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  1. ggrant3876

    ggrant3876 Well-Known Member
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    How do you delete stock apps? I have the HTC music player and would like to delete the stock music player.
     

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  2. deepdroid

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    You don't (can't) delete stock apps. You can install a different music player and configure that as default.
     
  3. ggrant3876

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    Yes, I think if you are rooted you can delete stock apps. Any one else.
     
  4. justjimjpc

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    You can delete them ..IF you can figure out how to set yourself as Owner of the files ,,,

    I have not been able to do that ... even to write new sound files to the internal phone memory ... Even with SU privledges but I am not that knowlegeable of linux
     
  5. ggrant3876

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    I got this from another forum I am a member of but I don't have adb on my computer.
    Originally Posted by crazythunder [​IMG]
    adb shell
    rm -r /system/app/Music.apk
    one space after rm 2 spaces after -r

    Uh, each argument should be separated by a single space; adding another space isn't going to help or hurt matters.

    Additionally, .apks are not directories so the -r (recursive) flag is unnecessary.
     
  6. sirus20x6

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    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /system
    rm /system/app/Music*

    done and done. I'd remember that remount command by heart or save it to a .sh file and chmod it with run permissions
     
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    WOW! This was so very easy to follow! Use the link in this post and it will be a breeze for you as well. -Tonemeister69
     
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  10. himem

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    Hi,

    i'm trying ro remove stock apps for quite a few days, and i'm getting desperate!

    I have everything... titatium, terminal, root explorer, etc etc

    with terminal I also receive "directory not empty", but with root explorer I can delete the apk's from /system/app ... I confirm after that they are not there, bus as soon as I reboot the phone they come back.

    what can I do ?

    I have HTC desire with stock android, rooted .. and also a couple of programs I instaled I don't really knwo what they do.. like rom manager, clockword recovery, etc

    plz help!
     
  11. drwook

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    I had the exact same problem as you until I installed the S-OFF (security off, i.e "full root")
    You can find a tutorial on how to do it at XDA
     
  12. rsabr

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    I created a thread on this same issue but I was able to come up with the answer.
    Here it is

    you need to remount the rootfs with rw, like this:

    mount -o rw,remount rootfs /

    then

    you can

    # pm uninstall com.amazon.mp3
    pm uninstall com.amazon.mp3
    Success
     
  13. boarders5

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    for this to work, are you using terminal emulator??
     
  14. scary alien

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    Moved to all-things-root sub-forum.

    Thanks!
     
  15. Hey guys! I have a Sony Ericsson xperia x10 mini,rooted ,but I have the stable rom.
    But i deleted some System apps , I dont remember wich apps ,but now i cant download thing from the market ,and i was able to do that before.
    and i have tryed everything,Hard reset ,and everything like that.
    but it wont work ,so is there any chance that i can like restore all my system apps ? :p

    Thanks :) (Sorry for my english,im from norway):)
     
  16. scary alien

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    xXSK8AGRXx,

    Try posting something in the X10 root sub-forum...the good folks over there should be able to help you:

    X10 - All Things Root - Android Forums

    Cheers and good luck!
     
  17. Yeah ,I did that , and I got it fixed now ,but thanks anyways ! :)
     
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