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  1. LogosA

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    I know there are many threads like this all over the net for every phone,every ROM.But, most of the time you can use the tips from other phones and installs on your ROM. If I link to your thread, or another Carrier ROM, its because the information is useful.And because I think its easier to gather all the trial and error from all Carriers into one thread.

    Id like to keep an ongoing list of apps, what they are exactly, and whether or not we can freeze/remove them. Hopefully a Moderator can sticky this thread if a lot of people join in.Hopefully collecting all of this work into one thread will help some people

    There are two great simple free apps you can use.
    System App Remover (Root)
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jumobile.manager.systemapp&hl=en
    Ultimate Backup Lite
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.app.managerfree&hl=en

    Posting Rules:
    1) Tell us what Network your phone uses
    2) What ROM youre using
    3) Tell us what the app is called
    4) Tell us what its used for if you can find out
    5) tell us what you did to the app (ex. Froze it? backed it up? removed it?)

    **If you havent already, I suggest backing up before debloating**
    [Virgin/Freedompop]
    ROM=AdvancedStock8 AS7v22
    http://androidforums.com/threads/vi...ock8-as7v22-update-back-to-life.891808/page-4
    Task Manager - uninstalled (dont need a task manager on android)
    Google play Movies & TV - uninstalled updates / frozen
    Fileshare - frozen
    AAT - frozen
    Accessibility - frozen
    Application Manager - frozen
    Bluetooth Services - frozen
    Bluetooth Share - frozen
    File Networking - frozen
    Live Wallpaper Picker - frozen
    Qualcomm Enhanced - frozen
    Smart Share - frozen
    Smart Share provider - frozen
    Streaming Player - frozen
    Vidclip - frozen

    here are some other threads I found to add to the list
    Safe Apps to Remove
    http://www.vmroms.com/index.php?topic=819.0
    [Virgin]**All of these were Removed**
    Books
    ChromeWithBrowser
    FileManagerbin
    GMS_Maps
    GoogleDrive
    Magazines
    PlayGames
    PlusOne
    PolarisViewerbin (I would keep this if you have no other document viewer)
    QTranslatorbin
    Shopper
    Zone-Sprint
    Street
    YouTube
    Mobile ID
    Swype

    I don't think deleting Mobile ID will break anything. So far it hasn't for me. As for Swype, if you like it and don't want to pay for it, keep the version this phone comes with.

    BEWARE: Hangouts has a "feature" that leaves you signed in permanently. If you can, try to sign out before removing it, otherwise Google will show you as "away" for weeks or months, meanwhile, no messages will get to you, or forward to your Gmail account. Thanks Google! This can be fixed, but can be a lot of work, and even then, still may or may not work. Solutions range from changing passwords to faking the app id.

    [MetroPCS & T-Mobile]
    Remove about 500 MB of bloatware from stock ROM
    http://androidforums.com/threads/me...bloatware-from-stock-rom.809007/#post-6341298
    **ALL REMOVED**
    The list (as of version MetroPCS-MS65910C or TMobile-P65910B):

    /system/3rdparty/*
    /system/apps/bootup/*
    /system/media/* (Keep only what you want & use)

    /system/app (.apk & .odex):

    Books.*
    ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.*
    ChromeWithBrowser.*
    ECID-release.*
    Gallerybin.* (Quickpic is way better)
    Gmail.*
    GMS_Maps.*
    GoogleDrive.*
    GoogleTTS.*
    Hangouts.*
    LGBackupbin.*
    LGBrowser_JB.* (Chrome or Opera is better)
    LGEIMEbin.* (Install another keyboard first)
    LGEmailbin.*
    LGHome3_Theme_* (Install another launcher first)
    LGOnScreenPhone3_JB.*
    LGSetupWizard_JB.*
    LGSetupWizardApp.*
    Magazines.*
    Memobin.*
    MemoWidgetbin.*
    MetroAppStore.1.8.1.*
    MobilePosse_MetroPCS-release.*
    Music2.*
    MyMetro.*
    PhotoAlbumWidgetbin.*
    PlayGames.*
    PlusOne.*
    QMemobin.*
    Rhapsody.*
    StreamingPlayerbin.*
    Street.*
    Tasksbin.*
    UniMessagebin.*
    Velvet.*
    VidClipbin.*
    Videos.*
    Videosbin.*
    VuTalkbin.*
    VVM-release-MPCS.*
    WeatherMultiCPbin.*
    YouTube.*

