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Root **Apps you should NEVER delete from your spirit.**

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  1. Ubercharrge

    Ubercharrge Well-Known Member
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    Just a small warning, avoid deleting Google Play Books (BooksTablet.apk), Google Play Magazines (Magazines.apk,) and especially Google Play Movies & TV (videos.apk).

    Deleting these files will brick your device. Just a tip. ;)

    Instead of deleting this, you can disable it, which is nearly the same as deleting it. Just follow this guide on how to :
    http://androidforums.com/lg-spirit-4g/693271-how-disable-apps.html
     

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  2. sammyz

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  4. GameTheory

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    For the unsafe apps to un-install you can do this with the stock app manager....

    ---List of apps I have disabled or un-installed.
    ---Click on menu then app settings - all
    ---(d)disabled______(u)un-installed

    chrome - d
    facebook - d
    google play books - d
    google play magazine - d
    google play movies & TV - d
    google play music - d
    google+ - d
    maps - d
    metro block it - d
    yahoo movies - d
    yahoo sportacular - d
    street view - d
    total protection - d
    twitter - d
    weather - d
    metro studio - u
    metro 411 - u
    my extras - u
    pocket express - u
    lg smart world - u

    There are still more stock apps that can be disabled or un-installed. These are just the ones I did. You can get rid of most of them, with the exception of 2 or 3 apps.
     
  5. sammyz

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    I actually tried LGSmartWorld, you know what it is? It's another app store and there are apps in there that you cannot find on Google Play *cough*youtube downloader*cough*.
     
  6. Ubercharrge

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    Sorry YouTube downloader, but tube mate is better :D
     
  7. howeejr

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    I deleted them and didn't get bricked, but I have them backed up, should I restore?
     
  8. skrapmetal

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    What did you delete? I was bricked as soon as I tried to reboot from backing up.
     
  9. sammyz

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    That's what I meant. They have that app in lgsmartworld :D
     
  10. sammyz

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    I think it's just google movies that bricks...I could be wrong though.
     
  11. Ubercharrge

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    Yeah google movies is the one that bricks.(videos.apk morning call error)
     
  12. howeejr

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    Everything Google play
     
  13. sammyz

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    Did you reboot yet?
     
  14. howeejr

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    it died last night, booted up this morning and seen the security error :(
     
  15. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
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    Time to unbrick.
     
  16. howeejr

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    yea im following the guide but still have to wait until the firmware is downloaded.
     
  17. sammyz

    sammyz LG Whiz Kid
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    Yea, it's big.

    Anyone want to start torrenting it?
    It would be faster to download if we all started seeding :)
     
  18. howeejr

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    My phone's drivers won't install when i plug it in, why is that, i tried to update driver in the properties too it won't work. is it my computer?
     
  19. skinlab

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    Download the LG drivers and manually install on your computer. That's what I had to do.
     
  20. alfick3

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    +1 That's probably the best way to do it; straight from the LG website.
     
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  21. skrapmetal

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    I've learned alot going from the Esteem to the Spirit since I never owned a Motion... like what NOT to delete since the Esteem never had these files. It's a different animal for sure.
     
  22. alfick3

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    Like you, I'm learning. I'm coming from the Optimus M+; going from a 3G phone with Gingerbread to a 4G with ICS. I'm reading, reading, reading. Also learning from those of you who have deleted something they shouldn't have. :D
     
  23. howeejr

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    yes me too, esteem is way different
     
  24. howeejr

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    thanks, ill try that method out
     
  25. sammyz

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    Try installing the drivers from my unbrick guide. Those should work.
     
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