Remove bloatware


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  1. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ill make this quick since i have to run out the door

    get your hands on root manager apk

    install>launch> APP REMOVER>choose APPS> find bloatware.

    also

    launch root manager>APP REMOVER>DATA>remove bloatware.

    REBOOT when youre done.

    edit: sorry for the delay guys, my girl caught a flat and i had to race to her.

    these instructions should help you guys get rid of the crap you dont use and streamline your appdrawer. If you are unsure about removing anything, just backit upbefore removing. If you run into any problems afterwards, you can always reinstall it.

    ENJOY!!!:D see ya later blur, appreciate the friendship, but you have to go.
     

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  2. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    lol thanks for the attempt but that's probably the worst advice I've seen.

    Root Manager was a start, now delete some of the bloat from /system/app and from /data/app/

    EDIT: Titanium Backup works great, use that to "freeze" apps.
     
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  3. 2009m6

    2009m6 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    perhaps my opening sentence was not clear enough for you? sorry i couldnt elaborate and offer pictures for you. I had a little emergency as i was first typing it.:eek:
     
  4. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    Haha no it's completely fine, i understood you were in a rush, so I gave a little more assistance :p
     
  5. Roxors

    Roxors Well-Known Member

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    now now, no need for ugliness.... :D

    as for the subject at hand... which ones have you removed?
     
  6. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    I removed ALOT.....
    3G hotspot
    Corp Directory
    Emergency Alert
    Home Screen Tips
    Kindle
    Amazon MP3
    CityID
    NFS Shift
    FM Radio
    Backup Assistant
    Blockbuster
    Blur Help
    My Verizon
     
  7. ckochinsky125

    ckochinsky125 Banned

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    So you have to be rooted for this to work?
     
  8. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, because they are in a protected folder required R/W access.
     
  9. quietguy

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    DO you have their .apk names? that will be super helpful. thanks
     
  10. Gareee

    Gareee Well-Known Member

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    Is there a "rooting for dummies" thread that tells you the benefits, and potential issues?

    And a list of what potential bloatware there is already installed, so we can go down a list to remove things we don't want?

    (Basically, if I screw up my wife's new phone, she'll kill me.. LOL!)

    I've flashed bios and does firmware updates on other devices.. this sounds like a similar task.

    After you remove the bloatware, do to see any performance increases?
     
  11. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately I don't know where the therad is for "dummies", but the list I posted above is most the bloatware, and it's similar. There is definitely a speed increase and I'm hoping to see a battery increase.

    The easiest way to get rid of the bloatware is Titanium Backup.

    Install the appp, when it says root problem click "Problem's" and when that's done go back in, click the backup tab, and click on whatever you don't want and click freeze.
     
  12. Gareee

    Gareee Well-Known Member

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    Rooting sounds like the proper way to remove bloatware and titanium sounds like sort of a work around.

    When android 2.2 is released, will rooting be an issue, and willwe have to reroot again after it is installed?
     
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    Can someone please post a guide for beginners (like myself) on how to Root, then get rid of the bloatware apps and services?

    Also, If we want to UN-root, is there a possible way to do so?
     
  14. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Well-Known Member

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    You have to be rooted to use Titanium Backup, and you can just use ADB and delete the stuff you don't want, but Titanium is a little safer because if you realize you need it you just "unfreeze" it
     
  15. Gareee

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    Hmmm sounds like rooting and TB is the way to go then.
     
  16. Howie

    Howie Well-Known Member

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    for those that wish to remove the apps from the command line, these are all in the /system/app directory and case sensitive:

    Blockbuster.apk
    CityID.apk
    MyVerizon.apk (allows you to view your balance etc)
    Skype_mobile.live.apk (I prefer to install it from the market since it requires updates anyway)
    Vvm.apk (Verizon's paid visual voicemail app)
    amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned.apk (Amazon MP3)
    redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk (Amazon Kindle)

    didn't find the 3G mobile hotspot yet

    edit: Mynet.apk is the 3G Mobile Hotspot app
     
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  17. Fabolous

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    DO NOT REMOVE BACKUPASSISTANTCLIENT


    If you remove it and ever have to do a factory reset, your phone will die :(

    Put it back on if you took it off!

    As per Birdman's tweet:

    mrweeeedbirdman
    DO NOT REMOVE BACKUPASSISTANTCLIENT if you do, get it back on there NOW! a factory reset will result in a near brick.
     
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  18. Howie

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    I edited my post and will copy it back (thankfully I do backups). Curious why it wouldn't work with a factory reset, since that data would come from the ROM...correct?
     
  19. mazz0310

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    Haha, as soon as I saw that tweet I put it right back on.
     
  20. quietguy

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    I have removed by deletion: Blockbuster.apk
    ;CityID.apk;MyVerizon.apk ;Skype_mobile.live.apk amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned.apk; redding-7648-signed-zipped.apk (Amazon Kindle;) and Mynet.apk.

    Then did a factory reset, none of the above appliaction came back upon reset.
     
  21. quietguy

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    Maybe beacuse the backup asst. is part of the intial setup for droid X?
     
  22. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

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    Here's what a factory reset does:

    It wipes /data/ and /cache/, where all user data is kept.

    It does nothing to /system/, where we are now removing apps from.

    So that's why a factory reset does not bring back these system apps, and that's why if you do one, and the system doesn't see the backup assistant, it will FREAK OUT.
     
  23. quietguy

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    Thanks Fab, and BTW, ROOT will survive the factory reset.
     
  24. Howie

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    Get out... that's awesome to know. I'm gonna move some things from /data/app to /system/app (like Google Voice, Missed Call, and my older version of Shazam - pre limit haha).
     
  25. drhill

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    Probably one of the files used to validate an install.
     

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