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Old August 22nd, 2011, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all,
Just picked up a Casio Commando and I was looking into rooting. My question is this- Can i root my phone to eliminate a bunch of apps I will never use and unroot the phone afterwards?

I ask because I am concerned with my phones security after rooting.
I am under the assumption rooting can open my system up to compromise.

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Yes -

SuperOneClick will root & unroot your phone. Once rooted use Titanium Backup to uninstall the apps you do not want. Make sure you back up the apps somewhere safe before uninstalling them. After you do this, use SuperOneClick to remove root.

In the event you need to restore the phone for a warrenty issue or return, re-root, use Titanium backup to restore the uninstalled apps, then remove root.
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FWIW:
I just did the same and removed the following apps:

Bing
Books
City ID (It's a pay service)
Guided tours
Mobile IM
My Verizon Mobile (Never worked anyway, see note below)
NFL Mobile
Skype Mobile
Slacker
Social Beat
VCast Apps
VCast Music
VCast Tones
VCast Videos
Voice Control VSuite (see note below)
Voicemail 1.0 (I didnt want to pay for VVM, and this app just slows you down if you want to use regular VM)
VZ Navigator

I also removed GMail. I run my GMail account via the regular EMail app that I use for my ISP EMail account. I never understood why They put two e-mail apps on these things.

Note: The only problems so far are hitting the VM or Speech buttons in the dialer cause the dialer to force close. This can be cured with a different dialer app from the Market.

I installed a different launcher as well and that got rid of that stupid snap-out menu and fixed the hard "search" button so it now works with Google.....after loading Google Search.

The phone is much faster, and boots much faster.
It boots so fast...... the last part of the boot process, the Verizon Wireless logo with the red splash, only shows for about 1/2 a second....when it shows at all.
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Rafael I used abd and superoneclick to root my phone. Now what do I do. I am a total newb but i gotten this far so any help would be great!! I backed up everything using titanium backup too. Do I have to uninstall those apps or can I just freeze them?? plus what is a launcher? and how did u get rid of the snapout junk?? i would also like google search for that soft key??
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You should first try freezing an app to make sure it does not cause problems....and give the phone a workout.....trying all the functions you can think of to make sure it did no harm.

My preference, once you determine to remove an app, is to use Titanium to convert it to a user app. You long press the app in question and a menu pops up where you can make different choices. Once it is converted....you can uninstall it just like any other app.

Keep in mind.......YOU are responsible for everything you do.
Your configuration, and the apps you use, may be different than mine and what works for me may cause a problem for you.
Make sure you have a good backup. I actually made a separate backup on an extra SD card just so I would always be able to put it back to stock.

A launcher overrides the existing home-screen app.....the one with the snap-out menu. You do not remove anything to install a launcher.....just download one from the Market. I am running a launcher called "Go Launcher EX". It is easily removed if you don't like it.....and it's free.

When the new launcher is running my search key brings up Google Search just fine....of course you need to install Google Search from the Market.
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Hey thanks for the quick response!! I put on go launcher ex and it works great. plus I have already frozen all the apps that you posted earlier. Does it help speed up the phone if I delete them or is freezing them the same thing?

After I froze voicemail 1.0 now when I get a voicemail I can't just click on it out of the notifications menu. I have to dial star *86 or long hold the 1 on dialer. What dialer app did you put on it to fix that??

Also do you know an app that will make the flash work right in camera mode? I hate the blinding light at night. It works great for video but everyone hates my regular camera light at night.

And sorry last question but what is the default browser called? I would like to freeze it because I use Dolphin HD. It is way better.
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I have noticed that some apps don't actually freeze when frozen......that is to say that I can see evidence of them still running.

In these cases I have removed them. Once the app actually stops running I can usually see an improvement in benchmark performace.......and I can certainly tell if they are no longer available because the functions they bring cease to operate.

I have not quantified how much individual apps slow the system.......and don't really care.
I simply decide if they are needed....and if they are not I remove them.

