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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LincKraker, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. LincKraker

    LincKraker Well-Known Member
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    I didn't figure this out. I'm just making sure this community knows about it.
    These apps are stored in /system/app

    286,261 amazonmp3_1.4+4_standard_signed.apk
    1,153,198 Bejeweled.apk
    122,360 Email.apk
    1,944,896 im.apk
    1,572,124 MoxierMail-2.1.7.2.apk
    238,881 nascar09_prod.apk
    295,646 nfl_prod.apk
    658,420 SprintTV.apk
    33,740 SprintTVWidget.apk
    1,454,940 Weather.apk


    The apps I removed were
    amazonmp3
    Bejeweled
    MoxierMail
    nascar09_prod
    SprintTV
    SprintTVWidget
    Weather


    DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. I'M NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING YOU DO TO YOUR PHONE.
     

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  2. cvam1985

    cvam1985 Well-Known Member
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    So....any issues with your phone since the removal? And do you have a link to the easiest tutorial?
     
  3. LincKraker

    LincKraker Well-Known Member
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    I have had one issue with the weather app. I removed the stock one cause I was planning on replacing with the one from the market. now the one from the market force closes. I did back up the stock one that was removed in case something like this happened so this weekend I'll put it back on and update it to see if I still get force close.

    The best instructions I've found for root are HERE.
    If you need help with partitioning the SD card see THIS.
    To remove the apps see THIS.
     
  4. vinscuzzy

    vinscuzzy Member
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    Hero users have reported noticable speed increase after removing the sprint bloatware. Have you experienced the same with the Moment?
     
  5. LincKraker

    LincKraker Well-Known Member
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    I have noticed faster boot times and a little bit of speed. I didn't do any timed test but I feel that the phone has increased speed. I may do a reset and check speeds then remove the apps and check speeds again.

    If someone going to remove some apps, would check the speed of their boot, open of stock apps, third party apps, and shutdown, both before and after removing the apps, we'd get a better idea of the performance boost given. That way I don't have to do the reset(I just got my phone the way I want it).
     
  6. justpastfinish

    justpastfinish Well-Known Member
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    What is the line of code to put into adb that will make the FS rewritable so that I can rm apk's. When I type in say rm bejeweled.apk as su, it says the filesystem is read only.
     
  7. NemesisEnforcer

    NemesisEnforcer Active Member
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    Just wondering if anyone has an updated list of the apps that you can remove.Thx!
     
  8. dwolf312

    dwolf312 Well-Known Member
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    SDX Tester hahaha
    Lycopolis
  9. cosine83

    cosine83 Well-Known Member
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    That lists practically the same thing...
     
  10. ramone926

    ramone926 Member
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    how do u access in to the system to remove the bloatware... I am rooted.
     
  11. dreze88

    dreze88 Well-Known Member
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    Ramone926- Rootexplorer is your friend. Once you have the app you can just select the mode to remove apps (r/w) it I remember right. Then just go the system/app and long press the apps you want to remove and select delete. If it tells you read only just pres the button on top again to select the correct mode. Hit me up if you need help (apk) :).
     
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  12. ramone926

    ramone926 Member
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    Thanks!!! It worked like a charm!
     
  13. kiddk1

    kiddk1 Well-Known Member
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    hey drez88, once I am in the system/app do I select delete or extract all? I am trying to get rid of bejeweled demo and sprint nascar
     
  14. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member
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    How do you reinstall these stock apps should I need to?
     
  15. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member
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    Is it possible to remove the default Messaging app? I haven't seen that one mentioned anywhere. Is it required for things like Handcent to work, like maybe they're just wrappers over the default app?
     
  16. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member
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    I have discovered the wonder of Titanium Backup and have removed my default Messaging app.
     
  17. latinmaxima

    latinmaxima Well-Known Member
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    Anyone have the sprint tv a.apk they can email me. Pm and I can send you my email. I heard ESPn and Sprint are coevering the world cup and want a back up if my world cup app from fot mob doesn't have live coverage as it describes.
     
  18. flu13

    flu13 Well-Known Member
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    I gotcha covered. I never uninstalled it.
     
  19. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member
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    I got an error when trying to remove Bejeweled and NFL. Said they are not there or something. I was able to remove everything else via command line in ConnectBot though.
     
  20. BenMomentsprint

    BenMomentsprint New Member
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    same thing here the bejeweled one didnt work neither did nascar or nfl.. anyone know the file name?
     
  21. SoulTerror

    SoulTerror Well-Known Member
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    Only thing I can't get off is the voice control now. I used Root Explorer to get ride of the game demo and NFL.
     
  22. ABIRDEGG

    ABIRDEGG New Member
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    I need to reinstall the youtube player.. how do I do that on a rooted phone... which app is it? Thanks!!
     
  23. dntesinfrno

    dntesinfrno Well-Known Member
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    Go over to sdx and create a custom update.zip with the youtube HQ app.
     

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