Which app can be removed safely?


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  1. BigBeefy

    BigBeefy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I would like to know the same thing. Here is a list of my apps. I dont know what most of them are. Some I use, some I think I use, others I have no clue. I only have 29mb of internal storage. I have tried everything to use a2sd on my phone. Nothing seems to work. So, I need to thin out my rom and get a little more streamlined. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Mms.apk
    Messages

    PDFViewer.apk
    I use this

    FlashPlayer.apk
    I use this

    Weather.apk
    I use this

    Bluetooth.apk
    I use this

    GoogleApps.apk
    I use these

    PicoTts.apk
    No clue what this does

    EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk
    I dont use any of the google search options.

    GooglePartnerSetup.apk
    Not sure what all this does

    Settings.apk
    Use this

    Clicker.apk
    No clue

    IQRD.apk
    No clue

    HtcPPST.apk
    No clue

    Phone.apk
    pretty self explanitory

    FlashLitePlugin.apk
    Use this

    MediaUploader.apk
    I think I need this

    HTCCamera.apk
    Use this

    WidgetDownloadManager.apk
    Not sure about this

    UserDictionaryProvider.apk
    Use this

    FieldTest.apk
    No clue

    htcmailwidgets.apk
    Use this

    TelephonyProvider.apk
    Use this

    HtcStreamPlayer.apk
    Not sure if I use this or not

    MarketUpdater.apk
    GoogleCheckin.apk
    Both used

    GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk
    Not sure

    SettingsProvider.apk
    Use this I think

    PluginManager.apk
    Not sure

    HtcNaviPanel.apk
    HtcDialer.apk
    Use these

    VoiceSearch.apk
    PCSCII.apk
    DCSImpl.apk
    No Clue about these 3

    HtcLocationPicker.apk
    Use this

    VoiceDialer.apk
    Dont use this

    htcbookmarkwidget.apk
    Dont use this

    Calendar.apk
    SetupWizard.apk
    Use these

    htccalendarwidgets.apk
    dont use sense, so dont use widgets

    Gmail.apk
    Dont use gmail on my phone

    NetworkLocation.apk
    DownloadProvider.apk
    GoogleSettingsProvider.apk
    Dont know about these

    restartapp.apk
    Use this

    HtcContacts.apk
    I have this and people. Not sure which one I use.

    CustomizationSettingsProvider.apk
    DCSUtility.apk
    CertInstaller.apk
    Not sure about these

    CheckinProvider.apk
    Use this

    Updater.apk
    Use this

    HtcAddProgramWidget.apk
    Not sure about this one

    Street.apk
    Mail.apk
    Use these

    Rosie.apk
    Dont use sense, but this is linked to MANY things.

    HTCSetupWizard.apk
    dcbanned
    UploadProvider.apk
    Vending.apk
    Not sure about these

    HtcFacebook.apk
    Use this

    AccountAndSyncSettings.apk
    Use this

    OMADM.apk
    No clue

    HtcSettingsProvider.apk
    MediaProvider.apk
    Not sure

    Superuser.apk
    Use this

    com.htc.MusicWidget.apk
    Dont use

    HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
    ApplicationsProvider.apk
    Not sure

    DCSWeather.apk
    Use this

    HTCNew.apk
    GlobalSearch.apk
    Not sure

    HTMLViewer.apk
    HomeSwitcher.apk
    Use these

    TtsService.apk
    Dont use

    YouTube.apk
    WeatherProvider.apk
    Use these

    EPST.apk
    htcsettingwidgets.apk
    VpnServices.apk
    Not sure

    com.htc.WeatherWidget.apk
    Dont use

    CalendarProvider.apk
    Dont use this.

    SocialNetworkProvider.apk
    No sure

    HtcMusic.apk
    I listen to music, but dont know if this is it or not

    HtcWeatherWallpaper.apk
    Dont use

    WeatherSyncProvider.apk
    Use this

    HTC_IME.apk
    Use this

    htcsearchwidgets.apk
    DMPortRead.apk
    HtcIQAgent.apk
    No clue

    GmailProvider.apk
    Dont use

    HtcSoundRecorder.apk
    htcmsgwidgets.apk
    HtcLocationService.apk
    No clue

    FilePicker.apk
    Not sure

    GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
    Use this

    DmService.apk
    No clue

    CustomizationSetup.apk
    PackageInstaller.apk
    Not sure

    htccontactwidgets.apk
    another one I dont know if I use or not

    SetCPU.apk
    Use this

    DrmProvider.apk
    No clue

    com.htc.FriendStreamWidget.apk
    Dont use this

    SpareParts.apk
    Use this

    FieldTrial.apk
    No clue

    WeatherAgentService.apk
    Use this

    wireless_tether_1_60_htc.apk
    Use this

    AccountSyncManager.apk
    Use this

    WorldClock.apk
    Use this
     

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    I deleted from your list those I've removed from my phone.
     
  3. BigBeefy

    BigBeefy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Frisco,
    You must not use turn-by-turn navigation then? Alot that you got rid of is text to speech used by navi.
     
  4. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

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    The "turn-by-turn" navigation is something I really do not need in my phone; when out of town and in anticipation of needing it, I'll talk to the car rental agency about a vehicle which has such things.

    I've looked around for a comprehensive list of what can be removed without eliciting force closes or error messages or functionality problems; no such list exists that I can find, although I've seen opinions about it here and there.

    I think the issues about it are ROM specific as well as user specific in what is installed and used.

    One of the best things about rooting is the nand backup, which allows for a lot of experimentation. I've pretty much gotten to the point of not having to do much of that any more, but if I were still wondering about safe app removal I'd do exactly again what I've done over the weeks since rooting: nand backup then tear out what I don't like just one app at a time, reboot and do it again, until I'm done or see one of those errors or non functionality issues, at which time I'd restore the back up and start over, noting the app deletion which brought up the problem.
     
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  5. brooklyn11218

    brooklyn11218 New Member

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    Which ones are used by the turn-by-turn navigation? i would like to keep those.
     
  6. 5oos

    5oos New Member

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    I have a question: which of these files is a notifications bar?
     
  7. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    Welcome to the AndroidForums, 5oos!

    Not sure...the display of things on the notification status bar is likely handled by the core O/S or a core system .apk and probably not in an obvious .apk that can (or should) be deleted. Some of this I know is handled by the framework-res.apk which is tweakable but is certainly not a candidate for deletion.

    Why do you want to disable things on the notification bar?
     
  8. CondemnedSoul

    CondemnedSoul Well-Known Member Developer

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    All depends on what Android version you are running as to where you can change things in the notifications bar. What Rom are you using and what do you want to change?
     

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