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  1. MiguelAMX

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    Now that you are rooted, lets pick away those pesky apps that were previously irremovable. This will free up RAM. I will appreciate it if someone can provide me the Rush's app list, as I did not write down all system apps I removed. This list is obviously incomplete !!

    To Begin
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    1. Download Titanium Backup
    2. Start the app and click the "Backup/Restore"
    3. Click on the apps that you wish to remove and then "Uninstall", you can "Backup" if you'd like.

    The following apps are safe to remove:

    BubbleAccuweatherDaemon
    AccuweatherWidget
    AccuweatherWidget_Main
    Application Moniter
    Calculator
    Gallery (Warning, in camera, this will disable the thumbnail pic AND this disables looking at MMS unless you save attachement and use another picture viewer app)
    Gmail *
    Google search (Widget)
    Email
    Exchange services
    Files
    Factory Test
    Google+ *
    Live Wallpaper
    MAPserviceSamsung (This is something connected with bluetooth, i believe its to read aloud an incoming message)
    Maps
    Memo 1.0
    Memo (Widget)
    Music Player
    Music FX
    Mobile ID
    Phase Beam
    Play Books *
    Play Music *
    Play Magazine *
    Samsung Push Service
    SamsungAppsUNA2
    SASlideShow
    Sweeping Lights
    Talk *
    TalkBack
    Task Manager *
    Video Player
    Youtube *
    Voice Dialer
    Voice Search
    Weather Daemon
    Application Moniter
    (All clock widgets)
    (All default live wallpapers)

    * = Re-downloadable on Play Store
    * = Restart your phone to remove "Task Manager" from "Recent Apps" list.

    THE FOLLOWING ARE GREAT REPLACEMENTS:
    Quickpic > Gallery
    MX Video > Video Player

    NEVER DELETE THE FOLLOWING:

    Launcher 2.0.08 - This is the home launcher. You can download better launchers from the Play Store; However, you should never delete this. If one day you decide to "Factory Reset" your phone, as soon as the phone wakes, you will not have a home launcher, thus you will be stuck. This launcher is the default launcher, If you delete it, you will not have a default launcher when you factory reset. You will endlessly receive a force close message.

    Samsung keyboard - What will you type with if you factory reset ? You could use voice to text, but for the sake of safety, do not uninstall this app.

    WE HAVE STOCK RECOVERY:
    You can revert back to stock using Mr.Shabby's thread :
    Here
    Just in case you delete system important files !

    Thank you LesB for the missing app list I needed
     

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    thanks for putting the time and effort into this thread, quick question anyone know of how to remove the accuweather widget from the lockscreen via boost mobile
     
  3. MiguelAMX

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    You're welcome.

    To remove widgets, you press and hold the widget and drag to the trash can icon on the bottom right.

    I hope someone can provide me a list of their stock RUSH, without app removals, for me to fix up this thread.
     
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    This is from nasstyrome's post. Tried to quote it but it wouldnt quote his quote.

    http://androidforums.com/rush-all-things-root/632448-stock-apks.html#post5079484

    AccuweatherDaemon.apk
    AccuweatherWidget.apk
    AccuweatherWidget_Main.apk
    Activation.apk
    AllshareService.apk
    ApplicationsProvider.apk
    BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
    BadgeProvider.apk
    BCService.apk
    BluetoothAvrcp.apk
    BluetoothMap.apk
    BluetoothTest.apk
    BooksTablet.apk
    CapabilityManagerService.apk
    CertInstaller.apk
    Chameleon.apk
    ChocoEUKor.apk
    ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
    ClipboardSaveService.apk
    ClockPackage.apk
    com.instagram.android.apk
    CSC.apk
    DefaultContainerService.apk
    Divx.apk
    DrmProvider.apk
    DttSupport.apk
    EdmSysScopeService.apk
    EdmVpnServices.apk
    EnterprisePermissions.apk
    Exchange.apk
    FactoryTest.apk
    Gmail.apk
    GMS_Maps.apk
    GoogleBackupTransport.apk
    GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
    GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
    GoogleFeedback.apk
    GoogleLoginService.apk
    GooglePartnerSetup.apk
    GoogleServicesFramework.apk
    GoogleTTS.apk
    HelvNeueLT.apk
    HiddenMenu.apk
    InputEventApp.apk
    KeyChain.apk
    Keystring_DFT.apk
    Keystring_factory.apk
    Keystring_misc.apk
    Kies.apk
    kik.android.apk
    Lcdtest.apk
    LogsProvider.apk
    Magazines.apk
    MediaUploader.apk
    minimode-res.apk
    MIPErrService.apk
    MobilePrint.apk
    MtpApplication.apk
    Music2.apk
    MusicFX.apk
    MusicPlayer.apk
    NetworkLocation.apk
    OmaDrmPopup.apk
    PackageInstaller.apk
    Personalization.apk
    PhoneErrService.apk
    PhoneInfo.apk
    Phonesky.apk
    PlusOne.apk
    PopupuiReceiver.apk
    Preconfig.apk
    PrefAct.apk
    PreloadInstaller.apk
    PrivInit.apk
    PRUI.apk
    RoseEUKor.apk
    SamsungCamera.apk
    SamsungIME.apk
    SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk
    SDM.apk
    SecBluetooth.apk
    SecCalculator2.apk
    SecCalendarProvider.apk
    SecCalendar_NAmerica.apk
    SecContacts.apk
    SecContactsProvider.apk
    SecDownloadProvider.apk
    SecDownloadProviderUi.apk
    SecEmail.apk
    SecFactoryPhoneTest.apk
    SecFileShareClient.apk
    SecFileShareServer.apk
    SecGallery2.apk
    SecHTMLViewer.apk
    SecLauncher2.apk
    SecMediaProvider.apk
    SecMemoWidget.apk
    SecMms.apk
    SecOmaDownloadProvider.apk
    SecPhone.apk
    SecSettings.apk
    SecSettingsProvider.apk
    SecTelephonyProvider.apk
    SecurityProvider.apk
    SecWallpaperChooser.apk
    SelfTestMode.apk
    serviceModeApp.apk
    SetupWizard.apk
    ShareApp.apk
    SharedStorageBackup.apk
    SlateTest.apk
    SmartcardService.apk
    SmartDeviceManager.apk
    SoundRecorder.apk
    SprintAndroidExtension.apk
    Stk.apk
    Street.apk
    Superuser.apk
    SyncMLSvc.apk
    SysScope.apk
    SystemUI.apk
    talkback.apk
    TwDVFSApp.apk
    UltraCfg.apk
    UserDictionaryProvider.apk
    VideoPlayer.apk
    Videos.apk
    VoiceDialer.apk
    VpnDialogs.apk
    vtt-boost.apk
    WAPPushManager.apk
    WlanTest.apk
    wssyncmlnps.apk
    YouTube.apk
     
