Everything needs clean-up so do your smart devices, so often do you clean-up the mess from your iDevices? If you are as lazy as the sloth and hate cleaning your devices from all the unnecessary files then you should get a copy of iCleaner, a popular jailbreak tweak which has been updated to version 5.3.0. the jailbreak tweak iCleaner deletes the useless applications and Safari files, Log files, Cache files, temporary files, Cydia source files and packages.
The cleanup process is made of the following steps:
Safari: it deletes cookies, browsing history and cache files to free up memory and preserve your privacy.
Applications: it scans /var/mobile/Applications and /Applications for unnecessary WebClip caches, cookies, temporary files and snapshots.
Furthermore, it detects known applications for a more in-depth cleanup. At the moment, iCleaner detects the following apps: Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Flipboard, Google+, iCabMobile, iFile, Instagram, Installous, Skyfire, Sparrow, Tweetbot and Twitter.
More apps will be added in future releases. User login data, useful cookies and other relevant files are left untouched. iCleaner only removes the unnecessary.
Log files: it deletes apps log files and crash reports from known locations. These files are generally irrelevant to the user and can be safely deleted.
Cache files: it scans and deletes system cache files and databases. Some of them are rebuilt upon respring. This helps removing obsolete cache data.
Temporary files: it deletes temporary files from your device. These files are meant to be removed automatically, but they often happen not to. iCleaner takes care of that.
Cydia: it deletes partially downloaded Cydia packages and repo files, caches and temporary files.
Cydia sources (disabled by default): it deletes Cydia sources files. As a result, Cydia will not list any package and the sources will have to be updated. This is disabled by default since it’s only helpful if Cydia sources aren’t updating correctly.
Unused dependencies (disabled by default): issues the “apt-get autoremove” command in order to remove packages installed as dependencies that are not needed anymore. Additionally, it removes preference files left by some uninstalled packages and removes unneeded entries from the “/var/lib/dpkg/status” file.
This is disabled by default since it should only be used by experienced users who want to automate the operation. Note that removed packages and preferences are not included in the filesize count.
Filetype cleanup: iCleaner features a custom cleanup pass based on file extensions. By default, it looks for .log files all over the directory tree.
You might want to add more extensions (such as “bak” or “old”), but remember to use this with caution! Also, note that iCleaner will only accept alphanumeric characters via GUI (non-alphanumeric ones will be removed as you confirm), while it accepts any symbol via terminal (wildcards too).
The Cydia tweak also features retina/ non retina image removal tools and can move the huge font folders to/from System partition which is limited to a very small space.
iCleaner is very useful and easy to use, you can start the app by tapping the icon the SpringBoard, you can also run it from any terminal app. The jailbreak tweak should run as root (“su”, then password. Default password is “alpine”), the process may take some time to complete so don’t interrupt in between until you are prompted to go back.
iCleaner Version: 5.3.0 includes
- Added language UI support for Czech and Polish.
- Added UI application exclusion (for both cleanup and image removal).
- Added fonts mover tool.
- “Retina/non retina image removal tool” now also removes iPad retina images.
- New supported apps: Flipboard.
- Added more files to the cleanup list.
- Significantly improved cleanup speed.
- More accurate freed space detection when cleaning up.
- Interface changes.
icleaner (Version: 5.3.0) is available for free in Cydia under BigBoss repo. Check it now and let us know your experience.
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