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  1. jhob

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    I rooted at the weekend and have been deleting some unwanted apps, particularly the crap demos that orange installed on my phone!

    There's a few left that I'm not sure if I can delete or not, does anyone know if these are safe to delete?

    DCSImpl.apk
    DCSStock.apk
    DCSUtility.apk
    Facebook.apk
    HtcFacebook.apk
    HtcFootprints.apk
    IM.apk
    OAS_Bravo-v4_2_1_5-20100225-2-prod.apk
    OrangeImFrPlugin.apk
    PCSCII.apk
    PicoTts.apk
    Pixota.1.5.12_20100823_WVGA_froyo.apk
    Quickoffice.apk
    QxdmLog.apk
    Stock.apk

    Re: htcfacebook and facebook - I do use facebook but wasn't sure if these were used by the system in any way?

    Thanks for the help,
    John
     

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    From your list I've deleted Footprints and Quickoffice - usually from the zip before flashing a rom. Can't comment on the others as I've not got an Orange phone.
     
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    stock, both facebooks and footprints is ok too. I've deleted these in the past when on a sense rom.
     
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    You can delete pico if you never want to use text to speech
     
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    Thanks for those tips, will get rid of them then. Can DCSStock.apk go as well as Stock.apk?
     
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    An alternative is to just use Titanium Backup Pro to freeze apps directly. If you did that by mistake, you can un-freeze an app. This seems to me a safer approach.
     
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    Thanks, successfully managed to get rid of all those mentioned. I may use text to speech so kept PicoTts.apk, didn't know what that did before.

    Remaining on my potential hit list are:

    DCSImpl.apk
    DCSUtility.apk
    IM.apk
    OAS_Bravo-v4_2_1_5-20100225-2-prod.apk
    OrangeImFrPlugin.apk
    PCSCII.apk
    Pixota.1.5.12_20100823_WVGA_froyo.apk
    QxdmLog.apk

    Largely because their purpose is not clear to me.

    Usta - thanks for the suggestion. I took a nandroid backup before meddling and did have to use it once as I somehow managed to break my browser. Now that I have it stable without the unwanted apps I'm going to take another backup.

    Cheers all for the help, appreciated.
     
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