Samsung Epic 4G All Things Root Guide


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    Samsung Epic 4G: All Things Root Guide

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    General Information

    Drivers

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    Safe List of Apps To Remove/Do Not Remove
    AccountAndSyncSettings.apk - It does what its name implies don't delete it.

    AccountAndSyncSettings.odex

    AlarmClock.apk - If you don't need the alarm clock or use a third party app for it then you can delete it.

    AlarmClock.odex

    amazonmp3.apk - Amazon mp3 purchase and downloads. You can delete this.

    ApplicationsProvider.apk - Don't remove this

    ApplicationsProvider.odex

    Asphalt5_DEMO_ANMP_Samsung_D700_Sprint_ML.apk - Demo game, can be removed

    audioTuning.apk - Unknown

    audioTuning.odex

    BluetoothOPP.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).

    BluetoothOPP.odex

    BluetoothServices.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).

    BluetoothServices.odex

    BluetoothTestMode.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).


    BluetoothTestMode.odex

    Brightness.apk - I've removed this but sliding your finger on the top status bar will no longer adjust brightness without this installed.

    Brightness.odex -

    Browser.apk - Can remove if you use a third party browser instead of the stock one

    Browser.odex

    BuddiesNow.apk - Can be removed, social network crap

    BuddiesNow.odex

    CallSetting.apk - Don't remove

    CallSetting.odex

    Camera.apk - You can remove it but obviously your camera won't work

    Camera.odex

    CameraFirmware.apk -You can remove it but obviously your camera won't work

    CameraFirmware.odex

    CertInstaller.apk - I believe this loads security certs from the SD card but I'm not sure

    CertInstaller.odex

    cm-android.apk - Needed for visual voice mail

    Contacts.apk - Self Explanatory

    Contacts.odex

    ContactsProvider.apk - Self Explanatory

    ContactsProvider.odex

    CT.apk - I don't know what it does leave it

    DataCreate.apk - Don't remove it

    DataCreate.odex

    DeviceManagement.apk - Don't remove

    DeviceManagement.odex

    DialerTabActivity.apk - Don't remove

    DialerTabActivity.odex

    Divx.apk - Video playback, don't remove

    Divx.odex

    Dlna.apk - If you won't use it you can remove it

    Dlna.odex

    DM.apk - This does a lot of stuff don't delete it

    DownloadProvider.apk - Don't delete it

    DownloadProvider.odex

    DrmProvider.apk - some people say you can delete this I ran into trouble with media scanner not being able to pick up my files after removing this and the other *DRM*.apks

    DrmProvider.odex

    DrmUA.apk - some people say you can delete this I ran into trouble with media scanner not being able to pick up my files in certain applications

    DrmUA.odex

    Dun.apk - Dial Up networking. if you won't use your device to connect via bluetooth for DUN you can remove this

    Dun.odex

    Email.apk - Secondary Email app. You can delete this if you don't use it

    Email.odex

    EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk - This can be deleted. it controls search results popping up as you type in google search fields

    Facebook1.2.apk - you can remove this

    FactoryTest.apk - I removed this with no issues, do not know what it does

    FactoryTest.odex

    FlashPlugin.apk - Flash light plugin you can remove this

    FlashPlugin.odex

    FlashSVGPlayer.apk - Flash light player it can be removed

    FlashSVGPlayer.odex

    Gallery3D.apk - Do not remove this

    Gallery3D.odex

    GlobalSearch.apk - You can remove this, I found zero impact

    GlobalSearch.odex

    Gmail.apk - If you don't use gmail you can remove this

    GmailProvider.apk - remove this if you remove Gmail.apk

    GoogleApps.apk - Leave it

    GoogleCheckin.apk - I left it, you can remove it others have said it doesn't have an impact

    GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk - leave it

    GooglePartnerSetup.apk - leave it

    GoogleSearch.apk - This can be removed, the device will still search goolge

    GoogleSearch.odex

    GoogleSettingsProvider.apk - leave it

    GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk - leave it

    GpsSetup.apk - I have deleted this with zero issues

    GpsSetup.odex

    gtalkservice.apk - Do not remove, breaks market

    HiddenMenu.apk - Do not remove force close

    HiddenMenu.odex

    HTMLViewer.apk - you can remove it, junk

    HTMLViewer.odex

    InputEventApp.apk - Not sure what this does so far not issues after removing it

    InputEventApp.odex

    JobManager.apk - removed no issues, ties in with included task killer perhaps?

    JobManager.odex

    KeyBoardSlideUpCounter.apk - counts how often your keyboard slide is used. Removed.

    KeyBoardSlideUpCounter.odex

    Keytracer.apk - Not sure what this does, leave it.

    Keytracer.odex

    kickback_1.0.0_market.apk - can be removed

    LatinImeTutorial.apk - keyboard tutorial when you boot, I removed it

    Launcher.apk - Stock Android launcher you can remove it if you use a third party one or Touch Wiz

    Launcher.odex

    lcdtest.apk - removed with no issues

    lcdtest.odex

    LiveWallpapers.apk - If you don't use them you can remove them.

    LiveWallpapers.odex

    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk - allows you to pick live wall papers. Remove it if you don't use it

    LiveWallpapersPicker.odex

    LogsProvider.apk - DO NOT REMOVE IT. You will get force closes. This works hand in hand with DeviceManagement.apk.

