Droid 2 Global Bloatware Removal Script

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by buryboi, Dec 23, 2010.

  1. buryboi

    buryboi Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    The apps included in the scripts have been generally accepted as safe to remove. Some of the other social network stuff can go, but you will loose widgets and some other minor functionality. Best bet, if it says "Blur" in the name, leave it alone. Also removing Backup Assistant has been known to cause issues with factory resets.

    This link is specif to Cyanogen mod based roms, but it does provide a good description of which factory apps will mess up other functions.

    Cyanogen Barebones
     
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    uhh oh...
    IT WORKED! mwahaah updated to 2.4.330!
    thank you so much with all your help.
    i finally have a procedure where i can have the level of access to the system i want (root) and still able to install normal OTA updates without modifying the recovery system on the phone.
    i can't thank you enough for having very fast responses and links for the stock system apps. I'll be sure to keep your profile and ask you first with any problems i may encounter. happy droiding!
     
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    buryboi Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    No problem! You caught me on a good day ;).

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    Just wondering.. I got into the clockwork mod recovery through bootstrap but when i click the D2G_Bloat_Update.zip it seems to freeze on the scree where the arrow is coming out of a box towards the android robot... Any ideas?
     
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    Well that is strange. Is there any text on the screen at all? Just to be clear, you've navigated through the clockwork recovery menu, chosen to install zip from sdcard, picked the D2G_Bloat_Update.zip, selected yes (in the menu that has a bunch of "no" but one yes). After that, the text leaves the screen and all you see is the arrow coming out of the box toward the android?

    It should say
    Installing :SDCARD:D2G_Bloat_Update.zip
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Installing update...

    and then run through the script.

    It is possible that if it says none of that clockwork is having another issue, or the script may have had an incomplete download? It may be worth re-downloading the script and trying again.
     
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    Well if gets to
    Installing :SDCARD2G_Bloat_Update.zip
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Installing update...

    But freezes there with the Box with arrow to Android Robot.

    I also get errors saying it can't verify the file on E. This happens with both the bloatware and any ROM's that I try to install. Any Ideas?

    And yes I followed all your steps. I used Bootstrapper to get to clockwork mod and navigated as instructed
     
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    Yep. Sounds like the signature verification is enabled. Before you choose the update.zip, select toggle verification (orsomething like that) at the bottom it should say "signature verification enabled" or "signature verification disabled".

    Once it says disabled then try to flash the "rom".

    Just FYI if you going to flash fission (since it's the only rom) there is no need to run the bloat removal script.

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    it make sense. really thanks a lot, I got rid of a lot of bloatwares successfully.
     
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    I've tried both the ROM and bloatware with the verification disabled and it just says installing... and will just keep like that. It freezes at this point. I am forced to boot down by taking the battery out. I am getting frustrated lol.
     
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    That is very odd. Sounds like an issues with clockwork, if no ROMs are working. It is possible that all the utilities are not in the recovery /sbin.

    Firt I would try to uninstall D2 Bootloader and then reinstall it.

    If that doesn't work you might try this:
    Download and install ROM manager from the market. Open, and grant it superuser permission. Then choose, flash clockwork recovery (the top option). It will ask what phone you have, select D2. Since the D2G (and D2/DX) have the locked bootloaders, this wont actually flash recovery, rather it creates (or downloads, i'm not sure which) an update.zip to /sdcard/Update.zip.

    Now, using D2 Bootloader, boot into clockwork and try to flash /sdcard/Update.zip. This update is made by Koush, as is ROM manager and D2 Bootloader, so if any "ROM" will flash, this one should (at least according to my sometimes flawed logic it should)

    Do not use ROM Manager to download and install any other ROMs on your D2G, the ROM's it lists are for a D2 only.
     
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    Neither suggestion worked... it gets 1/3 of the way through the install and freezes. The update.zip gets to the clockwork mod screen with the box and android and shows only a gray bar.

    Any other ideas?
     
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    Unfortunately, I'm out of ideas. I think this question is worth a new thread.

    Title it something like "Clockwork Recovery Won't Flash any ROM's"

    I see you've been looking into sbf as well, any luck there?

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