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HOW do you rename apps and OTA capability??

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DroidJnkie, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Yes, I
     


  2. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    bump, people!

    bump!
     
  3. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Are you rooted? (just checking)
     
  4. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    yes, of course! running Greek 2.1
     
  5. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Thought so, but it's hard to keep up with who has what.

    Below are my notes for when I had 2.0.1. A few of these apps may not exist in 2.1, or the name slightly changed. You can always type "ls" to list the files inside of a directory (folder).


    HowTo remove Amazon MP3, Visual Voicemail, Corporate Calender, CarDock, and Dock apps.

    Using Terminal Emulator, type the following:

    • su
    • mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    • cd /system/app
    • mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak
    • mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak
    • mv CorpCal.apk CorpCal.bak
    • mv CarDock.apk CarDock.bak
    • mv Dock.apk Dock.bak
    • mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    • sync
    • reboot



    HowTo disable OTA updates.

    • su
    • mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    • cd /system/etc/security
    • mv otacerts.zip otacerts.zip.bak
    • mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    • sync
    • reboot
     
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  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    But if you install Root Explorer ... it's a whole lot easier! ;)
     
  7. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    I thought Root Explorer was useless on 2.1? Something about a bug?
     
  8. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Never mind. I see on the market that it's been fixed for 2.1.

    So how do I do it on Root Explorer, if you don't mind???


    I'm willing to pay for the Root Explorer app, but I've never used it.
     
  9. PerCompLLC

    PerCompLLC Android Enthusiast

    Thanks Joe!
     
  10. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Root Explorer is pretty straight forward.

    • Navigate to the directory/folder that you want.
    • Find the files that you want to changed the name of.
    • Tap "Remount as R/W" at the top
    • Long-press the file and select rename.
    • Rename file
    • Tap "Remount as R/O" at the top.
    • Done...

    Just be VERY careful. Root Explorer makes it easy. But you can also screw things up even easier if you're not paying attention to what you're doing.
     
  11. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Ok, I will be VERY VERY careful! I just downloaded it and I am very afraid of it! I just see a long list of crap that I can do to brick my beautiful fembot!

    I will follow your instructions and that is all I will do.

    Thanks Joe. You are a marvel of Geekdom.
     
  12. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Joe, one more thing, just so I'm clear and I don't brick my phone.

    Do I go into the "system" folder, then "app" folder, then select the program I want to rename?

    Is that correct? That's what it seems like to me, but it seems TOO easy! Will I hurt my beauty?

    My wife will kill me if I brick this thing.
     
  13. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Just one more question, sorry:

    I was looking at the apps I want to rename to get them out of my app drawer, and I would like to rename "email" since all I use is the "gmail" account.

    Can I do this without messing something up?

    Also, can I rename "messaging" since I use handcent?

    :eek:
     
  14. DroidJnkie

    DroidJnkie Android Enthusiast
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    Anybody? Will renaming my EMAIL app screw up my GMAIL app?

    Will renaming my MESSAGING app screw up my HANDCENT app?
     

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