Delete stock apps

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  1. ggrant3876

    ggrant3876 Well-Known Member

    How do you delete stock apps? I have the HTC music player and would like to delete the stock music player.

  2. deepdroid

    deepdroid Member

    You don't (can't) delete stock apps. You can install a different music player and configure that as default.
  3. ggrant3876

    ggrant3876 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I think if you are rooted you can delete stock apps. Any one else.
  4. justjimjpc

    justjimjpc Premium Member VIP Member

    You can delete them ..IF you can figure out how to set yourself as Owner of the files ,,,

    I have not been able to do that ... even to write new sound files to the internal phone memory ... Even with SU privledges but I am not that knowlegeable of linux
  5. ggrant3876

    ggrant3876 Well-Known Member

    I got this from another forum I am a member of but I don't have adb on my computer.
    Originally Posted by crazythunder [​IMG]
    adb shell
    rm -r /system/app/Music.apk
    one space after rm 2 spaces after -r

    Uh, each argument should be separated by a single space; adding another space isn't going to help or hurt matters.

    Additionally, .apks are not directories so the -r (recursive) flag is unnecessary.
  6. sirus20x6

    sirus20x6 New Member

    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /system
    rm /system/app/Music*

    done and done. I'd remember that remount command by heart or save it to a .sh file and chmod it with run permissions
  7. Nouman

    Nouman New Member

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    rabbit74 New Member

  10. himem

    himem New Member


    i'm trying ro remove stock apps for quite a few days, and i'm getting desperate!

    I have everything... titatium, terminal, root explorer, etc etc

    with terminal I also receive "directory not empty", but with root explorer I can delete the apk's from /system/app ... I confirm after that they are not there, bus as soon as I reboot the phone they come back.

    what can I do ?

    I have HTC desire with stock android, rooted .. and also a couple of programs I instaled I don't really knwo what they do.. like rom manager, clockword recovery, etc

    plz help!
  11. drwook

    drwook New Member

    I had the exact same problem as you until I installed the S-OFF (security off, i.e "full root")
    You can find a tutorial on how to do it at XDA
  12. rsabr

    rsabr New Member

    I created a thread on this same issue but I was able to come up with the answer.
    Here it is

    you need to remount the rootfs with rw, like this:

    mount -o rw,remount rootfs /


    you can

    # pm uninstall
    pm uninstall
  13. boarders5

    boarders5 New Member

    for this to work, are you using terminal emulator??
  14. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Moved to all-things-root sub-forum.

  15. xXSK8AGRXx

    xXSK8AGRXx Well-Known Member

    Hey guys! I have a Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini,rooted ,but I have the stable rom.
    But i deleted some System apps , I dont remember wich apps ,but now i cant download thing from the market ,and i was able to do that before.
    and i have tryed everything,Hard reset ,and everything like that.
    but it wont work ,so is there any chance that i can like restore all my system apps ? :p

    Thanks :) (Sorry for my english,im from norway):)
  16. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator


    Try posting something in the X10 root sub-forum...the good folks over there should be able to help you:

    X10 - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Cheers and good luck!
  17. xXSK8AGRXx

    xXSK8AGRXx Well-Known Member

    Yeah ,I did that , and I got it fixed now ,but thanks anyways ! :)

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