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Old July 23rd, 2010, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Post Full list of apps and apks that are removable and non-removable with root (Pre-Gingerbread)

UPDATED FOR 2.2
I've compiled the full list of apps in the system/app folder and have tried to put them in different categories based on whether or not they are safe to remove.

There are several ways to get rid of these (Titanium Backup, adb, etc), but I recommend using root explorer to simply rename the file from .apk to .bak so you do not have to worry about finding the file again if you delete it.

Zip file of all apk's for 2.2 and 2.1 is here: Free File Hosting Made Simple - MediaFire.

I will try to keep this list as updated as possible with new information for each apk.

Proceed at your own risk.


OK to remove/delete/rename
AdminFeedNotifier.apk
AdService.apk
amazonmp3_1.8.11_signed_zipaligned.apk
Blockbuster.apk
Calculator.apk
CityID.apk
ClockWidget.apk
cmas.apk
com.vznavigator.DROIDX.apk
Conversations.apk
DLNA.apk
DlnaSystemService.apk
FileManager.apk
FMRadio.apk
FMRadioService.apk
FriendFeed.apk
GenieWidget.apk
HelpCenter.apk
HomeSyncWizard.apk
LiveWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
MessagesWidget.apk
Messaging.apk
Mynet.apk
MyVerizon.apk
NewsWidget.apk
PhotoWidget.apk
QuickContactWidget.apk
QuickOffice.apk
redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk
Skype_mobile.live.apk
SocialMessaging.apk
SocialShare.apk
StatusWidget.apk
Stk.apk
StickyNoteWidget.apk
Swype.apk
UniversalInbox.apk
VpnServices.apk
Vvm.apk
WeatherWidget.apk
WorkContacts.apk




Do NOT remove/rename
ArcPhotoworkshop.apk
BackupAssistanceClient.apk
Gmail.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
LatinIME.apk
Usb.apk


Not recommended/Proceed with caution
android-syncservice-app.apk
ApplicationsProvider.apk
BatteryManager.apk
BatteryReport.apk
Bluetooth.apk
BluetoothDun.apk
Browser.apk
BuaContactAdapter.apk
blur-services.apk
BlurAlarmClock.apk
BlurCalendar.apk
BlurCalendarProvider.apk
BlurCamera.apk
BlurContacts.apk
BlurContactsSync.apk
BlurEmail.apk
BlurEmailEngine.apk
BlurHome.apk
BlurPhone.apk
BlurSNMessagingEngine.apk
BlurUpdater.apk
MediaGallery.apk
MediaProvider.apk
MediaSync.apk
MediaUploader.apk
MotoAtCmdPlugin.apk
MotoAttAtCmdPlugin.apk
MotorolaSettingsProvider.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
oma1motService.apk
OMADownload.apk
OMAProvisioning.apk
Setup.apk
SetupProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk


Unknown

ArcVideoEditorLite.apk
AtCmd.apk
AudioEffectSettings.apk
CalendarSync.apk
CarDock.apk
CertInstaller.apk
CompassCalibrate.apk
ContactsData.apk
ContactsProvider2_0.apk
ContactsUnconnected.apk
DatamanagerApp.apk
DataManagerService.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DMService.apk
Dock.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DrmProvider.apk
DroidEye.apk
ExtDispService.apk
FirewallService.apk
Fota.apk
GlobalUnplug.apk
HTMLViewer.apk
Location.apk
LocationProxyDmPlugin.apk
Maps.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
MasterClearErrorReport.apk
MtlrNotifier.apk
Music.apk
OverlaySettingsProvider.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
PhoneAddons.apk
PhoneConfig.apk
PicoTts.apk
PNI-Moto.apk
PolicyMgrProvider.apk
PolicyMgrService.apk
ProgramMenu.apk
ProgramMenuSystem.apk
Protips.apk
RichTextCommon.apk
ScreenReader.apk
SDMService.apk
Settings.apk
SoundRecorder.apk
StorageMonitorService.apk
Street.apk
Superuser.apk
SyncML.apk
Talk.apk
TelephonyProvider.apk
Term.apk
ToggleWidgets.apk
TtsService.apk
Upgrader.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VClipboard.apk
Vending.apk
VideoPlayer.apk
Visualization.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk
VoiceCommands.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
WmdrmDla.apk
WmdrmWebpush.apk
YouTube.apk
ZoomService.apk

