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What I Have Done With a Droid Now That It's Rooted

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jarek, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Jarek

    Jarek Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I think it would be useful to compile all the things we could do now with the rooted Droid, with procedures, in one place, so other people can decide whether it's worth the hassle.

    I finally got rid of Amazon MP3, Visual Voicemail, Corporate Calender and Email applications, by downloading Terminal Emulator from the App Store and typing the following into my droid into the terminal emulator:


    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    cd /system/app

    mv Email.apk Email.bak

    mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak

    mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak

    mv CorpCal.apk CorpCal.bak

    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system



    As you can see, I only renamed the file extension, so if I ever need those apps, or something goes wrong, I can always just rename them back.

    What else have you guys done (please post with procedures/download links/etc)

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  2. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Wait... what?

    When was the droid rooted? Who did it?

    I have been away from my computer for like 30 minutes. What did I miss?

    If you are serious... then I really think you should make some sort of announcement in the droid rooting thread that already exists. Be sure to include sources for the information and what not.


    There will be tons of very excited people if this is real. Myself included.
  3. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    freakin awesome... i bet they figured it out through the update :D
  4. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    keep us updated on any troubles that might come up casue of this but otherwise, sweet!!! get rid of those core aps that u never use and take up memory!

  5. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

  6. El Blacksheep

    El Blacksheep Android Enthusiast


    Gonna keep an eye on this thread.
  7. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser

    I got su working locally following the post at AllDroid. The wifi router doesn't work though, it's missing netlist.

    The only program I have so far that takes advantage of root is a screen capture app :(
  8. BottledHate

    BottledHate Android Enthusiast

    i'm sure the process is being made easier as we speak... i'll wait a few days.... i'll wait for the update ota too.. besides it's late and i'm tired.
  9. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    A question.. and my first reason for wanting to root..

    Is there a way, once it's rooted, to make the droid NOT open all the "useless" apps when it first starts(and prevent them from contsantly re-opening)?

    This is one of my main beefs with the Droid..

    I will keep watching this thread to see what can be done..hopefully people follow up with the how-to's as this is my first Android phone, and I am a complete newb to rooting:eek:. I may be a guru at PC's, but not Android phones-yet:cool:
  10. Jarek

    Jarek Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Well, this process made my droid stop opening the Corporate Calender every time I booted. So I guess this process works for any app. Just make sure it's not something vital, or you may have to wipe your phone and start from scratch. I always backup before experimenting, it's a good habit to get into.
  11. droidpcguru

    droidpcguru Android Enthusiast

    Very true :) . I guess what I am asking is only how to prevent them from starting, not prevent them from running at all :)

    Still, thanks for sharing the info, and your work into it!:D
  12. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    I've been trying for about an hour to figure out how to use adb and push files and what not... and I am getting nowhere. There is not one solid writeup anywhere for people who are not familiar with linux. They assume you already know how to do certain things... and I don't. :mad:
  13. sublimnl

    sublimnl Well-Known Member

    Lol. welcome to linux. thats always how it is. You have to search search and search some more to piece anything together. Its pretty rare to find a 100% comprehensive write up on anything. I dont like it either but in my experience thats how it is....just be glad youre not hacking dtv tivos....now THAT is a challenge.
  14. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert


    The OP started a new thread with a pretty well written How-To on getting root.

    My only problem now that I have root is that I can't get the default apps like facebook and amazon MP3 to uninstall. :(
  15. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Nice! I need to add the root patch. I just updated it manually.

    The best part of su:

  16. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert


    That instantly made its way to my personal collection. :D
  17. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    With the phone rooted does this mean that we could essentially run HTC Sense UI once they release it for 2.0?
  18. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert


    No... no, not at all. That would be illegal.
  19. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    Although just as an aside a copy of sense 2.1 is already out...

    Someone tried to install htc keyboard after the OTA and got it to install properly, but it wouldn't run, saying it was a non-HTC device. This was on a non-rooted phone btw..
  20. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Got it ;)
  21. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    Yeah I read that somewhere. I wonder if it will work now with a rooted Droid.
  22. jmccarthy14

    jmccarthy14 Well-Known Member

    Only if someone figured out where HTC was checking, and crossed their fingers it wasn't signed.
  23. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    Anybody find the camera click sound yet? I'd love to make that go away. I don't care about the focusing sounds, that's mechanical, but that damn click is stupidly loud.
  24. tsaunders

    tsaunders Android Enthusiast

    I would like to know this too. Every other phone I have had has allowed me to turn it off.

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