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  1. holyblood

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    hi,

    i would like to know if it's perfectly ok to uninstall (or is it even possible) native apps such as the "Messages" if I already have the "Handcent" or "People" if I already have the "Phonebook 2.0" on an unrooted Desire?

    thanks!
     

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    Hi,
    You can't actually uninstall them with the stock ROM. There are custom ROM's that can be installed on a rooted phone that would probably allow you to remove them. You need to just remove the icon if you don't want to use it.
    Cheers
    Shane
     
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    thanks kilroy!
     
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    Make sure you disable notifications on the stock app if using handcent!
     
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    yes, i did! thanks for the reminder though!
     
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    Do you know how to remove the android native icon ?
     
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    How to remove the android native icon ?


    :) AE ! :)
     
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    The custom ROMS I don't think you can remove anything either. I think you need to sign up to say MoDaCo to get a custom rom leaving out what you don't want.
     
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    One way around this if you use launcherpro - you aren't uninstalling them but you can go to general settings > hidden apps and hide the ones you don't want or use from view
     
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    Wrong section, but once you are rooted you can do anything (via adb commands)
     
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