Root The PROPER Method of Removing City ID.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrynalyne, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member
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    Maybe its the perfectionist in me, but it drives me nuts to see how many half arsed uninstall instructions are out there for things, especially City ID.

    To remove city ID properly, boot into clockwork recvovery and mount /system under the partitions menu.


    Then,

    Code (Text):
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    2. adb shell
    3. rm /system/app/CityID.apk
    4. rm /system/framework/com.cequint.platform.jar
    5. rm /system/framework/com.cequint.platform.odex
    6.  
    Unmount System in the partitions menu and reboot.

    Upon reboot and back at home screen:

    Code (Text):
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    2. adb shell
    3. su
    4. pm uninstall com.cequint.cityid
    5.  
    This will give a success message. If its a failure message, then its not needed, or more likely, you made a typo. This can be checked via manage applications (but cannot be removed from there unless done this way).

    NOW City ID is truly gone.
     

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  2. Mezmryz03

    Mezmryz03 Well-Known Member
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    I got the Failure message and checked Manage Applications, et voila, no City ID! Hope that means it worked. Thanks again.
     
  3. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member
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    Yeah, as long as you nuked the framework too. The last part is only valid if it has run once, I believe. Even then, it seems like its a crapshoot as to whether its there or not.
     
  4. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
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    Nice. Can you explain the reason for the .jar and .odex removal and if a similar removal process is required for all apps? All I've seen posted in most places is the app name.
     
  5. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member
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    No, not for all apps, or even most apps. For whatever reason City ID contains its own framework.
     
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  6. jdposhkus

    jdposhkus Active Member
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    got that pesky f***er
    Thanks.
     
  7. bclasen1

    bclasen1 New Member
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    CMD prompt keeps giving me a not found error with every command i attempt to give to my android, any ideas?
     
  8. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member
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    Is it an error that says the file isn't found or is it something along the lines of "'adb' is not a valid command"?
     
  9. xkingofgodzx

    xkingofgodzx Well-Known Member
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  10. bclasen1

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    No, I keep getting the command i entered and : "not found"
    i enter rm/system/app/CityID.apk and i get "/sbin/sh:rm/system/app/CityID.apk:not found"
     
  11. adrynalyne

    adrynalyne Well-Known Member
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    You typed it wrong.

    rm/system/app/CityID.apk <---bad
    rm /system/app/CityID.apk <--good
     
  12. yungjopp

    yungjopp New Member
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    where do i type those things?
     
  13. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member
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    from Howto: Root the HTC Droid Incredible - Technology - Jonamerica.com:

    then follow the rest of the instructions from the first post, beginning with the commands in the first code box.

    no more ****tyId for me, thanks! :D
     
  14. Jevan555

    Jevan555 New Member
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    I feel slightly stupid,
    in the command prompt when i enter cd\sdk\tools, I get "The system cannot find the path specified".

    Thanks
     
  15. Skorpios1027

    Skorpios1027 Frell me dead
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    You need to cd to the tools directory where you installed the SDK. In the example you were given, the SDK was installed in \sdk\. If you installed to a different directory, then this will not work for you. Also make sure that there is a space between the cd and \.
     
  16. sturvey

    sturvey New Member
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    Wildly obvious to those of us that do this type of thing, but thought I'd mention it for the uninitiated. You need to have the USB cable plugged in for the adb commands to work!
     
  17. ACD168

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    As usual, thanks for the great info.
     
  18. AJ McKay

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    If you're rooted, just stop and unroot. Please.

    I swear, phone manufacturers shouldn't lock down root, they should just require a 5 question Linux syntax quiz for access.
     
  19. richb82

    richb82 Well-Known Member
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    Is CityID really that bad? I don't mind having it, I think it's kind of a cool feature actually, but does it have some sort of negative affect on the way the phone operates that makes everyone hate it so much?
     
  20. RickSizz

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    Here is (in my opinion) the fastest way to remove the bloatware apps.
    1. Root Phone
    2. Install titanium backup
    3. Enable "Chuck Norris Mode" yes it is called that in the app
    4. Select the apps you want and uninstall them... gone for good.
     
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  21. nkk

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    Not really. But if you can remove it, why not? After the first two weeks, it just sits there unless you pay. So why let it sit there? It also runs, but the cpu cycles it takes are minimal and negligible. To me, it was more of removing it so I did not have to see it, and to free up memory (not that I have a memory problem, but strictly speaking it is better to have as much free for future use as possible).
     
  22. MikiBee

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    Thank you SO MUCH! I have spent the better part of the morning after I rooted my phone (which was uber easy!!) trying to figure out how to get rid of City ID. I kept getting threads that made no sense to me but this was super easy for a noob like me. Thank you!!
     
  23. Musky

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    It sounds real easy, but I'm having a problem. I rooted using unrevoked 3.21 last night. When I try to run Titanium backup it says that it couldn't acquire root and that I need to make sure "busyboy" is installed. What is that exactly, and what do I need to enable to get this to run. I verified that I have root, "Supervisor permissions is in my program list.

    EDIT: Found the answer, thanks!
     
  24. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member
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    I enabled "Chuck Norris" Mode but now how do I delete the apps I don't want?
     
  25. 1967ls2

    1967ls2 Well-Known Member
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    Never mind, I figured it out...
     

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