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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Asterdroid, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Asterdroid

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    So I successfully rooted the phone. My main reason (initially) is so I can delete some of the bloatware that came with it.

    I've looked through some of the threads that talk about how to uninstall some of this stuff, and I'm at a loss.

    Is there any way someone can explain how to uninstall bloatware applications in noobtard terms?

    I'm at a loss. Thanks in advance from your friendly neighborhood noob.

    Edit: For the record, I'm technically savvy, I've just never done this before and don't really know where to begin.
     

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  2. abe01

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    At this point, bloatware items should have been removed when you were in recovery mode during the rooting process. We have to wait for further root access in order to do it elsewhere.
     
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  3. Asterdroid

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    Can you go through the same steps it took to get rooted to access recovery again?

    If so, once there how do you remove applications?
     
  4. lgldrgdlr

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    Yes, use the same method to get into recovery. Once there:

    After you have removed what you want to, reboot.
     
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  5. Asterdroid

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    My god I love you.
     
  6. paimon.soror

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    It may be best to perform a "mv" command as opposed to "rm" and move the files to your sd card. I created a /sdcard/.backup folder (mkdir /sdcard/.backup) and moved all of my files there. This way if something screwy happens you can always restore the files.

    Note: If mv doesn't work and complains of a cross link error, then you want to do something like this instead for each file

    cat /system/app/CityID.apk > /sdcard/.backup/CityID.apk
     
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  7. Asterdroid

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    Ok so I'm having a tough time figuring this out. At what point during the root process (assuming I used the 10 minute root video above) do I stop the process because I'm at recovery?
     
  8. Asterdroid

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    Wow I must be a moron. Somehow I managed to lose root access. I still have the super user icon but can't access anything that requires root....
     
  9. llystra2008

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    After you push
    adb push payload-update.zip /sdcard/update.zip
    and than enter SU you want to follow what lgldrgdlr put.

    As soon as you have SU privileges you can add and remove programs.


    You can try to add programs also, do at your own risk.
     
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  10. Asterdroid

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    Now I'm assuming you have to delete the files from the SD card before you push them again, right? I'm guessing that's why i was having issues.
     
  11. llystra2008

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    I myself forgot to delete the cityid. I had to redo all the steps again tell I was at SU after that I entered /system/bin/rm /system/app/xxxxxx.apk
     
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  12. paimon.soror

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    You dont have to, i didn't, it will overwrite them itself, but if you want to delete for good measure, it wont hurt
     
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  13. Asterdroid

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    Cool. My timing must have been off. Stupid green bar.

    What would a command line look like if I want to move a file?

    Something like this?

    /system/bin/mv /system/app/HtcTwitter.apk > /sdcard/backups
     
  14. paimon.soror

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    It would actually just be

    /system/bin/mv /system/app/HtcTwitter.apk /sdcard/backups

    (mv [source] [dest])

    you can try that, but chances are that it wont work and you will get a "cross-link" error. Instead you can try the following

    /system/bin/cat /system/app/HtcTwitter.apk > /sdcard/backups/HtcTwitter.apk
    /system/bin/rm /system/app/HtcTwitter.apk
    (cat [source] > [dest])
    (rm [file_to_remove])

    The above will just stream the file over from one section to another, and android actually supports this wihtout issue, the second command will remove the file from the original location
     
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  15. Asterdroid

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    Awesome. Thanks again for the help.
     
  16. paimon.soror

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    No problem, if you have anymore questions let me know or send me a pm
     
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  17. Asterdroid

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    ok so now I'm having issues restoring a backup file. I want to put facebook back on the phone.

    I'm in c:/sdk/tools
    Type adb shell
    and at the # prompt I typed:

    cat /sdcard/backups/Facebook.apk > /system/app/Facebook.apk

    And I get a Nonexistent Directory error. Any advice?
     
  18. crimton

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    i think you should type: adb push facebook.apk /system/app then adb reboot with the apk in the tools folder unless you are trying to htcfacebook in which case it would be htcfacebook.apk. is there a reason you can't download it from the market?
     
  19. Asterdroid

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    Oh I was just using facebook as an example. I'm actually looking to do this with friendstream too.
     
  20. crimton

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    you would do the exact same thing except with friendstream then
     

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