General Updating pre-installed apps!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 3dyoni, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. 3dyoni

    3dyoni Member

    Oct 23, 2010
    Hi all,

    Im pretty new to the android forum so please bare with me. I've got the DHD and I love it. But the only issue I have is these pre-installed apps such as; facebook, twitter and peep.

    First of all why do i need twitter AND peep? I want to get rid of the latter and i've heard that I need to root my phone to do that. Can someone point me to a newbs step by step to rooting the DHD if such a thing exists please?

    Secondly, the pre-installed apps don't have the option of updating!!!!!! So as far as I can see I have to actually download these apps again from the market and then update them when they come.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

  2. Fio

    Fio Well-Known Member

    Nov 9, 2010
    Yes, you need a rooted phone in order to remove stock app. But perhaps a simpler solution would be to simply not use those apps. Turn off any syncing they do and just don't start them.

    Rooting is becoming more and more simple and user-friendly lately. However, there is still a risk that something might go wrong (either human or device error) and you'll be left with bricked phone. But, if you still want to do it, check some of these:

    And yes, it seems like you have to install stock apps again from the market to enable updating.
  3. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

    Apr 29, 2010
    Technical Support
    Liverpool, Merseyside
    This has always been my issue with HTC, Peep is a horrid app - I can't see why they didn't go with the official Twitter app from the off...hopefully they'll get the message eventually

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