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    I gotta be the iLLESt
    Out of the states ATM .. cya
    flashing the ICS beats audio zip in cwm is not safe, but there is a backup of /system :)

    yay me.

    not safe: Beats_AudioLib Ultra Addon.zip
    (breaks phone.apk, repeated f/c's : volume buttons don't get recognized and memory gets raped.)
    replaces a few stock files so be sure to have a backup (i mean, this is why we have CWM )


    mtfbwy :)
     
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    Thank you LesB and nasstyrome. I'll update the list later today after my studies
     
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    Randomly reading this and realizing this is the major problem that happened to me. I didn't backup at all ever. what options do I have? I am also unable to get cell service and my phone is laggy AF
     
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    I gotta be the iLLESt
    Out of the states ATM .. cya
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    I have been unrooted due to factory restore. I can't get adb to detect my device. is there another way to flash supersu into my phone? I'm already on the rooted kernel


    [EDIT]
    shell@android:/ # dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 bs=4096
    dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 bs=4096
    /sdcard/system.img: cannot open for read: No such file or directory

    1|shell@android:/ # dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 bs=4096
    dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 bs=4096
    /sdcard/boot.img: cannot open for read: No such file or directory

    why is this happening to me?
     
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    I gotta be the iLLESt
    Out of the states ATM .. cya
    http://androidforums.com/rush-all-things-root/632670-oudhs-clockworkmod-recovery-6-0-1-4-a.html

    flash cwm.
    adb reboot recovery (when powered on)

    or hold vol up + power (let go after it flashes samsung pre-boot)
    top left hand corner will display white text before entering cwm

    then try to connect with adb.
     
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    You forgot to tell me to mount sdcard after I get into cwm.
     
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    I gotta be the iLLESt
    Out of the states ATM .. cya
    mount everything :D
     
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    Can someone upload the stock browser apk. I also installed the beats audio package without backup. I would realky appreciate it. Also thanks for the boot and system images.
     
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    nasty any way i was reading this after i did beats via app in market for root... and yeah now i have the same problem as chris but im stil with cwm and all do i just use titanium backup and find the apk for that app and delete it? tyvm for your time
     
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    I gotta be the iLLESt
    Out of the states ATM .. cya
    check my "bootlooped?" thread for the restore instructions.
     
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    thanks for your help nasstyrome
     
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    In the application manager i have messaging and messenger.Is this why i get two messages everytime? If so, can i delete one of them? Thanks!
     
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    Yes you can.
     
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    I used root explorer to delete some of the bloat but they still show up greyed out and if i press on them it says not installed.I know i missed something.They all have sd on them.Anyone know what i should do next without messing something up.
     
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    I am not sure why you ended up with them greyed, but if you want to uninstall them I use an app called Root Uninstaller. Also to add apps to the Rom I use Apps2Rom
     
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    Use Titanium Backup to delete them and/or send them to your phone then delete them and restart your phone. I had the same problem.
     
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    Is it safe to uninstall Activation.apk?
    The hands-free-activation is annoying. I only use this phone for as a Internet phone (Talkatone, KakaoTalk).
     
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    If i were you i would try freezing it first, this way if it does cause a problem it will be easy to fix

    Another option is to make a backup in recovery. This way if you delete something that will prevent the system from booting, you can quickly recover.

    Or, even better, do both :)

    It's always good to have a current backup handy in case you mess something up ;)
     
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    you can delete your launchers just use a took to chanhe another laucncher that you like into a system laucher, i factory reset my phone about 2 amount and deleted my system lauchers months ago and added my own into the system usuing link2sd found on playstore
     

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