    [Virgin Mobile/Sprint]
    What can I safely remove?
    http://androidforums.com/threads/virgin-mobile-sprint-what-can-i-safely-remove.850960/#post-6591423
    **REMOVED (unless theres a note)**
    Application Manager
    Backup
    Browser
    Calendar (DO NOT REMOVE CALENDAR STORAGE)
    Chrome (Can remove I just move updates back to system but you also have to copy the libs in the apk to \system\lib)
    Dictionary
    Downloads
    Email
    File Manager
    Gmail (removable but I keep)
    Maps (removable but I keep)
    Memo
    Music
    Navigation (removable but I keep)
    Play Books
    Play Magazines
    Play Movies & TV
    Play Music
    Polaris Viewer 4
    Quick Translator
    Task Manager
    Video Wiz
    YouTube (removable but I keep)
     

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    From a former noob..
    I've been "rooted" since I bought an LG Optimus V when they first came out. I've learned an important rule to remember...NEVER uninstall an app/app unless it can be downloaded from Google Play.(Those apps that can be reinstalled easily!). If you see a little android icon instead of logo icon, leave it alone if unsure. Some but not all system.apks can be "reinstalled" from a full copy of the stock rom with a good root file explorer, and the correct permissions set. (rw-r-r)
    It's always wise to keep all your rom files in your trusty computer. (My rom files take up more room on my hard drive than my documents!)
    And...for my noob friends...ALWAYS MAKE A CURRENT NANDROID BACKUP! Especially if you're "debloating"!
     
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    @nannycrick

    Thanks for the advice, but this isnt a thread created to discuss what we should and shouldnt do. Its a thread to share what things weve already done.
     
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    And as you didn't share in your post that it's standard practice to make nandroid backups before debloating and warn of the risks, it's a good thing that someone did yeah?
     
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    I figured it was self evident to make backups before debloating since I included the link to "Ultimate Backup Lite". But, just to be extra sure, I edited my post to remind people.
     
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    (deleted my off-topic post)
     
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    I've been using xclusive36's stock V8 ROM and Link2SD. Here's what I've frozen using Link2SD without any noticable problems so far (about a week).

    ATT
    Backup
    Browser
    com.android.LGSetupWizard (I believe this was already frozen by default????)
    Connections Optimizer
    Face Unlock
    File networking
    FileShare
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Games
    Google Play Magazines
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Google Search (unfroze)
    Google+
    Hangouts
    Mobile ID
    My Account
    Qualcomm Enhanced Location Service
    Quick Translator
    QuickMemo
    Smart screen
    SmartShare
    SmartShareProvider
    Sprint Installer
    Sprint Touch
    Swype
    TalkBack
    Video Wiz
    Voicemail
    Weather
    YouTube (unfroze)


    I can't seem to find "Virgin Mobile Application Downloader" anywhere (so that I can freeze it), and yet I somehow have managed to avoid getting the theme pack, etc auto-downloaded. In Settings>Accounts & sync I have Auto-sync data UN checked. But I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

    I haven't yet figured out how to get rid of QSlide.

    I'll be interested if anyone has any suggestions regarding my list or anything else that is good to freeze/unfreeze/remove. This is just an initial test. I would like to freeze some more (and potentially remove some), but just going one step at a time.

    EDIT: I re-enabled Google Search because it was an essential (for me) part of Google Maps Navigation, and YouTube since this phone doesn't have flash so I need that YouTube app for YouTube.
     
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    Disabling QSlide can be done several ways.
    With Root Access
    1.) Install Xposed Framework (you want this anyway)
    2.) Install Xposed QSlide hider
    There are other xposed modules like gravitybox that do this as well but this is the most straight forward approach without tampering with the system.ui apk itself
    Without Root Access there is an app at google play that will remove it for you but I can't seem to find it now.
    Also there is a hacked system.ui.apk by exclusive36 in these forums somewhere. Just search for qslideapp_removal

    As far as disabling packages goes.. here's a really quick way to do it once you've figured out what you want to disable.
    You can list all of your droid packages with android debug bridge
    Code (Text):
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    2. ## I prefer to work in a tmp directory myself.
    3. adb shell;
    4. su -;
    5. cd cache;
    6. mkdir tmp;
    7. cd tmp;
    8. echo '' > pmlist;
    9. pm list packages | sed 's/package://g'  >> pmlist;
    10.  

