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How many ways are there to remove cydia? Which way is the most safe way and which is the most dangerous way?

asked 03 Aug '12, 10:57

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closed 04 Apr '13, 15:58

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theiphoneguy ♦

why would you want to remove cydia anyway?

(03 Aug '12, 12:42) Cykey Cykey's gravatar image

I was gonna give my iPod touch to my cousin so I didn't want him to stumble upon cydia and mess up theipod.

(03 Aug '12, 13:08) O0h_1see_n0w O0h_1see_n0w's gravatar image

The question has been closed for being "Solved" by theiphoneguy, 04 Apr '13, 15:58

Only way is to restore with iTunes.


answered 03 Aug '12, 10:58

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JonSeals ♦

And that's the only way?

(03 Aug '12, 10:59) O0h_1see_n0w O0h_1see_n0w's gravatar image

I thought Cydelete would also remove it? But this way is pretty dangerous.

(03 Aug '12, 11:06) reV17 reV17's gravatar image

yes its the only way

(03 Aug '12, 11:09) ixamuel ixamuel's gravatar image

Alright thanks.

(03 Aug '12, 11:12) O0h_1see_n0w O0h_1see_n0w's gravatar image

You can easily uninstall Cydia using CyDelete, or by going to the "Cydia Installer" page in Cydia and uninstalling it, but that won't remove the jailbreak. To remove the jailbreak, you have to restore the device. It sounds best to restore the device in this case.

(03 Aug '12, 18:00) britta britta's gravatar image

wow i never thought about going into the phone and just hitting "rase all content and settings"

i tell you sometimes you tend to over think things...


answered 04 Apr '13, 15:54

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that will cause it to bootloop

(04 Apr '13, 15:58) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

theiphoneguy I only went this route becaues I can't seem to restore in iTunes !

I am running 6.1.2 and I can't seem to restore using redsnow or itunes.. in itunes i get an error 21 and in cydia i get unexpected error 2831

Can you tell me explain to me how to restore, better yet the file to use ? iam currently using iPhone3,1_6.1.2_10B146_Restore

(04 Apr '13, 16:06) DJACCESS DJACCESS's gravatar image

go to settings,general, go to the bottom. it will say reset, click on it and you will see erase all content and settings. you can delete everything there


answered 08 Aug '12, 14:16

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and this will get the device stuck in a bootloop and need to restore in itunes anyways. Considering this question I would suggest you refrain from advising on questions.

(08 Aug '12, 14:50) theiphoneguy ♦ theiphoneguy's gravatar image

craigymeighan is completely wrong.

why don't you install sbsettings and hide the cydia icon?!

(08 Aug '12, 17:29) bharvey88 bharvey88's gravatar image

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