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Titanium Backup is free and can also remove the basic apps.
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Okay to delete as in, you've done a factory reset and their absence didn't cause any problems?
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Full list of apps I've deleted and subsequently performed a factory reset with no issues:

Removing the Bloat

Proceed at your own risk...
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A couple from the Unknown list:

Messaging.apk (stock messaging app) safe to remove if you use another, like Handcent

Vvm.apk (Visual Voice Mail) This is the paid Verizon app. If you are not going to be paying for it, it is not needed. Google Voice is better anyway.
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A couple from the Unknown list:

Messaging.apk (stock messaging app) safe to remove if you use another, like Handcent

Vvm.apk (Visual Voice Mail) This is the paid Verizon app. If you are not going to be paying for it, it is not needed. Google Voice is better anyway.
I've removed messages and messaging and I'm still able to send and receive text/picture messages without an extra messaging app.

Here's what I've removed and then performed a factory reset afterward.

Kindle
Amazon MP3
City ID
Blockbuster
Weather 2.1
Emergency Alert
Corporate Directory
3G Hotspot
Home Screen Tips
Skype
Swype
My Verizon
Email 2.1
FM Radio 2.1
FMRadioServices
Help Center
Messages 2.1
Messaging 2.1
News
Social Messaging 2.1
Social Messaging Services
Social Network
Social Sharing
Social Status
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I've removed messages and messaging and I'm still able to send and receive text/picture messages without an extra messaging app.
Interesting... I wonder if it has to do with notifications? On the original droid the messaging app was Mms.apk.
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I used Titanium Backup to uninstall Blockbuster and City ID.
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I have removed:

  • amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned
  • WeatherWidget
  • WorkContacts
  • redding-7648-signed-zipped (Kindle)
  • ZoomService
  • VisualizationWallpapers
  • UniversalInbox
  • VoiceCommands
  • Visualization
  • VideoPlayer (if you don't plan on playing back your recorded vids)
  • TtsService (will leave you without voice navigation - which I hate anyway
  • ToggleWidgets
  • StickyNoteWidget
  • Swype
  • SoundRecorder
  • StatusWidget
  • Skype_mobile.live
  • ScreenReader
  • QuickOffice
  • QuickContactWidget
  • PicoTts - same as above w/ navigation
  • PhotoWidget
  • CityID
  • Calculator
  • BlurEmail
  • DLNA
  • AudioEffectSettings
  • CarDock
  • Blockbuster
  • Gmail
  • GmailProvider
  • Stk
  • FMRadio
  • ClockWidget
  • HelpCenter
  • Dock
  • LiveWallpapers
  • LiveWallpapersPicker
  • MagicSmokeWallpaper
  • MessagesWidget
  • Messaging - I use google voice, so I don't need it
  • Mynet
  • MyVerizon
  • NewsWidget
  • MediaSync
  • ArcVideoEditorLite
  • VoiceSearch
  • Vvm
  • MotoGAL
  • cmas
  • YouTube
  • FriendFeed
  • BlurSNMessagingEngine
  • SocialMessaging
  • BlurEmailEngine
  • HomeSyncWizard
  • FMRadioService
  • Protips
  • BlurUpdater
  • Conversations

And a few others without issues so far. You can also rm BlurHome but you'll want to do so after adding a home replacement. Also, I'm not sure what removing BlurHome does w/ a factory reset. As for the ones listed above, I was also able to perform a factory reset without having the semi-brick issue that has been mentioned. Obviously, do this at your own risk!
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I've updated the list as best I could. For some apps, there is no easily corresponding APK name so I could not add it to the safe to remove list.
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After removing Text Messaging app (Conversation service), I wasn't able to receive MMS messages using Handcent, but was able to send them. Weird... (I also have Moto's Messaging service removed).
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Thanks all for the lists. Removing all these things has to speed the phone up! Especially that damn social networking crap.

Kind of a dumb question, I haven't rooted yet, but am considering it. Anyway, if I rename a file, let's say blockbuster from .apk to .bak and then change my mind and decide to 'reinstall' it - is it just as simple as changing the file name back to .apk?

