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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MrTissues, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Okay so I rooted my phone to get rid of some of the bloatware. I renamed the Social Networking app but it is still showing up in my app drawer even though I renamed it!

    Does anyone now why, thanks for the help.

  2. dB Zac

    dB Zac Android Enthusiast

    uninstall the update to the app in app manager
  3. sic0048

    sic0048 Android Enthusiast

    Also check for files in the /data/app folder. If there are any similarly named .apk files, rename those as well. These are what shows up in the app drawer from what I understand.
  4. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I don't know. I don't see anything in /data/app or any updates to uninstall. Here are screenshots to make sure I am not doing anything wrong:

  5. Airmaxx23

    Airmaxx23 Android Expert

    I believe the Social Network app is actually friendfeed.apk. Change the name of that one and you'll be all set.
  6. sic0048

    sic0048 Android Enthusiast

    Have you checked the "Setting - Applications - Manage Applications" menu. See if the programs appear in the list. If they do, uninstall them. If they don't, reboot and check again. I swear I've had the stock uninstallable programs appear in this list after I changed the .apk files. I was then able to "uninstall" them normally. I didn't see the programs before changing the .apk files. At least that is what I remember. It would be hard to go back a recreate the scenerio.
  7. aflat

    aflat Newbie

    I renamed everything I could find, but this one still hangs out. It looks to be just an icon though, since it's not in the list of running processes, I don't think.
  8. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    You are right. Thanks for that.

    Also, as other people have said, after renaming an app I was able to uninstall them. I think the system thinks they are still there with a rename but can't load them. So by uninstalling them you really are just unlinking that application from the system while it still remains in memory as .bak.

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