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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UberPippi, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. UberPippi

    UberPippi Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How do I remove preinstalled stuff on the Droid 2? Specifically things like Skype and Blockbuster and stuff like that. Is there a list of what's safe to remove and initial customizations?

  2. themobileman

    themobileman Newbie

    Go into the main menu and then into "Settings".

    Choose "Applications" from the settings menu and then "Manage applications".

    In the list of apps, select the app you do not want.

    You will see an option to uninstall the app. It might be greyed out.

    If there is a button that says "Force stop" then press it.

    If it is still greyed out it has been written into the ROM of your device and unfortunately cannot be removed.

    Otherwise uninstall the app and no more crud on your phone!
  3. jmz768

    jmz768 Android Enthusiast

    The only one I've been able to uninstall was the racing game.
  4. themobileman

    themobileman Newbie

    It looks like they are part of the ROM then which is a bit cheeky in my book.

    You could try moving your apps to the memory card and try removing them that way. Just move the ones you want to delete. It may work...then again it may not.

    Instructions here.
  5. LavenderPekoe

    LavenderPekoe Newbie

    Get LauncherPro and hide them. I would like to remove them too, but there is enough memory on the phone that hiding them works.
  6. 7snr9

    7snr9 Newbie

    The only way to properly remove them is to root the phone. Then simply move them to the SD Card to back-up; you don't want to delete them for the reason below.

    If and when the phone is rooted, keep in mind that just like the Droid X when updating the phone it will require one or more of the apps to be installed or it will fail.

Motorola Droid 2 Forum

The Motorola Droid 2 release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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