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Root Bionic Rooted... now what?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by deathtical, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. deathtical

    deathtical Newbie
    Thread Starter

    OK. So I was finally able to pickup my new Bionic from Costco today (awesome price and bundle). I saw the Pete's root tool and rooted it. Now how do I get rid of all the cra... bonus apps that came pre-installed? Thanks.
     

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  2. lrv

    lrv Well-Known Member

    You can use "Gemini App Manager" to freeze bloatware, but be careful.
     
  3. p8ntballah21

    p8ntballah21 Android Enthusiast

    You can use titanium back up to freeze apps. I personally use Root Explorer and change the file extension from .apk to .bak
     
  4. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Yes do not simply delete the apk files. You will need them some day and regret not having them. Then you will have to beg someone to get the files but you won't know which ones you are missing and you will not be able to update unless some kind person gives you all the /system/app files.
     
  5. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert

    I downloaded multiple file explorers which stated they had 'root explorer' capabilities.

    However, they seem to not be able to rename a file...

    Am I doing something wrong?
     
  6. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator

    Most file explorers can view the root directories as read only, whereas some can mount them as read/write. I know root explorer, that p8ntballah21 mentioned, can do this, but it's also a paid app. I'm not sure if there are free apps that can do it.
     
  7. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
    Moderator

    ES File Explorer (free app) can do this:

    menu -> Settings -> Root Settings (scroll to bottom of the page) -> Root Explorer (checkbox) and Mount File system [mount /, /system as writable] (checkbox).

    Works great...not sure that I'd use it on the Bionic to rename or delete a system app, though since there's no .SBF file or custom recovery (i.e., ability to do a Nandroid backup or restore).

    Cautionary tale: http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/411710-am-i-screwed-until-sbf-available.html
     
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  8. mills23

    mills23 Android Expert

    Can you point me in the direction of petes root tool?
     
  9. p8ntballah21

    p8ntballah21 Android Enthusiast

    kevdvd and mills23 like this.
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