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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by adrianoftyriel, May 4, 2010.

  1. adrianoftyriel

    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member
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    Is there a way to remove stock apps that I do not use? Like the Email, Android Keyboard, Camcorder, Messaging, and Browser apps?

    Can it be done through Droid Explorer?
     

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  2. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member
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    are you rooted?
    if you are, run a nandroid backup
    stay in recovery and connect to pc
    open droid explorer
    browse to system/app and you should see stuff there you can right click and delete

    i do not know what affect deleting some of these apps will have therefore do so at your own risk
    the reason you should do it in recovery is so that none of the apps get put in use as it will make droid explorer crash.
     
  3. adrianoftyriel

    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member
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    Great. Thanks!
     
  4. Big_Dog

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    Is there a way to do this if your not rooted? I downloaded Handcent and want to delete the "factory" messaging.
     
  5. ryko

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    Make sure you do a back up as I tried something like this a while back and had troubles with other apps not working,I am not sure but perhaps certain apps are linked between themselves a bit like dll's in the old days of windows 98. I am not specialist so may be it was just me doing a bad job :eek:
     
  6. livingcode

    livingcode Active Member
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    If You delete gTalk app You might have problems with google account sign in on phone and market!
     
  7. informale

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    I know nothing about Android architecture, but it seems to me that native messaging app is vital for messaging to work, as it acts as a system service. Anyone knowledgeable can back this opinion?


    we're discussing messaging app, not gtalk...
     
  8. Rastaman-FB

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    no as they are system apps. you need at least su to be able to access and modify anything in that directory
     
  9. anonymouz1828

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    Cant you hide it?? Just throw in the trash. You will have space for that.
     
  10. adrianoftyriel

    adrianoftyriel Well-Known Member
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    I will ensure to backup everything... unfortunately my laptop is in for service still and I haven't had time to fix my desktop, so I can't try this yet. Good to know about messaging though... I currently have just turned off notifications, auto-check, and hidden it from the launcher, and everything works fine. I suggest that you do that if you're using handcent now.
     

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