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    Dammit . i just deleted some of the apps on the list . and my phone isnt working . i try to text and it closes, i try to go into my call list and it closes, and my gallery closes too . !! wtaahell. can anyone help me with this ?
     

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    i rebooted my phone and it says , unfortunantly, settings has stopped
     
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    Is it safe to remove the default ring tones n notifications that came with the phone a couple other apps I was wondering about are gallery, camera, live wallpapers, news & weather, Google search, Google +, and the Google messenger
     
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    Screw eco boost - you can do all those things yourself. I removed it and everything works fine. More RAM available now. Don't try to remove Google+ it is tied into the Gallery and google services framework. It will break sync and you will have to mess around with things a bit to get them back to nomal.

    Also under applications I disabled Email, Exchange Services and Google Search.

     
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    That is a normal message to see after a reboot, when something stopped working.
     
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    You can ditch google+
    All you have to do to fix sync is delete your google account then put it back in the phone.
    I took plus out cause i never use it for anything.
     
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    Once again, this forum rules and you guys have been a great help with the Hydro.

    I'm big on Google (Gmail, YouTube, Google+, Maps, and Navigation) and don't wish to lose any of that. Just to be clear, removing Google Books and Google Magazines won't interfere with my other Google apps? I'd like to trim off some of the bloatware as I don't ever see myself using Books/Movies/Mags, but would hate to lose the other stuff I frequently use. Thanks again for all your help!
     
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    So we can re move stock apps with a recovery script or what ever it is on the stock recovery on my rise and your guys hydro with titanium backup
    Let me know
    Thanks /
     
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    you can ditch books movies mags and music
    don't ditch the core google apps though play store etc.

    personally I freeze the apps, if something goes haywire, poof, back and fixed, if all goes fine for a while, then I can decide to permanently remove.

    There is NO recovery script, so test in the most undestructive way possible first.
    Check the apps in this thread to see whats already been tested and verified.

    These phones don't have very much non ICS bloatware on them
    so there is not a ton to get rid of.
     
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    Thanks, Wiesshund. Basically, I've already uninstalled the Google apps I didn't want and have seen no negative side effects, so I'm kinda waiting it out before I delete. It's not like I'm hurting for space, and you are correct in that there is not a lot of bloatware on this phone. All is good and thanks again!
     
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    Another reason i tend to leave them frozen (doesnt take up that much space) is some updates have a cow if they cant find the stock apps.
    Easy to unfreeze, let update apply, then refreeze.

    Yea i know, i could back them up before deleting i'm just too lazy.
     
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    i have removed many of the google apps, the only ones i left on was the play store and gmail and phone seems to run fine. removed eco, stock browser, and many of the cricKet bloatware thats comes with this phone. battery life has improved and phone seems to run smoother and faster without any over-clocking needed. i got this phone because they say its waterproof and because of my job my phone gets wet all the time and so far it has not damaged anything. i have a case a and a screen protector as well. Thank you all for sharing the info and ill keep reading this forum because of the help.
     
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    If ya open the battery door, make sure the o-ring remains in place, and make sure to push it back down all the way around.
    Big cause of complaints that the phone flooded, you can lock the battery door with out it sealed.
     
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    Just curious, Poomah-- what did you replace the stock browser with? I'd like to do the same for faster browsing and have heard good things about Chrome (which I love for PC) and Dolphin.
     
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    I prefer Dolphin. Has a lot of quick shortcuts and seems to be faster than chrome or the stock. Guess its more preference.
     
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    Fastest browser to ever come fruition is what I'm about to appehend due to using socket connections over html

    http://db.tt/Ln8ha6vg

    There is nothing faster than the above even new phones cant touch it given theirs is all html based connections not socket
     
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    I never intended to activate this phone. It is quite literally a WiFi only device. How can I remove (turn off, freeze) the activation that load every time I start the phone?