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. com.android.LGSetupWizard
    3. com.android.backupconfirm
    4. com.android.bluetooth
    5. com.android.browser
    6. com.android.calculator2
    7. com.android.calendar
    8. com.android.certinstaller
    9. com.android.chrome
    10. com.android.contacts
    11. com.android.defcontainer
    12. com.android.facelock
    13. com.android.gallery3d
    14. com.android.htmlviewer
    15. com.android.inputdevices
    16. com.android.inputmethod.lge
    17. com.android.keychain
    18. com.android.nfc
    19. com.android.packageinstaller
    20. com.android.phone
    21. com.android.providers.applications
    22. com.android.providers.calendar
    23. com.android.providers.contacts
    24. com.android.providers.downloads
    25. com.android.providers.downloads.ui
    26. com.android.providers.drm
    27. com.android.providers.media
    28. com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
    29. com.android.providers.settings
    30. com.android.providers.telephony
    31. com.android.providers.userdictionary
    32. com.android.settings
    33. com.android.settingsaccessibility
    34. com.android.sharedstoragebackup
    35. com.android.smspush
    36. com.android.stk
    37. com.android.systemui
    38. com.android.vending
    39. com.android.voicedialer
    40. com.android.vpndialogs
    41. com.android.wallpaper.livepicker
    42. com.birdstep.android.cm
    43. com.broadcom.bt.app.system
    44. com.cardcam.QTranslator
    45. com.coremobility.app.vnotes
    46. com.diotek.diodict3.phone.lg.lgedict
    47. com.google.android.apps.books
    48. com.google.android.apps.docs
    49. com.google.android.apps.magazines
    50. com.google.android.apps.maps
    51. com.google.android.apps.plus
    52. com.google.android.apps.sem
    53. com.google.android.apps.uploader
    54. com.google.android.backup
    55. com.google.android.feedback
    56. com.google.android.gm
    57. com.google.android.gms
    58. com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox
    59. com.google.android.gsf
    60. com.google.android.gsf.login
    61. com.google.android.location
    62. com.google.android.marvin.talkback
    63. com.google.android.music
    64. com.google.android.partnersetup
    65. com.google.android.play.games
    66. com.google.android.setupwizard
    67. com.google.android.street
    68. com.google.android.syncadapters.bookmarks
    69. com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar
    70. com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts
    71. com.google.android.talk
    72. com.google.android.tts
    73. com.google.android.videos
    74. com.google.android.voicesearch
    75. com.google.android.youtube
    76. com.hy.system.fontserver
    77. com.infraware.polarisviewer
    78. com.itsoninc.android.uid
    79. com.lge.LgHiddenMenu
    80. com.lge.QuickClip
    81. com.lge.SprintHiddenMenu
    82. com.lge.allautotest
    83. com.lge.android.atservice
    84. com.lge.app.floating.res
    85. com.lge.app.network_folder
    86. com.lge.app.richnote
    87. com.lge.appbox.bridge
    88. com.lge.appbox.client
    89. com.lge.appbox.remote
    90. com.lge.bnr
    91. com.lge.camera
    92. com.lge.cameratest
    93. com.lge.clock
    94. com.lge.defaultaccount
    95. com.lge.dmf.admin
    96. com.lge.drmservice
    97. com.lge.email
    98. com.lge.emergencycontacts
    99. com.lge.filemanager
    100. com.lge.gnss.airtest
    101. com.lge.gnss.xtradownload
    102. com.lge.gnssposts
    103. com.lge.hiddenmenu
    104. com.lge.homeselector
    105. com.lge.internal
    106. com.lge.keepscreenon
    107. com.lge.launcher2
    108. com.lge.launcher2.theme.marshmallow
    109. com.lge.launcher2.theme.optimus
    110. com.lge.lgdrm.permission
    111. com.lge.lgfota.permission
    112. com.lge.lginstallservies
    113. com.lge.livewallpaper.feather
    114. com.lge.livewallpaper.multiphoto
    115. com.lge.lmk
    116. com.lge.lockscreen
    117. com.lge.lockscreensettings
    118. com.lge.mlt
    119. com.lge.music
    120. com.lge.networkpostest
    121. com.lge.nfsserver
    122. com.lge.permission
    123. com.lge.shutdownmonitor
    124. com.lge.sizechangable.favoritecontacts
    125. com.lge.sizechangable.memo
    126. com.lge.sizechangable.musicwidget.widget
    127. com.lge.sizechangable.photoalbum
    128. com.lge.sizechangable.weather
    129. com.lge.sizechangable.weather.theme.optimus
    130. com.lge.sizechangable.worldclock
    131. com.lge.smartshare
    132. com.lge.smartshare.provider
    133. com.lge.streamingplayer
    134. com.lge.systemservice
    135. com.lge.tagplus.ui
    136. com.lge.task
    137. com.lge.videoplayer
    138. com.lge.videotool
    139. com.lge.vmemo
    140. com.lge.voicerecorder
    141. com.lge.wv.hidden
    142. com.locationlabs.v3client
    143. com.muvee.smhd30
    144. com.qualcomm.cabl
    145. com.qualcomm.location.XT
    146. com.qualcomm.permission.locapi
    147. com.qualcomm.privinit
    148. com.qualcomm.snapdragon.digitalpen
    149. com.qualcomm.timeservice
    150. com.redbend.vdmc
    151. com.sequent.controlpanel
    152. com.sprint.ce.updater
    153. com.sprint.dsa
    154. com.sprint.extension
    155. com.sprint.w.installer
    156. com.sprint.w.prefact
    157.  
    disable all com.google packages except chrome and google play.
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. for pk in `pm list packages | grep com.google | sed 's/package://g'`; do pm disable "$pk"; done
    3.  
    all LG packages would be like
    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. for pk in `pm list packages | grep com.lg | sed 's/package://g'`; do pm disable "$pk"; done
    3.  
    basically just find a common word in all the packages you want to disable and replace the
    grep <common word here>
    portion of the above commands.


