how do i remove unnecessary apps from my phone, like the city, id app and the scrabble app, etc... apps that were pre installed on my phone that i do not want.
I suggest you do a little reading though as usually you don't want to delete the bloatware unless you create a backup first. Better to just rename them so they don't show up in your App Drawer. Rooting gives you LOTS of abilities which if you're not careful with can totally brick your phone. That having been said, it does let you add some pretty cool apps as well as customizing it better. Hopefully someone will figure out a way to overclock and have some themes or ROMs for this lil phone like they do for the DX too.
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I downloaded the z4root program and when I clicked on temporary root all it did was download su what do I need to do to delete the applications that came with tge phone
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There are several posts on what files correspond to what apps. They all end in the extension .apk. What you'll want to do is rename them (not delete-safer this way) to the extension .bak. That will remove them from your app drawer but you can always bring them back if needed.
Can't stress enough though, look at the threads regarding rooting and removing bloatware before you start doing this..You want to make sure you don't do something that will kill your phone.
Unroot and then run "Permanent Root" or root will be lost whenever you reboot your phone.
As far as apps go, I recommend NOT removing them...this can cause a major headache! I'd suggest getting Titanium Backup Pro and freezing them instead
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