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  1. michowski

    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just got my moment rooted with 2.1 installed. I now want to start deleting programs like moxier and sprint tv. Is there any step by step write up on how to do this?
     

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    SoulTerror Well-Known Member

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    I'm wondering the same thing. Just rooted my phone with Joey's or what ever it's called.
     
  3. htcman724

    htcman724 Well-Known Member

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    ok well your going to need a program called root explorer then all you do is go into system apps and delete the ones you don't want but be careful as some will mess up your system.
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    Still having an issue. When I try to delete an app it says rm failed for AmazonMp3.apk, No such file or directory.

    All punctuation is correct as it shows it.
     
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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    Just because you installed 2.1 doesnt mean you have root. What kernel are you running? On your phone go to Menu>Settings>About Phone>Build Number and tell us what it says there. Otherwise explain in detail how you gained root access.
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    First of all are you positive that you have root access, the link you provided is an antiquated method of root and have lots of room for error. However, if you followed my guide then you should have a shell terminal app installed on your phone. When you type 'su' and the command prompt does the '#' symbol change to '$'? If this does not change you do NOT have root access. If it does then is amazonmp3 the only .apk you have trouble with. Did you create and load a rom from the sdx kitchen? Did you check the amazonmp3 option in the kitchen, if you did then no wonder you cant rm it, its already gone. Did you type 'ls' or 'ls.apk' (which will list only .apk files) and verify that AmazonMp3.apk actually exists on your current setup?
     
  9. michowski

    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    When I type su it does change to $ from #. Yes the amazonmp3 is listed in my list. I do get the same fail message for all apk's ive tried to remove. I did not load any roms and honestly I dont even know how or what they do. I just followed that rooting video in hopes of just deleting some of the stock apps on the phone I dont use and dont want.
     
  10. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    Ok so you do have root. If the .apks are showing when you run the ls command they are still there. Are you sure you changed the directory to /system/app/ ? That would explain why you would be getting a file found found error. Doesnt make sense why it would list the apk files if that wasn't the current directory however. The only other variable is whether or not remounting the folder as r/w was successful. It would be helpful if you could show exactly what was on the screen for me to determine where the problem is.
     
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    I had the same problem the first time I rooted. I could get su but no matter how closely I followed the guides in terminals I couldn't get anything to work. I got a copy of root explorer and it wouldn't work either. I had my first success using the kitchen and now I'm just using dearmasfamily's rom the way he packaged it and not worrying about it...

    Btw, I deleted moxier mail then and my phone wouldn't send out any email until I restored it. Since then I just leave it on there.
     
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    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

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    Here is the rom I'm using:

    AMS Ultimate Dream ROM 3.3 - AMS Forums

    It's just a modified version of the operating system basically. Some are faster, some just do things the stock rom won't do. With the Ultimate Dream rom it's a little bit of everything. Live wallpapers work, the graphics work better, and there are some neat extras from the HTC framework included. I love it...
     
  13. michowski

    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    I didnt change any directory. I just installed everything as the video shows. How do you go about changing the directory?
     
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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    You have to change the directory in the shell terminal in order access and modify the stock apps. Its the 3rd command in the guide i wrote

    these are the commands you have to enter from the terminal :

    -type su the $ will change to # indicating root access
    -type remount rw ..this gives you the ability to read/write and best of all delete :D
    -type cd /system/app/ ..this will move you to the system/app folder where all the goodies are
    -to remove apps type rm [appname.apk] (without the brackets and also make sure your punctuation is correct, Talk.apk and talk.apk are two different files in android) ..also any .odex files with the same name can be deleted if you remove the .apk. An alternate command to remove both at once would be rm [appname.*] You can also type ls to see a list of files in the current directory.

    even with root access if you dont remount the /system folder its read only and you will not be able to delete anything from it (this command is actually a shortcut command built into most kernel, there are a couple i've tried that it doesnt work....im not sure of the full command to accomplish the remount i'll have to look that up when i get back from the beach) Before you can do anything with the stock apps folder you need to be in the /system/app/ directory ( cd /system/app/ makes this the active directory thereby allowing access to the files within)
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks a lot for the help. When I typed in remount rw in step 2 it says remount: not found
     
