[HOW TO] Hide 'Videos' App

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  1. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Now, this tutorial may not be useful to some people, but it's useful for me. Some people may not want to have both 'Music' and 'Videos' apps on their springboard. So they may want to hide one of them (mainly 'Videos'), so they download Poof!/SBSettings in hopes to hide their 'Videos' app, but unfortunately, this is not possible. So they then go for their second option, MobileMusicPlayer Flip, which basically merges their 'Music' and 'Videos' app into 'iPod'. This solves the problem, but it also causes some problems. This tweak is somewhat buggy and can remove certain settings which people tend to need.

    This tutorial is for people who want to hide their 'Videos' app, but also do not want to use a buggy MobileMusicPlayer Flip which removes some settings.

    Here we go.

    1. Download iFile from Cydia.
    2. Open iFile.
    3. Navigate to /var/mobile/Library/LibHide.
    4. Open the hidden.plist file.
    5. Press 'Edit' on the top left, and scroll all the way to the bottom of the file.
    6. Right above </array>, add this line: <string>com.apple.mobileipod-VideoPlayer</string>.
    7. Respring and it should be gone.

    Extra:
    If, for some reason, you want to hide your 'Music' app, follow the above steps. But instead of adding <string>com.apple.mobileipod-VideoPlayer</string>, add <string>com.apple.mobileipod-AudioPlayer</string>.
  2. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    Isn't there already a tutorial like this?
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  4. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Yea, like Natesterizer611 said, it's similar, but supposedly that removes some settings as well. So I decided to post this if people don't want their settings to disappear

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  5. iAppleTechGuru

    iAppleTechGuru Banned

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    I dont see why you would want to do this, when you could just MMPFlip.
    That way, Videos isnt hidden, its integreated w/ MobileMediaPlayer.

    For someone who doesnt watch videos, though, i guess.
    ... Still dont see why someone would go through all that trouble...
  6. ChrisL

    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Because, like I said, MMP Flip removes some settings. It may not be important to some, but it may be for some. And you can watch videos from your Music app, which is actually even more organized than the Videos app, so having a Videos app is useless to me.
  7. Best Name Ever

    Best Name Ever New Member

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    i have no videos on my ipod.. this could actually come in handy. you have a very mean attitude and your way of saying things is rude.

    anyways, thanks for this great tutorial! great and easy
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    iAppleTechGuru Banned

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    Ughm, k?
    Thanks.

    Sue me.
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    ChrisL Well-Known Member

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    Did you edit your post to add "Sue me"?
    Wow, you're one bad ass e-thug on the interwebz.
  10. iAppleTechGuru

    iAppleTechGuru Banned

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    Lmao, you know it.
    And it shouldove sent in the first post, i clicked out of the window by acc...

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