***list of safe apps to remove***

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  1. starstress

    starstress Well-Known Member

    I copied this from the Optimus M thread, Mods please sticky this so maybe someone can avoid heartache :D
    Just because an app is listed here does not necessarily mean that it is useless or that you will want to remove it. It only means that it can safely be removed without damaging anything else.

    If you remove an .apk, then you can also remove the corresponding .odex. Not all apps will have an .odex.

    Apps safe to remove:

    • AnalogClockWidget.apk - Analog Clock widget
    • Boingo_Wi-Fi.apk - Boingo WiFi
    • Calculator.apk - Calculator
    • Calendar.apk - Calendar App
    • CalendarProvider.apk - Supports the calendar. Remove only if Calendar.apk and CalendarWidget.apk have been removed.
    • CalendarWidget.apk - Calendar Widget
    • CarHome.apk - Car Home - Remove CarHomeLauncher.apk if this is removed.
    • CarHomeLauncher.apk - Car Home Launcher - Linked to CarHome.apk
    • ClockWeatherWidget.apk - Clock Weather Widget
    • DeskClock.apk - Clock app
    • DigitalAlarmWidget.apk - Alarm Clock widget
    • DualClockWidget.apk - Dual Clock widget
    • Email.apk - Email app - Safe to remove if you use Gmail or some other email app
    • GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk - Google Search widget and app
    MetroBackup_1.27_PRODBuild_10082010.apk - MetroBackup
    • MetroNavigator
    • _MetroPCS_EasyWiFi_V4.0.90.apk - EasyWiFi
    • LiveWallpapers.apk
    • LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    • Loopt_Android_2.4.1_Oct.13.2010.apk - Loopt
    • MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
    • Metro411.apk - Metro411
    • metroappstore-v1.3a.apk - MetroPCS App Store
    • MobileBanking.apk - Mobile Banking
    • MobilePosse.apk - MyExtras
    • Mocospace-1.2.4.apk - Moco Space
    • MPCS-MobileIM- - MobileIM
    • Music.apk - Music Player
    • MVC.MetroPCS.android02.apk - Virtual Card
    • PEX- - Pocket Express
    • PGA_Android.apk - Free Games
    • Protips.apk - Tips widget
    • RSSViewerWidget.apk - RSS Reader
    • SNS.apk - LG Facebook and Twitter app
    • Talk.apk - Google Talk
    • thinkdroid.apk - Think Free Office
    • YouTube.apk - YouTube video player
    • z7-android2x.apk - Mail@Metro

    These apps SHOULD NOT be removed:
    • Browser.apk - MetroWEB - Required for Android Market
    • Phone.apk - Phone app/dialer
    • Settings.apk - Settings menu
    • Also I want to add that even though think free is safe to move I wouldnt because its very helpful

  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

    Stickied! :)


    edit: by the way, I notice that you guys don't have a root guide yet...I know and see you've only got a few threads here in the all-things-root section, but send me (or Tokenpoke) a PM when things start to look cluttered and you guys have some key threads we can link in there for you. :)
  3. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Awesome, thanks for making this, makes things much clearer now. [​IMG]
  4. xasmir

    xasmir New Member

    so all those apps are safe to delete on the huawei M835?
  5. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    Some apps you need to have a replacement for (such as canvas and browser) canvas is your stock launcher, adw is what I replaced it with.
    Just be sure you remebmer what you delete.
  6. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

  7. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    I'll post some screens soon but the apps you mentioned are NOT on my friend's phone. Some are, the others aren't o_O

    There's a annoying app called 100% Free Games on there that I can't find the apk for.

    You're also missing the MetroStudio app, I forget the file name but that too is safe to remove.

    Edit: I just noticed you said you copied this off the Optimus...that doesn't make this M835 then does it? I just noticed more than half the apps aren't on the phone or have a different file name.
  8. CyberTails

    CyberTails Well-Known Member

    The "100% Free Games" App APK can be found in the /cust/metropcs/us/app folder IIRC, please follow my tutorial on how to remove it :)
  9. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    You failed to give me a link, but I found it in a risky but desperate attempt.

    It was PGA_Widget.apk in Metro Apps. Since I didn't know what it was, I was very afraid of removing it. His phone is suddenly going faster...

    I can also add that nearly all apps under Metro can be removed, he has only two left, MetroBackup *For obvious and not so obvious reasons* and @App store *In hopes that Metro will release 2.3...a big hope.*

    As for stock Apps, I'll add the ones that are actually on the phone...
  10. Oimmuk

    Oimmuk Member

    OK, so this Topic started out with the list being copied from the Optimus M thread, so now can we have a list for the M835 with exactly what we can safely remove and what not to touch... I still have not rooted my phone and truth be told am afraid to as I have read several posts that leave me confused, but as for removing apps that I do not need I am interested in.
  11. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Try reading my obsolete Rooted M835, there should be a video in there, its near the bottom.