    LogsProvider.odex

    Maps.apk - Google maps. Can be removed if you don't use it

    MarketUpdater.apk - leave it

    MediaHub.apk - included samsung app that will eventually allow movie / TV rentals, perhaps purchase. Can be removed.

    MediaProvider.apk - Leave it

    MediaProvider.odex

    MediaUploader.apk - Leave it

    Memo.apk - included memo app. Can be removed.

    Memo.odex

    Mms.apk - If you use picture mail don't remove this. SMS might still work with some third party apps but its better to not remove this.

    Mms.odex

    MobileAP.apk - This has to do with sprint tethering. Wireless tether works fine without this. Can be removed.

    MobileAP.odex

    Music.apk - self explanatory

    Music.odex

    MusicService.apk - Leave it

    MyFiles.apk - included file manager. Remove it and get a better one from the market

    MyFiles.odex

    nascar09-prod-release.apk - Nascar, can be removed

    NetworkLocation.apk - leave it

    ODB.apk - leave it

    OtaProvisioningService.apk - leave it

    OtaProvisioningService.odex

    PackageInstaller.apk - leave it

    PackageInstaller.odex

    Phone.apk - leave it

    Phone.odex

    PhoneCrashNotifier.apk - leave it. I ran into problems removing this if my phone got force closed.

    PhoneCrashNotifier.odex

    PhoneErrService.apk - leave it

    PhoneErrService.odex

    PhoneInfo.apk - Leave it

    PhoneInfo.odex

    PicoTts.apk - Text to speach. Google nav uses this otherwise if you don't care you can remove it.

    PicoTts.odex

    qik_0.3.74.apk - Quik video chat, can be removed.

    SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.apk - widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

    SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.odex-

    SamsungWidget_FeedAndUpdate.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

    SamsungWidget_FeedAndUpdate.odex-

    SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

    SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.odex-

    SamsungWidget_StockClock.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

    SamsungWidget_StockClock.odex

    SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

    SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.odex

    SelectiveReset.apk - leave it

    SelectiveReset.odex

    serviceModeApp.apk - leave it

    serviceModeApp.odex

    Settings.apk - leave it

    Settings.odex

    SettingsProvider.apk - leave it

    SettingsProvider.odex

    SetupWizard.apk- I'm pretty sure this can be removed once initial set up is finished.

    sfl-prod-release.apk - Sprint nfl app can be removed

    shutdown.apk - removed without any issues

    shutdown.odex

    SisoDrmProvider.apk - leave it

    SisoDrmProvider.odex

    SN28-1092-sprint-signed.apk - part of sprint nav can be removed

    SnsAccount.apk - I believe this run sns and snsfacebook which are the backround framework for the app.

    SnsAccount.odex

    SnsProvider.apk - See SnsAccount

    SnsProvider.odex

    soundback_1.0.0_market.apk -

    SoundRecorder.apk - does what it says you can remove it if you don't care

    SoundRecorder.odex

    Sprint_App_Updater.apk - used for ota updates. You don't want them if you are rooted anyways so remove it.

    SprintAndroidExtension.apk - removed without issues

    SprintTV.apk - this can be removed if you don't use it

    SprintTVWidget.apk - this can be removed

    SprintZone.apk - this can be removed

    StaticIP.apk - leave it

    Street.apk - street view, if you don't need it you can remove it

    Swype.apk - swype keyboard, you can remove this if you want to

    SystemUpdater.apk - I have this on ice right now without issues. Caused my radio to restart when icing it. Fine thus far

    Talk.apk - leave it

    talkback_2.2.1_market.apk - leave it

    TalkProvider.apk - leave it

    TATLiveWallpapersDandelion.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

    TATLiveWallpapersDandelion.odex

    TATLiveWallpapersLuminescence.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

    TATLiveWallpapersLuminescence.odex

    TATLiveWallpapersOceanWave.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

    TATLiveWallpapersOceanWave.odex

    TelephonyProvider.apk - leave it

    TelephonyProvider.odex

    thinkdroid.apk - Can be removed, might be part of

    TouchWiz30Launcher.apk - can be removed if you use a third party launcher

    TouchWiz30Launcher.odex

    TouchWizCalculator.apk - you can remove it if you use a third party one or don't need it

    TouchWizCalculator.odex

    TouchWizCalendar.apk - calendar leave it

    TouchWizCalendar.odex

    TouchWizCalendarProvider.apk - Calendar, leave it

    TouchWizCalendarProvider.odex

    TtsService.apk - text to speech, google nav will use this for giving you voice directions you can remove it if that doesn't matter to you.

    TtsService.odex

    UserDictionaryProvider.apk - leave it

    UserDictionaryProvider.odex

    Vending.apk - leave it

    VideoPlayer.apk - can be removed but no more video play back

    VideoPlayer.odex

    VoiceDialer.apk - can be remove if you don't use it

    VoiceDialer.odex

    VoiceSearchWithKeyboard.apk - can be removed if you don't use it

    VpnServices.apk - leave it

    VpnServices.odex

    WiBroPath.apk - leave it

    WiMAX_NETEST.apk - leave it

    WiMAX_RC.apk - leave it

    WimaxConfig.apk - leave it

    WiMAXLineTest.apk - leave it

    WiMAXWTM.apk

    WlanTest.apk - leave it

    WlanTest.odex

    YouTube.apk - You tube. You can remove it but not more you tube.
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