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Old September 1st, 2012, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bloatware removal - Please help

So I have a rooted Activa now, thanks guys And I also own Root explorer. This is my second Huawei device, coming from the Ascend previously so Root explorer was a must to remove bloatware on that device.

Only problem I'm having is that I can't find the /cust folder on this thing. Where do I go to get rid of all the metro bloatware? Can anyone help?

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Old September 2nd, 2012, 05:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Try system/app
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Just looked in system/app and can't find any of the metro bloatware I was hoping to remove. Things like mail@metro aren't in there, although the metro app store was. Anyone else found how to remove this stuff yet?
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If you are in Root Explorer then you can just search for metro in root explorer and see if it finds anythimg that has metro on it
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Use root uninstall and there is a filter option for system apps
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BTW Welcome to the forums, Bebarb! I hope you're successful in removing that bloatware
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PLEASE remember to make a nandroid backup in Recovery BEFORE removing things from /system. An innocent deletion could easily bork the phone, ending up in a complete wipe & re-flash. Always backup before doing anything fancy!
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PLEASE remember to make a nandroid backup in Recovery BEFORE removing things from /system. An innocent deletion could easily bork the phone, ending up in a complete wipe & re-flash. Always backup before doing anything fancy!
Unfortunately it's not possible to make a nandroid back up for this phone since CWM hasn't been ported to this device. For all Metro apps, it will be in a folder called "delapps" in the "system" folder. You can delete the whole folder. I used Titanium Backup to uninstall all the metro bloatware but most of it can be uninstalled by regular means (aka going to application management and uninstalling). But if you want to remove the apks completely to free up space on the ROM then just delete the delapp folder.
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