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    Default Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    Moved to the jailbreak section
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    Default Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    My suggestion is to ask him. Don't fight shady with more shady
    Last edited by phreddyl; 08-02-2014 at 12:00 PM. Reason: corrct
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    Hi and welcome to iMore

    Cydia is part of a jailbreak and there are many reasons why people jailbreak. Basically, it allows you to open up many more functions of the device than were available previously on the stock OS. I have a jailbroken iPad for instance as it allows me to change the type of screen brightness of the screen far more than would be available to me normally (through a tweak called F.lux) and to automatically disengage the PIN security lock when connected to my home WIFI network (Tweak called Cleverpin).

    It does NOT mean that your husband is cheating so assuming something like that is dangerous.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    Quote Originally Posted by phreddyl View Post
    My suggestion is to ask him. Don't fight shady with more shady
    There is nothing to suggest he is being shady merely because he wants to jailbreak his device.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

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    My husband downloaded Cydia in June. I assume to use apps that hide emails or text messages. Any tips on how to find the apps on his iPad?

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Why would you assume he downloaded Cydia for that purpose? Cydia is like the App Store for jailbroken phones. He may be just customizing his home screen and adding cool features. Jailbreaking would be an extreme measure just to hide emails and text messages, when they can just be deleted.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    It's probably worth adding that in order for you to understand what a jailbreak does, it might be a great idea for you to have a look around the jailbreak forum on here so you can get an idea of the sort of things you can do with a jailbroken device.

    You'll note that it every single case, the people on here are just trying to open up more functionality for their device and not trying to cheat or lie to their partners or anyone else.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    If you want to know if he is hiding stuff you need to list all the tweaks that are in the device. Then we will be Able to tell you if there is anything shady going on

    Open up cydia, in the bottom hit the "installed" button and then list the tweaks here.
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    Default Re: Any tips on how to find hidden app/folders on a jailbroken device?

    Hahahaha oh man

    First of all, jailbreaking isn't hard and doesn't take long to do it, even though if you're not experienced

    Second you don't need some fancy tweaks or apps to hide stuff, you can just use iFile, one of the most powerful apps in Cydia

    Third; I saw/see a lot of tweaks and apps which hides or (password) protects stuff like messages, mails, pictures etc.

    If you don't want someone to see stuff like mails, messages etc. either don't write them or just don't give anyone your phone. Put a pass code and that's it.

    If someone doesn't trust you then it's the wrong partner to be really honest. If someone give you the feeling that he/she is cheating then you should just talk instead of checking the partner's phone :/

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