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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by thagheist3, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    I am sure it's been asked or discussed on other threads not appropriately titled. So I thought I'd start one and ask what all has everyone removed thus far safely without much error as I like my phone to be pretty bare aside from what I have installed. So far I have removed basic Google play books/movies (I never have had a use for any of them..) Shopper, Weather, Sprint ID, Zone, LG stock browser (use chrome for the sync), Smart share and sub apps, music widget, Qmemo, LG Backup. So anything else we can add that's been safely tested?

    Added by Kritter888 be sure to thank him and author of this forum AndroidGuy1991 http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-f3/801368-mod-app2external_sd-fixed-duplicate-files.html < how to have external as internal.

    Added by jamstewonline be sure to thank the OP of the thread they shared, safe to remove apps as always remember to back up http://www.vmroms.com/index.php?topic=35.0

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  2. npolite

    npolite Newbie

    Yeah I got rid of most of that stuff as well. Worst case you reload the ROM and start all over.
  3. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    I am doing it simply with what I don't see in most standard roms :) app wise. So far I have a lot removed need to set up link2sd because this no move apps to sd blows hard since I normally have games like Injustice on my phones and tablet.
  4. canes8301

    canes8301 Lurker

    What app did you use to remove them? Are there any stock apps that shouldn't be removed?
  5. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    There are several that shouldn't be removed most I just looked up what other people have successfully removed from other phones. I used nobloat free so I could do back up just in case, however if you did a full back up before rooting then you can just reload that. I have trimmed out a lot I don't use like smart screen smart share I aimed for the higher ones first. I removed all stock keyboards since I prefer the google one. If you play big games as I do then you need to partition your sd card. Doing that now and tinkering with Link2SD
  6. Kritter888

    Kritter888 Android Enthusiast

    Figured I'd Share this if it's any good for helping in progress of this phone, I like to remove any ciq loggers & ad aware to Op out and I noticed remote access stuff in our phone, & unfamiliar with dialer codes but was hoping someone could make a secure ROM for our phone without Spyware crap additives,

    Added TrevE Logging test app
    Reading his story he went through hell it sounds


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  7. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    I have honestly never used that app to look at files haha, I use no bloat free and test what's safe and not. I dislike bloat stuff and I try to ignore strictly just com.___ as I am unfamiliar with a lot of them do. If you have a list that are safe to remove feel free to add any and all also what they do and I will post them in the top section. Mine so far are just standard google and VM stuff since I removed Contact Storage it made my phone a little buggy until I did a restore of the file. I suggest restarted your phone after each uninstall to fully test.
  8. Kritter888

    Kritter888 Android Enthusiast

    The script is awesome instead of link 2 SD 1387900017784.jpg
  9. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    I'm looking into that maybe able to use injustice :D
  10. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    Maybe make a thread on how you exactly got yours to link the SDcard and internal using this?
  11. Kritter888

    Kritter888 Android Enthusiast

  12. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast

    I use link2sd and this http://androidforums.com/lg-optimus-f3/801368-mod-app2external_sd-fixed-duplicate-files.html and have Injustice Dungeon Hunter 4 and Badland installed on my phone at the same time!
  13. chucksaysblah

    chucksaysblah Android Enthusiast

    I have removed most of what you have listed here . But I cannot find the play books/movies in the list of apps. I am using nobloat free and they just arent there. Unless they are named something different. Your help is appreciated.
  14. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    They are google apps, unless you already removed them or your phone wasn't prebloated with them they will show up around gmail and other com.google. software
  15. jamstewonline

    jamstewonline Well-Known Member

  16. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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  17. Kritter888

    Kritter888 Android Enthusiast

    Its actually AndroidGuy1991 I don't want credit for anyone's work
  18. thagheist3

    thagheist3 Newbie
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    Right, sorry but you did share it here, so you do deserve a thank you very much good sir :)
  19. Murf1

    Murf1 Android Enthusiast

    I want to remove some of the stock apps like Googled Music/Movies/Magazines/Books, Swype, and the "Weather" stuff.

    I am rooted and use Link2SD. Can I just "uninstall" them from Link2SD. I notice some offer the choice of "Convert to User App" - should I do that 1st before uninstalling?

    I'm looking for the safest way (with an app) to remove them.

  20. daffyducknj

    daffyducknj Android Enthusiast

    I used Titanium Backup to remove the stock apps, after backing them up first. I relied on a list to remove some of them:

    Safe apps to remove

    I've also removed the few pieces of bloatware that the phone received once it was activated with VM: Mobile ID, and My Account.
  21. Kasenomateru

    Kasenomateru Android Enthusiast

    You should only remove bloatware not stock apps or apps you don't need or use

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