Chinavasion Celeritas (MTK6573) - Help with removing Chinese apps!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lexotron, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Lexotron

    Lexotron New Member

    Sep 19, 2012

    I bought a Celeritas (MTK 6573) in March from Chinavasion. It shipped with Android 2.3.4 or 2.3.5.

    About 2 months ago, the power/screen off button stopped responding. I sent it back to Chinavasion to be repaired, and when it returned, the original English ROM had been replaced with a Chinese ROM (v. 2.3.5)!

    Now I have a bunch of Chinese apps on the phone that were not there before (QQ Security, Youni SMS, LeCoo, SohuNews, UC Browser, Weibo, and some Chinese thing with a shopping cart). Since the phone is not rooted, I cannot get rid of these apps, and some are even running constantly in the background.

    The worst part is that Google Play Store isn't installed anymore, so I can't install any of the apps I actually do use.

    Dealing with Chinavasion is a huge pain. It takes them at least 24 hours to respond due to the time zone difference (I'm in Canada) and sometimes it's over a week until I hear back from them. Their customer service is terribly slow.

    I don't know a thing about rooting or ROMs. Can someone help me get rid of these Chinese apps and install Google Play Store?

    Thank you

    - Lex


  2. drknow

    drknow New Member

    Oct 24, 2012

    I had the same problem. Installed an app from play store which put a whole lots of programmes on that I could not delete...all chinese stuff.

    You will need to root you phone.

    For this you need SuperOneClick check google.

    Root your phone.

    Then get a root app deleter many available which is more advanced then using settings..applications...manage applications.

    I deleted the offending programmes easily.

    Hope this helps!

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