Hiding applications on 1.1.3.

Discussion in 'iPod touch 1.1.3 Application Compatibility' started by jfb392, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. jfb392

    jfb392 New Member

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    <_BigBoss_> <array>
    <_BigBoss_> <string>hidden</string>
    <_BigBoss_> </array>
    <_BigBoss_> add that to the Info.plist in the app's dir
    <_BigBoss_> thats all you do

    Obviously, credit to _BigBoss_ on irc.osx86.hu.

    Edit: I think he's making it into an application, so sit tight if you don't feel like manually editing.
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    I'm going to try!
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    An even easier way is to rename the Application's plist to something else. If the Info.plist file isn't there, then the app doesn't appear on the springboard. However, if you want to be able to launch the application but not see it on the springboard, use the OP's method, as my way effectively breaks the Application until you rename the file to Info.plist again.
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    This is similar to the method Erica from TUAW found I think, it'll still leave a blank space where it's supposed to be.
    I don't know if you can still double tap them to reveal them either.
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    Well, i'm not sure about that, because before doing this I just shoved the two apps on another page so they were out of sight, and when I renamed the Info.plist files the extra page had dissapeared and there aren't any non-deliberate gaps.
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    Yeah, this just gives them the hidden property, which would cause those gaps.
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    It does hide them but they will not launch using categories. I can add them and tap them but no launch.
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    Interesting, we'll have to see once they disect SpringBoard more.
    It seems like most of the cool features were taken out.

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    Yeah this whole wiggly icon stuff seamed to change the way springboard operates. I was wondering maybe thats why they made the dock the same as the iphones.
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    Probably, plus since they finally did something to it, they probably took out leftover code that wasn't supposed to be used by the public.

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