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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    What kernel are you running? If you got to menu>settings>about phone under build it will show the kernel. I would suggest loading up joeys kernel, its a good solid kernel for first time rooters which will allow you to use the remount rw command. Once you get the /system remounted you can rm to your hearts content.
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    This

    Also the zip says joey's v7
     
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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    Yea, thats the stock kernel...the joeys root v7 just gives you root access it, doesnt replace the kernel. What you will need to do is flash a custom recovery to your phone using the sprint update tool

    Download the sprint update tool if you dont already have it
    Apply this patch : Samsung Updater Patch: Revert to the old one

    Download a custom recovery : Login
    (they are on page two)

    Either joeys 2.1.3 or forcytos 3.0.8 (there is a 3.1.1 you can change to later if u want, u can use the kitchen to create you own roms and add this later)

    You will have to change the file in the \program files\samsung electronics\swupgrade\models\binary with the recovery .tar you downloaded. (only one file should be in here at any one time for a successful flash.)

    Once you have a recovery installed you can download any update.zip file and place in on the root of the sdcard and install it to the phone within recovery mode. To enter recovery turn the phone off and then press and hold in this order vol down + end + call until you see the loading screen.

    You can make your own update.zip files with the kitchen here including kernels (i know for a fact the remount rw command works with joeys kernel and meatkernel and i also know from personal experience it does NOT work with littlejh's) optimized library and video driver files boot logos etc.
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok I started to do this an sorry for so many questions but im new to this and want to make sure I am doing this all right. I downloaded forcytos 3.0.8 and I have put that zip into the binary folder on my computer. Now I need to do the sw upgrade to my phone? Also what does the update.zip file do?

    Just 2 more steps and I can then start to delete the apps I dont want?
     
  20. michowski

    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    Also what is this kitchen thing im reading about. People say you can just install that, and simply click and delete the apps instead of typing out everything. If thats the case which kitchen can I get, not sure if theres just 1 or multiples.
     
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    michowski Member This Topic's Starter

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    I actually just figured it out as is. I never typed in the stuff below so I guess thats what was needed to change it to the right directory. Checked out the list of safe apps to remove and removed a lot of crap I dont need. Theres also some stuff on the list I dont know what it exactly is, do you know if theres a explanation of what each apk is or does? For example, what is SprintAndroidExtension.apk ?

    $ su
    # mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/stl5 /system
    # cd /system/app
     
  22. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    Actually i believe the recovery file is .tar which needs to be flashed via the sprint update tool. As for the kitchen it is a custom rom builder that allows you customize an update.zip file to you liking using the options listed. The link to the kitchen is here (Haxsung SDX Custom Custom ROM Kitchen)
     
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    Aww crap. Mine doesn't. What the hell did I do wrong?? in su hit enter and it just shoes #. Can someone help me? I too, followed the video two days ago. I'm thinking my phone s rooted and everything. I'm so uset. Sigh.:confused:
     
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    Wait wai, Never mind. I am lost at the whole changing the joey thing to one that will allow me to delete stuff though. My $ does indeed change to #.
     
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    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member

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    The video you followed activates root access but thats about it. If you read this thread everything you need to know on how to remove the stock apps has been covered. I would recommend installing a custom recovery which will allow you to back up everything incase you delete something you shouldn't have or didnt want to. This will also allow installing .zip files directly from the recovery menu. I would also recommend a custom kernel that supports the 'remount rw' command to simplify things however you can use the 'mount -o remount,rw -t rfs /dev/stl5 /system' command to achieve the same outcome. If your active directory is not /system/app/ the apk files within will not show with the ls command alone. Read over everything carefully, one syntax error will cause the command to not work, attention to detail is key here. If you have any more specific questions i will try to answer them or atleast point you to where they have already been covered.
     

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