    Answered on SD:
    ~To nix hands-free activation nag: (must be rooted, and superuser privileges granted to file manager app [ES File Explorer (1.5 Cupcake) works])
    ~In /system/app, change extensions of (1) Mms.apk, (2) Phone.apk, and (3) TelephonyProvider.apk to .bak.
     
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    BTW Here is the list...

    Activation SZ_4.3.6 (com.sprint.dsa)
    Android Live Wallpapers 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.wallpaper)
    Bluetooth Share 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.bluetooth)
    BoostZone BoostZone_3.0.42 (com.sprint.zone)
    Browser 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.browser)
    Calculator 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.calculator2)
    Calendar 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.calendar)
    Calendar Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.calendar)
    Camera 1 (com.android.camera)
    CarrierWallpaper 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.wallpaper)
    Certificate Installer 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.certinstaller)
    Clock 2.0.3 (com.android.deskclock)
    com.android.backupconfirm 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.backupconfirm)
    com.android.sharedstoragebackup 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.sharedstoragebackup)
    com.android.smspush 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.smspush)
    com.sprint.internal 4.0.4-kyocera.20120517.100559 (com.sprint.internal)
    Connections Optimizer 1.4.601 (com.birdstep.android.cm)
    Contacts 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.contacts)
    Contacts Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.contacts)
    Debug Menu for Development 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.monkeyscript)
    Debug Menu for Development 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.outputstorage)
    DiagService 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.diagservice)
    Dictionary Provider 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.inputmethod.latin.dictionarypack)
    DMClient 1.0 (com.kyocera.omadm)
    DMService 2.0 (com.kyocera.dm.service)
    Download Manager 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.downloads)
    Downloads 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.downloads.ui)
    DRM Protected Content Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.drm)
    Eco Mode 1.1.3 (com.kyocera.ecomode)
    Email 4.1 (com.android.email)
    Exchange Services 4.1 (com.android.exchange)
    Gallery 1.1.30682 (com.google.android.gallery3d)
    Gmail 4.7.2 (967015) (com.google.android.gm)
    Google Account Manager 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.gsf.login)
    Google Backup Transport 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.backup)
    Google Bookmarks Sync 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.syncadapters.bookmarks)
    Google Calendar Sync 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar)
    Google Contacts Sync 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts)
    Google Keyboard 2.0.19133.927933a (com.google.android.inputmethod.latin)
    Google One Time Init 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.onetimeinitializer)
    Google Partner Setup 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.partnersetup)
    Google Play Books 3.1.33 (com.google.android.apps.books)
    Google Play Movies & TV 3.0.25 (com.google.android.videos)
    Google Play Music 5.4.1413N.1048534 (com.google.android.music)
    Google Play Newsstand 3.1.0 (com.google.android.apps.magazines)
    Google Play services 4.2.43 (1035512-032) (com.google.android.gms)
    Google Play Store 4.5.10 (com.android.vending)
    Google Search 1.4.1.610279 (com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox)
    Google Services Framework 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.gsf)
    Google Text-to-speech Engine 3.0.10.1047791 (com.google.android.tts)
    Google+ 4.3.0.62241793 (com.google.android.apps.plus)
    Hangouts 2.0.303 (1004807-30) (com.google.android.talk)
    Hidden Debug 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.hiddendebug)
    Home screen tips 1.0 (com.android.protips)
    HTML Viewer 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.htmlviewer)
    Key Chain 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.keychain)
    Kinguser 3.3.5 (com.kingroot.kinguser)
    Kyocera update tool 6.00 (com.kyocera.sysupdater)
    Launcher 2.0.06 (com.android.launcher)
    Live Wallpaper Picker 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.wallpaper.livepicker)
    Maps 7.6.1 (com.google.android.apps.maps)
    Market Feedback Agent 4.0.4-610279 (com.google.android.feedback)
    Media Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.media)
    Messaging 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.mms)
    MipErrorDialog 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.kyocera.MipErrorDialog)
    Mobile ID 1.8.01 (com.sprint.w.installer)
    Music Visualization Wallpapers 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.musicvis)
    MusicFX 1.4 (com.android.musicfx)
    My Uploads 1.5.14 (com.google.android.apps.uploader)
    Network Location 1.1.08 (com.google.android.location)
    News & Weather 1.3.04 (com.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidget)
    Package Access Helper 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.defcontainer)
    Package installer 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.packageinstaller)
    Phone 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.phone)
    Phone/Messaging Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.telephony)
    Preferred Activity Setter 1.2 (com.sprint.w.prefact)
    Search Applications Provider 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.applications)
    Settings 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.settings)
    Settings Storage 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.settings)
    Setup Wizard 1.3 (com.google.android.setupwizard)
    Smart Device Manager 3.3.1 (com.locationlabs.v3client)
    Sound Recorder 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.soundrecorder)
    Sprint Installer 2.2.2 (com.sprint.ce.updater)
    Street View 1.8.1.2 (com.google.android.street)
    Swype 3.26.92.39602 (com.swype.android.inputmethod)
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    TalkBack 3.3.0 (com.google.android.marvin.talkback)
    User Dictionary 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.providers.userdictionary)
    Voice Dialer 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.voicedialer)
    Voice Search 3.0.1 (com.google.android.voicesearch)
    Voicemail T.5.3.4.20 (com.coremobility.app.vnotes)
    Voicemail Message Count 1.00 (com.kyocera.section7.vvmcounter)
    VpnDialogs 4.0.4-release.20130807.141654 (com.android.vpndialogs)
    YouTube 5.5.27 (com.google.android.youtube)
    Accounts (com.keramidas.virtual.ACCOUNTS)
    Application Widgets (com.keramidas.virtual.APP_WIDGETS)
    Bluetooth Pairings (com.keramidas.virtual.BLUETOOTH_PAIRINGS)
    Country, Language, Time zone (com.keramidas.virtual.COUNTRY_LANG_TZ)
    Data usage (Policy & Stats) (com.keramidas.virtual.DATA_USAGE)
    Wallpaper (com.keramidas.virtual.WALLPAPER)
    Wi-Fi Access Points (com.keramidas.virtual.WIFI_AP_LIST)
     
