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Old June 9th, 2010, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation How do I delete and completely remove the preinstalled FACEBOOK Application from my HTC Hero?

How do you delete and completely remove the preinstalled FACEBOOK Application from a HTC Hero Android phone?

I just got my Sprint HTC Hero Android phone and I noticed that it comes preloaded with FACEBOOK. While I know that most people would consider that great, I don't. Do to my job, I am prohibited from using FACEBOOK or MYSPACE and therefore, would have absolutly no use for the application. Please let me know how I can safely delete it so that I can free up memory on my HTC Hero. Thanks

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Old June 9th, 2010, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You must first root your phone, then remove the app through adb. Here's a guide as to how to remove the apps once you're rooted and it tells you what apps are safe to remove.

APPS that are SAFE to remove - xda-developers
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Old June 10th, 2010, 07:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hood420...thanks for the info, however, I am not a real IT Tech so I do not know how to get to the 'root'.

Is there anyother way to delete the app? Or at least could you or someone else give me futher instruction on how to get to the 'root'. Thanks.
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Old June 10th, 2010, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you have already installed the official 2.1 ROM from Sprint, you can't root yet. If you'r still on 1.5 follow these instructions: http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-sprint-hero/38911-guide-root-rom-faq-tutorial.html
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hood420...thanks again for responding so quickly, however, it seems that I am stuck. Firmware version 2.1 was installed on my Hero at the Sprint Store when I bought the phone. Also, I am not completely sure that this is true, but in chatting with some of my 'Techy' friends, I was told that FACEBOOK is Hard Coded into the current operating system and that if I did some how find a way to remove FACEBOOK from the device, doing so would either completely crash the operating system, or destablize it.

Therefore, it seems that I am stuck with FACEBOOK on my HTC Hero whether I want it or not. Grrrrrr..... Sorry... I just hate the fact that I am stuck with software that I have ABSOLUTLY NO intention of EVER using and it is simply taking up memory on my phone that could be used for something that I would use.

Thanks for all of you attempted help though.

@#$%& Facebook!
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I tried doing this on my Rooted Droid, but keeps telling me "read only" files. I am trying unistall voicerecorder.apk and the MusicGoogle.apk. The Voiverecoder.apk came with the Current Rom I am on. O`well
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I tried doing this on my Rooted Droid, but keeps telling me "read only" files. I am trying unistall voicerecorder.apk and the MusicGoogle.apk. The Voiverecoder.apk came with the Current Rom I am on. O`well
Mark the folder/ file as R/W to delete it. I use Root Explorer and click the R/W icon at the top when in the folder and delete whatever I want - I am on a Milestone.
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Can anyone please, please help????? Following a Droid update last week, I am now receiving "An error has occurred while fetching data" when I try to access my Facebook account from my Droid. Other people can use my phone and access their accounts without problems. I have contacted Verizon several times to be told that it is a Facebook problem. ANY advice will be appreciated as I have tried many troubleshooting tips without success.
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How about you just don't login to facebook on the phone?

Also, your company can't prohibit you from using a social network site on your off hours. They might make you think they can, but they can't.

Do you live in a fascist country or something? Your English is pretty good, so I'm fairly confident you are in a free thinking society, but stranger things have happened.
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Here is the video on how to delete facebook or anything else

Video Tech Tips: How to delete system apps on your android phone

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hi,
im 11 years old and i am getting a htc wildfire accept my mum isnt very happy tht it has facebook, twitter, and flickr. i was wondering how do you uninstall it but could you maybe get a person ina phone shop to do it orrr what?

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