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    hurley27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi, i am really thinking i messed up my very first and new andriod phone, samsung vibrant trying to root can anyone help? Actually it hasn't crashed yet, but wish there was an undo button, cause i think my phone is rooted but i can not not for the life of me figure it out all i wanted to do was delete some stupid apps that came on my phone. via t-mobile, which i see alot of people do, but i am way too confused. I thought I could root and that superuser permissons app would magicly do it but guess not, anybody have some spare time to explain it to me? please, pretty please!
     

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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    Welcome to the Android Forums! I'll move your post over to the Samsung Vibrant forum and someone there should be able to assist you.
     
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    TuesdayClub Well-Known Member

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    First--Which root method did you use?

    Second--Super User is a base...you can find many other file apps that are easier to use when removing/backing up/re-installing (RootExplorer/TitaniumBackup/etc.).

    Third--Look into Roms...they usually come with out pre-installed bloat-ware.

    Overall...How much do you know? Why did you root? What are your goals with this phone? What resources do/did you use? We can help, but we need a lil more information. :)
     
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    hurley27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the reply! first off, i clearly don't know that much. What i was trying to do was remove those apps that came preinstalled on my tmobile phone... as i searched online i came across tons of post regarding rooting, I was under impression "you root then you can delete them, that's it's a great idea to speed you phone too". i was online till 5am, thank you for not being rude, i obviously should not have tried to root. Do you think it would be eaier to unroot, try to finish or just leave it alone????
     
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    hurley27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    oh, also i have titanium backup installed... i used one method that i didn't think worked from hackers-then then i did the root from unlockr.com...... I think i might understand, find ROM online & save to zip file, plug in phone & usb mount, move file to internal memory and then reboot and choose install new packages????? am i even close? this is where i really don't want to mess it all up. do you know a good place to find the rom?
     
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    Do you have Rom Manager installed?
     
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    hurley27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi again, as per previous instructions i tried to follow yes i have Rom Manager by clockworkMod2.5.0.4. I tried to find ROM at xdz developers but the link is no longer usueable due to bandwith usage, that link was posted on the unlockr.com instructions and video walkthru. i am scared and don't want to upload ROM that is wrong or not what i am expecting. Like i said, i was was confused on how easy this would be just to remove that bloatware. (for me anyway, obviously)
     
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    MrsSmartyPants Active Member

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    Removing the bloatware is pretty simple using Titanium Backup.
    1. Open Titanium Backup
    2. Click on the "Backup/Restore" tab on the top (middle tab)
    3. Go thru your list and click on the app you want to delete.
    4. Window will pop up with 4 options - click on UN-INSTALL
    5. you're done.

    CAVEAT: Be very careful what apps you delete because some have critical files in them that can end up bricking your phone.



    FYI Here's a short list of what I deleted without any issues :
    Avatar, GoGo, Daily Brief, Kindle, MobiTV, Slacker Radio, Telenav, Amazon MP3
    (I can't think of any more, sorry)
     
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    hurley27 Member This Topic's Starter

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    hi, thanks for the post, that looks simple enough. but when i click restore/backup, i don't see list of apps. the main screen does says......

    *root access=>ok-
    *Hypershell=>NO
    *Fast/autoapp install =>NO(hypershell needed)
    *SQlite=>Yes.

    is this normal? am i still mising something,lol, probably! thanks and look forward to your reply.

    Nevermind, I uninstalled app and reinstalled and working perfect! think i had denied super user permission or somthing the first time around.... thank you thank you thank you.... i am a very happy unstressed girl now! WOO-HOO!
     

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