Deleted app keeps on reappearing after restart


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  1. akkidy

    akkidy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I rooted using unrevoked and used root explorer to delete the app in /system/app/ directory. I get a message saying the app is deleted and I see it disappeared. When I exit out from root explorer, go to list of apps, I still see the icon of the app in the list and can still open it. Then when I restart the phone and go back to /system/app/ directory, I see the app back again. Anybody knows why this is happening? The apps seem to be cached somewhere. I've read that system app cannot be deleted using the unrevoked root method, but there are other people who say it does. Using root explorer seems to delete the app, but reappears again. I'm really clueless on this one.
     

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  2. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

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    The people who say you can use unrevoked to delete system/app are wrong (unless a new version has just been released) as you have confirmed. Those who say you can haven't yet rebooted their phone. This fact has been stated over and over here. I wish it were as easy as that.
     
  3. ortizdupri

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    You CAN delete them using Toast's method. I've successfully deleted Peep, Footprints, Sprint NFL, Sprint NASCAR, Sprint Navigation, etc.
     
  4. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    CORRECT!!! Only with toast's method, if you do this with the unrevoked method, as soon as you reboot, your apps will come back. It doesn't give access to / system to remove apps.
     
  5. akkidy

    akkidy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    MisterEd, ortizdupri and swazedahustla, thank you for all your reply. I really wished it was that easy to delete those unwanted apps. The moment root explorer confirmed the file was deleted, I really thought it worked! I'm glad you all confirmed this that it doesn't and I wasn't missing out on a step or something.
    I'm a little bit hesitant to use the toast method because it involves flashing the original rom. I'm already very happy with the original rom, no problems with bluetooth, etc unlike back when I still had my Hero and I flashed it with custom 2.1 roms or even the latest leaked rom from Damage, I had too many issues and bluetooth never worked for me which made me to decide to trade my Hero back to Sprint and get the Evo. Although, there are a lot more reasons to love the Evo than just the bluetooth working perfectly for me!
     
  6. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    You won't have any issues flashing the toast ROM. Its the same that you are running now, except with root. From there you can remove those unwanted apps and you don't have to flash anything else. But its all up to you and your preference, but if you just want to remove apps, using toasts method should be fine for you to use.
     
  7. zaltol

    zaltol Well-Known Member

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    You loose all your customization flashing via Toast's method correct? I'd hate to have to re-setup all my settings and what not.
     
  8. MisterEd

    MisterEd Well-Known Member

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    1) FIRST - Root using unrevok's simple method.
    2) Download Titanium Backup and do a full backup ( it won't work unless rooted).

    Then use the toast method to root and use Titanium backup to do a full restore. All your setting are now back. I believe the custom ROM has Titanium backup preinstalled.
     
  9. akkidy

    akkidy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Aren't there a lot of people having SD card read/write issue with toast ROM because they couldn't install the OTA update for fear of losing root? I also read that some people are considering of going back to stock from toast ROM. I'm really worried about that and other issues that might come up. I'm perfectly happy with my setup right now, no lag, no issues at all, just wanted to free up space, although it is not quite necessary yet right now when the Evo has a lot of internal storage available. I might really consider flashing toast when my internal storage goes low, since I can always flash back to stock with the available RUU. I'm just too worried to mess up something that is already good for me.
     
  10. swazedahustla

    swazedahustla Well-Known Member

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    I dont know about that one, maybe that was from his original ROM that he made prior to the update coming out. Now he has a ROM with the update included, so I assumed most people were using that one. Could be the case if they are trying to use his .1 (first) one.
     
  11. SurplusGadgets

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    A lot of misinformation going around. System apps can be removed using the unrevoked root method. But Unrevoked performs many steps behind the scenes for you (flashing a new recovery, installing a superuser app, turning S_OFF as just a few examples). If any one of these steps fails, it can cause problems. The originally reported problem above is likely because the last step to install unrevoked_forever.zip failed and thus S_ON was not turned to S_OFF. Hence, you cannot really update the /system area even though Root Explorer seems to successfully (a) remount /system as RW and (b) allow you to delete the APK file. Know this is 5 months later, but simply trying to clarify for others who follow.
     
  12. akazabam

    akazabam Well-Known Member

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    Look at the date the last post was made. This is six months old. They're referring to the old unrevoked, which was a soft root, and obviously could not make permanent changes to /system. You're referring to the current version of unrevoked, which has since been made a full root method.
     

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