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So far I have used evasi0n 7 to jailbreak an iPhone 5, iPad Air and an iPad4 All worked great.

I have now tried an ipad mini (1st gen) 4 times but have a problem each time.

The jailbreak all seems to work fine, Cydia appears etc. But after the final reboot, the evasi0n7 icon remains on the iPad mini homescreen. I have tried restoring and re-jailbreaking 4 times and this is the case each time.

It's not a major issue, I can hide the icon away somewhere but concerned the jailbreak is not actually fully complete while that icon is still there.

Any ideas?


asked 30 Dec '13, 21:41

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When you say "I have tried restoring..", do you mean restore from backup or restore firmware?

(30 Dec '13, 21:43) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

A full firmware restore each time. Thanks.

(30 Dec '13, 21:44) jbrker jbrker's gravatar image

Edit: just delete the evasi0n icon if you already have cydia. Tap hold kill.

(30 Dec '13, 21:52) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

There's no 'X' to delete it when tap and hold?

(30 Dec '13, 22:21) jbrker jbrker's gravatar image

That's weird. Have you launched cydia and done essential updates?

(30 Dec '13, 22:53) justinred ♦ justinred's gravatar image

Just in case anyone else has this issue, I figured it out, it was my error!

I had restrictions on my childrens iPad so they could not delete apps from the iPad. This was preventing evasi0n from being deleted at the end of the jailbreak.

I restored again, turned off restrictions, then jailbroke again. All worked fine



answered 31 Dec '13, 05:47

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