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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by catsnets25, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. catsnets25

    catsnets25 Member
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    Anyone know whats safe to remove yet? Also would anyone be kind enough to post what we would need to type in cmd to remove them? Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. jasonb1985

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    i removed City ID, amazonmp3, vznav, and mail. no issues yet. i also used autostarts to stop a few apps from starting up randomly.

    i also removed geniewidget, since we now have the htc news widget. almost forgot.
     
  3. crazydog

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    http://androidforums.com/roms-incre...k-2-2-sense-everything-works.html#post1245442
     
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  5. necosino

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    Use ADB shell. Crazydog quoted me, while taking out my reference... <angry>

    This won't work via terminal, since the /system partition can't be active while you are moving stuff, so you have to do it via recovery, after mounting /system.
     
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  6. Le0_Br4zUc4

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    yeah i was going to remove vznav but since I have a lot of free space I don't really care, one day I'll do it, so yeah I would like to know a safe way to remove it :-D
     
  7. necosino

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    My method is safe. It doesn't delete anything, just moves it to a new directory. Then if you want to put it back, you can, quickly and easily. :)
     
  8. ssandler

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    what is the command to view the entire app directory? I tried moving the facebook, twitter app's with the wild cards it tells me it cant find that directory. I want to just go in and remove the .apk etc.
     
  9. csills

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    I am getting this trying to remove the apps:
    C:\Documents and Settings\user>adb shell
    $ mkdir /system/app.disabled
    mkdir /system/app.disabled
    mkdir failed for /system/app.disabled, Read-only file system

    Why isn't it letting me make the directory and move the files?
     
  10. necosino

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    Boot into clockworks recovery, then plug into the computer.
    Select partitions -> Mount /system

    Then, on the computer:
    Run->adb shell->su

    And then you can perform these commands.
     
  11. necosino

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    I use andExplorer while my phone is up to make a list of the files I want to move.
     
  12. crazydog

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    Also, don't forget to mount the /system/ partition when you're in recovery.
     
  13. necosino

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    I'm none too happy with you crazydog... :p
     
  14. iowabowtech

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    mv /system/etc/CDROM.ISO /system/app.disabled/

    This will stop the annoying prompt to download VZ software when hooking up to computer in charge mode. Thanks to ihtfp69 from XDA for the original find and also najaboy (AF & XDA) for passing it along to me.

    It's a little different not being an .apk but the move command still works the same. If you want to make a separate directory fine, but I used the app.disabled placement to have everything in one spot and it worked great.
     
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  15. csills

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    Anyone know the info to remove the amazon stuff, my verizon, and skype?
     
  16. necosino

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    Nice find! And thanks for giving credit to the original finders. :cool:

    I'll have to add this to the list.
     
  17. Squintz82

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    How did you remove Amazon? And do you know how to remove Skype?
     
  18. necosino

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    Use a file explorer to look at /system/ and get the file names you want to remove. They're pretty self explanatory
     
  19. melophat

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    in adb shell:
    mv /system/app/amazonmp3.apk /system/app.disabled/
    mv /system/app/VZW_Skype.apk /system/app.disabled/


    also, for the cdrom.iso fix, to keep it clean, i also created a etc.disabled folder in system and moved it to there so i know where it goes if i need to put it back ever... for those that want to do that, here you go:

    in adb shell:
    mkdir /system/etc.disabled
    mv /system/etc/CDROM.ISO /system/etc.disabled/
     
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  20. sr3tlaw

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    Heres what im doing

    run
    cmd
    cd \sdk \tools
    adb shell su

    then it gives me this

    ~#

    i mounted the system partion from clockwork
     
  21. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #
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    Looking good. Add the push command after the #.
     
  22. sr3tlaw

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    so it should look like this

    ~ # push mv /system/app/amazonmp3.apk /system/app.disabled/

    if so it says

    "app not found"?

    thanks for the help, first time really in adb
     
  23. Jimmy Youthcrew

    Jimmy Youthcrew New Member
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    This might be a stupid question but what's wrong with just running ASTRO file manager (or similar app) and going into /system/app/ then just opening the application file in App Manager and uninstalling?
     
  24. Haelous

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    Remove the word push. Mv is a UNIX shell command for move. You're moving the amazonmp3.apk to another directory so Android will not load it.
     
  25. Haelous

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    Because /system cannot be mounted as RW unless you're in recovery.
     

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