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Root Any way to permanently disable some built in HTC aps on an EVO

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  1. cyberpine

    cyberpine Well-Known Member
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    I'd like to disable some predeliverd HTC built in Aps like Flickr, Facebook and GTalk on my HTC evo so that they can't be run or easily re-enabled on the phone. can I do this without rooting? Maybe by renaming some executable somewhere on Phone? There is no apparent de-install for them.

    Possible? where?
     

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  2. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor
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    You can't even reach the game saves, much less the "executables" without rooting.
     
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    you have to get Root access to do this.

    htc has given root access to a lot of their newer phones. you have to go to their website.. and give them your esn .. they will give root access. but it completely voids your warranty. NO exceptions!
    i am not sure if the OG EVO is on the list. you might go look.

    or root in yourself! they would never know.
     
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    No, the EVO isnt on their bootlocker list. Only phones newer than like october of this year(2011:thinking:) or something like that.


    If you want to get rid of them you have to root.
     
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    With that said, you should root your phone even if you like those apps. :)
     
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    Root Root Root. you will not be dissatisfied
     
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    I concur Really Rooting your phone will open up doors for you, you never knew existed. There are some many better ROMs and Kernels out there that make HTC look really awful. Read the Rooting For Dummies (Link in my Sig) at least 3 times before attempting and please please as any questions you need answers to. We do not care if we have answered that question a million times we will gladly answer it again.
     
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    The best thing about rooting is that it really only voids your warranty temporarily, unless you mess something up. You can always unroot and go back to stock rom if you needed warranty work.
     
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    If you decide to root your device make sure you read everything you can and ask question here. At the top of the forum there is a sticky called rooting for dummies, I would link you but I'm on my phone.
    Make sure you understand the disclaimers and the responsibilities associated with root access.
    Rooting voids your warranty, most likely this will be a non issue.
     
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