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Root [MetroPCS/CDMA] Preinstalled apps (MetroPCS + Samsung + Google) that are safe to remove or move out of /system/app?

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  1. ktchong

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    Which preinstalled factory or stock apps on Samsung Galaxy S3 are useless and safe to uninstall or move from the /system/app directory into /data/app directory?

    e.g., apps like MetroPCS Easy Wifi, which keeps turning on by itself but does not seem to do anything useful except to waste system resources and power.
     

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    Metro Wifi, connects you to the stores wifi when you walk in to a MetroPCS store.

    you can also delete any app installed by MetroPCS or Samsung. Doesn't really matter.
     
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    This list keeps many of the features of the stock sg3 system and isn't very aggressive in deleting apps.

    Theres much more that can be deleted ie: live wallpapers, smemo, Polaris office and more depending on what you use or in this case, don't use. Keep in mind that some apks depend on others to work properly, deleting something youre not sure about can cause unintended issues.

    Please backup before attempting any of this! What you do to your phone you do at your own risk.

    Heres a video explaining how to delete apks from system folder.

    Watch "How to Remove System Apps On Android With Root Explorer" on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABtGxWlHll4&feature=youtube_gdata_player

    Here is a list of the apks I remove from Metropolis Rom 1.0.3:

    Books.apk
    Dropbox.apk
    DropboxOOBEPriority4.apk
    Flipboard.apk
    Magazines.apk
    DeepSea.apk
    PlusOne.apk
    Videos.apk
    GameHub_2.0_ICS.apk
    Kies.apk
    KiesAir.apk
    Rhapsody-d2mtr.apk
    MetroAppStore-d2mtr.apk
    MetroPCS-EasyWiFi-android-d2mtr.apk
    MetroStudio-d2mtr.apk
    myMetro-d2mtr.apk
    SamsungApps.apk
    SamsungAppsUNA3.apk
    HelpHub.apk
    MoreServices.apk
    MediaHub_D2.apk
    MusicHub_30.apk

    There are 2 music players that are included, delete one of these if you like.

    Music2.apk
    google music player
    MusicPlayer.apk
    Samsung music player

    There are three browsers that are included, popup browser needs to have another browser for when you go fullscreen. So if you want to use popup browser from note 2, you have to keep the default samsung browser. Idk if chrome works with popup.

    PopupBrowser_NOTEII_v1.3.apk
    browser from note 2
    SecBrowser.apk
    Samsung browser
    ChromeWithBrowser.apk
    chrome browser

    Keep in mind that future updates of Shabbys Metropolitan rom will have much of the bloat removed as he fine tunes it over time.
     
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    Thanks arocker this comes in handy for members that are new :thumbup:
     
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    well I've been trying to figure out the commands to turn this into a text list but failed so I'll just upload my rejects for anybody who cares to see it. Very Important before deleting seclauncher2 make sure you have installed another lancher first. Keyboard too (samsungIME)
     
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    Thanks for the thanks, mike. Glad to help where I can.
     
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    Updated my post and added a howto video I found on youtube.
     
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