March 11th, 2012, 09:16 PM
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So I have finally managed to make some progress with this. I have managed to perform a temporary root and sift through a bunch of different programs that claim to offer root access for removing system files. Surprisingly, I've only found one that stands up to this claim.
It's a Root Uninstaller (I can't remember the developer, it's got a recycle symbol on the icon) and it allowed me to view just over 40 apps, including public ones. Other uninstallers did show all the apps (just over 80) but did not have access to modify them.
So I have gone through the process of removing several of the inbuilt apps, which judging by this app's list, should have little permanent ramifications. I've removed the calculator, calendar, 3G, and so on, and have had a little bit of improvement. When I boot now, I am running around 80MB in RAM compared to 110MB. That's good, but I'm still not satisfied.
I still cannot find a program (including terminal) which grants me true RW access to the system folder and has access to core apps such as the phone/dialer apks. Has anyone had any success in this aspect?
For those wondering, I used Z4Root to temporary root the device. The program does offer permanent root and reroot, but neither had any lasting effects.
I am willing to try playing around with terminal again, but I cannot seem to find a working command to grant RW access. Whether I try to delete, move, or rename, I always get a "read only" error.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.