The other night, I stumbled while holding my iPad and knocked my volume-up button such that it now sticks, meaning the volume indicator is now stuck on-screen. Luckily, I devised a way to disable both volume buttons using the Cydia-based app Activator.
To enable this hack, you'll need a jailbroken iOS device, the latest version of Cydia, and to have the Activator app installed.
- Inside Activator, tap 'Anywhere'.
- Scroll to the bottom of the list to 'Volume Buttons'.
- Tap each item in the 'Volume Buttons' section and select 'Do Nothing'
Your volume indicator should disappear and you just saved yourself a trip to the Apple Store, or worse, the cost of a new iPad.