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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lovelyshambles, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. lovelyshambles

    Thread Starter

    The only thing I can possibly think of to make my Vortex usable is root. I am intimidated by it, but I really just want to remove the bloatware. Any walkthroughs, or suggestions I should look into?
     



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  2. jmar

    jmar Nexican


    Use GingerBreak 1.2 to root. Use getitnowmarketings recovery thread to push recovery. Then make a backup and you are all set.
     
  3. lovelyshambles

    Thread Starter

    Thank you, Jmartino. Will I need a custom rom after that? I'm just afraid of breaking my phone. :/

    I am terribly upset with my phone, I have maybe 5 apps installed, and maybe 100 text messages stored. A handfull of photos. Just disgraceful.
     
  4. jmar

    jmar Nexican


    I am building a ROM for this phone. If you can wait it out, you won't be disappointed. Thanks.
     
  5. netizenmt

    netizenmt Android Enthusiast

    You do NOT need to install a custom ROM on the Vortex to benefit from rooting. I rooted mine the day I got it and ditched the bloatware. That frees up a ton of space and the phone runs great. I've got over 60 apps installed and still have over 30 MB of free memory. And - Netflix runs just fine on it.

    That being said - a custom ROM, while not for the faint of heart, is always appreciated since one can often add features not available otherwise, improve speed, performance, streamline processes, remove unnecessary files, etc. It remains to be seen what J will come up with. I'll be watching for it! :)
     
  6. jimi_hendrix

    jimi_hendrix Lurker

    I used Gi8nger break last night to root my Vortex, but it still won't let me remove any bloatware. During the Ginger break install the SD card un-mounts by itself! I tried with a different SD card and the same result. Any ideas?
     
  7. Tekpedia

    Tekpedia Lurker

    Gingerbreak will not remove apps, You can use Titanium Backup. This will allow you to back up the files and then delete them. This is what I have done and it seems to work just fine. Word of caution, be careful on what apps you delete as you can brick your phone. I deleted the just the major Verizon apps with out issue.
     
  8. Tekpedia

    Tekpedia Lurker

    Add me to your notify list when you have your ROM ready. I would like to take a look. What I would like to see is a Nexus type install with Google products, ie: no bloatware, no Bing, etc. Im running 2.2 currently and it works just fine for my needs, plus 2.2 works really well with Z4.

    Best of luck to you, and if I can be of any help let me know.
     
  9. jimi_hendrix

    jimi_hendrix Lurker

    Thanks for the help, sorry for being such a noob.... I've built PC's for years but this is like Chinese to me.

    My phones was a bit messed up, so I reset to factory, installed a new Sd card, and re-installed the apps I want. Then I used Gungerbreak v1.3 and installed Titanium Backup. I ran Titanium Backup and backed up my apps and system files. . . now what do I do?

    Does backing up via Titanium alone create the ROM for system restore/backup purposes? Where is the ROM stored, on my SD card somewhere?

    Once my ROM is backed up then I can start removing Verizon bloat, or should i use another ROM to overwrite the whole enchilada?
     
  10. luke messer

    luke messer Lurker

    i have a lg vortec im stuck on the verizon screen can u help please i would be thankful
     
  11. jmar

    jmar Nexican


    Can you provide more detail...what were you doing to the phone before the bootloop? Etc....
     
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