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  1. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello!

    I'm new around here,looking for some help with my motorola milestone.
    I have some pre-loaded apps (some quickoffice trial ),which I would like to remove/uninstall from my android.

    If anyone knows anything,please tell me.

    I'm looking forward for answers.

    thanks.
     

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  2. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

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    You can remove this stuff by rooting the phone.
     
  3. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Root the phone and use Root Explorer or Astro File Manager to remove the apps.
     
  4. dtonator

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    Is it enough to remove the .apk files from /system/app/?
     
  5. fejker

    fejker Well-Known Member

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    Remove the .apk files from /system/app/ then reboot your phone and go to application management and remove the apps from there as well (there will be some leftovers there). Be sure to disable the filter which only shows user installed apps.
     
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    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    In "manage applications" I have already found the app,that I want to remove,but I can't do that,because the app was pre-loaded and I can't uninstall it.

    so...

    Where can I get to "system/app" to remove those files?
     
  7. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

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    Are you rooted? Have you installed a file manager as advised in previous posts?
     
  8. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    No, my phone's not rooted yet.
    That means I have to root my phone first?

    -Before I do that,can you let me know what are good or bad sides of rooting the phone and can phone stop working? or something like that?
     
  9. GlitchZero

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    Bad; loss of warranty unless unrooted.

    Good; everything else. More apps, custom ROMs, overclocks.

    Root > unrooted.
     
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  10. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok,then I will first root my milestone.
    thanks.
     
  11. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    If you're new to the process (I'm guessing you are) then I strongly recommend you use the method from this post (Universal Androot) to do the job in one click.
     
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  12. Xavier

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    Glad someone asked this question - worked a treat here :)
     
  13. TelusMilestone

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    Even though this might be easier, I still like the original way using the SBF files and RSDL.
     
  14. John Bean

    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    There's no "might be" about it... ;-)

    Each to his own of course. I'm lazy so as long as it works - reliably - I'll take "easy" every time.
     
  15. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

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    lol yes I'm lazy too when it comes to computer work for sure. I do enough of it so it does get annoying to do things the long way. I do like to know the long way just in case I need to do it that way. Also this long way is free, from what I've heard from others you need to pay for that app. I could be wrong as I'm not 100% on that. Never bothered to look into it as I like things that are FREE :D
     
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    John Bean Happy Wanderer

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    No, all free - and no PC needed :)
     
  17. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

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    Nice, well your one of thel lucky ones I guess ;)
     
  18. Xavier

    Xavier Well-Known Member

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    I've never really read up about it so I wouldn't know where to start.. Only saw this topic and realised I have the pre-requisites already on my phone!
     
  19. TelusMilestone

    TelusMilestone Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes you just have to dig deeper... and if you want it bad enough you can accomplish anything.
     
  20. xploited

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    I rooted my Milestone in 15 seconds by downloading and running Universal Androot from the Marketplace. :D Haven't seen any disadvantages of doing it since then.

    You can then remove any pre-installed app in a couple of easy steps. For example, here are the step by step instructions to removing Motonav trial (which takes up lots of space btw).

    You can also remove any application if you know the apk name and the package name.
    For example, to remove the QuickOffice trial:
    use QuickOffice.apk in step 5, and com.qo.android.moto in step 9.

    Here is a good list of apk and package names.

    Hope that helps.:cool:
     
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    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks,but is such root also good.Doesn't it make phone work worse or something like this?

    I have to be sure,because when I root my phone,if I brick it,I lose the warranty,they won't repair it.

    I own a phone about 14 days,and I'm not sure If I want to root it so soon,so If there's any other option to delete pre-installed apps,please tell me.

    btw thanks for all the answers.
     
  22. R-droid

    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey,I also tried to install IGO navigation on my milenstone,I had all the needed files on my phone (almost 1GB of files). Then I went to apps installer,and then clicked on IGO it said: "this is a sistem app,do you want to replace it". Then I clicked install and it said: "app not installed". Is it because my phone isn't rooted,do I have to root if I want to do that,too??
     
  23. xploited

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    Hey, unfortunately you can't uninstall (and probably replace too) the system apps without rooting your phone.

    At first I didn't want to root either, for the same reasons as you. :) But later I gave in to all the benefits of rooting. :) No, your phone won't run slower from doing this. Rooting allows you to modify the system side of the phone, meaning you can uninstall system software or use advanced functionality and advanced apps that require system access. However, rooting tools like Universal Androot will ask you for permission every time if some app needs to make system modifications.

    Maybe there is like a 0.001% of bricking your phone, but I am not sure.
    Anyway, if you decide to try it out, download Universal Androot from the market and after that you just have to make 1 click, wait for 15 seconds and you are rooted. :)

    You can then install iGo for example from here. This version works on my Milestone without any problems.
     
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    R-droid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks.
    I will think a little bit,and then maybe I'll really root my milestone.
     
  25. TelusMilestone

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    It will be the best thing ever you do for your Milestone! ;)
     
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