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Thanks all for the lists. Removing all these things has to speed the phone up! Especially that damn social networking crap.

Kind of a dumb question, I haven't rooted yet, but am considering it. Anyway, if I rename a file, let's say blockbuster from .apk to .bak and then change my mind and decide to 'reinstall' it - is it just as simple as changing the file name back to .apk?

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After removing Text Messaging app (Conversation service), I wasn't able to receive MMS messages using Handcent, but was able to send them. Weird... (I also have Moto's Messaging service removed).
Same thing here..does anyone know how to fix this? How do you reinstall messging.apk. I did a standard install and now the stock Text Msg app just crashes everytime I open it. Is there a certain way that I have to install this?
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Did you delete or rename? If you renamed, just rename it back to apk.

If you deleted, put the original file back into the system/app folder. There's a zip with all of the apps in the OP.

I'll edit the post to reflect that it may screw with MMS.
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Did you delete or rename? If you renamed, just rename it back to apk.

If you deleted, put the original file back into the system/app folder. There's a zip with all of the apps in the OP.

I'll edit the post to reflect that it may screw with MMS.
Actually I just figured out the problem. I had to install conversations.apk and then messaging.apk. Lol..Man I was getting worried there for a sec. Thanks for the reply though Aldo. I appreciate it.
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Does anyone know the apk for Emergency Alert? I would like to delete this via command line.

Also, I deleted Talk.apk with no issues. As long as you keep the talk service (for other apps like market) you shouldn't have any issues.
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cmas.apk
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Incase this happens to anyone else, I renamed BackupAssistanceClient.apk and did a factory reset that lead me to a black screen after you activate the phone..all I did to fix was double tap home to get voice commands and managed my to apps. I downloaded installer app(to install my root explorer apk) then opened root explorer, then renamed BackupAssistanceClient.apk to its original name and I could continue the set up....thought id share my experience
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ClockWidget.apk (Motorola Clock Widget)
Mynet.apk (Verizon Wifi Tether App)
WeatherWidget.apk (Motorola Weather Widget)
Where can I find these in Titanium to freeze?

I've found all of the rest that I wanted to freeze, but can't find these.
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Where can I find these in Titanium to freeze?

I've found all of the rest that I wanted to freeze, but can't find these.
I just did a rename with Root Explorer. I'm not sure where Titanium would see them. Perhaps data/apps?
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I have removed:

  • amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned
  • WeatherWidget
  • WorkContacts
  • redding-7648-signed-zipped (Kindle)
  • ZoomService
  • VisualizationWallpapers
  • UniversalInbox
  • VoiceCommands
  • Visualization
  • VideoPlayer (if you don't plan on playing back your recorded vids)
  • TtsService (will leave you without voice navigation - which I hate anyway
  • ToggleWidgets
  • StickyNoteWidget
  • Swype
  • SoundRecorder
  • StatusWidget
  • Skype_mobile.live
  • ScreenReader
  • QuickOffice
  • QuickContactWidget
  • PicoTts - same as above w/ navigation
  • PhotoWidget
  • CityID
  • Calculator
  • BlurEmail
  • DLNA
  • AudioEffectSettings
  • CarDock
  • Blockbuster
  • Gmail
  • GmailProvider
  • Stk
  • FMRadio
  • ClockWidget
  • HelpCenter
  • Dock
  • LiveWallpapers
  • LiveWallpapersPicker
  • MagicSmokeWallpaper
  • MessagesWidget
  • Messaging - I use google voice, so I don't need it
  • Mynet
  • MyVerizon
  • NewsWidget
  • MediaSync
  • ArcVideoEditorLite
  • VoiceSearch
  • Vvm
  • MotoGAL
  • cmas
  • YouTube
  • FriendFeed
  • BlurSNMessagingEngine
  • SocialMessaging
  • BlurEmailEngine
  • HomeSyncWizard
  • FMRadioService
  • Protips
  • BlurUpdater
  • Conversations
And a few others without issues so far. You can also rm BlurHome but you'll want to do so after adding a home replacement. Also, I'm not sure what removing BlurHome does w/ a factory reset. As for the ones listed above, I was also able to perform a factory reset without having the semi-brick issue that has been mentioned. Obviously, do this at your own risk!
Nice list... Have you noticed a difference in speed? Do you have any lag at all? Have you done any bench mark testd, if so, before and after scores?

