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  1. jared1234

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    So i have tried ADWLauncher but don't liike it, so i want to re-install Launcher Pro.

    I googled how to get rid of ADW and i came across Terminal command
    "'rm /system/app/ADWLauncher.apk"

    I then get a "cannot remove, file is read only"

    Hmmm, that should have removed it, should it not?
    I even went into the Elelinux File Manager and found the .apk
    I clicked on it to remove, then it just brings me to a screen as if im going to install it. I don't even know how that works considering its allready installed....

    Any ideas ?
    I hate ADW and need it gone, lol:mad:
     

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    Try titanium backup, that always works just fine for me, even with system apps :)
     
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    I'm assuming, since you mention Elelinux, that it's the ADW version that was preinstalled with the ROM? As Xyro suggested it's installed in /system, but there's a *.zip available amongst the "Options" on pg1 of the support thread that will uninstall ADW and replace it with LauncherPro.
     
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    AHA! See now, i saw and am aware of that .zip. I just assumed it was only the install and that it doesnt remove and re-flash it with the zip.

    thank you, imma give it a try
     
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    it worked!
    Nice and smooth now.
    For some reason ADW was just laaaagging my phone out!

    Thanks again.
     
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    this is a link of a flashable zip to remove ADW. I must add this was under a forum for the HTC droid Eris which is a GSM phone. Im not responsible if you brick you CDMA phone. It might work, but I have not tried it on a CDMA phone.
     
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    Thanks Blane, but as Jared is running a custom ROM specific to the GSM Hero it's probably safest to use the file provided by the developer.
     
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    Ya, installing any sort of CDMA software on a GSM phone is a pretty big no no.

    Same with GSM software on a CDMA.

    I went with the dev's file and it worked like a charm.
    Infact i think ADW was the cause of my phone's lag before i flashed LauncherPro. It was doing some craaazy stuff that it didn't like.

    Now i am finally seeing what Elelinux is all about.
    So far (48 hours) it is very smooth and responsive.

    Deffenitly (imo) more stable and reliable than Froyd 1.5 at the moment
     
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    try removing adw with root explorer or astro
     
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    Root explorer yes, but can Astro can handle /system/ apps? I've never tried it.
     
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    well i tried using the root browser, linda and file manager built into elelinux and all it did was some how skrew up both adw and launcher pro...it was a huge mess, my phone was having some really strange problems. i then reflashed the rom and then before i even rebooted the system i flashed the adw remover / launcherpro installer zip and my phone is now smoother, faster and overall more enjoyable than it ever has been, battery is much better than ever before as well.
     
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