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  1. J S Machine

    J S Machine Well-Known Member
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    I just recently upgraded to 2.2. I had been running with 2.1 for some time and after learning about how I had to have 2.2 for flash I went that route. I also was using ATK as well, and I am just lost without it. I am having more battery issues than before. My phone is very laggy sometimes, to the point that I want to throw it. I have become very frustrated with it at times.

    I know some of it is related to running services. I want to list what I have in my running services and hopefully you guys can tell me if it needs to be there or not, and if not how to get rid of them.

    1. PowerAMP - Headset Micro Service
    2. Guage Battery Widget - UpdateService
    3. K-9 Mail - PushService
    4. Smooth Calendar - UpdateService
    5. Facebook - FacebookService
    6. Digi Clock Widget - SimpleClockUpdateService
    7. Android System - ExtDispService
    8. Social Networking - SocialWidgetProvider - FeedReceiverService
    9. Weather - WeatherService - WeatherWidgetProvider
    10. Backup Assistant - AuthenticationService
    11. Social Status - StatusWidgetProvider - NewsRetrievalService
    12. Toggle Widgets - GpsToggle$UpdateService
    13. Contacts - CacheService
    14. Messages - MessageWidgetProvider
    15. Data Manager Service - DataManagerService
    16. Market - AlarmService
    17. Google Services Framework - Google Messaging Service
    18. Sync Service - SyncService
    19. Skype mobile - Skype mobile
    20. Global Unplug - GlobalUnplugService
    21. Swype - Swype

    I know what some of those are, but a good bit of them have me puzzled. I have no use for skype whatsoever, but I can't figure out how to get rid of it.

    Any help here would be appreciated.
     

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  2. mlclm

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    If you're rooted, you can stick a .bak at the end of the .apk name to stop the bloatware (located in /system/app, I believe) from running. Also, why are you still on 2.2?
     
  3. J S Machine

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    I didn't know there was a new update.
     
  4. colchiro

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    Why don't you get up to date (system version 2.3.340), get rooted (with z4root, if you aren't already), make a backup thru recovery, then install a rom with the bloat removed. Then you can restore your backup for the next OTA.
     

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