CyDelete – Uninstall Cydia packages from SpringBoard!

Author: Dustin Howett  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

Since the dawn of Cydia, users have been struggling to remove applications they’ve installed with it. Uninstalling a package is a seven-step operation at best: Start Cydia, Manage, Packages, (locate package), Modify, Remove, Confirm.

With the advent of CyDelete, however, Cydia packages can now be removed like any App Store applications- hold down the icon, wait for them to start wiggling, and tap the X. What was once cumbersome is now integrated into the standard iPhoneOS workflow. It is a lightweight MobileSubstrate plugin that only does anything in Wiggle Mode.

CyDelete will not remove applications that are not managed by Cydia, though they will be branded with an X. From SpringBoard’s standpoint, applications managed by Cydia and applications just sitting in /Applications are one and the same. CyDelete will also not remove Cydia itself, for safety reasons.

Without further ado, some screenshots!
Delete Colloq? Presto! It's Gone!

With the release of 1.0.0, it is expected that some uninstallations may fail, and that some packages may incorrectly be flagged as removable when they’re not, and not removable when they are, and that there will be crashes. For that reason, there is a “Bug Report” link available on the Cydia information page for CyDelete. Please submit any failures you encounter. Here is the link.

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96 Responses to “CyDelete – Uninstall Cydia packages from SpringBoard!”

  1. Mathew Says:

    This is an awesome app, These features should of been in cydia to begin with!

    A+ Dhowett you’ve outdone yourself

    CHeers

  2. blatz Says:

    Really really awesome! As Mathew said, Saurik should add this by default to Cydia.

    It works fine without problems, like you try to remove an Appstore App, no more extra opening Cydia (and syncing) to remove Apps.

    Love it Dustin, great work! !
    A must have for every jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch

    Can somebody tell me the file-name to skin the remove “X” ?

    Thanky

  3. Dustin Howett Says:

    Mathew & blatz: Thanks!

    blatz: It’s a 30×29 image in SpringBoard’s bundle called “closebox.png”. :)

  4. blatz Says:

    thank a lot Dustin :-)

  5. mario Says:

    yep awesome, i agree you should talk to saurik abouy this being integrated with cydia in future releases

  6. Mathew Says:

    It’s over 9000!!!!

  7. mario Says:

    what theme is that you are using in the screenshots?

  8. Dustin Howett Says:

    Gradiance v3.3 Icons + Matte UI 1.1 (Aqua Variant) + Coloured Status Bar Icons
    Thanks for the support :)

  9. Dustin Howett Says:

    It’s over 10,000! But that’s not as funny.

  10. ipodtouchmaster05 Says:

    This has already been made by gojohnnyboi, called QuickDel, already on Cydia. Does the exact same thing, good job you copied an app.

  11. Dustin Howett Says:

    The fact of the matter is, “Master”, that I wrote the code for CyDelete before Gojohnnyboi wrote his implementation. We were originally working AS A TEAM. You have NO idea what you’re talking about.
    Just because you have a vested interest in appstore development with him does not mean that you need to play his bitch.

    He decided to stick with 3.0.

    Also, if you’ll note, his quikdel package uses some of my scripts, from previous revisions of CyDelete, when it was called QuikDel.

  12. Dustin Howett Says:

    As for working as a team; He told me I could release the code since he moved on to 3.0.

  13. billchase2 Says:

    EXCELLENT work with this! Uninstalling was really my only gripe with Cydia and this completely fixes that. Thanks!

  14. i_Hot Says:

    Excelent work Dustin. Will be great if you can unmark all un-removeable apps. Thanks

  15. taxbax Says:

    This app is amazing, very much needed.

    A really cool addition would be to allow the hiding of any app as SB Settings does through poof. (ideally appstore and cydia of course)

  16. Rajiv Says:

    Excellent work!

  17. Stian Says:

    One simple question: Will it run in the background and take up memory?

    So long I’m loving it. Thanks!

