Put iOS 5 Newsstand in a folder [Update]

Update: Please note that opening Newsstand while inside a folder will crash Springboard. Those wishing to use Newsstand should not put it inside a folder. If you simply want to hide it and never use it, you can try this. Or, you know, just move it to the last screen.

Technically, Apple’s Newsstand is just a styled folder, and you can’t put a folder into a folder. Still, that behavior irks some users. Someone at The Coding Massacre has discovered a work-around that requires a quick hand:

  1. Take two apps and go to create a folder
  2. The second the apps are in the folder and it’s doing the folder creation animation, drag Newsstand into the folder
  3. As long as you’re quick enough Newsstand will go into the folder!

I tried it and it worked. Just be very quick about it (noting, of course, the caveat above).

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