1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root System Apps Slow Down Indulge

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vance Fox, May 3, 2011.

  1. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    128
    25
    43
    So I went ahead and moved a few system apps to a storage folder. The phone sped up like never before. The orientation shifts faster and the phone handles better.

    I moved the following apps and associated odex files where applicable:

    Samsung Keyboard
    MetroWeb
    AllShare
    GMail
    Memo
    Metro AppShare
    Messaging
    My Files
    AccuWeather Clock
    Touch Wiz
    Write & Go
     

    Advertisement

  2. indulge

    indulge Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    15
    Posts:
    53
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011

    Mar 10, 2011
    53
    0
    15
    Help Desk Tech
    Pontiac Mi
    How did you move these apps in to storage, and how my RAM do you know have free on your phone
     
  3. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    128
    25
    43

    Your phone must be rooted in order to allow this. After root, simply download super manager, give super user authorization, and cut/paste unwanted apps from the /app directory to one on your sd card or computer hd.

    Like I always say, cut/paste is better then delete... just in case.

    Also, I assume the raw android home would be used after removing Touch Wiz. I am not 100% sure because I use Crazy Home instead and had it installed prior to removing Touch Wiz. I recommend installing another home app prior to removng Touch Wiz, just in case I'm wrong.
     
  4. ciper

    ciper Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    368
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011

    Mar 31, 2011
    368
    83
    53
    Good idea to try and remove some of them. You can get a rough idea of what is running with three tools included on the phone - Task Managers "Active application" tab, The "Running Services" app and the running tab of "Manage Applications." I dont know why you have to look in three places but you do.

    I would like to suggest the "SDX Stock App Removal" program, its only 22kb! The interface is very plain but it gets the job done.

    They also published a list of apps that are safe to remove. Its not entirely accurate for our phones but gives a good starting point. http://wiki.sdx-developers.com/index.php/Safe_Apps_to_Remove
     
  5. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    128
    25
    43
    Thanks to ciper, I added a few more unneeded app and odex files to the removed category:



    factory test
    android live wallpaper
    live wallpaper picker
    touch wiz wallpaper
    vpn services
    wlan test


    Total space removed so far: 31.4MB.


    Not bad for removing Samsung crap.
     
  6. Shatterproof

    Shatterproof Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    626
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011

    Mar 30, 2011
    626
    196
    93
    Male
    Warehouse Supervisor / MMA Fighter
    Detroit

    Would it be ok 2 just paste them in the file ( External Sd) or should I just make a new file?
     
  7. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    128
    25
    43

    Cut and paste into a folder outside of the /system/app folder and it will no longer be installed.
     
  8. Shatterproof

    Shatterproof Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    626
    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2011

    Mar 30, 2011
    626
    196
    93
    Male
    Warehouse Supervisor / MMA Fighter
    Detroit

    Ok koo, thanks a lot. Bout 2 make a sh%* folder lol!!
     
  9. tiede

    tiede Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,494
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2011

    Mar 3, 2011
    1,494
    522
    213
    Male
    curious, aren't we?
    Orlando, Fl
    Word of warning. I strongly suggest having at least TWO alternate launchers installed prior to removing touchwiz. I once had a hiccup with go launcher ex and switched back to tw home to fix it. This experience made me realize that the default android home launcher is NOT installed on the phone, and not having an alternate (more stable) home to fall back to can be a REAL pain.
    Final word, get two, use one, setup the other but leave it alone as a backup and prevent yourself future headaches later on.
     
  10. Vance Fox

    Vance Fox Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    128
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    128
    25
    43

    I think it's a good idea...

    I have noticed Crazy Home FC once or twice and then reload straight into Crazy Home again.

    One thing I have to say though: The difference is noticable on this Indulge between having TouchWiz installed but not used and having it removed. I would install Android's core home before letting Samsung's crap bog down their otherwise decent product.
     
  11. lordcliffton

    lordcliffton Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    62
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011

    Apr 10, 2011
    62
    6
    16
    worker bee
    Land of ice & rage
    Why do they bother with the touchwiz anyways? It seems like installing window-blinds over vista or win7, which takes up more ram/cpu power. If the core gui works fine-why mess with it at all? So dumb IMO.
     
  12. ciper

    ciper Android Enthusiast
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    53
    Posts:
    368
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011

    Mar 31, 2011
    368
    83
    53
    Touchwiz is not just a launcher. It is integrated into the system and provides other functionality. When removing that APK you are only removing a portion of the TouchWiz "suite"

    Btw you can remove email as well. It is the app that allows you to access alternate mail accounts and doesnt affect the functionality of Gmail.
     

Share This Page

Loading...