How To Clear The OTA Update Badge On Settings App

If you had jailbroken your iOS device running on iOS 5 and held off upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 Dev team’s advice then you’re probably getting annoyed by the push notification badge for the over-the-air (OTA) update on the Settings app that constantly serves as a reminder that you haven’t upgraded.

Not any more as a jailbreak tweak can remove the update badge.

A new jailbreak tweak in Cydia called noOTA badge removes the push notification badge for the OTA update on the Settings app.

You can follow these simple steps to clear the OTA update badge:

  • Launch Cydia
  • Tap on the Search tab and type noOTA
  • Select noOTA badge from the search results
  • Tap on the Install button
  • Then tap on Confirm button, which will install the tweak

That’s it, you should no longer see the OTA update badge on the Settings app.

Hat tip to Jeff Benjamin

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  • Rob

    If you put the icon in a folder the badge still shows even with this installed

  • peter

    doesnt work here

  • Tom

    anyone know where i can get that background?

    • Hiddenvalley

      Plug into pc, open iTunes, click Restore.

  • vahid

    appflow is better than noota

  • Ryan

    It’s been updated. Badge no longer shows when settings app is in a folder.

  • fas

    Just ignore the OTA Thingie, I am used to it after seeing numbers on top of app store.

  • Nefos

    i Want this Wallpaper… Where is wallpaper 😕 😀

  • Zed Sefi

    Can’t remove this from iPhone 4S and iPad 2. In there a no jailbreak method? :/

  • classified

    Or you could install ifile, or another file manager, go to var/mobile/Library/SpringBoard/applicationstate.plist and choose the and then change the SBApplicationBadgeKey from 1 to 0 to remove the badge.