Root Ok... how do I remove this bloatware!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kenyu73, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. kenyu73

    kenyu73 Well-Known Member
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    I've down the root script and have the 'superuser' app installed. I know how to use ADB, but I keep getting permission denied when I do 'adb shell su'.

    How do I remove these buggers! I also tried ASTRO explorer, still denied.

    Thanks!

     

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  2. yankeeboy

    yankeeboy Well-Known Member
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    Download yourself root explorer
    Go into system
    Create a new folder called system/app.disabled
    Go into system/app
    Select the .apk and .odex files you want to remove
    Click move
    Go up to the top
    Choose the grey folder
    Go into system/app.disabled
    Click Paste

    AS A WARNING, BE VERY CAREFUL WHAT YOU MOVE. HERE IS A GUIDE ON WHAT IS SAFE:

    BE CAREFUL NOT TO GET TOO AGGRESSIVE
     
  3. kenyu73

    kenyu73 Well-Known Member
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    I take it the free(trial) "Explorer" created by the same dev wont work?
     
  4. kenyu73

    kenyu73 Well-Known Member
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    I actually used Titanium Backup to remove them. I asked for 'su' then I can remove what I need to from the Backup/Restore tab.

    Thanks for the tips!
     
  5. yankeeboy

    yankeeboy Well-Known Member
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    I dont think it does for moving apps - but frankly this is the best $3 I have ever spent. You can also use the free ADB Wireless and connect wirelessly...works like a charm. But Root Explorer makes it so easy
     
  6. makemehavefun

    makemehavefun Well-Known Member
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    I removed most of the bloatware. Bing is gone, so is the VZ crap amongst other things. What's strange is that I still have Blockbuster in my app drawer. I went back and took a look in my 'App.disabled' folder and there it was. I took a look a look in my 'app' folder and it wasn't there. Yet, I still see it in my app drawer.

    ???
     
  7. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
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    With launcher pro you can hide apps from its drawer so only the stuff you want shows up. Doing this is certainly worth it, as it makes scrolling through your app drawer snapper.

    Also, I am just trying this for the first time, so hopefully is doesn't lock up my phone after a reboot, but try to rename this file:

    /system/framework/com.blockbuster.lib.obex

    from .obex to .bak

    I'm restarting now to test this out ...
     
  8. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
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    OH CRAP!!! This TOTALLY screwed up my phone. It won't reset at all. It just displays this Blockbuster icon in the middle of the screen, next to a smiley with the tongue sticking out.

    Man, I had NO IDEA removing blockbuster was going to trash my phone so badly!! ARRGGGGG!!!!







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    Hahah!! Jk! It seems to have worked fine. Phone booted up and is working great, and there is no more blockbuster app, even in the phone's permanent app drawer. Looks like renaming (or moving) both the .apk in the apps folder and the .obex in that other folder will permanently remove blockbuster from your sight!
     
  9. saps

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    :p Always the prankster
     
  10. SirKronan

    SirKronan Well-Known Member
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    Did that work for ya, makemehavefun??
     

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