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Kyocera Hydro Reach Has Been Rooted But Still Need Some Help

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CosmoGalaxyQueen, Dec 27, 2019.

  1. CosmoGalaxyQueen

    Thread Starter

    Hello there I have decided to root my Boost Mobile Kyocera Hydro Reach Prepaid Cellphone so I can use it more like a tablet and less like a phone. I currently am using a prepaid cellphone from US Cellular.

    So I don't need a second phone plus I have not had service on this phone in over 2 years so I decided to give it a fresh install and once I did I still keep getting these annoying updates for things on the phone I will never use again like voicemail or even messaging though the phone number since I will have facebook messenger. And since there is no longer going to ever be service on this phone again why have all the extra crap I figured.

    So here is the help I need I used a app to root the phone with the help of my windows 10 laptop. And then I removed the bloatware and now I was wondering if I can remove the rooting app as well as all the extra stuff I needed to use to root the phone since I will never be using this phone for things other then apps and game can get straight from google play store.

    I know it might be a odd question but just wondering if I needed to keep it all on there or if I could remove it.

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    Post #2 by bcrichster, Dec 27, 2019 (1 points)

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  3. bcrichster

    bcrichster ROMinator

    That truly depends on the Rooting method and resulting Root manager installed (SuperSu vs SuperUser vs KingRoot, etc) but, yes: some of them do allow total Root removal.. But tbh, I'd just hide the manager and keep it for future use..
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  4. CosmoGalaxyQueen

    Thread Starter

    The only reason for my wanting to root the phone is to kind of turn it into a tablet media payer. I don't wish to have app the extra apps that are not of any further use or are not daily use apps. I am still trying to figure out how to completely remove some system apps. B but no luck so far.
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  5. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Adb devices

    adb shell

    “pm list packages | grep '<OEM/Carrier/App Name>'” Will show a list of apps.

    “pm uninstall -k --user 0 <name of package>”

    Or use App inspector app to find the name then run the command directly above.

    Warning removing system apps could cause a bootloop or a malfunction.
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  6. CosmoGalaxyQueen

    Thread Starter

    Okay I just read the reply you sent me I have already found the full instructions on another post tutorial and have completed the hiding or removing of the apps.

    So I have finished this so far so good. But hopefully I can change the way the kept icons look.
  7. James L

    James L Android Expert

    You could use a launcher, I have very little experience with a launcher so any suggestions i could make would be near nill. I'm sure someone will reply with a launcher that suits you.
  8. CosmoGalaxyQueen

    Thread Starter

    I have tried the cm launcher but there are other things inside that launcher and there are ads also. And I just want to change the app icons now in the drawer and am still trying to figure out how. Plus the icons I did find that I liked didn't have the full set of icons I needed even for basic apps. Which sucked so I remove the icon set. Wish they had the full set of icons but nope. So now I will still need to find the full set of icons and then still figure out how to change the drawer icons.

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