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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ryedunn, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. ryedunn

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    Quick question, can you add / delete applications in a ROM or would it break something?

    For example, if I downloaded fresh, extracted the zip, and deleted /system/app/HTCFacebook.apk then flashed the rom. Would this work or do I have the potential of breaking something bigger behind the scenes?
     

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    You could break something, but as long as your not going crazy deleting shit, I'm sure you'll be fine
     
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    I've been wondering the same thing....figured the same as what toasted said, just haven't had time

    sure seems easier than deleting them once they are on the phone
     
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    Thats a great point Mr. Ed. How can I delete these once they are on the phone. I thought that would be possible once I rooted my phone. Once in applications, the uninstall is grayed out, so how can it be done? Is there a tutorial on how to do this?

    And for toasted, why would a rom dev add all these apps instead of letting the users install them themselves? Just curious?
     
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    they don't add all of them...they kind of pick and choose base off what users have told them they would still like to use.

    once on the phone I used titanium backup and a list of "safe to remove" apks over at xda forums.

    there are a few threads on it but they can be hard to find. pm me if you have issues and i can send you the link from home. don't have it with me at the moment .
     
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