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I bought a used jailbroken iphone with tons of apps that I don't need. iphone 3g with OS 4.2.1 BB 6.15.00 Here is a list of the apps. When I
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    Default Used iphone with tons of cydia apps. How to get rid of them.
    I bought a used jailbroken iphone with tons of apps that I don't need.
    iphone 3g with OS 4.2.1 BB 6.15.00

    Here is a list of the apps. When I try to uninstall an app, it says it will uninstall all of my cydia apps.

    APR
    APT 0.7(apt-key)
    APT 0.7 Strict (lib)
    Base Structure
    Bourne-Again Shell
    bzip2
    Core Utilities (/bin)
    Darwin Tools
    Debian Packager
    Debian Utilities
    Diff Utilities
    Erica Utilities
    Gnu Privacy Guard
    grep
    gzip
    libhide
    libstatusbar
    LZMA
    New Curses
    PAM (Apple)
    PAM Modules
    pcre
    pincrush
    Profile Directory
    readline
    sed
    shell-cmds
    system-cmds
    Tape Archive
    UIKit Tools


    What is the best way to get rid of these apps?

    Thanks.

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    Sorry, but most of those are things you DO need.
    They're not applications with an icon on your Springboard-
    they're system utilities that are either required for Cydia or replacements for Apple system tools that make your iPhone run more effectively.

    You can't easily replace the original unmodified Apple versions- so if you remove all the Cydia packages for them your iPhone will stop working altogether. The good news is that most of them aren't very big, and aren't taking up much space or memory.

    If you really want to get rid of EVERYTHING that you believe you don't need,
    you could restore to an official Apple version of the firmware (if the original owner had SHSH blobs saved). You'll lose the jailbreak, but that's life.

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    Thanks. I didn't have those on my ipod when I jailbroke it, so I figured they were for programing.

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    FYI: The iPad does not include Calculator, Timer, Stocks, & Weather apps normally found on iPhones.

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    The iPad doesn't have a calculator?! LOL - a computer without a calculator.

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    Yeah you have to get it through the app store which sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by teingram View Post
    Thanks. I didn't have those on my ipod when I jailbroke it, so I figured they were for programing.
    OK.
    This breakdown may not be perfect, but it should be close:

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    APR
    APT 0.7(apt-key)
    APT 0.7 Strict (lib)
    Debian Packager
    Debian Utilities
    Gnu Privacy Guard
    Essential Cydia components.

    Base Structure
    Bourne-Again Shell
    bzip2
    Core Utilities (/bin)
    Darwin Tools
    grep
    gzip
    libhide
    libstatusbar
    LZMA
    New Curses
    pcre
    pincrush
    Profile Directory
    readline
    sed
    shell-cmds
    system-cmds
    Tape Archive
    UIKit Tools
    Cydia jailbroken replacements for essential system tools, because the Apple versions suck.

    PAM (Apple)
    PAM Modules
    Cydia jailbroken replacements for essential system tools, because the Apple versions suck.
    Special note:
    Removing PAM will almost certainly hose your phone.

    Diff Utilities
    Erica Utilities
    Common unix utilities probably required by other packages.
    It's possible you might get away with removing them, but I wouldn't risk it.
    ____

    Some of the replaced programs really are "tools for programing" that ordinary users don't fiddle with all the time, but hackers and coders (and the iOS system itself) do. They really were on your iPhone before it was jailbroken, even if you don't remember seeing them before.

    Yeah, it IS kindof a pain to keep track of.

    Would be nice if saurik (or someone) would put an identifier in the package names, but generally packages with short names tend to be part of Telesphoreo and therefore things you probably don't want to mess with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raduga View Post
    ...generally packages with short names tend to be part of Telesphoreo and therefore things you probably don't want to mess with.
    Good point ... and true

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    help meeeeeeeeeeeeee ! i suddenly deleted this Bourne-Again Shell thingy !

    now my iPhone in coma ! T.T
    help me ! what shud i do ?
    im out of warranty cos i bought this from US , its US Version !

    i cant even hard reset , charge , DFU , and all the thingy tip on the net tested !
    how ????????????????????????
    please dont die my iPhy ! T.T waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    kindly apprecite ur kindness ! i will call u iPhone savior if u could solve this !
    pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeee

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