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  1. Master Droid
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    After root safe bloatware backup!

    You must have rootexplorer for this to work.First root with one click root then open rootexplorer then go to system/app in there is all the system apk files
    that came with your phone hit menu then select all. Copy and paste to a new folder on your sdcard done. You must do this so if an over the air update comes out and you deleted any of those apk files the update will not work.as for deleting bloat not sure what that does to the Bionic good or bad wont find out tell Thursday morning so delete at your own risk.

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    Good advice on backing up the system files, but I think it should be mentioned that deleting anything will be very risky. At most I would recommend renaming apk's that you want to not have load at boot. And as much as this will likly fall on deaf ears, I would highly recommend that folks get adb up and running in good fashion on their computer system while the phone's operating system is completely intact. Then take the copy of the files they get with your method, and copy them to their PC. There have been more than a few softbricks of the D3 by folks who either did not understand what they were doing, or just got too crazy with perceived bloat. Having adb functioning up front could help insure recovery from a soft brick. The D3 folks have had a couple of weeks to sort out bloat removal, and the threads there really should be read by anyone who is going to root the Bionic. But I am sure this subforum is gonna fill up with redundancy, good and bad from the D3 subforum .

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    Would anyone be willing to backup their apks and upload them for me? Whoops
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimedog View Post
    Would anyone be willing to backup their apks and upload them for me? Whoops
    Uploading to my dropbox now. Will post link once it's done.

    Here you go.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16326094/bionic_apks.rar
    Last edited by Mustang02; 09-08-2011 at 08:48 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang02 View Post
    Uploading to my dropbox now. Will post link once it's done.

    Here you go.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/16326094/bionic_apks.rar
    Thanks for that!
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    Can't you just freeze the bloat using titanium backup?
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    Htown

    Yes, that is the safest way at this point. But there are lots of folks who will not read any of this and/or who are used to doing things on a phone with a recovery, so we are trying to make sure enough warnings get out. heck there is at least one guy with a D3 who is making changes to the xml files and some modding the boot file, and one person asking about metamorph. Some folks living VERY LARGE.

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    I deleted some bloatware apps (nothing OS related) like Blockbuster, the VZW apps and some others. I didn't realize that this may be an issue when taking an OTA update.

    Is there any way to restore these apps other than sifting through Mustang02's list of apps and reinstalling all the apps which I think I deleted?

    Also, does anyone know what the preloaded.apk app does?
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    Lilhill,

    I think that is it for now. I am not sure if there is a system dump out there anywhere to compare things to. I saw your question in the other two threads, and right now no one knows for sure what any OTA will need to update your phone properly. We also do not know the timing of any update at this point. Generally there is some kind of update after new phones are out for a while, but with the popularity of this phone with some of the developers that I know of, we may have more alternatives than say the folks with the D3. By this I mean that it appears folks may be working on getting something beyond root for the Bionic which could mean being able to work around the locked bootloader and issues of needing a "stock" system to get things in an update.

    Craig

    edit : found a system dump

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1258598
    Last edited by Bear in NM; 09-12-2011 at 07:06 AM.
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    I'm coming from an OG Droid, so I haven't had to root/unroot in over a year. There also wasn't all of this bloatware on that phone. I was unaware that it would cause OTA update issues by uninstalling "non critical" bloat apps.

    I'm downloading the system dump of all the apps. I'm assuming I need the odexed version to mirror how the phone was stock. What do I do with the system dump?

    I'll have to try this when I get home from work. Thanks for your help!
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