Deleting iPhone icon

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Is there any possible way that I can delete the icons that come with the iPhone because there are some of them that I don't want and it's a waste of space for me. Any help would be great.

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No you can't delete them. Best you can do is move them to the last page or "hide" them. Need to be jailbroken to hide them with j/b app.
 

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actually you can. you can even uninstall stuff, but you would need some sort of unix console. i use cyberduck (for pc's winscp or putty). set to ssh and you logon to the root, click up and then go into stash. next you go into Applications. from there you can delete/uninstall any apps you wish.

good luck and best wishes.
 

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No you can't delete them. Best you can do is move them to the last page or "hide" them. Need to be jailbroken to hide them with j/b app.
Not true.

If you are jailbroken, just SSH into the iPhone and delete the .app from your file structure. For example, if you didn't want the stock app anymore then just delete stock.app from the applications folder.

Be aware that doing this permanently deletes the app from your phone and you would have to restore to get them back...
 

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Is there any possible way that I can delete the icons that come with the iPhone because there are some of them that I don't want and it's a waste of space for me. Any help would be great.

Cheers Joe
One thing I did is move all the stock icons I do not use to a back page on my springboard to get them out of the way. It could be a real pain getting them back if you delete them as mentioned above and then need one of them back.
 

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actually you can. you can even uninstall stuff, but you would need some sort of unix console. i use cyberduck (for pc's winscp or putty). you logon to the root, click up and then go into stash. next you go into Applications. from there you can delete/uninstall any apps you wish.

good luck and best wishes.
Yes but you need to be jailbroken, like BrownGem said...
 

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Yes but you need to be jailbroken, like BrownGem said...

of course. in order to do cool stuff, of course you need to be jailbroken. the only downside is that it slows down the iPhone a bit, but jailbreaking is a plus IF YOU KNOW HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT. if you're not that experienced with modern technology, i would suggest not jailbreaking since you would lose all of Apple's support.


No you can't delete them. Best you can do is move them to the last page or "hide" them. Need to be jailbroken to hide them with j/b app.
:dft008:surprised how are you a zea lot?
 

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You can Hide them from your Springboard, once jailbroken (as repeatedly said), download Poof. Then hide the apps you don't want to see. You can get them get back by un-poofing them.

Or.

As mentioned by the ninja, get rid of them via SSH, just be careful what your deleting. If you mess it up, you may render your phone unusable.
 

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You can Hide them from your Springboard, once jailbroken (as repeatedly said), download Poof. Then hide the apps you don't want to see. You can get them get back by un-poofing them.

Or.

As mentioned by the ninja, get rid of them via SSH, just be careful what your deleting. If you mess it up, you may render your phone unusable.

or you can just rejailbreak it to get those apps back.
 

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of course. in order to do cool stuff, of course you need to be jailbroken. the only downside is that it slows down the iPhone a bit, but jailbreaking is a plus IF YOU KNOW HOW TO TROUBLESHOOT. if you're not that experienced with modern technology, i would suggest not jailbreaking since you would lose all of Apple's support.




:dft008:surprised how are you a zea lot?
I think you've miss-read what this guys saying. Although he is incorrect in his comment, he's right at the same time. You can always shift the icons you don't need to your back page on your springboard.

I hate to pick on the little guy, although you seem to have a decent knowledge about the iPhone, don't start with members that have contributed a great deal to this website. I've got things wrong in the past, I no doubt will in the future to.
 

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i apologize and yes the post was in a sense correct in that you can hid it using apps and/or winterboard, but saying that you can't delete or deleting icons is incorrect and i was only shocked by that statement. again i apologize for being a prick.

Why re-jailbreak?

Why should you have to do anything like that, the main idea is the prevention of problems. That's why I suggested Poof.
:eek:k:eek:k

i'm saying if something went wrong or you need any of the apps back you can rejailbreak it, but poof would be more sufficient.
 

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I understand what your saying, that's simply why I suggested Poof. I've deleted stuff through SSH before, I nearly wrote off my phone because I was getting into something which I knew nothing about (after further research, I'm quite happy). Your seriously going to deep' dark places when you start deleting files from the iPhone. I take extra care and caution when creating/adding my own custom message tones and email tones, just incase.
 
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No need to apologize. Peeps get stuff wrong all the time. Just a gentle sorry your incorrect would do lol. ;)



I understand what your saying, that's simply why I suggested Poof. I've deleted stuff through SSH before, I nearly wrote off my phone because I was getting into something which I knew nothing about (after further research, I'm quite happy). Your seriously going to deep' dark places when you start deleting files from the iPhone. I take extra care and caution when creating/adding my own custom message tones and email tones, just incase.

lol thank you and i agree with you when you said Poof would be a lot more safer. i just prefer going through ssh because i don't want to get an app to delete all my other apps if i can just plug in and CAREFULLY delete them through a UNIX based environment.
 
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Of course you can delete that. I agree with previous comments. For doing this you have to be jailbriken. Thaen you have to use ssh to delete it from application list.
 

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Of course you can delete that. I agree with previous comments. For doing this you have to be jailbriken. Thaen you have to use ssh to delete it from application list.
I think there's enough answers for the same questions in this thread lol. About 10 different people have given the same answer, including myself.
:eek:k:eek:k lol
 

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I think there's enough answers for the same questions in this thread lol. About 10 different people have given the same answer, including myself.
:eek:k:eek:k lol

agreed! i can't stand that. i was actually just about to comment on that, that was it necessary to repeat what others said just to bring up one's post count?

By UNIX (never really got into it), do you mean openSSH?

explain your method....
yes and no. openSSH is what you need on your phone then you use some type of unix console to go into the system directories of the phone via ssh in the console.