists before, but never deleted one completely. Just wanted to check to see if all will be well.

Also: If it's kosher, should I respring or reboot afterwards?
 

Europa

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Reboot after deleting it. If that's where it's stored, it should fix it by recreating the file on reboot. Can't hurt to try. Just back it up first.
 

fijiman

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Go for it...In the early days of "FullDrop"(in Cydia) I had a problem with my password...I was advised by the author of FullDrop to delete a .plist file then reboot.... fixed the my problem....funny thing, when I rechecked the folder the .plist file was back minus the password problems..:)
 

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Go for it...In the early days of "FullDrop"(in Cydia) I had a problem with my password...I was advised by the author of FullDrop to delete a .plist file then reboot.... fixed the my problem....funny thing, when I rechecked the folder the .plist file was back minus the password problems..:)
Yeah, the missing file is recreated during the reboot.