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Apps safe to REMOVE as ROOT

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  1. goDroid

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    Hey all here are several apps I have been able to remove as ROOT without receiving any "Force Close" errors. Does anyone else have any more not listed that are safe? I know there are a few apps that I can't for the life of me find what their odex or apk app names are and I find them to be useless.


    Two I am trying to find the app names of...

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    2. Device Self Service 1.1
    3. HTC Mobile Guide
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    Apps I have removed or can be removed.
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    2. rm HtcFootprints.apk
    3. rm HtcFootprints.odex
    4. rm HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
    5. rm HtcFootprintswidget.odex
    6. rm amazonmp3.apk
    7. rm com.htc.StockWidget.apk
    8. rm com.htc.StockWidget.odex
    9. rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
    10. rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.odex
    11. rm Stock.apk
    12. rm Stock.odex
    13. rm Sprint_NFL.apk
    14. rm Sprint_Nscar.apk
    15. rm Sprint_TV.apk
    16. rm Sprint_TVWidget.apk
    17. rm PDFViewer.apk
    18. rm PDFViewer.odex
    19. rm HtcSoundRecorder.apk
    20. rm HtcSoundRecorder.odex
    21. rm HtcTwitter.apk
    22. rm HtcTwitter.odex
    23. rm LearnMore.apk
    24. rm LearnMore.odex
    25. rm Sprint_Navigator.apk
    26. rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
    27. rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.odex
    28. rm VoiceDialer.apk
    29. rm VoiceDialer.odex
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    I just rooted, and would love to know how you remove these programs.
     
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    The easiest way is to download a root manager program from the market. You can do it for free from your computer but I don't know how to. Be careful because if you remove the wrong program your phone will not boot.
     
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    Fresh rom 2.1.1 already has a lot of these apps removed.
     
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    I need a rom for 2.1 that has everything working, or better yet, 2.1 with everything working and the extras, (apps2sd, live wallpapers, wifi tether...). Hoping something like that exists. Then I can uninstall the apks I don't want on the phone and have a nice, snappy Hero with most of the fixins, (most because as I hear, Dalvik JIT doesn't like Sense quite yet). ^^

    If something is missing from Fresh 2.1.1 can I reinstall it, like if Sprint Nav is missing from it?
     
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    Yes, download the apps he removed here: Download: Removed APK’s from Fresh Rom 2.1 Geek For Me – Android CDMA Sprint Hero
    Searching XDA should find you any other apps that you'd like to add. (Gallery 3d, N1 News & Weather app, etc...)

    Check this out for apps that are safe to remove, some that you SHOULD NOT remove: APPS that are SAFE to remove - xda-developers

    It also tells you how to remove the apps through adb.
     
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    I would recommend Fresh 2.1.2. It has the usuals added as well as the usuals removed. In addition, there is also a link with the ROM to download the removed apks so that you can put them back on the phone if you want them.
     
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    Thanks for the list!! BTW, Sprint_Navigator.apk should be Sprint_Navigation.apk
     
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