How to temporarily disable all the Cydia tweaks with a simple trick

Cydia’s database of tweaks is a powerful source to customize and optimize your iPhone, iPod touch and iPad according to your needs. These tweaks bring a variety of useful features and improve the overall experience. But what if you want to disable all tweaks for a short period of time?

Let’s say you have your iOS device fully loaded with Cydia tweaks, but you want to hand over your device to someone who is new to iOS. It would be better to disable all tweaks for the ease of the novice. Similarly some tweaks put your device in reboot loop, or there can be any other reason. So to make things easier we have got a simple trick to temporarily disable all these tweaks.

After this trick all Cydia tweaks will be disabled, but you will be able to use Cydia apps like WinterBoard, roqyUSB7 etc. Cydia itself keeps working as well, which is a good thing if you have to delete a misbehaving tweak to get your device out of a loop.

Follow the simple steps below to temporarily disable all the tweaks:

  1. Press and hold the Power button at the top of your iOS device.
  2. Once the slider appears, slide to power off your device.
  3. Allow your device to power off properly.
  4. Now turn on your device by pressing the Power button.
  5. As soon as the Apple logo appears, release the Power button and press and hold the ‘Volume up’ button.
  6. Once the boot is complete, take off your finger from the Volume button.
  7. Done! All the tweaks have been disabled.

If you want to enable the tweaks, simply restart your iOS device. Enjoy!

View Comments (11)

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  • does not work on my ipad 4th gen stuck on apple bootlogo after installing asupdatehider

  • Thanks for sharing this informatio it was very helpful, and I had gotten stuck boot log and I used this to turn off my tweaks but I did not know how to turn them back on. I guess I did not think of this, so thank you and it was very clear on the steps.

  • Hi i can only boot my device using the volume up and power, if i do regular power mode it gets stuck in the boot logo. Any ideas?

    • Ok never mind :) it was swiper badges that got my phone in that weird mode, uninstalled and worked fine, ive used it for a week but something must of went wrong

  • I tried Zydia which is a part of Cydia now i cant connect to ITunes / App Store at all i need help