I went so far as to remove the GzGear as well. The compass was the only one I would use...and I prefer GPS-Status, available on the Market.

As to Voicemail:
The Voicemail system never allowed me to enter my VM password. I had to type it every time I used voicemail. To make this a one-touch action, I created a contact called "VoiceMail", and entered the "*86PP" and my password as the phone number. Then I created a direct-dial shortcut on the screen. touch it once and it calls my voicemail the way the stock app "should" but doesnt. (callmecolt pointd out my mistake in using commas instead of P's for pauses).

The voicemail notification shows on the notification bar when unread messages are present in your voicemail and tells you how many, and disappears when they have been read.....it just won't work as a way of launching voicemail. This is not a problem for me. I think it works fine this way.

As to the camera:
I don't have a problem with the camera. Not sure what you are talking about there.

Browser is called "[Bookmarks] Browser 2.2.1".
I like the existing browser....with the exception that the "VZW Home" and "My Verizon" bookmarks cannot be deleted. I have no use for the Verizon crap....other than the basic service, and wish I could find the standard browser app without these two bookmarks. I wonder if I can just take the standard browser package from another phone?
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BTW.....
I had a problem getting Go-Launcher-EX to go back to being the default browser, it was my fault since I was tinkering with settings....took me a while to figure out I had to clear defaults in the "Home" app. Home is the default launcher. I froze "Home" and have not had a problem.....you cannot even go back to it without unfreezng it. Works for me!
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Ya the camera app takes great pictures but when the flash is on in camera mode. It doesn't just flash it is a solid beam of light as if the flashlight widget was on. Try it at night it is blinding. I took it to Verizon before I rooted it because I thought it had been programmed. They took two out the box and showed me that they all do this. Then they called Casio and confirmed it.

On the voicemail thing I tried making a contact and making the number *861234 but it says that something weird it doesn't take me to messages.. hmm??

Oh and you didn't mention what dialer that your got from the market?? Maybe thats why voicemail contact doesn't work like that
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I am told that this phone cannot do the password for you on voicemail.
The method I gave you works well for me.

I tried another dialer and have since returned to the stock one.
It was called TouchPal.
Nothing I tried got the voicmail buttons working properly.

If you figure out a fix; let us all know.
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My removed app list has grown:

Adventure Training
Backup Assistant
Bing
Books
Calendar
Calendar Storage
Calendar Sync Adapter
City ID (It's a pay service)
com.nec.android.ncmc.gzgear.shortcut
Compass
Earth Compass
Gmail
Guided tours
GzGear 1.0
InnopathAvtiveCare (you will not get updates without this)
Memo 2.2.1
Mobile IM
Moonrise Moonset
My Verizon Mobile (Never worked anyway, see note below)
NFL Mobile
Pedometer
Rainy Day Popup
Skype Mobile
Slacker
Social Beat
Star Gazer
Sun / Moon
Sync Service
Thermometer
Tides 1.0
Tides 1.0 (Yes, there are two different apps)
Trip Memory
VCast Apps
VCast Music
VCast Tones
VCast Videos
Virtual Trek 1.0
Voice Control VSuite (see note below)
VoiceMemo 1.0
Voicemail 1.0 (I didnt want to pay for VVM, and this app just slows you down if you want to use regular VM)
VZ Navigator
VZW Package Installer 1.0
VZW SMS Filter Service 1.2
Walking counter 1.0
Wiper App 2.2.1

Removed many of them last night......no ill effects so far.
Will report back if any occur.

Am getting Quadrant scores that vary from low 1000's to 1280, with most at about 1100 or so.
I also run Touchdown for my Exchange support.....these scores are with all my normal stuff running as I would use the phone everyday.
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Aha I reread your post about making a voicemail contact. When I first read it I thought the two comma's in "*86,," were a typo or something. I now inserted them and now it works as you stated. Must be my Noob mistake. lol

So far I have not deleted anything... but I have converted them to user apps. Then moved them to sd card. Then froze them all using Titainium Backup and it works great.

