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  1. joyeful

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    Hi all,

    Just rooted my Desire using unRevoked, and using the stock ROM. I installed Titanium backup and have been trying to remove some of the HTC apps (like footprints, asphalt, etc.) using Titanium backup. However, the phone just reboots and the apps remain on the phone.

    Help, please?
     

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    some apps are tied into the rom and as such can't be deleted - guess that this is whats happening.
    try searching to find out which apps can be removed, alternatively flash a custom likes teppics that has all the bloat removed.
     
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    Its because you need to be s-off. If you're not, it deletes the apps only to reboot and restore it. Thats the security feature of s-on.

    Read my guide to removing system apps (available in my signature) if you're:

    1) Not going s-off
    2) Not flashing a different ROM.

    Also be aware that if you are not s-off, deleting these system apps will not give you any extra space.

    You're better off just freezing apps with titanium if you just want to hide them / stop them working and not interested in saving space.
     
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    Or it is because you are not s-off!

    Ignore me and follow the android god above!
     
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    Thanks so much...makes sense. I actually am interested in making space - I have almost no internal storage left. Ugh.

    Is there a list somewhere of the system apps that are safe to remove with this phone? Sorry, I tried searching...
     
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    As SUroot mentioned, even if you delete system apps you will not get any extra space for your apps. you need to partition your sd card and install a rom with app2sd support. If you want to stay with the stock rom, you could use teppic's rooted stock rom. Or even better would be installing SUroot's dGB rom which will give you loads of free internal memory. But, for that you will need to flash the 60/65 MB hboot for which you need to go s-off.
     
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    Ideally you will read the root memory faq in my signature before making any decisions
     
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    Thanks!!! You're so helpful - and your FAQ is fantastic! I've learned a lot already.

    I can't seem to figure out (or find) how to make my phone s-off. How is that done?
     
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    either alpharev or revolutionary. BUT please read everything there is to read on this site [most up to date!], before you jump in. Its easy but there are consequences if you f**k it up!
     
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    Oh for sure. I meant I couldn't find the information. Believe me, I'm being careful; I can't afford a new phone right now!!

    Thanks for all the advice - this is a great forum.
     
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