How to Remove OTA Update Badge From Settings.app [Cydia Tweak]

Nov 24

Apple has introduced OTA (Over-The-Air) update in iOS 5 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices which is much similar in Android-Style but for the sake of user’s ease, the company made it official.

Previously, before OTA Update service wasn’t available for Apple products – updating the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to the newer iOS firmware was a bit difficult task to perform but now you can update your device within seconds and with just over a single tap.

If you have upgraded to your device to iOS 5 and then after you might have noticed that on the “Settings.app icon” a notification badge for OTA update gets appeared when ever Apple seeds the iOS, asking you to update your device to the newest iOS firmware that suppose iOS 5.0.2 is available for “Download and Install”.

So now what is it major disadvantages? If you’re a jailbreaker and don’t want to loose the jailbreak status for your device then you must confirmed before updating your device that if the newer iOS is safe to jailbreak or not. If yes? then it could be a bit hard to stop your hands from not updating your device especially in a case when you can see that the newer iOS is available and ready for download and install within seconds. Well on that note there is a Cydia tweak for you!

noOTA badge is a jailbreak tweak for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices that allows you to remove OTA (Over-The-Air) update notification badge from the Settings app icon. This tweak is compatible only with iOS 5 or above firmware devices. Simple and nothing more you can find except on how to clear OTA Update badge from the Settings app icon from your homescreen.

noOTA update Cydia

The tweak will not add any new icon on your SpringBoard a.k.a Homescreen. The are no options to configure.

you can download noOTA badge for free from the Cydia under BigBoss repository.

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