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    What I Have Done With a Rooted Droid That I Couldn't Do Before

    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:

    su

    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

    sync

    reboot



    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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    Haha the 4 things I was also looking to remove.

    Keep us updated on stability (or rather, instability)
    I'm interested in whether the OS references any of these apps for one reason or another and my get buggy without em...
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    Does this remove them and free up memory or just remove their icons since they were renamed?
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    If renamed they cannot run so while they take up the same amount of space they will not execute and won't take up memory.
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    This stops the apps from running, but what about the background processes associated?
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    I got the terminal emulator but it force closes everytime it launches
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    And I thought processes running in the background on a Linux/Android environment don't take any resources. So what is the point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by misfit View Post
    And I thought processes running in the background on a Linux/Android environment don't take any resources. So what is the point?
    if they require things like sync they have to run ocasionally so it has to use resources
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    I also got the terminal emulator, but it always force closes.

    In fact, I'm a little unsure if I am actually rooted at all. I followed the instructions without error, but - How will I know?
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    did it on mine thank you very much
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