Would be nice to have checkbox behavior similar to buttons with data-iconpos="notext". Instead of the icon, using this would only give you the JQM checkbox.
Would you mind linking this up from the feature request wiki page so we can track it?
While working on a split button checkbox UI (see #5274), I also ran into the need for a stand alone checkbox. Applying .ui-hidden-accessible to the label prevented the checkbox from being "JQM enhanced". :-(
After much fiddling about, I'm having to build up the checkbox by hand:
<div class="ui-checkbox ui-checkbox-on ui-btn-icon-left">
<span class="ui-icon ui-icon-checkbox-off ui-icon-shadow"> </span>
Less than ideal. Also related to #2000.