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  1. ivanne

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    Is there a way to uninstall or delete the preinstalled applications on the phone such as, Books, IM, NFL Mobile, Verizon Video?

    And is there a way to get rid of the standard
     

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    Welcome to AF, you will most likely have to root your phone to do so, some apps you maybe able to uninstall, but other require root access


     
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    thank yo so much for your quick response. would you kindly tell me what "root" means and how can i root..? :thinking: thanks :eek:
     
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    Rooting your Android Device involves adding in a small Linux application called &#8220;su&#8221;. It stands for SuperUser, and allows applications and commands to run with elevated permissions. Everything that runs code, whether it&#8217;s an application or the user, has a permission level set by the operating system.

    Why Linux? Well the heart of the Android operating system is the Linux kernel. You'll hear a lot of nerdy geek-speak about the Linux kernel, but all you really need to know is that it's what is interfacing Android to your hardware, and ultimately has complete control. When you stray outside the "normal" way of using Android and start entering commands directly, the kernel is who you're talking to.

    The root user is the boss and can do anything (good or bad) on the device. From simple things like clearing the cache from core applications, to more advanced things like wirelessly tethering a laptop or iPod touch through your phone, root can do it. The su program is a sort of gateway that lets applications or users act as root while doing tasks.

    If your ever going to root your device, remember to do your homework before attempting it. The more you know, the more successful you'll be in rooting your device and not bricking it. Bricking is a term used when a phone's software has been tampered with to the point where it is no longer functional and in turn assumes the functionality of a brick.

    You can find rooting instructions inside your device's sub-forum forum on top. All things root (ATR)
     
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    I've rooted my Samsung Exhib 4G....I also am familar with linux, but I am trying to delete the pre-installed apps on the phone. Do I do this through the terminal? If so....where do I find the apps to delete?
     

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