It took me some time to PROPERLY
read through everything to finally sus that you were referring to your own posts rather than the XDA thread. Once this was establish and I read certain words and sentences slowly in my head did the penny drop.
Honestly matey If I did this all the time Id be in a much better place.
So I got this installed now. My about device now states MF8. I dunno about anything else though as none of those apps listed have been removed. Still all there.