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I have had instances of people deleting my applications (purposedly or unpurposedly) and it's a real annoyance to get them back, plus you lose all of your data. Is there a way to password protect the removal of applications, maybe through the use of a Cydia tweak?

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No need for a jailbreak. Simply go into Settings>General>Restrictions and don't allow "Deleting Apps". Restrictions are protected using a password just like your lock passcode (although it can be a different code if you would like).

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I'm not really convinced by this way of doing things: it makes it a lot harder for me to actually delete something when I have to. – Gabriele Cirulli Sep 21 '11 at 10:30
This answers your question exactly. It passcode protects deletions. Making it harder to delete apps is the point of your question and this answer. Why are you "not convinced"? – Jason Salaz Sep 21 '11 at 16:34
Sorry, I didn't express myself properly: if I actually need to delete something I'm forced to go in the settings to disable the protection, delete the app and turn the protection back on. It takes a lot of time – Gabriele Cirulli Sep 27 '11 at 10:54
I'm interested in a more granular response here. Basically looking at how to password protect removal of one specific application. Is this possible in iOS? – user59951 Oct 21 '13 at 9:38

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