Has anyone with a rooted phone successfully uninstalled a Sprint app?


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  1. Sprockethead

    Sprockethead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I rooted the phone, and I know that for sure. But when I go to Manage Applications and click on something like the NASCAR app, there is still no uninstall button.

    How do I uninstall?
     

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  2. SkunkApe

    SkunkApe Well-Known Member

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    you wont be able to uninstall like that...its unfortunate that its not that easy.


    there is a process that will need to be done via recovery mode.

    ill see if i can find some links for you....i actually just did this last night and got rid of a lot of sprint apps
     
  3. SkunkApe

    SkunkApe Well-Known Member

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    i would start here:

    bloatware removal - PPCGeeks


    Boot into recovery mode and then copy and paste this into the command prompt. To root and to learn how to go into recovery mode go here. It's a very easy guide on how to do this. Make sure to thank the author of the thread.

    adb-windows.exe shell
    mount /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/app
    rm amazonmp3.apk
    rm Sprint_App_Updater.apk
    rm Sprint_NASCAR.apk
    rm Sprint_Navigation.apk
    rm Sprint_NFL.apk
    rm Sprint_Promotion.apk
    rm Sprint_Qik.apk
    rm Sprint_TV.apk
    rm SprintTVWidget.apk

    This will remove the Sprint apps that most of you don't want.
     
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    Sprockethead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yikes, thanks. I hate recovery mode because I can't install the drivers that let the computer recognize the phone as a disk drive. There is some HTC driver that automatically overrides it each time. And I don't know enough to be able to correct it. That means that while in recover mode I can only talk with the SD card, not the computer. Big pain in the butt.
     
  5. ILLgodsonmatic

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    haha i like how you use the nascar example...NOBODY WANTS THAT APP LOL
     
  6. Sprockethead

    Sprockethead Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I haven't even opened it. I just want it gone.
     
  7. Chief7

    Chief7 Well-Known Member

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    Nobody should say nobody - some DO! ;)
     
  8. zaltol

    zaltol Well-Known Member

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    Yea I rooted the unrevoked method. I'm waiting until they come out with a full root so that I can uninstall some of these crappy apps.
     
  9. wishiwas

    wishiwas Active Member

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    If you do remove the Sprint apps, can you restore them if you change your mind (if you do a phone restore by holding down the volume button while turning the phone on)?
     
  10. JiggaMan14x

    JiggaMan14x New Member

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    That was one of the most helpful posts in regards to rooting that I have seen. Thank you very much for posting that because that is definitely going to be the guide I use when I root my phone. Thanks again.
     

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