    The only way to remove the Metro Bloat is by rooting and using an app.

    Yes I agree, this list should be scrapped, things aren't all genetic as I found out, I'll try to get a hold of a brand new M835 and post all the application apks in there.
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  12. Oimmuk

    Oimmuk Member

    Thanks Star
  13. Apocalypz

    Apocalypz Member


    have u had any luck making that list of apps that the M835 comes with stock? I was curious which .APK file corresponds to the app called News & Weather on the stock rom :confused:
  14. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    That's the GenieWidget.apk or something, something with Genie in it.

    No I haven't, budget is short and I don't think I'll find an unrooted, unmodded M835 for a while, I'll keep trying though, the thing costs 80$ brand new, 80 that I need for bills and such. X_X
  15. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Got it.

    Under cust/metropcs/us/app...


    These are the only Metro Apps my friend has left, cause he needs it, the app store for updates, if we ever get any for the phone and the Backup for easy transfer to another phone, any other app in this folder, including those two, if you wish to do so, may be deleted with no penalty.


    These are Stock Apps that come with the phone, amazingly, Huawei put a bit of Bloatware on the M835...-_- This is the list he currently has, that doesn't mean you can erase them all, if its not on this list, its probably more than likely, safe to remove!

    Browser.apk - Remove only if you already have another browser installed
    GenieWidget.apk - News and Weather App

    This is the full list remaining on his System Folder, anything not on here was probably removed as it was bloat, I don't know what all of these apps do and I wouldn't advise removing them until you know for sure what they are, do not remove anything with Google in it, or the Mms, as that is your messaging app.
  16. FlexKavana

    FlexKavana Member

    I have a question about the safety of moving some apps that I did not see on the list, if they are there and I just missed them I apologize in advance!

    IM and Social
    M Studio
    News & Weather

    BTW can anyone direct me to where, if it's ok to remove, these apps are listed? They are not under the same file cust/metropcs/us/app

  17. s1ck s0n

    s1ck s0n Well-Known Member

    Any word on this?
  18. starxpilot

    starxpilot Well-Known Member

    Re-Read my post a few posts up, the one with the long list of Apps, if you have an app that's not on that list, remove it. Since I don't remember the exact name of each app and I don't have an M835, I'm sorry I can't give you the exact file name.

    Just go through your Apps, and delete ones that aren't on it. I put notes next to some that can be deleted, but must be replaced first.

    Sorry I didn't post back, I saw the post but since it was so old, I thought it was irrelevant to bump.
  19. frosthax1

    frosthax1 Well-Known Member

    Removable although if you need to find places id keep navigation as its an easy gps,and my metro to view your account balance and stuff easy(not needed but can be useful)
    chances are since this is an old post you prolly already figured this out but for others searching the forums that had the same question this is for you.
    also i saw something bout keeping something in case metro makes an updated firmware?cyanogenmod is the way to go,metro will not make an update as this phone is discontunued thru them i do beleive.get cyanogenmod 7,your better off-
  20. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    should be ok to delete the MetroWeb app- I have done so on every metro phone I have had(gonna root a buds M835 later).:D
  21. Country Dad

    Country Dad Well-Known Member

    OK, I removed the mms, how to I get it back on there?
  22. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    You could always search the market for one...gosms is pretty good :)
  23. DerekElensar

    DerekElensar Well-Known Member

    just a warning to those exploring your phone(ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE NEW AND DO NOT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING). Last night, I accidentally deleted my "Dalvik-Cache" folder on my phone, trying to delete a different one... soo... yeah... i wouldn't recommend doing that, as I had to reformat my phone and am now going through the process of restoring all of my apps that I previously had installed...... -.-

    You may know that cache just takes up space and for the most part is pretty useless(to me anyways), but trust me. you need this folder. I mean, unless you don't want to be able to use ANY of the apps on your phone...
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  24. gbiggie

    gbiggie La patience et le pardon VIP Member

    Good lookin out D!
  25. Country Dad

    Country Dad Well-Known Member

    Where do you find all the files that come on a meter phone? I dont see a file names /cust/metropcs/us/app folder IIRC.. Also does anyone have a admire that can tell me what is safe to remove? So far I have been removing files using Titanium Backup.. Also is it safe to remove My Metro, TTS Service, Voicesearch, Talk 1.3, Pico TTS? What else could or shoudl I remove? Not moving foward till I hear input

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