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List of stock apps that can be safely removed from the Epic 4G Gingerbread

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SAJazzGuy, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. SAJazzGuy

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    Greetings and Salutations!

    First time poster, long time lurker.
    Recently got a replacement Epic 4g with Gingerbread. Previously had the same phone but with the original OTA Froyo 2.2 EB13 (updated from Eclair), rooted. Was having issues with getting PRL and profile updates, even after unrooting, even tried hard reset, but couldn't get it to work. Sprint was kind enough to replace the phone with a new(not reconditioned) unit, despite the phone having been rooted.
    I have rooted the new phone with no issues and have removed obvious bloatware, however I was wondering if anyone had a list of apps that are safe to remove. I've browsed the forum, and found similar lists for other phones, but none for the Epic. Any help?

    Thanks!
     

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    I was searching google for the same thing, and happen to come across your post before I found what I looking for. I figured I'd share what I found. I would also use something other then root explorer to remove the apps. After researching, I've found that people using simple file managers would remove the apps, and they would come back on reboot. SDX Stock App Removal was my choice and seems to be successful thus far.

    Note: Remove at your own risk


    • AccountAndSyncSettings.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • AlarmClock.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will remove Alarm clock
    • amazonmp3.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • ApplicationsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Asphalt5_DEMO_ANMP_Samsung_D700_Sprint_ML.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • AudioTuning.apk - Unknown
    • BluetoothOPP.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE - removal has been reported to cause issues with WiFi
    • BluetoothServices.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE - removal has been reported to cause issues with WiFi
    • BluetoothTestMode.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE - removal has been reported to cause issues with WiFi
    • Brightness.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove NOTE: removal will disable brightness from top status bar
    • Browser.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove NOTE: Will need to install another browser if removed
    • BuddiesNow.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Social Network App
    • CallSetting.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Camera.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: removal will disable camera
    • CameraFirmware.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: removal will disable camera
    • CertInstaller.apk - Unknown
    • cm-android.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE: Part of visual voice mail
    • Contacts.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • ContactsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • CT.apk - Unknown
    • DataCreate.apk - Unknown
    • DeviceManagement.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • DialerTabActivity.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Divx.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove Needed for video playback
    • Dlna.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will disable use of DLNA
    • DM.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • DownloadProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • DrmProvider.apk - Unknown NOTE: Some say it is ok, some say it has caused issues with the media scanner reading items
    • DrmUA.apk - Unknown NOTE: Some say it is ok, some say it has caused issues with the media scanner reading items
    • Dun.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: removal will break Dial Up networking via Bluetooth
    • Email.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will remove stock email app
    • EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • Facebook1.2.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Facebook App
    • FactoryTest.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • FlashPlugin.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • FlashSVGPlayer.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • Gallery3D.apk - Unknown - NOTE: If removed, you will need to replace with a different stock gallery app
    • GlobalSearch.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • Gmail.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will remove stock gmail app
    • GmailProvider.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: remove if you removed the gmail apk
    • GoogleApps.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • GoogleCheckin.apk - Unknown
    • GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • GooglePartnerSetup.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • GoogleSearch.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • GoogleSettingsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • GpsSetup.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • gtalkservice.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove NOTE: Removal breaks Market
    • HiddenMenu.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • HTMLViewer.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • InputEventApp.apk - Unknown
    • JobManager.apk - Unknown
    • KeyBoardSlideUpCounter.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Counts KB slide use
    • Keytracer.apk - Unknown
    • kickback_1.0.0_market.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • LatinImeTutorial.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • Launcher.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE: Can be removed if you install another launcher
    • lcdtest.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • LiveWallpapers.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: No LWP if removed
    • LiveWallpapersPicker.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: No LWP if removed
    • LogsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Maps.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will remove Google Maps
    • MarketUpdater.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • MediaHub.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Samsung app to rent/buy videos
    • MediaProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • MediaUploader.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Memo.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Removes Stock Memo App
    • Mms.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE: Will break picture messaging
    • MobileAP.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • Music.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove - NOTE: Removal remove the stock music player app
    • MusicService.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • MyFiles.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove- NOTE: You can replace w/ better from Market, recommend Astro
    • nascar09-prod-release.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Nascar App
    • NetworkLocation.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • ODB.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • OtaProvisioningService.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • PackageInstaller.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Phone.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • PhoneCrashNotifier.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • PhoneErrService.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • PhoneInfo.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • PicoTts.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Will break text to speach for Google nav
    • qik_0.3.74.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - NOTE: Removal breaks Quik video chat
    • SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Touch Wiz Widget
    • SamsungWidget_FeedAndUpdate.apk- Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Touch Wiz Widget
    • SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk- Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Touch Wiz Widget
    • SamsungWidget_StockClock.apk- Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Touch Wiz Widget
    • SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.apk- Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Touch Wiz Widget
    • SelectiveReset.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • serviceModeApp.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Settings.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • SettingsProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • SetupWizard.apk- Reported to be Safe to Remove.
    • sfl-prod-release.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Sprint NFL App
    • shutdown.apk - Unknown
    • SisoDrmProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • SN28-1092-sprint-signed.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Sprint Navigation app
    • SnsAccount.apk - `Unknown
    • SnsProvider.apk - Unknown
    • soundback_1.0.0_market.apk - Unknown
    • SoundRecorder.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Stock sound recorder
    • Sprint_App_Updater.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: for stock OTA Updates
    • SprintAndroidExtension.apk - Unknown
    • SprintTV.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Sprint TV
    • SprintTVWidget.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Sprint TV Widget
    • SprintZone.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • StaticIP.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Street.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Street view
    • Swype.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Remove if you don't want Swype
    • SystemUpdater.apk - Unknown
    • Talk.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • talkback_2.2.1_market.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • TalkProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • TATLiveWallpapersDandelion.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Live Wallpaper
    • TATLiveWallpapersLuminescence.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Live Wallpaper
    • TATLiveWallpapersOceanWave.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Live Wallpaper
    • TelephonyProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • thinkdroid.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: ThinkFree Office app
    • TouchWiz30Launcher.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Will need 3rd party launcher before removal
    • TouchWizCalculator.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Will need 3rd party Calculator if removed
    • TouchWizCalendar.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • TouchWizCalendarProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • TtsService.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove c- Note: No text to speech for Google navigation if removed
    • UserDictionaryProvider.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • Vending.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • VideoPlayer.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: Breaks stock video playback if removed
    • VoiceDialer.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: No voice dialer if removed
    • VoiceSearchWithKeyboard.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove
    • VpnServices.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WiBroPath.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WiMAX_NETEST.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WiMAX_RC.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WimaxConfig.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WiMAXLineTest.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • WiMAXWTM.apk - Unknown
    • WlanTest.apk - Reported to NOT be safe to remove
    • YouTube.apk - Reported to be Safe to Remove - Note: No You Tube app is removed
    • NOTE: Removal will break auto results in google search fields
     

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