Hate Home screen badges? Take a look at this

By , Apr 12, 2012

Do you harbor an abnormal amount of hatred for the notification badges that litter your iPhone’s Home screen? If so, then perhaps these new jailbreak apps will satisfy your craving for badge destruction.

No AppStore Badges, No Cydia Badges, and OTA Begone are three new jailbreak apps that will help eliminate notification badges. But as you’ll come to understand, it doesn’t make sense to install any of these if your aim is to simply eliminate all badges.

There’s something much better already available in Cydia from a well respected developer. Check inside for the full details…

You see, not only are these three apps overkill; there already exists a tweak called No Badges that does everything these three do without “uglifying” your Home screen.

Don’t do it folks; install No Badges instead and thank me later. No Badges can be downloaded for free from Cydia’s BigBoss repo, and it comes from chpwn — a well respected jailbreak developer.

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  • http://twitter.com/ReagentX ☣ X ʇuǝƃɐǝᴚ ᴚ³ʞ☪@# ☣

    So basically the point of this is to make sure you /don’t/ update? I understand OTA, but the AppStore and Cydia badges can be removed by updating. Not updating (especially from Cydia) is dumb and dangerous.

    • Alberto Hernandez Jr

      +1, also there’s already a tweak in Cydia called “noOTA badge” which removes the badge from the Settings icon for OTA updates. I’m a little confused, if you’ve already killed the badge on OTA why would it come back again?

      • http://www.facebook.com/Vygos Vygandas Rutkauskas

        Go to Cydia find noOTA badge ten remove

  • Anonymous

    I actually prefer this tweak because I don’t want all badges removed. I like my mail, messages and certain IM badges. Which get removed once I see the message. I do not like the app store or cydia ones, which there is no easy way to clear just them.

    • Kok Hean

      I believe the latest (beta?) of Springtomize 2 does this.

  • Anonymous

    touch & hold the icon then double tap – Voilla

    greetings from springtomize2

    • http://www.facebook.com/Vygos Vygandas Rutkauskas

      For me nothing happen :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1619320729 Manolo Prado

    That’s the point. I do NOT want Cydia and Store badges, but yes, I WANT the other one, like mail, wasap, and so on… ;)

    • Anonymous

      Exactly this.

  • Anonymous

    Finally!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/ReagentX ☣ X ʇuǝƃɐǝᴚ ᴚ³ʞ☪@# ☣

    You won’t have Cydia or AppStore pages if you update. Why don’t people see that?

    • Anonymous

      Some people aren’t interested in having that constant reminder to update. I’ll go in once and a while and do my updates if I so choose. But I don’t need a constant reminder.

  • Donovan Wynter

    can someone tell me if there is a tweak on cydia that can add color to sms/text ??

  • http://www.facebook.com/Vygos Vygandas Rutkauskas

    Super

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1445485948 Caleb Mott

    Hi, I’m the developer.

    The main reason why there are 3 tweaks, and they do the same thing as “Badges” is because they don’t use Mobile Substrates.

    Which if you know anything about iDevices, substrates = slowdown.

    • Anonymous

      I’ll be downloading yours, thanks!

  • Teo Hacoupians

    please help !!!!!!!
    can someone tell how can i fix iphone sms timestamp ?
    i searched google but i couldn’t find anything
    my problem is that when someone sends me a text if the real time is 10:00 it shows 10:58
    please help me

  • http://twitter.com/franchicob Chico Barbieri

    Sorri Jeff but Ill desagree with you mate
    Having 3 tweaks gives you more control. I like for example to be reminded about apple store and cydia updates but I don’t like the OTA reminders. The last app you showed us would be pointless for me.

    Anyway thanks for the review

  • Anonymous

    Wow. It’s strange how this article is written. Instead of “no badges is a great app it does this, this, and this”. It’s written as almost a personal attack against the developer of the 3 individual apps and with no real justification as to why.

    Come on now Jeff, positive vibrations.

  • Anonymous

    Or you could just get Springtomize which has the features of all 3 of these apps and you can control which apps you want to hide badges for and which ones to leave untouched.

  • Anonymous

    please help !!!!!!!
    can someone tell how can i fix iphone sms timestamp ?
    i searched google but i couldn’t find anything
    my problem is that when someone sends me a text if the real time is 10:00 it shows 10:58
    please help me
    Jeff please help me

    • Anonymous

      Sounds like a daylights savings issue. Turn timezone support off in settings and enter your phone’s time manually. There’s also a tweak in Cydia to add timestamps to all messages which might help. Can’t remember what its called sorry.

      By the way, for future reference I think you know as well as I do that posting irrelevant “please help me” style comments TWICE in an unrelated thread will generally not get you anywhere and just pisses people off. Next time use a forum.

    • SureShotGER

      “MarkThatMessage” is better as “SMS Timestamps”. Try it :P

  • http://twitter.com/AdamN1997 Adam Nellessen

    Jeff, I disagree. I don’t want badges telling me up update to the latest iOS but I still want my App store badges to remind me that my apps have updates. With your suggested tweak, I loose all badges.

  • Anonymous

    Just use Springtomize. You can double tap an icon to remove its badge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1507068701 Jorit Studer

    BadgeClear does the job for me : ) u can even chose which app u want no badges on, and which certain apps with bages ; ) enjoy & share :p

  • http://JailbrokenTips.com/ Max

    Great! I like this tweak since I have constant reminder app updates, which come out basically every day.

  • http://twitter.com/ReagentX ☣ X ʇuǝƃɐǝᴚ ᴚ³ʞ☪@# ☣

    Other than the settings badge removal, which is useful, you can “hide” AppStore an Cydia badges by hitting that magic update button :)