Support I need help removing stock programs.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Keo, Apr 13, 2010.

  1. Keo

    Keo Active Member
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    I flashed my phone to 2.1 then rooted, had no problems with either one. Now I'm trying to get rid of these dumb stock apps that are taking up space. Can someone direct me or tell me how to remove them?

    Theennnxxxs.
     

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  2. Solo

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  3. dreze88

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    Download and install ConnectBot (free) from the market.
    Open it up and select a Local connection (bottom left of program screen)

    then type in anything in the nickname (blank box)
    once you see the screen for prompts, type this from your qwerty keyboard:


    type: su and press enter
    if you see the # sign you are rooted and good to go.
    type: mount /system filesystem rw and press enter

    type: mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/stl5 /system and press enter

    type: rm -r system/app/nameofapphere.apk and press enter
    type: exit and press enter
    again type: exit and press enter

    then disconnect. Voila, all gone. I'll help anyone to do this, most people who know how to do this wont help you but I leaned the hard way and I actually like helping others. :D If you need to find the name of the apk you want uninstalled, use Astro to find apk files on the phone (not just sd card) and write it down, copy it. Enter the EXACT name of the apk in the line where it states to do this. example /syste/app/im.apk ALl the credit goes to the great forks at SDX Developers. Good luck to all. :D
     
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  4. KU_Android

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    Thank you for writing this!

    Does anyone know the official name.apk of Moxier sync, Moxier mail, Moxier tasks? It's not Moxier or Moxiersync so not sure what the official name it. Thanks again!
     
  5. dreze88

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    I just used Astro file manager to look them up, free from the market. I don't have the names since they are history. :)
     
  6. latinmaxima

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    Can we please move this to the root forum. You have to have root to remove a stock app so this shouldn't be part of this forum. Good write up though!
     
  7. dwolf312

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    Why do you have him mount twice? all he needs to do is

    mount -t rfs -o remount,rw /dev/stl5 /system
    then instead of typing out rm -r system/app/nameofapphere.apk for each app just type

    cd /system/app

    then if need be you can backup the files before you remove just type

    cat appname.apk > /sdcard/appname.apk

    then to remove

    rm appname.apk

    and when your done he forgot one step type in this

    mount -t rfs -o remount,ro /dev/stl5 /system

    make sure that last command goes through it may say system is busy or whatever but just keep typing it in over and over till it goes through

    then you can type exit and then exit again to exit the app
     
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  8. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    I'll try this, if I need help, I'll be back.

    Also, how do I know if I backed up the app corrctly?
     
  9. globalninja

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    there is a easier way to remove them with all the confusing commands lol
     
  10. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    Please elaborate?
     
  11. globalninja

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    With root, just use Root explorer goto System>app. Mount R/W (top right) then delete the apps you want to delete by long pressing them.\

    *Edit*
    Just in case you want to back them up. Copy (by long press) then paste in your sdcard, which you should see in the first page
     
  12. dwolf312

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    Yes that's easier but not everyone wants to pay for a application to do it lol
     
  13. globalninja

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    Yeaah i just downloaded it off the internet lol
     
  14. dwolf312

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    Oooooooooo your a bad boy i'm telling lol j/p I did same thing :p hehe
     
  15. Keo

    Keo Active Member
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    Care to tell me where I can find it free on the net? ;-)

    All that script was confusing, especially seeing that I was given the wrong directions.
     
  16. globalninja

    globalninja Well-Known Member
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    just google it lol
     
  17. Keo

    Keo Active Member
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    It's not letting me deleted them, keeps saying the file is read only.
     
  18. Eazail70x7

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    So did I lol
     
  19. globalninja

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    Are you root? What version is the root explorer you using? and are you pushing the "Mount R/W" button?
     
  20. dreze88

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    Sorry if I omitted any steps out. I'm still learning too. :) Root Explorer is much easier. Either way works. Hit me up if you need the apk for it to make it up to you haha but for real though, I have it. :)
     
  21. Keo

    Keo Active Member
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    I'd like sooo appreciate it if you sent it to me and stuff.
     
  22. KU_Android

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    Alright well after messing with it i got it working again. Thanks for all the help guys!
     

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