When it comes to user experience, it should be safe to say that Apple provides one of the best in the mobile industry with the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. But that's not to say that some iOS users wouldn't want to customize their user experience in order to suit their personal taste. And that's where jailbreaking comes into play. With jailbreaking, you are opening every aspect of your iOS device to customization. For those who wants a different experience beyond the iOS, we have a tweak for you that's directly lifted from a rival platform of Apple's mobile operating system, the Android.
In the iOS, uninstalling an app is a fairly simple process. One just needs to find the app to be uninstalled from the homescreen and then tap and hold the app's icon for a few seconds until the icons starts jiggling. And "X" button should appear just above the app's icon which should delete / uninstall the app when pressed. It's simple, quick and efficient. On the Android platform however, the process is of course different. Apps or shortcuts are uninstalled by dragging the icon in a trashbin that will appear just below the screen whenever an app or shortcut or selected.
Now for whatever reason, you want to delete / uninstall your apps just like the same method as the one found in Android, then here's a jailbreak tweak for you called Android Delete. If you are tired of the iOS's default method of uninstallation or you simply prefer that of Android's, then you can try out this particular jailbreak tweak which can be found through Cydia. Once installed, a homescreen icon will not be added to your springboard but instead a configuration menu for Android Delete will be present in the System Settings of the iOS. This is where you can adjust the animation speed of the tweak, as well as the option to enable / disable the tweak.
Even with Android Delete installed, you should still be able to use the default method of uninstalling applications. In my opinion, the iOS's default method works great already but of course, other users might not share the same opinion or they simply want an alternative option of deleting apps. Android Delete is yet another way for you to customize your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
To install Android Delete, you must be running under iOS 4.0 or above and of course, since this is a jailbreak tweak, your device needs to be jailbroken. In case you need some assistance to jailbreak your device, then we have a couple of guides for you. If you are currently under iOS 4.3.5, then use our Redsn0w guide for a tethered jailbreak. However, if you opt for an untethered jailbreak instead, we highly recommend that you jailbreak iOS 4.3.3 on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using one of the following tools: Redsn0w, Sn0wbreeze, PwnageTool and JailbreakMe (the easiest and fastest method).
Android Delete is available through Cydia under the BigBoss Repo for $1.49.Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback