1. ghofer's Avatar
    Heres my situation. We have an employee where i work which we purchased a ipod touch for as a PDA. Is there a way we can disable the app store and itunes on there so she has access to only the apps already on there. Disable the ability to add apps is what i am saying. With or without a jailbreak is there a way i can hide the apps or disable them ?
    2010-05-28 09:45 PM
  2. dazzer1983's Avatar
    That's just mean you probably could ifile to the AppStore app and delete it manually.

    You would have to jailbreak first thou and if you ever wanted updates to the apps already on the iPod you would have to do a full restore to get AppStore back on. Losing all the data.
    Last edited by dazzer1983; 2010-05-28 at 09:58 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-05-28 09:58 PM
  3. ghofer's Avatar
    Would that mess up the iPod if i deleted the appstore.app and itunes.app. Also pretty sure this process could be easily reversed if the employee were to restore the iPod.
    Last edited by ghofer; 2010-05-28 at 10:03 PM.
    2010-05-28 10:00 PM
  4. dazzer1983's Avatar
    No just any future updates. Once jailbroken thou you might wanna delete the cydia store also

    Also tell your employee to never hook it up to iTunes to be safe it don't update the firmware adding AppStore and iTunes.
    Last edited by dazzer1983; 2010-05-28 at 10:04 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-05-28 10:04 PM
  5. ghofer's Avatar
    Yeah, i guess this would be the best bet. I'll try it on my old iPod 2G before using this idea. Also noticed that there is a section to restrict applications, does anyone know how well this works ?
    2010-05-28 10:04 PM
  6. dazzer1983's Avatar
    Or you could just not tell her the password for appstore/iTunes
    2010-05-28 10:10 PM
  7. ghofer's Avatar
    So lets say the company makes an itunes account and applies it to the ipod. Can that be changed later on ?
    2010-05-28 10:47 PM
  8. dazzer1983's Avatar
    Not sure. You could also jailbreak it and use an app called lockdown to put passwords on any apps you want. What's the reason for not wanting your employee access AppStore or iTunes might I ask ?
    2010-05-28 11:02 PM
  9. ghofer's Avatar
    Company thing. Really in my opinion I could care less but they insist on me locking it down. Don't know the reasoning behind it.
    2010-05-29 12:16 AM
  10. jkmonkey's Avatar
    If you set up an iTunes account for the company and associate the iPod with that, it can just be signed out of that account from within the app store. Then the iPod could be signed into the personal account of the employee. The best option is probably to jailbreak it the ssh in and remove the app store, iTunes, and cydia apps. Really though there's probably nothing that you can do that the employee can't undo simply by plugging into a computer and hitting restore in iTunes. Even if you do remove the app store from the iPod the employee can still get apps on it by syncing to a computer at home anyway.
    2010-05-29 12:36 AM
  11. ghofer's Avatar
    Yeah and somehow figuring out how to disable the syncing would defeat the purpose of a pda hahaha.
    2010-05-29 02:49 AM
  12. mitchell209's Avatar
    Just set the Restrictions in Settings.
    2010-05-29 03:09 AM
  13. ownerofspam's Avatar
    Just set the Restrictions in Settings.
    This. Don't know why this wasn't the first thing said. First, add all apps you want from app store for the employee to use. Second, go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions and set a passcode, then turn off App Store and iTunes, and to be sure go to "Add Apps" and turn it to "Do not install apps" so that she can't sync apps.

    Endgame.
    2010-05-29 04:21 AM
  14. dazzer1983's Avatar
    I didn't know that could be done
    2010-05-29 10:49 AM
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