Hiding the news stand icon

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  1. rtermeer70

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    I've watched numerous videos on how to hide this icon but ever since IOS 5.1 came out I can't seem to get it to work. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Rugaby

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    What you are seeing is videos on how to hide it on iOS 5.0.1
    A feature of ios 5.1 is that you can't hide it. Sorry
     
  3. rtermeer70

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    That's what I figured. UGH! Thanks for the info.
     
  4. bams50

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    I have seven pages of apps. I stuck it back on the last page. Never see it there.
     
  5. Santa

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    I don't care about the icon, what I want to do is free the NY Times app from inside the stupid thing
     
  6. rtermeer70

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    I have all my apps in folders do I only have I page, except now I have two pages because the news stand is on the second page. I liked only having one page.
     
  7. Santa

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    I think if you jailbreak there's a way to delete it, but I haven't looked because I need the Times!
     
  8. Rugaby

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    There is a jailbreak tweak to hide it. I am sure it will continue when 5.1 jailbreak comes out.
     
  9. rom x

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    been trying to remove this also from my sons iPhone4s and so far no luck. has anyone found a way to remove this bloatware from the phone yet?
     
  10. snowtrooper1966

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    There was a method of stashing the newsstand into a folder pre 5.1.x.
    It involved sliding newsstand icon into a folder as it was being created. A bit tricky, but I did get it to work:
    46b5e74b-f437-c154.jpg

    46b5e74b-f44b-872a.jpg

    As u can see by the first screenie, it does not even show up in the springboard folder view, just a blank spot, but open the folder and there it is.
    Still works for anyone on iOS 5.0.x

    It is also an option in Springtomize:

    46b5e74b-f4e0-01dd.jpg

    but I do not enable it since I'm still on 5.0.1.
    Can also be hidden via other Cydia tweaks...
     
  11. rom x

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    thank's snowtrooper:)
     
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    Glad to help when I can....
     
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