April 7th, 2012, 03:42 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2012
Device(s): Huawei Blaze (Ideos X3)
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Cannot remove Game Demos from rooted phone
I'm aware that there are a few threads about this around this here forum, but none of them actually go far enough to answering my particular conundrum.
My Huawei Ideos X3 came with two game demos already installed on it which could not be uninstalled using the normal method. So, I rooted the phone (successfully, getting SuperUser and stuff - all as it should be).
The game demos are "TBloxxNY" and "BrickBreaker"
I proceeded to install Root Uninstaller (By a developer of the same name) and attempted to remove the game demos. This constantly threw back a message about not being able to remove due to an error.
I then uninstalled the Root Uninstaller, and got a different one, but I ended up getting the same results - cannot uninstall. I got rid of that Uninstaller as well.
So I downloaded the free version of Titanium Backup + Root and attempted to uninstall through that method. Again, this failed, but the experience told me that the "error" from the previous attempts was that it "Could not locate APK file"
Keeping the Titanium app, I downloaded Android Mate (Free) and went to physically look for the files. Sure enough, there were no APK files for these demos in the main folder for all the APK files. Checking the Demo Game properties I found the location of both the APK files, and their accompanying packages:
BrickBreaker Location - /data/cust/app/trial_brickbreake.apk
Package - /data/data/com .digitalchocolate .androidwall
TBloxxNY Location - /data/cust/app/trial_tbloxxny.apk
Package /data/data/com .digitalchocolate .androidgotham
I successfully managed to delete the packages.
However, when I tried to delete the APK files, I selected them, picked delete and the message came up telling me the files had successfully been deleted.
What's the problem here then? Oh, only that the files remained exactly where they were!
I've even tried moving the files out of their current location and into the normal APK location, and into the SD Card to no avail!
I've tried looking all over the internet for answers, but I'm getting fed up of finding nothing.
I turn to you, Android forum users I have never had the pleasure of meeting before!
How do I remove this troublesome bloatware?
(I want to remove it, not just freeze it, because it's taking up internet memory space I could be using for other apps)