Root Removing Bloatware - please help?!?

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  1. JSS12

    JSS12 Well-Known Member
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    Hey all,

    So I finally rooted my phone the other night. Already did a nandroid backup and a Titanium backup.

    Just installed SetCPU and now its time to remove my bloatware.

    I have found MANY different ways to remove it posted online, can someone please recommend a simple easy (fool-proof) way for me to remove them?
    I am not stupid, but I am definitely not technologically inclined - so step by step instructions (or a link to step by step instructions) would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks so much
     

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  2. NilsE

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  3. JSS12

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    I uninstalled through Titanium.
     
  5. JSS12

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    Is there anything I should be worried about by uninstalling via Titanium or Root Explorer?

    Haven't looked into them yet, but I heard they are options. Is there a guide for idiots?

    -- Would I want to Freeze, Un-install, or Delete these apps? or just simply move them??
     
  6. CREVZ21

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    I uninstalled most of the bloatware. Make sure you do a backup first incase you are going to need something back later. I froze a couple that I thought i may use later down the road, although odds are i won't unfreeze them again.
     
  7. JSS12

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    What is the difference between uninstall, move, freeze?
    How does each affect the phone?
     
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    Seems like freezing will do a sufficient job of disabling those apps without drastically deleting them. While I won't gain any memory, I will gain performance speed and battery life.

    TRUE??
     
  10. CREVZ21

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    Should they won't ever be running.
     
  11. dougbot

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    It is actually pretty easy to do on a mac following the instructions Jon provides in the guide. (http://www.jonamerica.com/technology/remove-bloatware-from-htc-droid-incredible-2-2/)
    Here is whats different:

    You need to download the SDK from Google here:
    Android SDK | Android Developers

    Once you have it, unzip it to your home directory (when you open a finder window, it is the directory named after your user name with a house icon on the left of the window). Rename the software development kit directory "SDK" (without the ""'s). This isn't necessary but just makes typing it into the command line later easier.

    Now is where it gets fun. Open a terminal window.
    Type "ls". This will list the contents of your home directory. You should see the software development kit directory that you renamed "SDK" in there.

    Type "cd SDK" This takes you into the SDK directory.

    Type "cd tools" This directory contains the adb program that you need to use.

    Now you can simply follow the directions from Jon's guide. After you follow the steps and connect your phone, type "adb shell" and you will be in to the phone's guts and ready to remove some bloat!
     

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