April 25th, 2012, 02:38 PM
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device(s): HTC Thunderbolt
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Rooted - Now What?
I have a Thunderbolt I rooted last year, but since then, I've never played with it. Work gave me a Droid 4 (LOVE it, except the insane amount of bloat). I just rooted that with the famous one-click rooter floating around.
Question I have now is... Now what? Basically, I don't want to get fancy, I just want to remove bloatware. Last year, I bought Root Explorer for my TBolt. And according to instructions I got last year:
scroll down to "system"
Click the button in the top right hand corner R/W (will now read R/R)
While in "System" hit menu>create new folder>name it app.disable
Now you should have an "app" and an "app.disable" folder within "system"
Open "app" folder, hit menu and select multi select mode.
Whatever app/widgets you don't want click next to it on the far right and a check mark will appear. Make sure you find a list of safe to remove apps or you'll get yourself into trouble, trust me. DO NOT just start selecting anything!
After selecting the apps you don't want select the "move" button on the bottom of the screen
Hit the back button on your phone (the arrow). Go into your new "app.disable" folder you created, hit menu and select paste
You have now safely removed all the apps you don't want. For some reason if you ever want to "enable" any of these, select it, move and paste back into "app" folder
So, will this work on the Droid 4? If so, since I already bought Root Explorer once, how can I download it to this phone as well? Do I need to buy it again? I already have ES File Explorer. Will that not work?
Or is there a better way now?
Thanks! Basically, I just wanna clean this thing up because all this stuff is nuts... Thanks!