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  1. kapricious420

    kapricious420 New Member

    I have read thread after thread trying to figure this out and seem to keep encountering outdated threads which refer to /cust (which does not exist on my phone). As far as I can tell, every metro app is located in /system/app but is set to be read-only. I have even attempted to manually chmod the specific applications I am trying to delete and even this does not work.

    What do I need to do BESIDES purchase Root Explorer? This is the only other option I am aware of that I have not yet tried.

    Thank you in advance!

    P.S. Yes, my phone is already rooted and was verified via root checker.

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  2. luigicanu

    luigicanu New Member

    You could use Titanium Backup to uninstall the Metro Apps. It worked for me.
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  3. mrpnut

    mrpnut THE WORLD IS YOURS Guide

    Root explore and TB are really good for deleting any apps you don't want,but also u can use rom tool box a well. ;)
  4. Zunga93

    Zunga93 Active Member

    I agree Titanium Backup is tha App Firstly for peace of mind, secondly to de-bloat your Admire If you're rooted this app (especially if you've paid for pro) is your brain.
    :thumbup:
  5. I luv trolling

    I luv trolling Well-Known Member

    Titanium backup is exactly what you need. Make sure to make backups of the apps you delete first though. Also, titanium backup reqiures root.
  6. kapricious420

    kapricious420 New Member

    Thanks for the replies everyone. In case someone else encounters the same problems I had, here are what my solutions were:

    1. I needed to install Busybox v1.19 and run the script to Mount R/W (and that version specifically as other, newer versions would not work).

    2. After this, Titanium backup was able to finally uninstall everything completely.

    3. Still, I was totally out of space and utterly baffled. After many hours of fumbling around and googling my little heart out, I finally came across a thread which explained that /data/dalvik-cache contained a HUGE surplus of unnecessary stuff. ALL of it is removable and anything that should not be deleted will be recreated on your next reboot. I used the terminal emulator, invoked "su", and then typed rm /data/dalvik-cache/* and freed up nearly half of my hard drive! NOTE: It kind of freaked me out as applications began to crash, but simply reboot so the required cache files can be recreated and everything will run smoother than ever.

    I think I finally have my phone cleaned out and it's faster than ever now! Hope these notes help someone!
  7. or you could have used links2sd, which is free and way better imo
  8. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

    I'm a noobie when it comes to Android. I want to delete the Metro junk such as "My Extras", but I don't understand a lot of what you said.

    I don't understand what "run the script to Mount R/W" means.

    1.Where is "/data/dalvik-cache" and where do you find/access it?
    2.What does "terminal emulator, invoked "su"" mean? What is a terminal emulator? What is "su"?

    Can you please explain and dumb it down for me?
    I guess I should mention the phone is rooted.
  9. KageBeast

    KageBeast Well-Known Member

    It's easier to use the app titanium backup to delete apps. It's more noob friendly i suppose. And you just answered your own question. /data is the folder dalvik-cache is in. You need an app like root explorer to access it thought because it's a system folder. But you can just wipe the dalvik-cache in cwm so there's no need to bother it.

    *sigh* you chose the wrong thread to see how to remove bloatware. And to answer your last question terminal emulator is an app you run that lets you perform tasks such as extracting a system file to your sd card and other things. And the invoked su thing just means he gained superuser access with terminal emulator. If you're rooted you should atleast know that su means superuser.
  10. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

    I thought this was the right place because the apps I want to delete are the apps Metro put on and that's what this thread is about.

    What is cwm?

    Thank you for the help you've given. I guess I'll go get the apps mentioned and see what I can figure out.
  11. KageBeast

    KageBeast Well-Known Member

    This http://androidforums.com/admire-all-things-root/412650-safely-removeable-bloatware.html is the main thread on removing apps. cwm is clockworkmod. That's one of the main things you should install before you start deleting things willy nilly
  12. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

    I'm sorry, but now I'm more confused. When I type in clockworkmod it gives me ROM Manager. What does that have to do with what I'm trying to do?
  13. Killah1994

    Killah1994 Well-Known Member

    Don't install rom manager...
    Check out this thread on how to install cwm on the admire
    http://androidforums.com/showthread.php?p=3847129,.... follow the instructions and you should be OK..
  14. KageBeast

    KageBeast Well-Known Member

    Clockworkmod comes from rom manager but don't ever use rom manager. You need cwm to make a backup just in case you delete something that messes up your phone
  15. Dragonlady

    Dragonlady Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for "holding my hand" through this. I can't believe I was able to do it all! I appreciate your easy definitions. What a difference in my phone! I'm a happy girl!
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