I have converted/sd'd/froze all these apps as well minus the ones with *** Just to help others confirm no problems on those.

Adventure Training
Backup Assistant***
Bing
Books
Calendar
Calendar Storage
Calendar Sync Adapter
City ID (It's a pay service)
com.nec.android.ncmc.gzgear.shortcut***
Compass
Earth Compass
Gmail*** I got rid of email instead
Guided tours
GzGear 1.0
InnopathAvtiveCare (you will not get updates without this)***
Memo 2.2.1
Mobile IM
Moonrise Moonset
My Verizon Mobile (Never worked anyway, see note below)
NFL Mobile
Pedometer
Rainy Day Popup
Skype Mobile
Slacker
Social Beat
Star Gazer
Sun / Moon
Sync Service
Thermometer
Tides 1.0
Tides 1.0 (Yes, there are two different apps)
Trip Memory
VCast Apps
VCast Music
VCast Tones
VCast Videos
Virtual Trek 1.0
Voice Control VSuite (see note below)***
VoiceMemo 1.0
Voicemail 1.0 (I didnt want to pay for VVM, and this app just slows you down if you want to use regular VM)
VZ Navigator
VZW Package Installer 1.0***
VZW SMS Filter Service 1.2***
Walking counter 1.0
Wiper App 2.2.1***

I have also froze all the widgets and moving backgrounds (minus flashlight and power control just because I use them).
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I use the Flashlight and Power Widget as well. Would never remove them.
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With all those apps now frozen my phone is tremendously faster and my Verizon Wireless logo barely flashs at start. I know I dont need to move any thing else but when looking on my app2sd app it says that the apps below are phone only. I know I can force them to sd using TiB but does anybody know if will it effect their use. Maybe someones moved them on any other device??

Google Maps***
Market
GO Launcher EX
Google Voice Search***
My Verizon Mobile***
YouTube***
Gingerbread Keyboard (This is the one I use)
Google Maps Street View***
Titanium Backup PRO (I have Titainum backup free on my sd)

Thank you in advance if you know. I may just force move them and see whats up but worth a chance to ask.

edited a little later... i have force moved the *** ones to sd as well now
still worried about the other 4 because I dont have my stuff backed up on a separate sd card
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Did some tinkering last night.

Removal of the following seems to have improved my battery life:
DRM Protected Storage
PVMtpServiceStart 1.0
PVWmdrmService 1.0

I did some searching and found a few people who suggested these were DRM connected to movie services like Blockbuster...and that they ate power.

Am I sure I won't need them? No, but so far no problems.
The great thing about Titanium is you can put them back in a second.
Nothing wrong with tinkering.

Also......found the .mp3 boot-audio file and the files that contain the obnoxious snap-out/in menu sound. I plan to replace the boot-audio with a short no-sound file when I have time. If I ever go back to the stock launcher I will have to figure out a method of editing those files.....they were .ppm or something like that.
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WOW you really got a lot more off your device than I do now. That's great I wish I had a back up sd card like you to be safe. Thank you for really pushing the limit. I'll be waiting to see if you run into any problems and if not i'll be removing those as well!!

The boot file you are refering to is that the one during start up that says G'zOne??

How long does it take for your phone to turn on now that your have all that off of it?? Mine takes 36 seconds from the time i feel the vibrate to the time the unlock screen appears. But I don't see the verizon wireless logo anymore that used to take like 15 seconds when I got the phone. If you dont care to time it thats cool too, I was just wondering if the extra stuff you took off makes a difference.
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From the vibration......I see the unlock screen in 33 seconds.

From an "off" state, I made contact with the power button at exactly zero seconds on my clock. The unlock screen appears at 35 seconds.

Not much different from yours.

