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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by johnzz4, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. johnzz4

    johnzz4 New Member
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    Jul 23, 2010
    So I saw a thread where a user removed several apps after rooting the droid x and then successfully did a factory reset. I proceeded to remove the same apps using Titanium Backup. Before doing so, I saved the whole system/apps folder to the sd card in case i wanted to reinstall any later.

    I figured the reason these apps were installed in the system folder is so users couldn't touch them (assuming they weren't rooted). So just as a test, I tried reinstalling CityID using Root Explorer, and it installed it in the data/app folder (which uses the 8GB of internal memory). So, a few things...

    1.) Can we effectively uninstall all the apps from the system folder and then reinstall them manually onto the 8GB of internal memory using root explorer, so we are no longer using our RAM space?

    2.) Anyone feel brave enough to try doing this with a factory reset to see what happens? :eek:

    3.) Another question I've seen asked and not answered is whether 'freezing' an application with Titanium will cause any harm with a factory reset (for something with a known issue like Backup Assistant), or would the app be re-enabled since the factory reset would blow away Titanium?



  2. rjoudrey

    rjoudrey Well-Known Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    Looking for work!
    Ram is only used temporarily by apps that are running, no apps are installed there.
  3. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

    May 28, 2010
    Elkridge, Maryland
    A factory reset erases data and cache but doesn't touch system.
    So a factory reset would f up your phone because backup assistant would be erased whereas anything in system would not, which is where backup assistant usually is.

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