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  1. loudredcar

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    I am a first time user in all aspects: first time with T-Mobile, first Android device, blah blah blah.

    Anyway, my MT4G is now temp rooted, Shootme works and the free version of Titanium is installed.

    So how do I now get the garbage: Rock Band, Asphalt, Yahoo, etc., off my phone? That's all I want to do at this point. I would be lying if I said I felt entirely comfortable monkeying with my phone but there's so much junk on here, it's ridiculous.

    Thanks in advance for any help. And happy New Year.
     

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    I downloaded Super Manager also. But I still can't figure out how to freeze or delete system apps like Yahoo or Rock Band.
     
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    if you open a file manager program

    Go into system tab
    then Apps

    then you should see the list of all the apps on the phone, you can change their file extension at the end from .APK to .AKP- This should disable them from running without deleting them
    I dont know if this is 100% possible since you only temp rooted but this is what i do with my phone perm rooted
     
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    It looks like a managed to completely erase Rock Band. I tried to make a back-up and I thought I was successful. But now, if I click on Rock Band in the drawer, it tells me to insert the SD card that came with my phone and restart the application. Oh well. At least I got rid of one useless app.
     
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    if you download Titanium Backup (Free or Pro) you can back up all your apps after it runs the back up, then you can go back into the app and "uninstall" the apps/bloatware you want to get rid of. it will pull them out of the app drawer and off the phone however you can get them back if needed by restoring them from the Titanium backup app.
     
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    I started a thread already.
    http://androidforums.com/t-mobile-m...re-lets-make-list-everything-safe-remove.html
     
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    Thanks,
    I was trying to figure out what to use to get rid of the bloatware and I think Titanium Backup will be my app of choice.

    I have one other question - what is the difference between temp root and perm root?

    Well, make that 2 questions... in either case (temp root or perm root) and the bloatware is removed, what happens when you shut down the phone (reboot?) and restart it. I am reading that some are having locks and error messages.

    Thanks
    --cause "it's so fluffy!":eek:
     
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    Temp root only lasts until you reboot. Perm root lasts even if you pull the battery.

    Lockups only happen if you delete something you shouldn't. Realistically if you want to delete bloatware and stay on stock rooted rom, you're better off just installing Iced Glacier because it's exactly that.

    Stock rooted ROM with bloatware removed.
     
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    I second that with Phateless, as I stated before Anges.

     
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    Removed everything by using root exlorer but everything was reinstalled after rebooting the phone.
    What should i do now??
     
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    just go ahead and read up on rooting, thats the only sure fire way to get rid of those apps. If you dont feel safe rooting, then just leave them. Its not like they are hurting your phone or anything.
     
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    I posted the answer to this just two posts above yours. You should get in the habit of searching and reading threads before posting, as many questions are asked over and over and over again.

    PERM ROOT is required to remove bloatware.
     

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