  18. Dustin Howett Says:

    It might take up a nominal amount, but just so that it might spring into action whenever you need it. It’s rather lightweight, even with the new translation code I’m adding. :)

  19. Dodswm Says:

    Great addon – thanks so much for this!

  20. ipodtouchmaster05 Says:

    Wow someone got a little defensive when I mentioned that he stole an application. Oh because you little prick, you DID. You have the EXACT same app that does the EXACT same thing, and you released yours a good week after him. bitch

  21. Dustin Howett Says:

    You’re entitled to your own opinion, you little asshole.

  22. mysterio Says:

    Hello. I tested this great app and found out that Cydelete does not distinguish between apps that need a respring after uninstallation and those who don’t. It just deletes the application and the icon.

  23. Dustin Howett Says:

    It’s supposed to distingiush between them, unless the respring is caused by a dependency on something else (such as MobileSubstrate). I specifically added this feature.

  24. Dustin Howett Says:

    Could you tell me which package it is? Thanks!

  25. mysterio Says:

    I tried biteSMS. Thanks for the quick reply.

  26. BigBoss Says:

    I’ll concur. It is very light weight. It does not “run” in the background as it is a mobile substrate add-on. This means it becomes part of your springboard process. It seems to be taking less than a MB of RAM. I have it installed with no noticeable loss whatsoever. I recommend!

  27. BigBoss Says:

    This is not stolen code. I have talked with Gojohnnyboi about this release prior to publishing it. He was fine with it.

    In addition, Gojohnnyboi’s version is not released. If it is released on some private, beta repository that no one has installed, that doesn’t count for release. Nor does announcing something in a forum.

  28. Chris Says:

    For me … it has never ever worked.

  29. Jonesy44 Says:

    This is a wicked addon, great work. Only problem i notice is that “uninstall” is typo’d as “unintall” on english.lproj :)

  30. Sam Says:

    Hi,

    Curious to know – where can I find “colloq”? I’ve been waiting for it since the 1.x days

  31. cOrpse Says:

    any one seen any battery drainage using cydelete?

  32. Diskord Says:

    Anyone else having an issue getting to the bigboss repository? Might just be my connection but I can’t get any packages to show up on my iphone right now.

  33. DHowett Says:

    In Cydia at http://howett.net/cydia
    (HowettNET in the More Sources list)
    It’s not the colloQ from the olden days, however.

  34. Tranzy Says:

    I’ve been trying to get this working for me.. but i cannot see the “x”. Tried a lot of apps but doesn’t work.

    removed it, updated it, reinstalled… nothing works :(

  35. Rupert_W Says:

    Can somebody list the dependencies installed with this please, im having problems with crashing and am going to start from scratch :(

  36. Rupert_W Says:

    Sorry I take that back, its all fixed now, brilliant app btw, very useful!

  37. DHowett Says:

    Thank you! :)

  38. Tranzy Says:

    Also fixed here. Installed Winterboard and i guess that installed the dependencies for it.

  39. gabe565 Says:

    This is a very great app! It was one of the first apps I installed after my first jailbreak, and I’ve had it ever since! Thank you :)

  40. suckaa Says:

    Good job biasaaaach!!!

  41. kun Says:

    What should i do?I’ve been trying to get this working for me.. but i cannot see the “x”. Tried a lot of apps but doesn’t work.pls help..or give me link related with this problem

  42. Dustin Howett Says:

    Check for other extensions installed, I know there’s at least one that interferes with the (x)s; Unfortunately, I don’t know which it is off the top of my head.

  43. aide Says:

    thanks for this

  44. john Says:

    Just a warning if it applies to anyone else — I installed this on a more or less freshly jailbroken (redsn0w) iphone 3g 3.0; and the moment it finished installing, the iphone rebooted to the apple logo and wouldn’t turn on. After a few home/power resets it did turn on. The first thing I went to do was uninstall cydelete from cydia, but when I tried, it was no longer in the packages. I’m not exactly sure what happened, I have only a few packages installed and nothing that would seem to be troublesome (with the exception of appsync); but just wanted to give a heads up.

