Safe apps to remove from Fresh 2.3.3

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  1. jwpilly

    jwpilly Well-Known Member
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    Okay, I don't use sense anymore because I am totally loving launcher pro. However, I have noticed with fresh 2.3.3 that there is a lot of junk on there that I don't want or need, like "coin," "battery," "Dice," etc. Since these are system apps I can't remove them through the uninstall app. Does anyone have any idea of which of these sense apps are safe to remove through adb and which are not? Basically I want to get rid of these apps:

    Coin
    Battery
    Tasks
    Tip Calculator
    Dice
    Quick Recorder
    Daily Challenge
    Call Mom

    Also I have both "com.htc2.1-update1" and "Anrdoid System 2.1-update1" showing up on my uninstaller app. Can I remove one of these? They seem redundant. Thanks for any help guys.
     

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  2. chinkster

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    i wouldn't touch those "com.htc2.1-update1" and "Anrdoid System 2.1-update1" files
     
  3. jwpilly

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    Well I removed all the listed apps through adb, but that didn't seem to free up any space on my phone. Bummer. Phone still works fine though.
     
  4. Traviswf

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    I wasn't aware you could move apps from the rom. I wouldn't mind getting rod of those sense widgets, but I'd also like to get rid of the Live Wallpapers, which are taking up space.

    I have very little space as is, and Apps2sd just didn't work right on my phone - slowed everything down and it seemed to become unstable. So I'm not going that route again.

    Any ideas on this one?
     
  5. jwpilly

    jwpilly Well-Known Member
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    I just followed the instructions here to remove all the rosie widgets from my system folder. Hope that helps you.
     
  6. Kelmar

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    A must EASIER way is to use Root Explorer. Then you don't have to worry about the adb codes and can just delete the apk's.

    That being said, knowing how to do it through adb can be a VERY helpful thing!
     
  7. ROB281

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    bought root explorer, and when I go to delete the apk files it says I can't because they're read only

    how do I get around that?
     
  8. ROB281

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    nevermind figured it out, it's like as soon as I ask I go back, and look to see what I'm missing, saw that explorer was in ro mode
     
  9. Joehunni

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    Lol now you know.
     
  10. jwpilly

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    I have deleted a handful of apk's out of my system/app folder, but the space on my phone's internal memory is still the same. Can anyone with some more know-how explain that to me?
     
  11. Kelmar

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    The portion of the internal memory that you are trying to clear are all items from the /data section.

    The internal memory is already partitioned so that you don't overload the /system portion of your internal memory.
     
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