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Untrackerd Wipes Location Tracking File on Jailbroken iPhones

If you’re freaked out by the revelation that your iPhone/iPad has been tracking every step you’ve taken since you updated to iOS 4, Untrackerd will put your mind at ease by actively deleting the tracking database.

Available only for jailbroken iPhones and iPads, Untrackerd is a tiny application with a single function–to delete the location database file on your iOS device where the operating system is continually storing your coordinates. Hit up the Cydia store and search for “Untrackerd” in the Big Boss repository to grab a copy for your device.

Untrackerd [Big Boss via The Unofficial Apple Weblog]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/21/11

Comments (4)

  1. Chronno S. Trigger

    Well, that was fast, and not in the least bit surprising. Another reason to jail break your iOS device.

  2. Bumble

    Keep in mind this is an active process, there is a daemon that continually runs to wipe the file. However, since most devices are really fast anyways, it shouldn’t bother you unless you’re an absolute minimalist.

    In that case, you may as well delete the daemon for location tracking.

  3. dave

    or you could avoid owining and ipad or iphone altogether

  4. bbradley

    “or you could avoid owining and ipad or iphone altogether”


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