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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Elegy, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. Elegy

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    Hiya,

    I have some pre-installed applications on my G1 (IM, HiDialer, some Chinese appplications etc.) But i cannot uninstall them. It just says: uninstall not succesful. I read some other topics about this and there werent many answers. Only thing some people reply is just: get rooted.
    What if I am rooted? Then how do I uninstall them?
     

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    The only way to get access to those apps is by rooting since it gives you "admin" access to your phone.


    1) Root your phone.
    2) Install the same version of Android SDK on your computer that the phone is running. (specifics here)

    3) ADB commands for deleting .apk's listed in this thread (Note: your output under 5a will be different)

    So basically, once you've got ADB running, you'll want to run these commands:

    adb devices (output = List of devices)

    adb shell

    su

    cd /system/app

    mount -o rw,remount /system

    rm -r [app name].apk
     
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    How to delete pre-installed apps on a droid 2 like amazon mp3 block buster video please help thanks in advance :)
     
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    Root and delete.

    Of course, then you will not be able to get OTA software updates. A better option is to rename them from .apk to .bak. Even smarter is to just add .bak to the end of the file name (easier to do and undo).
     
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    I suspect these threads were merged together. The short answer is you cannot remove those apps without achieving Root. Achieving Root gives you the user the required permissions to remove those apps. However without Root, you as the user do not have high enough permissions in the OS to remove those apps.
     

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