    If you mess up and want to restart with all packages enabled.

    Code (Text):
    1. for pk in `pm list packages | sed 's/package://g'`; do pm enable "$pk"; done
    The permanent equivalent to disabling packages would be `pm uninstall`

    Code (Text):
    1.  
    2. pm
    3. usage: pm list packages [-f] [-d] [-e] [-s] [-3] [-i] [-u] [FILTER]
    4.        pm list permission-groups
    5.        pm list permissions [-g] [-f] [-d] [-u] [GROUP]
    6.        pm list instrumentation [-f] [TARGET-PACKAGE]
    7.        pm list features
    8.        pm list libraries
    9.        pm path PACKAGE
    10.        pm install [-l] [-r] [-t] [-i INSTALLER_PACKAGE_NAME] [-s] [-f]
    11.                   [--algo <algorithm name> --key <key-in-hex> --iv <IV-in-hex>] PATH
    12.        pm uninstall [-k] PACKAGE
    13.        pm clear PACKAGE
    14.        pm enable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    15.        pm disable PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    16.        pm disable-user PACKAGE_OR_COMPONENT
    17.        pm grant PACKAGE PERMISSION
    18.        pm revoke PACKAGE PERMISSION
    19.        pm set-install-location [0/auto] [1/internal] [2/external]
    20.        pm get-install-location
    21.        pm set-permission-enforced PERMISSION [true|false]
    22.  
    23. pm list packages: prints all packages, optionally only
    24.   those whose package name contains the text in FILTER.  Options:
    25.     -f: see their associated file.
    26.     -d: filter to only show disbled packages.
    27.     -e: filter to only show enabled packages.
    28.     -s: filter to only show system packages.
    29.     -3: filter to only show third party packages.
    30.     -i: see the installer for the packages.
    31.     -u: also include uninstalled packages.
    32.  
    33. pm list permission-groups: prints all known permission groups.
    34.  
    35. pm list permissions: prints all known permissions, optionally only
    36.   those in GROUP.  Options:
    37.     -g: organize by group.
    38.     -f: print all information.
    39.     -s: short summary.
    40.     -d: only list dangerous permissions.
    41.     -u: list only the permissions users will see.
    42.  
    43. pm list instrumentation: use to list all test packages; optionally
    44.   supply <TARGET-PACKAGE> to list the test packages for a particular
    45.   application.  Options:
    46.     -f: list the .apk file for the test package.
    47.  
    48. pm list features: prints all features of the system.
    49.  
    50. pm path: print the path to the .apk of the given PACKAGE.
    51.  
    52. pm install: installs a package to the system.  Options:
    53.     -l: install the package with FORWARD_LOCK.
    54.     -r: reinstall an exisiting app, keeping its data.
    55.     -t: allow test .apks to be installed.
    56.     -i: specify the installer package name.
    57.     -s: install package on sdcard.
    58.     -f: install package on internal flash.
    59.  
    60. pm uninstall: removes a package from the system. Options:
    61.     -k: keep the data and cache directories around after package removal.
    62.  
    63. pm clear: deletes all data associated with a package.
    64.  
    65. pm enable, disable, disable-user: these commands change the enabled state
    66.   of a given package or component (written as "package/class").
    67.  
    68. pm grant, revoke: these commands either grant or revoke permissions
    69.   to applications.  Only optional permissions the application has
    70.   declared can be granted or revoked.
    71.  
    72. pm get-install-location: returns the current install location.
    73.     0 [auto]: Let system decide the best location
    74.     1 [internal]: Install on internal device storage
    75.     2 [external]: Install on external media
    76.  
    77. pm set-install-location: changes the default install location.
    78.   NOTE: this is only intended for debugging; using this can cause
    79.   applications to break and other undersireable behavior.
    80.     0 [auto]: Let system decide the best location
    81.     1 [internal]: Install on internal device storage
    82.     2 [external]: Install on external media
    83.  
    84.  
     
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    I've got a google spreadsheet with a list of items here as well: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XXWF4PJsKfc2-n6uSuCmsxHIqiTyMdZpAsuTtmdCR6o

    If you want to help update/curate the list send me a message with your google E-mail and I'll give you edit privileges (E-mail address is at the top of the sheet) :)
     
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    Surprised no one has mentioned "dt ignite" the bloatware installer.
    Force stop, disable, maybe uninstall.
     
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