deleting pre-installed icons on home screenSupport


  1. Have tried to select icon and place in trash, but icon still remains. Have gone into setup and tried to delete there as well. AAAGGGHHH!!! Anyone got any ideas????

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  2. IdeotDroid

    IdeotDroid New Member

    Press down on the icon (the phone should vibrate when it's ready to be moved), keep your finger held on it, drag it to the trash can and let go when it's over top.
  3. Thanks for trying to help, but I mentioned in my original message that that doesn't work.... I know its supposed to - but it doesn't. Trash can even goes red when I place the icon over it. Doh!! Anyone else with any suggestions????
  4. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    It's probably bloatware they don't want you to get rid of. You'll probably have to root your phone to delete it.
  5. Thanks Gmash. I suspected as much. Do you know of an app that can soft-root an X5??
  6. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Sorry, we don't even have the x5 in America yet. I was hoping my carrier would get it to replace my Huawei Ascend, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen now. How do you like yours? What country are you in?
  7. Bummer. I'm in Australia. I'm still getting used to it. Its really annoying how the home screen is filled with a stack of uninstalled icons that I don't want to install (they are mostly games and bizarre stuff), but I can't get rid of the icons. Grrrr!!! Also, because its so new, I can't get a cover for it, although aparently the Desire covers will fit.
  8. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    You might try posting your question in the Android Lounge section where more people will see it. I could be wrong. (though highly unlikely lol). ;)

    *edit* the Desire doesn't look as rounded on the top and bottom like the x5. I don't see how a Desire case would fit.
  9. Ulfke

    Ulfke New Member

    What about just moving it sideways to one of the other sides in the "home" windows? Do like when you want to trash it, but then drag it to the edge of the window, and when you got it over the next page, drop it there. Moved some icons there my selfe, a little tricky to get the next page to open, but worked.
  10. sebgus

    sebgus Member

    You can very easily root with the Z4root app. Just install it and press permanent root (doesn't seem to work with temporary) and then install SuperUser and at last install Root Uninstaller to remove apps.
  11. hjmw

    hjmw New Member

    Hi, I,m new to all of this, (71 year old). Ideos x5, z4root, successful, SuperUser installed, Root Explorer installed, can find the required files as above to delete, but they are read only, can't change to read/write.
    Can anyone help with easy instructions please. :)

    Huawei Ideos x5
    Iprimus $29 plan 24months ( Australia}
    unlocked
    8gb SDcard included
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