Battery life!!!!!
The last three things I removed have made a HUGE difference in power usage.
My battery is normally down to 30 percent or less when I arrive home after a full work day(7:30AM to about 5:30PM).....without charging it since I grabbed the phone off the cradle in the morning. It is often less than 20 percent.

I pulled it off the cradle at 7:30AM and it is now a bit after 10PM.
The battery is at 52 percent. This is a huge improvement.
No other changes have made a noticeable difference until now.
I used the phone normally all day, and ran quite a few benchmarks throughout the day. Played a few rounds of Solitaire....as usual.

I also noticed that "Android System" now accounts for a smaller percentage of power consumed since unplugged in the "Battery Use" tool in the "About phone" menu.

Removal of the following seems to have improved my battery life:
DRM Protected Storage
PVMtpServiceStart 1.0
PVWmdrmService 1.0
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The boot file I was referring to is the audio file that is played when the GzOne action video is playing during boot.
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cool on the battery life. My battery last me just fine right now but i think i'll get rid of that stuff too. I will just move to sd and freeze first to be sure. Just incase they are related to slacker radio which I really like. I removed the original slacker radio from my phone because i couldnt get rid of the widget. Then re downloaded it from market.

Ya if you find a way to get rid of the G'zOne video and sound that would be cool. It just wastes time. Sounds hard but sounds like you know your stuff with phones. Let us know man and keep up the good work!!
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I renamed the .mp3 sound file and the phone still booted....but it took forever.
I assume it spent much of the time looking for the file.

FYI, this file is located in /system/media/audio/boot/ and is called "wakeup.mp3".

It should be a simple thing to replace it with an mp3 file containing 1-second of silence. Will try this when I get time. Of course, this only silences the boot sequence, it doe not change the video.

As to the video animation, I am reluctant to rename it as it looks like an executable file. That could brick the phone.

Anyone know what type of file this is?
It is located in /system/bin/ and is called "bootanimation".
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I replaced the wakeup.mp3 file with a 1 second file of silence and the boot audio is now gone. Boots just fine.

I realize this is a crude method of removing it, but it was also damn easy.
Boot time is unchanged.

Here is the file:http://members.cox.net/friesen2/Commando/wakeup.mp3
Right click the link from your browser and "Save Target as" on your PC. Then you can move it to SD and use a file manager to replace the existing file. I renamed the old file as "wakeup.3pm".
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That's cool now if we can just get that damn video to stop too. lol I just uninstalled the last three things you said. Wont know until tomorrow if they effect my battery life, but

today I took my girlfriend to the rose gardens and beach and we took 194 photos on it and played words with friends for about 45 min and were using slacker radio for the 40 min drive to there and got home 8 hours later with 61%... WOW is all I have to say I thought it would be dead long before that.

Sorry for the extreme Run-on sentence above but my battery test today really kicked some ass.
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Got a few programs I was wondering if they can be removed:

Live Wallpaper Picker
Setup Wizard 1.0
Setup Wizard 1.3
Talk 1.3
and Xt9 Text Inpu 2.0.0.0 because I use the free Gingerbread keyboard

That all seems like junk I don't need. Plus I've frozen LWP and Xt9 with no problems so far.
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Oh and my voicemail contact works now but how do you set it to be able to long press a number as a shortcut like you mentioned earlier. Been looking forever!! lol
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Got a few programs I was wondering if they can be removed:

Live Wallpaper Picker
Setup Wizard 1.0
Setup Wizard 1.3
Talk 1.3
and Xt9 Text Inpu 2.0.0.0 because I use the free Gingerbread keyboard

That all seems like junk I don't need. Plus I've frozen LWP and Xt9 with no problems so far.
You should be okay with removing the wallpaper stuff, I did that on my original Droid.

Removing the Setup wizard will likely be a mistake.....this is what you use to initialize the phone and perform other setup tasks.

Removing Talk can cause some problems with Google accounts if I recall correctly.

