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    I'm trying to free up some internal memory. Which apps that come with CM7.1 are safe to delete? I know ADW Launcher.apk and the related odex file can be safely removed. Any others?
     

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    I had deleted ADW Launcher that comes with CM 7.1, and replaced it with Go Launcher (nicer launcher IMO). I then moved Go Launcher to SD card - bad idea, as the phone hangs on reboot, so fyi that you need to keep your launcher app in phone memory.
     
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    Yeah, it is a good idea to not move launchers and widgets to your microSD card. It causes problems or slowness in some cases.

    I suppose if you are low on internal memory you could try FireRat's Mod. That frees up a lot of internal memory, but you have to set it up correctly so do your research carefully.
     
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    Thanks, but that sounds like too much work for a phone I'm keeping for only another few months.
     
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    Haha. Well, instead of that you can try trial and error on other apps in CyanogenMod 7.1. :D

    By that I mean you can just freeze them with Titanium Backup and see if there are any strange effects from that. If not, you can delete the app to free up some space. Just remember to make a backup of the app just in case. You never know what the future may hold. ;)
     
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    Here's something strange. Using Root Explorer, I moved the Rom Manager apk from /system/app to the sd card and renamed it. But after a reboot, it is still in the list of running apps. :thinking:
     
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    Good call on Titanium Backup, makes it easier to experiment with deleting system apps.

    For anyone looking to minimize their CM installation, here's what you can get rid of: Barebones - CyanogenMod Wiki
     
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