1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar


    If you want to keep people from deleting your home screen applications on you when you hand them your iOS device, or just keep yourself from accidentally deleting applications by mistake, then check this out.

    A new free jailbreak tweak called NoUninstall by iOS developer Ryan Burke will prevent applications from being deleted from the home screen either by others, or by mistake.

    Once installed, if you hold down on an application icon on the home screen, you'll get into "jiggle" mode, but you won't see any of the 'X' buttons on the application icons for the applications you downloaded from the App Store, effectively keeping you form deleting any applications.

    If you choose that you really do want to delete an application, you can head over to the Settings application and visit the NoUninstall preferences pane (shown above) to disable the tweak. Once you do that, you can enter "jiggle" mode again, and the 'X' buttons will appear, allowing you to delete applications.

    This tweak is perfect for handing your device over to a friend and being able to keep the peace of mind that they're not going to delete any of your personal data.

    If you want to give NoUninstall a try, it's available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repository. The tweak is fully compatible with iOS 7 and both 32 and 64-bit iOS devices.

    Name: NoUninstall
    Price: FREE
    Version: 0.1-9
    Requirements: iOS 7.0-7.0.4
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: Ryan Burke
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    2014-01-07 03:32 AM
  2. offroad1994's Avatar
    Does it also prevent upgrades? There are some apps I prefer to stay as they are for now.
    2014-01-07 04:06 AM
  3. Jboy310's Avatar
    Another useless tweak lol as you can go in settings>general >restrictions and turn off "deleting apps" lol

    Does it also prevent upgrades? There are some apps I prefer to stay as they are for now.
    Are you serious? All you have to do is turn off automatic
    Updates in settings>iTunes lmao wow
    2014-01-07 04:18 AM
  4. WHUDS's Avatar
    Does not work
    2014-01-07 05:42 AM
  5. baRRy boRRis's Avatar
    Why is this a tweak at all? Settings > General > Restrictions. There you can disable deleting apps in addition to installing apps, in-app-purchases, safari, camera, iTunes Store, Siri and AirDrop. You're welcome.
    2014-01-07 08:03 AM
  6. ProfessorJack's Avatar
    Does not work
    It dose after a reboot nearly every tweek needs one on the 5s
    2014-01-07 09:14 AM
  7. iH85CH001's Avatar
    Why is this a tweak at all? Settings > General > Restrictions. There you can disable deleting apps in addition to installing apps, in-app-purchases, safari, camera, iTunes Store, Siri and AirDrop. You're welcome.
    Exactly what I was going to say...
    2014-01-07 10:48 AM
  8. offroad1994's Avatar
    Okay. RESTRICTIONS takes away the App Store. Interesting.
    2014-01-07 12:07 PM
  9. alanjf's Avatar
    Why on earth does this require iOS 7? There is nothing specific to iOS 7 about this tweak. It seems that is is more and more the case with brand new tweaks that have been coming out, but with packages that have been around for some time, they support both iOS 7 and iOS 6 (and many times lower versions too.) I believe what I'm saying is that it would be nice if newer developers would be more mindful of people on older OS versions and/or devices (not everyone can upgrade to the latest OS.)
    2014-01-07 06:06 PM
  10. znbl's Avatar
    I agree with the above. I understand that not every dev can test on every OS version depending on their environment, but if they are using Xcode, then I'm pretty sure it's possible to test for iOS 6 and such without having to have a device running it. So I'm not really sure what the really reason for this is, other than people thinking that iOS 7 is the only relevant version. Or they know about iOS 6 and older users and just don't give a crap.
    2014-01-07 06:11 PM
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