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  1. JamesJoey

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    I really like my G2x. But, there are many apps that came with the phone that I don't use. Currently I'm using around 5% of the apps. The apps that came with the phone I am unable to uninstall.
    I've tried rooting but I only had the pleasure of checking out 1 rom until I bricked the phone installing the second rom.
    I don't suppose there are any apps that can get rid of these unused apps???
    Or, are there any phones that don't have all this extra stuff--phones that just have the bare necessities??

    James
     

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    AFAIK, not possible unless you root them.

    Although I did not buy my HTC One X from carrier, I still would like to remove facebook, tweeter and few other apps, can't remove them unless I root the phone.

    Will be glad to know if anyone reports other work around.
     
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    The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is a straight android phone. [Samsung Galaxy Nexus forum] Other than switching to that device, you'll need to root in order to delete OEM added overlays/skins.
     
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    Another question.
    After rooting one doesn't need to install a new rom. After rooting what app can I use to remove these unwanted apps?

    James
     
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    dont download them if they suck.
     
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    No, one does not have to get a new ROM. After rooting I use rootexplorer.apk, you can find it on 4shared.com. Its not in the Google play store.
     
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    I use root explorer. Just go into that app, find what you don't want and delete it.
     
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    And root explorer is available through the Play store.
     
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    "Titanium backup" also lets you remove any app.
     
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    I'm speaking of the garbage that is pre-installed on the G2x. Not the ones I download!
     
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    Now to root the phone I only need to install "SuperOneClick"?

    James
     
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    I rooted and installed "Titanium backup". I donated so I'm able to "Freeze" the apps.

    When Titanium backs up the app where does it back it up to??
    If I do a Factory Data Reset will I lose the backups?
    If I do a Factory Data Reset will the apps I froze still be frozen?
    If I do a Factory Data Reset is the phone still rooted?
     
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    The apps are backed up to the sd card

    If you do a factory reset, I THINK, they come back... I've never tried.

    If you do a factory reset, you will not lose root. But when rooted you should only do a factory reset from within a custom recovery, not the one in the phone settings menu.

    Moved this to the root section for your phone where users more knowledgeable with your phone can help:
    http://androidforums.com/g2x-all-things-root/
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    James
     
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