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    Removing Unwanted Included Apps

    I have a few apps I'd like to kill off in my desire to free as much space as possible.

    I'm assuming each of these are not tied to the OS (or at least most of them) but I don't use any of them so I'd like them gone. What's the process for removing them as you can't do so with the default Uninstall approaches:

    Calculator (I use Retro Calculator)
    Latitude (boring battery draining)
    Music (I use Music, in other words the new cloud app from Google)
    News and Weather (total waste)
    QuickOffice (I don't use Office so another waste for me)

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    I have a few apps I'd like to kill off in my desire to free as much space as possible.

    I'm assuming each of these are not tied to the OS (or at least most of them) but I don't use any of them so I'd like them gone. What's the process for removing them as you can't do so with the default Uninstall approaches:

    Calculator (I use Retro Calculator)
    Latitude (boring battery draining)
    Music (I use Music, in other words the new cloud app from Google)
    News and Weather (total waste)
    QuickOffice (I don't use Office so another waste for me)

    Thanks.
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    if you have Titanium Backup you can also remove any programs via the Backup/Restore Menu. Just press on the app and then select uninstall
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    Did the Titanium Backup approach and it worked. Thanks. The music is working fine without the core music app. Calc gone. News gone (I need to check that as I think someone else mentioned it was used for some odd core functionality). QuickOffice gone. I'll be damned if I can find Latitude so I won't worry about it.
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    Latitude is incorporated into Google Maps I believe.
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    you can remove all of those minus latitude, because its part of the stock maps app, but the rest are fine to remove


    Quote Originally Posted by Agrajag View Post
    I have a few apps I'd like to kill off in my desire to free as much space as possible.

    I'm assuming each of these are not tied to the OS (or at least most of them) but I don't use any of them so I'd like them gone. What's the process for removing them as you can't do so with the default Uninstall approaches:

    Calculator (I use Retro Calculator)
    Latitude (boring battery draining)
    Music (I use Music, in other words the new cloud app from Google)
    News and Weather (total waste)
    QuickOffice (I don't use Office so another waste for me)

    Thanks.
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    Just wanted to post this as an alternative solution: Barebones - CyanogenMod Wiki
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    I'd like to remove the stock skimpily dressed women wallpapers.. haha ..
    don't do much for me. can you tell me how?
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    if you don't care for any of the DC wallpapers then you can just remove that whole app using root explorer. the default one you should be able to replace with your favorite either by long pressing homescreen and choosing your paper of choice or use your favorite backgrounds app. the default one is written into framework i think, which makes it harder to remove from the phone altogether but once it's replaced you shouldn't see it again unless you revert back to stock for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saradroid View Post
    I'd like to remove the stock skimpily dressed women wallpapers.. haha ..
    don't do much for me. can you tell me how?
    If you pull it out the way I posted about just above you can open the app and save the wallpapers you like to your SD card.

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