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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pworcester, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. pworcester

    pworcester Well-Known Member
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    I want to remove some apps but their names are not evident. The apps I want to remove are;

    Backup assistant
    Socialite
    ThinkFree office

    Any ideas?
     

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  2. brandas

    brandas Member
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    not 100% on backup assistant, maybe someone else will chime in
     
  3. wgbeatty

    wgbeatty Well-Known Member
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    If you use the app Titanium Backup to remove the apps, each of those apps would show up in the app list and you would know what they were. I've done it myself! For example, running TB right now, I see ThinkFree Office 2.0.0527.01 in the app list and it can be uninstalled.
     
  4. dots

    dots Well-Known Member
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    Backup Assistant = ba_client.apk
    Socialite = Aloha_SNS.apk
    Thinkfree Office = thinkdroid.apk
     
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  5. pworcester

    pworcester Well-Known Member
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    Thanks ALL!

    But how come my available space doesn't increase?
     
  6. darkxsun

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    They're in the /system partition which you don't usually have access to... It's like going into a locked closet and throwing things away. Your living room is still crowded.

    HOWEVER you can move some of your apps from /data/app to /system/app if you're sure you want to keep them (they won't uninstall the "normal" way after that). You'll have to repeat every update because system app updates are handled by keeping the updated apk in /data/app again.
     
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