prefDelete

Normally, when you want to delete a jailbreak tweak installed on your device, you’ll have to remove it from Cydia. If you ever wished to remove a tweak with just the tap of a button without opening Cydia, you should probably check out a brand new jailbreak tweak known as PrefDelete.

Developed by Brave Heart, PrefDelete allows you to delete tweaks that come with a preference pane directly from the stock Settings app. This can be done by tapping and holding on a tweak’s preference button in the Settings app to remove it immediately on the spot, though a confirmation message appears before deletion ensuring that you don’t remove a tweak by mistake.

PrefDelete comes with no configuration, so once you install it, you can launch the Settings app and quickly start to remove tweaks that you no longer use. As mentioned earlier, you can delete only those tweaks that come with a preference pane.

Although the tweak sounds pretty useful, I tested PrefDelete on a couple of my devices and out of all, it worked on one of them only whereas on the remaining devices, it failed to remove the tweak whenever I chose to uninstall it from the Settings app. So I can’t guarantee that it’d work properly on your device.

However, the tweak is available for free on Cydia’s BigBoss repository so you can give it a try and see if you’re lucky enough to get it to work.

  • Brave Heart

    Hello sir, thanks a lot for the great review! I would like to work with you to solve the issue this tweak has on your devices since I don’t seem to find any issues on my device. Please contact me on alsafa7dev@gmail.com if you’d like to help. Thanks a lot in advance and thanks again for the amazing review 🙂

    • Andy Gostavo

      thanks for the great tweak, works like a charm on 5s 8.1

  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    These types of tweaks don’t delete the full feature. It’s just like clean my Mac, it will scan your Mac for the app and it’s preferences, but there’s still some little files left over. It’s best to use the full uninstaller to completely remove it.

    • Razzile

      I happen to know this tweak removes packages using apt (the same as cydia) so it essentially removes exactly the same way cydia does. if there’s files left over then an uninstall with cydia would also miss them too

      • jp2002

        Even cydia doesn’t remove unused dependencies afaik. Use icleaner to remove unused dependencies.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        ICleaner isn’t all as advertised either, I’ve ran that program countless times on my 5S on iOS 7 with unused dependence enabled, and I found preferences from my iPhone 4 that were still on but never used (didn’t install the tweaks).

      • A preference file isn’t a dependency for any tweak. A dependency is a tweak relied on by other tweaks…

      • jp2002

        precisely.

      • Buzz Lightyear

        This.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Did you write the programming? Have you looked inside your device to find any files leftover after using this tweak?

  • Mounish MN

    i think it is for ios 7 see in screen shot airblue shearing and auxo etc thats y it is not working in all devices

    • Brave Heart

      No people said that it is working for them on iOS 8.1 so that’s not it unfortunately. I’m currently looking for a person who has this issue and would like to help so that I can fix this issue… Nobody wants to help yet…

  • nonchalont

    What’s a good way to totally clean or how do you look for “left over” files from jailbreaks without restoring of course? Anywhere in ifile to look? If you backup in iTunes, you’re backing up some old tweak files also, right? Can leftover tweak files cause issues with your phone?

    • Jonathan

      If you have contacts in iCloud, it’ll restore automatically.
      But yes, if I’m leaving the jailbreak for a while, I always clean restore and reinstall everything manually.

    • Chris Buck

      iCleaner Pro will remove jailbreak preference files that always stay behind when the tweak is deleted.

  • JustMeJip2

    too late but usefull 😉 that tweak should saw the light at ios 4 😉 but anyway ill download it 😉

  • Kimball

    Working flawlessly, iOS 5S @ 7.1.2, always felt bothersome opening cydia to uninstall tweaks imho!
    I wonder how it works with tweaks that usually requires respring, though?

    • Brave Heart

      Well it won’t respring if the tweak needs a respring after uninstalling if that’s you question. You need to respring manually 😉

      • Kimball

        Would it be possible to get a notification if the tweak itself “usually” asks for this? 🙂

      • Brave Heart

        I’m not sure I understand what you are requesting, but I think I may be able to add a respring alert notifying the user that he should respring if the uninstalled package requires a respring upon installation (thus, also upon uninstallation).

      • Kimball

        Thats exactly what I was looking for, would be great! Appreciate the hard work!

    • Brave Heart

      Added respring support in the new update 😉 Enjoy

  • rakesh

    Hello,i have unistalled my cydia but the jailbreak tweaks havent been unistalled soo can anyone help how should i make changes or what should i doo right nw.