Removing XT9? Not sure. I defeated most of the XT9 functions and use the keyboard as ajust a normal keyboard. If you delete XT9 you will no longer have a keyboard. If you have loaded a keyboard app, it may or may not be fine with removing XT9. You can always remove it and replace it if it causes problems. Thats how I found out I still need it.
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Oh and my voicemail contact works now but how do you set it to be able to long press a number as a shortcut like you mentioned earlier. Been looking forever!! lol
I don't recall mentioning that. Am I mistaken?
I never use speed dials.

See my original post for the only fix I have used.
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First off I had a typo on the percent of battery I had left the other day. It was 51%, not 61%. After removing the DRM, PVM, PVW my battery last even longer. I played with it a lot more today and used Slacker Radio a lot and Words with friends plus more and 9-1/2 hours later it still has 66%.

I went to sleep with it fully charged and it only went down to 98%. When at stock it was draining from fully charged at night to low 70's in the morning. lol now that's what I talking about.

Got it you made a Direct-Dial Shortcut. I had made it Direct-Contact Shortcut so I had to touch it and then touch dial. Oops my bad.

Thanks for letting me know not to get rid of the other stuff.

I did get rid of Live Wallpaper Picker and Xt9 because I just use the free Gingerbread Keyboard because it has a microphone button for voice input after you download Google Voice. It works great for texting. Really fast and accurate compared to other phones/programs I have used in the past.
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Hey Rafael/Oregon2, I followed pretty much everything you and other Commando owners posted. I left a few things in.

But guys what we really need is custom firmware. We need to petition CyanogenMod to create a ROM for the Commando. I personally have no problem supporting the development of the commando. Just as I supported Darkalex on his PSP mods. I luv this phone... lets make it kick-azz! Custom firmware is the answer. There are some unique security features that make the Commando less desirable to work on, as I understand it, so lets bug the Dev guys! There's always a way.
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Hey nighthawk where did you find more info that other people listed? I would like to see that as well. Please post a link if possible.

Honestly I have no idea what else you are talking about with custom Roms and stuff because this is my first smart phone and I don't really know about programming things. I just had to read a few sites to find out how to root using Superone Click and Titainium Backup. Then I found this site while looking on Google and have followed mostly in Rafael's steps. If you find out anything else on possibly getting a new Rom or need our help in requesting to get one just let us know where to post or ask for one. The more people we get to help make the phone perform at its best, the better.
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A custom ROM would be great....but this phone is not popular enough to attract the attention of those bright enough to accomlish it.

A "custom ROM" would mean that a programmer pulls apart the current operating system and removes those things no one wants. Often the programmer will add desireable features. This new ROM would be loaded into the phone by Root users providing a quick way of getting rid of unwanted feature and adding popular features.

I would like to have one.....but I doubt we will find anyone willing to put in the time for a fairly obscure phone.

I am an idiot when pitted against the people working on mods for these phones. This phones lack of customer base affords anyone with even minor knowledge of it, like me, to be deemed "somewhat knowledgable". But then, it makes such a person the equivalent to the fastest kid in the 100 yard dash at the Special Olympics. No offense intended towards anyone but myself.

Titanium Backup is a great tool! It makes it easy to put thinkgs back if you make a mistake or remove something that is needed.
I never knew of it when I had my original Droid. Wish I had.
I also use Root Explorer for making changes to the file system.
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I think the commando is gathering a following but would have to admit... your right its not mainstream enough. But maybe we can spread a terrible rumor that Casio says that the Commando's firmware is un-hackable... get some motivated Dev ninja to make commando sushi!

Oregon2, I can compile my links and PM them to you. I googled all of them.
Mostly XDA and Androidforums.

I would really be happy if I could replace that awefull GzOne boot screen/Verizon trademark.
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The issue with a custom ROM is it would be dangerous. Here are the issues:

First there is no known button press combination to force the phone to boot into recovery cold. You can only boot into recovery by sending the reboot recovery command from the terminal emulator.

Second when the phone is booted into recovery there is no "enter" key to perform functions.

