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Which apps (bloatware) are okay to remove?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Arcadia, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Arcadia

    Arcadia Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I rooted my phone, installed lagfix, and removed some bloatware from the phone via Titanium. The phone was stupid fast after doing this, almost everything loaded up instantly. However I started to notice some things weren't functioning properly. Apps on the marketplace would not download, I would try to download Launcher Pro and nothing would happen, nothing downloaded. Tried this with other apps, same thing. I rebooted the phone and noticed upon reboot that a force close/app error happened, not sure which app it was but it had google in it. I have no idea what app it could have been since I only removed apps if I knew what they were like Slacker, Kindle, Sims etc. Maybe removing the Sims caused the error?

    I also noticed that emails wouldn't send (or would take a long time) even when I was on wifi. And the XDA app wouldn't work. I would go to make a post, click the text input box, but it wouldn't let me move the text cursor. I would press the keyboard and nothing happened.

    I removed a crap ton of apps but they weren't anything major. I also removed the samsung widgets since I would never use those. Guess I should have asked on the forums before removing so much stuff.

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    Which apps are okay to remove? Any ideas on which app could have caused the market to mess up?
     


  2. Ashido

    Ashido Newbie

    Please tell me you did not remove one of the following:

    Talk.apk
    gtalkservice.apk
    talkprovider.apk

    Removing those will royally screw up your device. Yes those .apks revolve around Google Talk.
     
  3. Train13

    Train13 Newbie

    Ok what it titanium and is this the only way to remove bloat apps?
     
  4. Ashido

    Ashido Newbie

    Titanium is a program that allows you to remove bloatware apps and a bunch of other things, however you can also use Root Explorer to remove them.
     
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  5. Train13

    Train13 Newbie

    Ok i got Root Explorer, do i just delete the apks?
     
  6. Kami

    Kami Newbie

    Yes, and the corresponding odex files (shortcuts).

    Here is the list of most of the files / applications which I have deleted from my Vibrant (most of the names are pretty self-explanatory):

    AccountAndSync.apk
    BuddiesNow.apk
    MediaHub.apk
    Swype-Tips.apk
    AddToHome.apk
    Avatar.apk
    vvm-signed.apk
    Avatar.apk
    KindleStub.apk
    MediaHub.apk
    Telenav.apk
    MobiTV.apk
    MyAccountStub_4-5-10.apk
    layar-samsung.apk
    amazonmp3_1.7.63_signed_zipaligned.apk
    slackerradio.apk
    MiniDiary.apk
    MiniDiary.odex
    Writeandgo.apk
    Days.apk
    DualClock.apk
    Days.apkls
    Days.apkrm
    Days.apk
    Swype-Tips.apk
    SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.apk
    Sims3_Samsung_Embed_Launcher.apk
     
  7. bwilliams1216

    bwilliams1216 Lurker

    Good list. I also deleted GoGo. Worthless bloatware.
     
  8. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    Thanks for the list...I'll go through it and see what else I can whack. And that's what odex files are, shortcuts? Wondered about that.
     
  9. dr150

    dr150 Lurker

    When w all update to Froyo 2.2, will all the bloatware show up again?...
     
  10. djquick

    djquick Well-Known Member

    Most likely yes, but I'd say about 24 hours after the update is released; you will be able to root
     
  11. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    Yeah...the bloatware will return. But djquick is right...it will only be a matter of hours before there's a root out for it.
     
  12. HarryMonkey

    HarryMonkey Lurker

    I read somewhere that you will need the bloatware for the 2.2 update to work properly. Is that right?
     
  13. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    I've not heard that, and can't imagine why it would be true. You need to be running the stock ROM with TouchWiz, but beyond that I don't know that much else would matter.

    You would do well to keep a copy of the stock firmware anyway. That way if you for whatever reason need to get back to fully stock you'll be prepared. That and learn about Odin.

    If you really do need the bloatware to update to 2.2 I'd certainly like to hear why that is.
     
  14. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    It's funny how OP never come back.
     
  15. w_bovine

    w_bovine Android Expert

    Maybe he bricked his phone and is ashamed. :rolleyes:
     
  16. pejqwerty

    pejqwerty Lurker

    Would removing the stock music player cause any problems?

    I got 'cubed' a much better player, and the android music player seems to open up on its own a lot.
     
  17. Mrallthat

    Mrallthat Lurker

    I also recently got galaxy s4g removed bloatware phone running fine wondering when they will be roms coming out cause I'm tired of this stock shit any one know
     

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