[Review] Hide Unwanted App Store Updates With Update Hider for iOS 5
Never be badgered to update an application on the App Store again.
When an update for one of your applications comes out on the App Store, sometimes you install it immediately with thinking or sometimes you ignore it. There are the stubborn few who will only update applications when something big comes out, but there are a select few that won't update applications. Period. Just because the application already works for them and they don't want an update to ruin that for them. If you are either of these two kinds of people that doesn't like being bugged for App Store updates when you have no intention to update the application, then this tweak might be for you.
It's called Update Hider for iOS 5 by iOS developer Will Homer
and it puts a settings pane in your Settings application that allows you to hide certain application updates from the App Store. You can hide any of them, and make them appear again on demand. When you press the hide button in your Settings application and then go back to the App Store to load up the updates tab, you'll find to your surprise that the update is no longer showing up because you have hidden it. This means that the badge that plagues the App Store application icon disappears too.
If you remember the original Update Hider, it was made for other firmwares but it would not work with iOS 5. Update Hider for iOS 5 has been completely rewritten to work with iOS 5. The major difference between the two is that in the iOS 5 version, updates must be hidden from the Settings application where in the previous versions updates must be hidden from the App Store application. For anyone used to the old version, this change might confuse you.
One thing to note is that only the current update version of the application will be hidden. What this means is that if I have Angry Birds 1.0 installed and Angry Birds 1.1 comes out and I hide it, if Angry Birds 1.2 comes out then I will be able to see that update. It works like this so that if you inadvertently forget that you hid an update for an application, you can be reminded at the time that a new update is out so that you can once again decide if the update is worth downloading.
Update Hider for iOS 5 is free in Cydia and is only compatible with iOS 5. All settings are configured from the Settings application and no icons are added to the home screen. The tweak works great as it was intended.
Update Hider for iOS 5
Developer: Will Homer
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Sources: Will Homer