Default programs, removal

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  1. cosmonaut

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    Is there anyway I can remove the default programs for the Droid. Some I never use, corporate calender, facebook, car home? I never use these and could use the icon space for other stuff.
     
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    if you're rooted you can...otherwise you're stuck with em. but what icon space are you talking about? theres no limit to the app drawer and if its on one of your screens you just delete it...
     
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    Yeah you have to be rooted to remove default apps. Default apps are in the /system partition. Whereas downloaded apps are in the /data partition. Data apps can be uninstalled no problem but, you have to have root access and permissions to remove /system apk's

    If you're rooted, and don't care to pay a couple dollars, download Root Explorer and go to system, and then go to app. Click the button at the top to mount /system as r/w. Then long press the app you want to delete, and simply click Delete!

    If you don't wanna get Root Explorer, go to a terminal emulator or adb shell on your computer and type:

    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    rm /system/app/nameofapp.apk
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    And that will remove the /system apps
     
  4. cosmonaut

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    I am not rooted yet but more than likely will be soon. Not sure why I am even waiting to do it. One thing I want to know I got the right version of update.zip
     
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    Why don't you just use DroidMod Updater to root and flash SPRecovery for you? You absolutely NEED both of those to do anything fun anyways....and if you don't wan the DroidMod ROM right now don't flash it after it gets done with those first 2 things...

    The DroidMod Updater app can be found HERE, second to last post on that page, click with your Droid browser and install the apk
     
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    I've never tried this because I didn't want to make my system unstable, but maybe it's worth a shot for you if you don't want to root:

    Home++ has a drag to uninstall feature. If you have a shortcut on your home screen, drag it down to the bottom of the screen like you're deleting a shortcut, but hold the shortcut icon there for a couple seconds, and Home++ will ask you if you want to uninstall the program. Give it a shot and report back if you like.

    I think you can even try this straight from the app drawer.

    Edit: Or, an easier thing to try is to install Apps Organizer - this also gives me the option to uninstall the stock apps - though again, it's not something I have any plans to try personally.
     
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