I have tried to use this to make some custom back navigations on nested views and while the back button is hidden when you first enter the state coming forward, if you go to another view then go back the back button on that view is visible. I’m having to rely on CSS hackery for now to remove it.
Can you setup a sample with some of the navigation? It’s going to be hard for us to come up with one that doesn’t work just the way yours doesn’t work.
I’ll see if I can get an example up in the next few days. It’s easy to duplicate though. It has to do with states that utilize abstract states. I checked in the ionic directive where it uses hide-back-button and seeing if I have a suggestion on why it is doing it.