does anybody know how to do this?
ive got froyo 2.2 and root explorer...
Well, I just use adb to modify the system programs, so I'm not too used to Root Explorer. But the name of the News and Weather apk is GenieWidget.apk I believe. So if you use Root Explorer, go to /system/app and find GenieWidget.apk, then just rename it GenieWidget.apk.bak. It will no longer show up in your program drawer, but if you ever want it back, it's not deleted. All you would have to do to get it back is to change the name back to GenieWidget.apk. If you want adb instructions, it's pretty easy to do as well, just pm me
Last edited by krazyrunner86; 06-17-2010 at 05:49 PM.
Motorola Droid(Day 1 baby)
Nexus 4(sweet beyond belief)
Learn how to use adb! It's fun!
using root explorer system/app/GenieWidget.apk long hold it and delete. done.
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thanks for the help. i did some searching around while in devtools and noticed that source was that geanie thing, but i really didnt wanna take my chances messing with that, not knowing if it was connected to anything or not.
And like Krazy said, just rename it back to .apk from .apk.bak and you have the app back with no issues.
I wouldn't recommend deleting the app's .apk b/c it's hard to tell what other garbage you aren't deleting when only removing a .apk file. JMHO.