Success!!! Bloatware Removed!!!


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  1. OK, I have been working with some of the guys over at Android Creative Syndicate an have merged my bloatware removal script with there new 1 click root script. This new script will root the phone, remove the bloatware and install a working SuperUser.apk. This means the phone is now protected by the superuser app and not left open to grant access to all apps.

    The new download can be found at: http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/Root_And_Bloatware_Removal.zip

    Make sure you have drivers for the phone installed beforehand.
    http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x86).exe
    http://androidinvasion.us/downloads/SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x64).exe

    Unzip the files to a location on the computer and then run the run.bat

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  2. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    WOOOO congrats Mike, your the man!
  3. rowuncw

    rowuncw Active Member

    ooo excellent! Hopefully your procedure will work on my Fascinate. During your final tests could you also verify if a factory reset still works, including restoring all the bloatware?

    Edit: oops, just realized this was in a different forum that I thought. Oh well.
  4. ickster

    ickster Well-Known Member

    Excellent! Please remember to dum it down for us noobies! Can't wait to see all that crap removed.
    Metaphor55 likes this.
  5. it will be simple (if you the type that follows directions)
    miariver likes this.
  6. OK, I posted how to remove the bloatware and made a script file to run so you dont have to worry about typing anything. Just run the first app to get level 1 root on the phone and then run my script to remove all the metro apps.
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  7. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Trying it right now, thanks again mike you rule. Doing a factory reset before I do this.
  8. rjsweesy

    rjsweesy Well-Known Member

    does it remove the Ironman2 movie?
  9. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Didn't work for me dam it. Got the same problem with the super user crap. I see your script was doing exactly what I was doing in adb, and still wouldn't let me edit superuser or su. I've been trying to find a way to remove the su and superuser.apk on my phone, but i've found no way. Basically:


    Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
    Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    R910e8d667be device


    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>adb shell
    $ mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mount: Operation not permitted
    $ cd /system/app
    cd /system/app
    $ rm SamsungForte_MetroPCSEasyWiFi_4.0.111.apk
    rm SamsungForte_MetroPCSEasyWiFi_4.0.111.apk
    rm failed for SamsungForte_MetroPCSEasyWiFi_4.0.111.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm MetroBackup.apk
    rm MetroBackup.apk
    rm failed for MetroBackup.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm Metro411.apk
    rm Metro411.apk
    rm failed for Metro411.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm MobilePosse.apk
    rm MobilePosse.apk
    rm failed for MobilePosse.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm Mocospace.apk
    rm Mocospace.apk
    rm failed for Mocospace.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm MySpace_Client_v182_aligned.apk
    rm MySpace_Client_v182_aligned.apk
    rm failed for MySpace_Client_v182_aligned.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm z7-android2x.apk
    rm z7-android2x.apk
    rm failed for z7-android2x.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm MetroSTUDIO.apk
    rm MetroSTUDIO.apk
    rm failed for MetroSTUDIO.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm IMandSocial.apk
    rm IMandSocial.apk
    rm failed for IMandSocial.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm VCpay.apk
    rm VCpay.apk
    rm failed for VCpay.apk, Read-only file system
    $ rm thinkdroid.apk
    rm thinkdroid.apk
    rm failed for thinkdroid.apk, Read-only file system
    $ exit
    exit

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Your Droid should now be rooted!! Please r
    estart your Droid and close cmd.
    Your Droid should now be rooted!! Please restart your Droid and close cmd.

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>echo Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the b
    attery
    Unplug your Galaxy Indulge and remove the battery

    C:\Users\Edge\Desktop\bloatware>pause>nul
  10. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    K second time I ran the soup everything was successful except the very last part with mounting. Gonna see what happens when I run the removal.
  11. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Yup same shit, gdi.
  12. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Gonna try without restarting after I run the soup. Because I see after I run the soup i have # instead of $, which means root. So i'll see what happens.
  13. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Basically this is what I get:


    Bah dam copy and paste, let me try this again from notepad. Here:


    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push c:\souproot\droidroot\rageagainst
    thecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp
    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    175 KB/s (5392 bytes in 0.030s)

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
    cd /data/local/tmp
    chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    $ cd /data/local/tmp
    chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    $ $ [*] CVE-2010-EASY Android local root exploit (C) 2010 by 743C

    [*] checking NPROC limit ...
    [+] RLIMIT_NPROC={2294, 2294}
    [*] Searching for adb ...
    [+] Found adb as PID 2347
    [*] Spawning children. Dont type anything and wait for reset!
    [*]
    [*] If you like what we are doing you can send us PayPal money to
    [*] 7-4-3-C@web.de so we can compensate time, effort and HW costs.
    [*] If you are a company and feel like you profit from our work,
    [*] we also accept donations > 1000 USD!
    [*]
    [*] adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login.
    $
    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    R910e8d667be device


    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
    # mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # exit
    exit

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push c:\souproot\droidroot\Superuser.a
    pk /system/app
    641 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.299s)

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push c:\souproot\droidroot\su /system/
    bin
    493 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.052s)

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb push c:\souproot\droidroot\busybox /sy
    stem/bin
    1968 KB/s (1926944 bytes in 0.956s)

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb shell
    # chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    # chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    # mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled
    mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.p.disabled
    failed on '/system/recovery-from-boot.p' - No such file or directory
    # mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    # rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    rm /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    # exit
    exit

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>echo Your Droid should now be rooted!! Pl
    ease restart your Droid and close cmd.
    Your Droid should now be rooted!! Please restart your Droid and close cmd.

    C:\souproot\android-sdk-windows\tools>pause>nul
  14. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Alright when I didn't turn off my phone and turn it back on after soup, then ran the bloat removal it seemed to work. Testing now.
  15. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    lol ironman is still there, but the rest of the crap is gone wooooo!
  16. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Also anyone else who attempts this be patient, i saw it sit on the same line for nearly 5 minuets then it resumed continuing the script.
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  17. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Now if I could just get set cpu and root explorer to work ;(
  18. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Hmm, i bet since you can remove apps you could probably install them as well eh? So if we get lvl 1 root and then install setcpu, will the settings stick after reboot?
  19. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Mike do you know what the install command is?
  20. LOL i forgot to add ironman to the script. Ill fix it.

    Someone download the app named Android System Info and tell me what the name of the iron man movie player app file is.

    It should be something like MetroMoviePlayer.apk but I forget and dont have that one saved.
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  21. i dont think it works that way.
    wilsonbx198st likes this.
  22. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    I"ll check in a sec here.
  23. :) i'm just glad to get rid of both the MyExtras app and MetroEasyWifi.
    Now we just need to get a full root.


    Apps removed:
    Ironman Movie Player
    MetroPCS Easy WiFi
    Metro Backup
    Metro411
    My Extras
    MocoSpace
    MySpace
    Mail@Metro
    Metro Studio
    IM and Social
    Virtual Card
    ThinkFree Office
    Top Games
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  24. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Yeah its /system/app/MetroMoviePlayer.apk
  25. Silvist

    Silvist Well-Known Member

    Very interesting, this app android system info. LTE developer menu and LTE functionality test lol.
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