App Store developers like to update their applications all the time with new features or what they like to call "improvements," but when it comes right down to it, the user might not see all of these changes as "improvements." Some common cases are with the Facebook application, which seems to get more and more bugs with each update, or the YouTube application, which every time it gets updated, seems to break popular extensions like YourTube or ProTube.
If you want to be able to hide App Store application updates from the Updates tab so that you don't have to deal with them, and also keep that pesky update badge from showing on the App Store application and the Updates tab of the application, then check out a new jailbreak tweak called ASUpdateHider
by iOS developer Marco Cristalli.
After you install this tweak, whenever you have an update in the App Store, you can just swipe on the update to reveal a "hide update" button. Tapping on this button will allow you to pick between hiding only this one update, or hiding all updates for that application altogether.
ASUpdateHider adds a preferences pane to the Settings application where you can configure a few options:
The first option allows you to hide the application update history, which shows you all of the recent applications that you've updated. The second option allows you to choose what happens when you tap on the "Hide Update" button. By default, it's set to "Ask me every time," but you can also set it to "Only the last version," or "All future updates."
Under the "Hidden Updates" cell, you will be able to see all of the application updates that you've hidden from the App Store, and if you want to restore them to the App Store because you decided that you want to update the application after all, you can use the Edit button in this interface to remove the application(s) you want to update from this list, and they'll show up under the Updates tab in the App Store application once more.
With all of the options you have available, ASUpdateHider is a great tweak for those that don't really care to update applications in order to stick with stability of not only the application itself, but also with jailbreak tweaks that might extend the feature set of applications. ASUpdateHider is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit iOS 7 devices, and if you want to give it a try, it's available in Cydia's BigBoss repository for 99¢.
iPhone 5 running iOS 7.0.4