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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Spart, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Spart

    Spart Well-Known Member
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    Installed the leaked update minus the bloatware, and was trying to remove more, but there are a couple that don't seem to work such as PDF viewer, and News and Weather Reader. I'm using these commands:

    mv /system/app/PDFViewer.apk /system/app.disabled/
    mv /system/app/NewsReader.apk /system/app.disabled/
    mv /system/app/com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.apk /system/app.disabled/

    Anyone been able to remove these two apps?
     

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  2. necosino

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    Try
    mv /system/app/PDFViewer.apk /system/app.disabled/PDFViewer.apk
    mv /system/app/NewsReader.apk /system/app.disabled/NewsReader.apk
    mv /system/app/com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.apk /system/app.disabled/com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.apk

    You have to do a direct this to that, including file names :)
     
  3. Spart

    Spart Well-Known Member
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    None of the other apps I removed required the direct name in the apps.disabled folder, but the PDF Viewer actually worked that way. The News and Weather app doesn't seem to want to :(
     
  4. necosino

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    Check again to make sure the file names are exactly the same (punctuation and capitalization must be exact)
     
  5. lvlln

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    Are you doing this in recovery, or just using USB debugging? If the latter, it could be that those apps are in use, preventing you from moving them.
     
  6. Spart

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    No, I'm doing it in recovery.
     

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