Hiding the news stand icon

Dec 5, 2008
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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?
 

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#2
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
 
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That's what I figured. UGH! Thanks for the info.
 

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#4
I have seven pages of apps. I stuck it back on the last page. Never see it there.
 

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#5
I don't care about the icon, what I want to do is free the NY Times app from inside the stupid thing
 
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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.
 

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#7
I think if you jailbreak there's a way to delete it, but I haven't looked because I need the Times!
 

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

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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?
 
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#10
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:
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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:

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

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thank's snowtrooper:)