If there were any problems with the ROM or the phone we would not be able to reboot to recovery and restore from a nandroid or backup. One little slip and the phone would be a paperweight.

Since this is not a real popular phone there really isn't much interest from the high profile devolpers to develop workarounds for these issues. Personally I am quite satisfied with the phone as is, but it would be cool to run a cyanogen mod on the phone because I like how configurable that is.
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Not good for the home team....
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Agreed with all of the above.

Still, I am thankful for all here who have helped me extend my knowledge.

As to the bootscreen....after you remove enough bloatware, the Verizon screen never shows again.....the boot sequence is complete by the time the Casio sequence ends. It no longer shows on my phone or on Oregon2's phone.
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Ya no Verizon logo. And I'm not quite sure what changed since I last timed my boot time, but now it is consistantly under 30 seconds.

I know I forced everything to sd card besides:
All system processes
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Rafael how much System ROM and Internal memory does the opening page of Titanium Backup tell you that you have

Mine says 151 MB of ROM free and 267 MB of internal memory free
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Was thinking its from getting rid of the stock browser, stock email, and stock keyboard. Plus no longer having any widgets open except Power Control and Flashlight, but that's just a guess at why it got faster.

Rafael, I know you like the stock browser and email but you might wanna try Dolphin HD and use Gmail to try and increase battery life. You can always go back! I was reading that the stock Email actually wastes quite a bit more battery than gmail, because of how the notifications are received/sent. Supposedly no matter how long you set the notification interval it still keeps wanting to receive data anyways.
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Ya no Verizon logo. And I'm not quite sure what changed since I last timed my boot time, but now it is consistantly under 30 seconds.

I know I forced everything to sd card besides:
All system processes
Market
GO Launcher EX
Gmail
Gingerbread keyboard
Titanium Backup PRO

Rafael how much System ROM and Internal memory does the opening page of Titanium Backup tell you that you have

Mine says 151 MB of ROM free and 267 MB of internal memory free
30 seconds? That is pretty fast! Good work.
My Rom is at 152mb and internal at 263mb.
Our configs are not identical and I have some different Market apps loaded, so I don't expect these to be the same.

Also, I leave all my apps in internal mem.
Is there really a good reason to move them to SD?
I like that I can change the card and all my apps remain.
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Was thinking its from getting rid of the stock browser, stock email, and stock keyboard. Plus no longer having any widgets open except Power Control and Flashlight, but that's just a guess at why it got faster.

Rafael, I know you like the stock browser and email but you might wanna try Dolphin HD and use Gmail to try and increase battery life. You can always go back! I was reading that the stock Email actually wastes quite a bit more battery than gmail, because of how the notifications are received/sent. Supposedly no matter how long you set the notification interval it still keeps wanting to receive data anyways.
Yeah, I run flashlight widget, stock KB, Power Control widget. Add to that the news/weather widget, and Touchdown widgets and my phone is working pretty hard when idle.

Never thought GMail would be more effecient than stock E-Mail.
I may give that a whirl. Thanks for the tip.

One reason I would have for switching browsers is to get rid of those two permananet links Verizon put in the stock browser. I wish they would stop trying to lock in crap like that.
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I don't see how I can use GMail for anything other than a GMail account.
Am I missign something?

I use the E-Mail app for both my GMail and my ISP EMail accounts.
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30 seconds? That is pretty fast! Good work.
My Rom is at 152mb and internal at 263mb.
Our configs are not identical and I have some different Market apps loaded, so I don't expect these to be the same.

Also, I leave all my apps in internal mem.
Is there really a good reason to move them to SD?
I like that I can change the card and all my apps remain.
Scratch that.
I just ran my first "Dalvik cache" cleanup in Titanium Pro.
My Rom is at 152mb and internal is now at 294mb!
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Nope just Gmail, my bad didn't realize you checked other emails. I just transferred all my contacts to Gmail and and have switched all things to that email as well to keep things in one email account. I like simple and quick plus that's what I thought the whole android thing was all about. No need for the backup assistant anymore. I know you had already gotten rid of it but i hadn't and importing my contacts to gmail gives me the backup I need.

