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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mick1988, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Mick1988

    Mick1988 New Member
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    Hi, I have recently purchased an unlocked HTC Desire. As you may or may not know, here in Australia the only carrier of the Desire is Telstra. However I use 3 mobile so that's the reason I purchased an unlocked device.

    My problem is that my phone has about a dozen or more apps which are installed by Telstra and uninstallable. Most of them are 100% useless because I'm not even on their network and I'd like them out of my applications list.

    I've had a read around and I saw something about being able to remove them by deleting the file and then uninstalling them using a command prompt program.

    Would anyone please be able to give me detailed instructions on how to do this because I'm not sure how to find the system/apps folder and I'm also not sure on how to get the command prompt thing to work.

    Thanks heaps in advance.
     

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  2. mutanti

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    Im also with telstra but rooted my phone to 2.2 Been awesome ever since. I Have Tmod2_mcr_r5 cant beat it.. much better
     
  3. d.knight99

    d.knight99 Well-Known Member
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    Yeah you're much better off just debranding your phone. It doesn't require rooting and is a pretty quick process. There are loads of threads on here and on other websites detailing how to do it, but it basically involves downloading a stock version of the OS from HTC and then basically 'flashing' it to your phone. That will get rid of all that pesky branding and useless apps!
     
  4. uzetaab

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    it should be noted that de-branding your phone usually voids the warranty.

    I've been meaning to call Fonebiz (the Australian HTC service agent) & ask them if they can "update the software" for me with a stock HTC rom because this wouldn't void my warranty, but I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll call them Monday.

    Plus, I'm sick of waiting for Telstra to pull their finger out & release 2.2.
     
  5. Mick1988

    Mick1988 New Member
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    Thanks for the answers. Whereabouts can I get a stock version of the software from HTC? I had a quick look on their site but couldn't locate it. I'm not too fussed about the warranty because it's a business phone so a new one would be a tax writeoff anyways.

    Also, how do I go about flashing this to the phone?
     
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