Earlier, ModMyi showed you a tool
that could be used to hide Newsstand from view on your home screen whether you were jailbroken or not. The tool was called StifleStand by iOS developer Filippo Bigarella
and it would place Newsstand in a folder where it would become invisible from the home screen until you open the folder. You could put other applications in folder or name the folder anything you want despite the default name of “Magic.”
iOS hacker @ih8sn0w just recently retweeted
a Tweet by @SwissHttp that StifleStand has been released for Windows, which uses code from Filippo Bigarella and comex.
To use the tool, download StifleStand for Windows
, right click the file and run it as an administrator, and then plug your iOS device in. As shown above, the tool will recognize your iOS device and the button for hiding Newsstand will become clickable. Go ahead and click the Hide Newsstand button.
A couple of seconds later, StifleStand should say, “Hiding Newsstand Succeeded!” If you get this message, then Newsstand should now be in a folder on your iOS device’s home screen called Magic. If you get any errors, simply try the process again by unplugging, then plugging in again your device and re-launching StifleStand.
If you check on the home screen of your device, you will notice that the application has created a new folder on your home screen called “Magic,” which contains nothing at first sight:
You can drag any of your applications into the folder and you will notice that the first space is blank. This is because Newsstand is in the folder:
When you open the folder, you will see Newsstand hidden away inside.
If you ever want to show Newsstand again, just drag it out of the folder. If you attempt to open Newsstand while it’s in the folder, your device will crash; this is normal. You can run the application again if you ever remove Newsstand from the folder.