  45. Dustin Howett Says:

    After installing MobileSubstrate for the first time, there are some issues reloading SpringBoard. A reboot fixes it. It’s a one-time thing, and it is related to a failure on Apple’s part. There is nothing I can do about it.
    Please search for the right culprit next time. :(

  46. Diego Says:

    iv tried to search for the location of the cross on the cydelete as i want to change it for the one i currently use in my skin.

    can anyone direct me to the exact location?

  47. MJD Says:

    Hello, i just jailbreaked my iphone 3G to OS 3.0

    I was trying to install cydelete and it is not working, although it was working fine on the 2.2 firmware.

    i am getting this note from cydia:
    “the requested modifications cannot be applied due to required dependencies or conflicts that cannot be automatically found or fixed.”

    please help!

  48. Wm A Says:

    Hi
    I LOVE this app, but there’s one thing I can’t figure out. People have said you can theme the X that shows up on the icons, but I can’t figure out how to. I’ve WinSCP’d into every file to try and replace the Icon and can’t find it. BTW i’m using Glasklart. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated

    Wm

    PS Thx in advance

  49. Wm A Says:

    also, every file that I find called “closebox.png” ends up being the file that I WANT the icon to be, not the one it shows up as

  50. VittGam - Please HELP ME!!! Says:

    Hello, I have deleted a webapp with CyDelete previous version. Now I’m without Web.App . How can I restore it? Thank you for the help.

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  52. VittGam Says:

    P.s. For Web.App is intended the folder /Applications/Web.app in my iPod Touch (os 2.2). Can someone upload a zipped copy of 2.2′s folder plz? Thx

  53. Ethan Says:

    I just installed cydelete and it froze my phone, I went to uninstall the app seeing of thatwould fix the issue and I can no longer launch cydia, I would like to have the app work and be able to launch cydia, but I don’t know how to uninstall cydelete, is there some way of getting rid of it using winscp or something like that?

    Please help asap
    w473r801@gmail.com

  54. Sohaib Says:

    i need help
    plz someone help me
    plz
    i deleted installer with cydelete and now i cant reinstall it
    can i get around this
    if u can solve this ur a genius and it would be helpful
    plz and thanks

  55. Drumcode Says:

    cant uninstall BiteSMS either, its just deletes the icon and comes with an error. the bitealert icon in sbsettings ar still there.

  56. Ipt Says:

    Help me plz… I just deleted cydia using cydelete
    But when I try to install cydia again via blackra1n it downloads, unpacks and resprings but cydia icon does not show??? Running 3gen iPod touch 3.1.2

  57. ajiw Says:

    thanxxxxxxxxxx

  58. Anonymous Says:

    Where do I download it? :(

  59. Anonymous Says:

    Where do we download it? :(

  60. Vkianna Says:

    I tried to delete cydia using cydelete and it removed the icon but failed to remove cydia obviously bc when I go to my setting cydelete is sitting right there:( I need help!!!

  61. staalhaan Says:

    Hi guise,
    After installing cydelete on a 3G iOS 4.2.1, springboard keeps crashing and now Im stuck in safe mode. Could someone please state what extensions/packages/dependencies are installed together with cydelete? I remember 2 pkg installed after selecting cydelete, and it keeps crashing after removing cydelete pkg. Thank you in advance!

  62. staalhaan Says:

    Nevermind, I fixed it by removing ReflectiveDock.

  63. Toebreaker Says:

    same problem here

  64. RandumDood Says:

    Look at the date man…lol

  65. Anonymous Says:

    Umm one question what if u delete cydia???

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  68. Anonymous Says:

    Reboot your phone

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    Hi guise,
    After installing cydelete on a 3G iOS 4.2.1, springboard keeps crashing and now Im stuck in safe mode. Could someone please state what extensions/packages/dependencies are installed together with cydelete? I remember 2 pkg installed after selecting cydelete, and it keeps crashing after removing cydelete pkg. Thank you in advance!

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  78. Russell Says:

    Please help cydelete deletes the app but it reappears when i respring >> Driving me InSAne!

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