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    how do i get the superuser privileges? i tried downloading the superuser app from the play store, but everytime i opened it, it would give me an error message: "unfortunately, superuser has stopped working". anyone know what's wrong with my device? thanks.
     
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    Are you rooted? It's on the last page of this thread. Once rooted you should be able to install a file manager and change those files... or install titanium and remove the extra stuff.
     
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    I'm a long time holo fan and paid for it. I moved on to Nova. It's just faster and smoother, or it has been on my galaxy devices and is smooth as can be on my Hydro and my mom's Victory.

    General note/question: Will there ever be a working recovery for this phone? I think everyone and their brother has enough of these phones now we could donate one to every developer on XDA and still have many to spare. Heck, I have three and would gladly donate one to get a working recovery and tweaked ROM. I've frozen what I can, added Xposed, Notification Toggles and Nova. I think I'm maxed out. The only thing I couldn't do was get my 64gb card to read. I tried exFat and formatting in fat 32. No luck. Dropped down to a 32gb which worked fine.
     
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    ./signed

    There needs to be a way for us to entice the folks over at XDA to take a look at these phones (Hydro/Hydro Edge). I've got at least 3 of each just sitting NIB. Where to send them ;-)
     
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    hey i removed eco mode and i made a backup on my pc. now when i try to reinstall eco mode. it says App not installed. i even tried to odex it myself but that didnt work. i even tried to make it a system app and that also doesnt work. please help im tryn to update it but i cant because that apk is missing from the system. please help me reinstall this stupid app.
     
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    hey, how can i reinstall eco mode? ive tried bout everything and the app just wont reinstall. it just says app not installed. i even tied to odex it that didnt work or even making it a system app. please help i wanna update but i need eco mode to do so. please help thanks
     

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