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I really want to remove all the blur junk like jadambpharm has in the list. (Nice BTW!) But i've read on other droid forums that it is not at all recommended, but if i'm using another launcher and none of the blur programs....should be fine i'm thinking.

Are there any blur apks that anyone has experience problems after removing?

Also you can remove the browser.apk if you want to install a 3rd party browser. I'm a big fan of the Dolphin HD browser. Any other recommendation? Opera? Skyfire? Firefox is developing one as well.

How does one perform the factory reset?
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Browser.apk should *ok* to remove if you have another browser installed. The only reason I left it on the do not remove is simply for stability. If an app or something makes a call for the stock android browser (instead of Opera or whatever you have installed), who knows what might happen.

I'm not touching Blur with the way Motorola has integrated it with the OS. I've read some people have had success.

Factory Reset:
  1. From any homescreen of your phone, tap the Menu hard key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down and tap Privacy.
  4. Scroll down and tap Factory Data Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Phone, confirm to execute.
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Guys,
I can't seem to get the Kindle, and social networking apps to uninstall. any ideas?

i've tried in uninstaller to see if their were updates, but there were not.

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I can't seem to get the Kindle, and social networking apps to uninstall. any ideas?
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for me I'm using root explorer, for social networking, under settings and app, rename app friendfeed.apk to something else (I added .bak to simply remove it from the launcher) thanks to Airmaxx23 for giving me that bit of info
I don't have kindle, I don't know about it sorry.
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for me I'm using root explorer, for social networking, under settings and app, rename app friendfeed.apk to something else (I added .bak to simply remove it from the launcher) thanks to Airmaxx23 for giving me that bit of info
I don't have kindle, I don't know about it sorry.

tried that. says it is read only.
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Your holding it wrong....oh wait i think i just made a huge PR blunder.

I would guess you need to tell it you have read/write access.

I renamed everything via the adb shell (command line)
"androidsdk" directory is where ever you installed the sdk

C:\androidsdk\tools\adb shell

$su
#mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
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#mv NewsWidget.apk NewsWidget.bak
#mv PhotoWidget.apk PhotoWidget.bak
#mv redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk redding-7648-signed-zipped.bak
#mv SocialMessaging.apk SocialMessaging.bak

shortened list of what i renamed.

the "mount" command is what i think your missing, before i did that i got he same error your seeing.

Their entries still sort of show up in the applications list. but they are not in the app drawer anymore. no kindle and etc.
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If you are in Root Explorer, hit the "Mount R/W" button in the upper right.
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Soo hey... Does anyone have all the files backed up/saved on their computer? If so would someone mind sharing the voicemail apk with me? :-)

I used Titanium Backup to remove some files, and wanted to reinstall that one file, but Titanium only backed up the information and isn't installing the file correctly... PM me if you have it. I'd appreciate it.

Edit: I believe it was the visual voicemail apk
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Link is in the OP. I've posted it with a bigger font so people can see it.
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Ok thank you. I will try it later. It says there are no servers available right now. Thanks a lot for the help.
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This is very helpful. I'm going to try it. I will also stick the thread.
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In anticipation of 2.2, I've read that not having some of the bloatware may brick our phones once we update. How do I reinstall the apps I deleted? I've downloaded the zip file with all the apps from the link in the 1st post, but more specifically how do I get them installed back on my phone?
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I'm having an internal debate about this. If we're getting Froyo in a month, why bother renaming apps until we have Froyo? For me, it just seems like a hassle.

One question: If I do rename apps when I get Froyo, can't I just do it through my PC? I mean can't I just connect up my phone, select "show file extensions" and rename .apk to .bak? Or will file name changing only work using a file manager on the phone?

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In anticipation of 2.2, I've read that not having some of the bloatware may brick our phones once we update. How do I reinstall the apps I deleted? I've downloaded the zip file with all the apps from the link in the 1st post, but more specifically how do I get them installed back on my phone?
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Did you delete them or rename? If you deleted them, check the how to install system apps as system apps thread. If you renamed them, just rename them back to .apk from .bak via Root Explorer. I just tried it with Blockbuster and rebooted and the app properly showed back up in my drawer and it ran fine.

