How to Uninstall Cydia Apps Directly from SpringBoard | Uninstall Cydia Applications

How to Uninstall Cydia Apps Directly from SpringBoard | Step-by-Step Guide

delete-appIf you own a jailbroken iPhone and have installed some apps via Cydia, you will notice that when you try to delete any app from your SpringBoard (Tap and hold on the icon) an “X” appears, where you tap and remove the app . But in case of Applications installed via Cydia, there will be no “X” with them (Screenshot available). You will need to go to

Cydia > Manage > Packages>find your targeted package > Modify > Remove > Confirm

to uninstall those apps. Now that’s the only bad thing about Cydia, I noticed.


But don’t worry, Now, CyDelete is out there for you. CyDelete solves the uninstallation problem with Cydia installed application and have brought much convenience to iPhone owners.

After installing CyDelete you will be able to remove Cydia applications directly from your SpringBoard the same way you remove App Store Applications (Tap and hold on the icon, it will start wiggling and then tap “X” that appeared on top-left corner).

CyDelete is available to download via Cydia for Free!

Open the Cydia from your iPhone SpringBoard.


Tap Search Tab from Bottom Right corner and in the search box input: ‘cydelete‘ and select CyDelete from search results.


Press Install and then Confirm button available at the top right side of the screen.


Cydia will download and install CyDelete. When done, Press the big Restart SpringBoard button at bottom.


On you SpringBoard, press and hold an app icon, all icons will start wiggling. Now you can see “X” is available for both App store and Cydia applications. (Before and after screenshot is available)


CyDelete is still in beta so we can expect crashes but so far it’s working fine on my iPhone.

Go get this handy app and don’t forget to share your views about it.


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36 comments… add one
Umar April 12, 2009, 2:39 am

Actually i installed an application from cydia.its name is modem.and i want
to delete when i press the icon for sometime and icon moves to and fro and cross comes on left side.when i press the cross then msg comes that. NOt enough memry.i cant delete it.what should i do.i have installed the cydelete.plz help.

iMacker February 4, 2011, 5:14 am

I have had similar issues but I resolved them by removing some apps installed through Cydia which was causing this. Do not Install or remove if you already have the following apps

Admin April 12, 2009, 3:00 am

try removing it from Cydia:

Start Cydia, Manage, Packages, (locate package), Modify, Remove, Confirm.

CAAMSARAVANAN May 4, 2009, 8:51 pm


umesh March 28, 2010, 5:28 pm

hello mr caamsaravanan how can i use the net of my computer in my ipod touch/iphone using cider please send me reply

RAMITCH June 5, 2009, 9:20 am

i have the same prob. as the guy above me…also i want to delete themes have downloaded and dont want

Elton August 27, 2009, 6:33 pm

The app works perfectly in my 3gs. THANK YOU!!!

darren September 11, 2009, 3:37 am

i downloaded an app from cydia called desktop/sms background and when it finish it said restart springboard so i did and when i went to my homescreen all of my icons was gone only thing i can see is the clock and battery can u delete apps using ssh?

iPhone Heat September 11, 2009, 5:40 pm

go to Cydia > Manage > Packages
and uninstall what caused the crash

JoJo Jack Jnr October 13, 2009, 9:15 am

Hi, Wasup.
I saw the blog
Very well constructed
In fact I have been looking for this for months is a site i’ll keep bookmarked
Great effort congrats !

JQ October 24, 2009, 5:24 am

After I installed Cydelete in iphone 3G 3.1 Cydia crashes every time I try to start it. I restored the iphone several times , but Cydia still crashing… Any help? I will apreciated …

Jaink007 October 26, 2009, 1:08 am

This website is very helpful..Amazing application.. Thanks u so much it helped me when I needed this app urgently!! Keep it up:)

giacomoman2 December 21, 2009, 9:31 pm

i accidentally removed cydia from my ipod touch 2g and now i cant delete my cydia apps i try to restore my ipod touch and when it is like at the have of the download it fails and an error appears but nothing written. it is like nothing written on the error window

zidane January 7, 2010, 8:09 pm

Cydia has crashed and i want to remove some new installed applications as i think thats the source of the problem. I want to know if icy can help to remove applications or is their any way to fix cydia. Ty in advance.

tadele January 16, 2010, 2:11 am

ThX this is the most retarded thing Cydia did ! u saved me a lot of time !

Tiffany January 20, 2010, 7:34 pm

I tried this and have no problem downloaded Cydelete. However, when I hold down to the icon the screen only shake but no X on the top so I can’t delete it. What’s wrong? I only have the Terminal app that I want to delete and I don’t see it in the Packages so I can’t do it manually either. Please help.

Dmitri February 1, 2010, 2:00 pm

i have some problems with cydia. some of the apps i cannot dwld and i will just be back on cydia without the app being installed. is there anything i can do?

iPhoneHeat February 1, 2010, 11:07 pm

let the Cydia update in the first attempt

prg55 February 10, 2010, 11:46 am

my i phone not showing video wallpaper in application background please help me

itouch March 15, 2010, 4:03 pm

I want to uninstall all the things from my ipod like cydia and all the jailbroken stuff
so pls can u help

iPhoneHeat March 15, 2010, 7:21 pm

restore official firmware..
that’s it

itouch March 16, 2010, 7:45 am

how do i do that … !

tyree March 17, 2010, 5:17 am

my apps are smushed in together help

zaan May 31, 2010, 7:07 am

pls can u teach me hw to unintstall cydia from iphone? thanks

kjasd December 4, 2010, 10:26 am


white January 28, 2011, 6:11 am

how to jb itouch 2g MC model?plz

angchuongco April 16, 2011, 10:23 am

I downloaded the cydelete after reading your post. It’s working fine on my iphone4 4.3.1 jailbroken phone. so far so good. No crashes yet both on my cydia springboard and or any of the above earlier comments. (crosses fingers as it’s my first time to jailbreak my iphone4)

the fixer May 27, 2011, 11:16 pm

My CyDelete not working to delete apps either. No “x” to press????
Is there another problem?

Mr Driving Lessons June 3, 2011, 8:55 pm

Thanks for this app, been annoying me for ages that I couldn’t just delete the Cydia apps from my phone. I only jailbroke it so I could have a custom background, this will help me get rid of the junk that’s been making my 3g crash.


Lalee June 11, 2011, 3:56 pm

Great thnx it worked well…..!

Mahdi Muntaziri June 29, 2011, 9:46 pm

I indeed thank you very much for your help! It worked on my iPod Touch 8 Gb. Thanks a lot! 🙂

Jane April 28, 2012, 2:42 am

I have downloaded an application from cydia on my iphone 4s called “pretty pink theme” after activating it on my settings my iphone requires passcode. I know my passcode but the thing is, the numbers are too little. the passcode keyboard is too tiny and whenever i click one number it automatically click 4 numbers. What do i need to do? please help me :(( I can’t open my iphone because of that dump theme 🙁 Help!!! :((

T. Gillis U.S.F. June 6, 2012, 9:45 am

Try tapping twice (2x) quickly on the screen with three (3) fingers to zoom and use three (3) fingers to drag and postion it over the keypad allowing you to punch in the code properly.

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