Rooted EVO App removal question


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  1. witchking39

    witchking39 Member This Topic's Starter

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    My EVO is rooted and I have been searching for an updated list of apps that are safe to remove but havent been able to find anything recent. Those that I have found contradict each other as to which apps are safe to remove. I would like to remove the following apps: BluetoothShare, CarPanel, FM Radio, FootPrints, News, Peep, RSS Reader, Stocks, and Weather. If anyone has removed these without any ill effects I would like to know. Thankyou in advance.
     

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  2. offtheRIM

    offtheRIM Well-Known Member

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    I got rid of FM Radio, FootPrints, Twitter, Peep, Facebook, and Sprint Nascar with no problems. I'm sure there are others but this is my list so far.
     
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  3. greyopaque

    greyopaque Active Member

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    I strongly suggest you just rename them to .bak or something like that using Root Explorer, instead of deleting them (or just move them to a folder on your SD card). If you ever decide to OTA, you'll have trouble if those apps are missing.
     
  4. adrianq

    adrianq Well-Known Member

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    I second this.

    It 'delayed' me from upgrading to the new OTA because I deleted a handful of apps that the update was looking for. Luckily I had a backup.

    If you want to free up the space, you can move the .apk files out of your system/app directory into a backup directory on your SD card 'JUST IN CASE'.

    It would be nice if Titanium Backup allows system files to be actually be backed up instead of just the data, but Alas.
     
  5. witchking39

    witchking39 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Would a nandroid backup suffice? Of course if it was done prior to any app removal?
     
  6. Reallz

    Reallz Member

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    The nandroid should work just fine. But I would take the advice above , just rename them .
     
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    oldsmoboat Well-Known Member

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    I used Titanium Backup to freeze them.
     
  8. WaynesNside

    WaynesNside Well-Known Member

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    I wish I would have know that, because I did just delete some of them.

    I did do a nand backup of the OEM ROM though. Just a lil more work I guess.
     
  9. tsipa

    tsipa Well-Known Member

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    Why would you ever need to do an OTA?
     

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