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I'm having an internal debate about this. If we're getting Froyo in a month, why bother renaming apps until we have Froyo? For me, it just seems like a hassle.

One question: If I do rename apps when I get Froyo, can't I just do it through my PC? I mean can't I just connect up my phone, select "show file extensions" and rename .apk to .bak? Or will file name changing only work using a file manager on the phone?

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I figure it will take me less than 1 or 2 minutes to rename all of the apps back to .apk via Root Explorer right on the phone. Then reboot and you're done. Well worth the cleaner app list and speedier (for me at least) performance until the update.

I don't know if you'll be able to do it on your PC via USB mode. I figure no. I'll check it out at home tonight.
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Did you delete them or rename? If you deleted them, check the how to install system apps as system apps thread. If you renamed them, just rename them back to .apk from .bak via Root Explorer. I just tried it with Blockbuster and rebooted and the app properly showed back up in my drawer and it ran fine.

Thanks, I had deleted. Just saw that thread and reinstalled them.
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Could anyone please tell me apk names for
- Motorola Photo Widget
- Motorola Social Status

And is it safe to remove them? I don't use any social apps (just standard messaging) and I only use the Galery app.
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- Motorola Photo Widget
- Motorola Social Status

And is it safe to remove them? I don't use any social apps (just standard messaging) and I only use the Galery app.
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Photowidget.apk? Is Social Status a widget? Maybe Statuswidget.apk?

I think widgets should be fine since they are completely optional.
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tried that. says it is read only.
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for me I'm using root explorer, for social networking, under settings and app, rename app friendfeed.apk to something else (I added .bak to simply remove it from the launcher) thanks to Airmaxx23 for giving me that bit of info
for kindle - - redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk


tried that. says it is read only.

did you notice the little bar at the top that says mount r/w and if you tap it, it will change to mount r/o this changes the folder from protected read only, to unprotected read and write, just tap it back before you exit root explorer so the folder will be secured again.
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Photowidget.apk? Is Social Status a widget? Maybe Statuswidget.apk?

I think widgets should be fine since they are completely optional.
I don't have these. I already removed the following and they are still these, so it must be some other apk:

rm CityID.apk
rm MessagesWidget.apk
rm ClockWidget.apk
rm Calculator.apk
rm Blockbuster.apk
rm amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned.apk
rm redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk
rm cmas.apk
rm Mynet.apk
rm NewsWidget.apk
rm PhotoWidget.apk
rm SocialMessaging.apk
rm BlurSNMessagingEngine.apk
rm StickyNoteWidget.apk
rm Vvm.apk
rm WeatherWidget.apk
rm VisualizationWallpapers.apk
rm LiveWallpapers.apk
rm LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
rm HelpCenter.apk

I also removed couple more, but then realized that I need them, so I simply put them back (I found the entire app dump on one of the forums).
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I thought anything with Blur in it IS NOT supposed to be removed?



I am now confused...
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I thought anything with Blur in it IS NOT supposed to be removed?

I am now confused...
It's not recommended (my guess is because there are a lot of unknowns), but some may be removed w/out issues (obviosly you need to know what you need).
I removed BlurSNMessagingEngine.apk hoping that Social Status a widget would go away, but it didn't.
I'm not sure what BlurSNMessagingEngine.apk is so I will probably just put it back just in case, but I haven't had any issues texting.
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Okay to delete as in, you've done a factory reset and their absence didn't cause any problems?
FYI DONT FACTORY RESET http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/141270-attention-running-android-2-1-big-read-me.html

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Factory reset kills 3g? (Sticky above)
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Two questions:

1. Does SocialMessaging.apk control the Facebook widget in any way? Or, what exactly does SocialMessaging.apk do?

2. Can we move Gmail.apk to the safe list yet?
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What is the purpose of doing a factory reset after removing things? Does it pull out the settings and what not for them or something?

First phone I've had, no real reason to root yet, but I am wanting to remove all those extra apps (I use maybe 5-8 of the default apps max). If I do root the phone, I will likely wait until 2.2 though.

But, is a factory reset required to finish removing the items you remove or something?
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I renamed the files to .bak but then they were showing up under Applications -> Manage Applications so I went through an uninstalled them all. The files are still there. What did this do, exactly? Did I do a bad thing?
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