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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shabbypenguin, May 31, 2011.

  1. Shabbypenguin

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    nice, subscribing
     
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    :eek: COULD IT BE TRUE ?? :eek:

    *looks up to heavens*

    Oh thank you for the intelligently persistent.

    I know this wasn't an easy feat so... THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

    Really can't thank you enough. Also subscribed.
     
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    Thank You interdpth I should be getting my phone very soon and this will be one of the first things I do with it. Hopefully the guide is up before they deliver my phone. ;)
     
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    thank you for unlocking tha full potential of tha phone
     
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    Great news!!!! Thanks SOOOOOO much!!!
     
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    Leave it to the penguin and friends!!! Awesome work guys!:D
     
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    Thaqnk you all for your hard work. I was starting to get discouraged.
     
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    Sweet! Now i can uninstall the preinstalled junk. Hopefully there will be a cyanogen port.
     
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    Looking forward to this. I'm a new droid user and can't wait to get rid of some of these damned pre installed apps like twidroyd
     
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    No kidding? Lol you have an ANdroid, not a droid. I have a Droid and it's nothing like thid the Prevail.
     
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    really? Wow, what's the difference kind sir?
     
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    Motorola have a few phone models named "Droid," but i can see you shortened android to "droid" for slang. It's not uncommon for people to call any android device a "droid."
     
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    Thank you. It just takes less time to type and say. Chevy is chevrolet but you don't hear people getting on others' cases for saying it.
     
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    You guys obviously missed the sarcasm in my post. Guess I should have used a devious smilie.
     
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    can anyone tell us how to remove pre installed apps? i cant seem to figure it out.
     
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    go into cmd
    adb -d shell
    su
    re /systen/app/appname.apk
     
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    I use root explorer, though anyone of the file managers that can get read/write will work.

    I also used android mate find the program I wanted to get rid of and long press it and go to properties, it will tell you the location of the apk.

    Most were in /system/app.

    I got rid of
    email, I use gmail so it was just redundant.
    Hookt, dont use no point to it.
    layar again no point for me
    protips
    scvngr, some kind of game I dont want
    twitdroyd
    got rid of the stock gas price apk and installed gas buddy. Personal preference.
    and I got rid of the installed youtube apk I will download the one from market, newer I would guess. If i decide I need it normally that is not used.

    in /system/app make sure you have read/write privileges and long press delete the apk. and its corresponding odex if it has one.
    just for the love of god dont go crazy if you dont know what it does dont touch it, or start googling it. you can mess up your phone bad if you take out something important.
     
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    From what I've tried so far:

    Working:)
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    Android Location Cache

    Not Working:mad:
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    Wireless Tether for Root Users (installed ok, but can't find the Prevail hotspot from other devices)
     
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    I am not sure why your wireless tether isnt working mine shows up to my laptop just fine, I can not test actual tethering as my boost service is not on yet.
     
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    I must be doing something wrong because no matter what approach I take I cant remove any preloaded apps...

    This is what I'm getting:
     
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    If you rooted your phone use a file manager with read/write permissions, I use root explorer browse to the /system/app folder and long press on the app and delete.
     
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    OK, I got it to work with "Super Manager" - The issue I was having is that I hadn't gone into the settings to enable read/write when I tried the first time. However, it is very misleading because even if you dont have write access it was still saying that the .apk's were being deleted.
     

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