I uninstalled both the car modes now as well. I have a list of other things that i would like to uninstall as well. I have had these frozen for a while now with no problems.

Voice Dialer (don't use it plus it works like crap)
TTS Service (don't care to have a robot woman read to me)
Talk 1.3
Pico TTS 1.0
InnoPath ActiveCare 1.0 (I know you've uninstalled it but what does it do, and do we have to update if something new comes out. I'd rather just keep mine how it is instead of updating.)

I don't know if it helps a ton moving them to sd. It just frees up more internal memory.
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Actually now my Gzone video doesn't even barely appear. Its the loading screen and then a quick flash of the video with like two beats of the sound and then BAM!! unlock screen. I've almost got it gone yah.
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Dang just read your post on the Dalvik Cache and cleaned mine up. Wow now my ROM is 155MB and memory is 315MB. Guess we gotta do that every once in a while!!
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Nope just Gmail, my bad didn't realize you checked other emails. I just transferred all my contacts to Gmail and and have switched all things to that email as well to keep things in one email account. I like simple and quick plus that's what I thought the whole android thing was all about. No need for the backup assistant anymore. I know you had already gotten rid of it but i hadn't and importing my contacts to gmail gives me the backup I need.

I uninstalled both the car modes now as well. I have a list of other things that i would like to uninstall as well. I have had these frozen for a while now with no problems.

Voice Dialer (don't use it plus it works like crap)
TTS Service (don't care to have a robot woman read to me)
Talk 1.3
Pico TTS 1.0
InnoPath ActiveCare 1.0 (I know you've uninstalled it but what does it do, and do we have to update if something new comes out. I'd rather just keep mine how it is instead of updating.)

I don't know if it helps a ton moving them to sd. It just frees up more internal memory.
InnopathActivecare is the program used to check for and deliver phone OS updates. You will not get updates without it.....the updates on this phone, as I understand it, were farmed out to Innopath instead of coming directly from Verizon. I left it removed, and will re-install if an update actually comes out....am sure I will read about it here.

I seriously doubt updates will be often with this obscure device.

I think you will find that removing Talk will cause some problems.
I don;t recall the exact problems, but I had to rreinstall in after removing it on my Droid-1......some Google-apps stopped working I think.
Give it a try....it can't hurt anything to try.

I dumped the car modes as well.

I don't understand why your boot speed is so greatly improved.
Our setups are fairly similar.
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Dang just read your post on the Dalvik Cache and cleaned mine up. Wow now my ROM is 155MB and memory is 315MB. Guess we gotta do that every once in a while!!
Nice!
You gotta love Titanium Pro.
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Anyone got the guts to delete the Bootanimation file to see if it bricks the phone or not?

I took the lead and deleted the boot audio file.........the long boot worried me a bit, but it all worked out.
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I think it may be because I have forced almost all apps to sd. So it doesn't have to start them during the boot process. Not positive but maybe
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lol I dont even know how you got rid of the sound file, so I guess I'm out. It involves a computer and files and commands and I get lost on my computer just using it normally. Sorry but I'm stuck with just using a simple thing like Titanium Backup because its so easy to use and understand. If you find a way I'm gonna need you to hold my hand and walk me through it with baby steps. haha
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That can be done with a Market app called "Root Explorer". It is a file manager.

The only things I have done on the PC are Rooting, as we all have, and the creation of that silent audio file I made. I replaced the sound file using Root Explorer. Everything else I have done was accomplished within the phone.
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oh crap i froze the Dialer and the program below it and my phone keeps saying force close so i cant get to Titanium Backup to unfreeze it. how do i get to titanium backup to unfreeze that. my phone still restarts and turns on i just cant get to titanium backup up. it there a way to access it from my computer if i plug it in. help please
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