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Root HOWTO: Remove the "/cust" MetroPCS bloatware

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  1. CyberTails

    CyberTails Well-Known Member
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    Hey There

    I've seen a few topics asking this questionL How do you remove the Metro Bloatware that says "cannot find apk", you will need the following:

    A Rooted M835
    A Root Explorer (to get the filenames of the APKS for the bloatware)
    Android SDK with the Platform Tools Package installed (I'm using the Windows version for this tutorial)

    1. Turn on USB Debugging on your phone with: Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging
    2. Plug the phone with the USB Cord into your computer so that USB Debugging can kick in
    3. With the Android SDK installed with Platform Tools from the SDK Manager, open up a command prompt by going to Start > Run... and type in "cmd"
    4. In the Command Prompt, type in "cd C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools" and Press Enter
    5. now type in "adb shell" you will now see a Dollar Sign to show you that you are in Shell mode
    6. Now type in "su" and the Android Phone screen, press Allow on the Superuser prompt to let the shell have Superuser Permissions.
    7. mount the /cust folder read-write by typing "mount -o remount, rw /cust", then type in "cd /cust/metropcs/us/app" to go to that folder"
    8. Now to remove the actual Bloatware, Open up your Root Explorer app and go to the /cust/metropcs/us/app folder and leave it open (you'll need the filenames for when you're about to do the next step)
    9. Now type in "rm nameofapkfile,apk" for each of the bloatware you want gone, repeat for each one :)
    10. for when done, remount the /cust folder back to read-only with "mount -o remount, ro /cust"
    11. type in reboot to reboot the phone and now you phone should load with No bloatware in there at all from the /cust folder ^_^

    Congrats, you are done and have a bloatware-free phone :)
     

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    well like i said in my post, i managed too root my m835 and have root exp i downloaded android sdk tools setup. lol that thing took for ever too download, about like an hour n 1/2.... wen i started it up it asked me for "SDK" So i went to Java oracle.com and tried downloading it from their but each time i tried it would stop and say that the file failed to download ive been trying to do these steps since yesterday at 5pm it is now 5:33 am and ive had no luck

    Is their a way someone could share that file for me, hopefully in zip file so it could download faster
    PLEASE, anyone
    I have a Windows Xp ...32bit i believe
     
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    You mean you tried this site?
     
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    yea that site.
     
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    OK, Later on, I'll upload the file to mediafire later :)
     
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    please do, i would so appreciate it, thanx
     
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    Trying to install, 404 error????:thinking::thinking:
     
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    where are you getting the 404 error? o_O
     
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