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  1. AndroidGumbo

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    I do not want a lot of these Apps that are Built into my Droid X including:
    Amazon Kindle, Blockbuster, CityID, and 3G Mobile Hotspot.

    Is there a way to delete them?

    If not, how do I permanently stop them from running in the background and eating memory automatically?
     

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    It is not possible to delete any stock apps without rooting the phone.
     
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    Ok, I have root on my new Droid X. How do I get rid of these useless apps ? Thanks
     
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    \system\app and remove anything you do not like.
     
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    1) acquire root ability
    2) either purchase root explorer or use ADB
    3) navigate to /system/app -- this is where all preinstalled applications are
    4) do not just remove them. Create a backup of them so you can restore them if you have problems.

    A few of the files I remember are:
    amazonmp3_1.7.22_signed_zipaligned.apk
    Blockbuster.apk
    CityID.apk
    Mynet.apk (Verizon's wifi hotspot app)
    MyVerizon.apk (access your Verizon account details)
    Vvm.apk (Verizon's Visual Voicemail app)
     
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    The only way is to root.. otherwise you can only hide them from your app drawer with Launcher Pro.
     
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    Why wouldn't you want Verizons Visual Voicemail app? Its a pretty cool feature. I tried google voice for vm, but it never got the text right.
     
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    Verizon charges for it, Google Voice doesn't. The text is just an extra feature of comedy haha. I usually don't bother with the text and just listen to the audio it emails me when I'm free to do so
     
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    I plan on using YouMail once my Droid comes in. I've used it before on my LG Voyager, but now that there's an actual visual app that I can use on my phone, I will be switching back to it. It's extremely useful and completely free. You guys should check it out if you haven't already. :)
     
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    I'll try this out.
     

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