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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global' started by buryboi, Dec 23, 2010.
Ok ill make a new thread and include some photos and try and be as detailed as possible.
Hey guys!!! This forum rox BTW!!!! I had a question about the whole bloatware removal.....can this work for a R2D2 droid 2?? or is it just for the Global?? don't want to mess things up you know.
Theoretically, if the R2D2 has all the same apps as either the DX or the D2G, then it should work. If you dont, have the same apps then it will only remove the ones you do have. I've tested it on the DX and the D2G, it is possible that also works on the D2, Droid Pro and R2D2.
Check your /system/apps folder for the apps on the list, the most likely issues that may arise are the name of Vznavigator and Amazon Kindle (the names seem to differ between phones).
If you do choose to try it, let me know if it works.
Hey thanx for the feedback man!!! I ended up have sum major clunky gliches with my r2d2 and so luckily it hadn't been 30dayz yet, otherwise verzion wub of sent me a referb!! Yeah so soon as I get the newie tomorrow or soo, im gonna give this a shot!!! But fersures, thanx again!! Ill letcha know what it "does"
just a quick question on this...how noticeable is the battery life gain from this cause the d2g battery blows
In my opinion...If the only reason you're rooting is to remove the bloatware, it's probably not worth it.
That being said, I feel like the phone is faster, and that the battery lasts longer, but by how much...I have no idea.
could step 9 in your your original post be written as a part of the script itself, with the final -rm replaced with -$1? Then running the script with an argument rm or add would perform the required finction?
Or is there a problem with the su command in the script body etc?
The first part of Step 9 is only done the first time you install the script (everything except the last line "bloat -rm"). It cant be done as part of the script because it is what makes the script executable.
As far as arguments go, the script has two (it actually has three, but the third one uninstalls it the script so it is unlisted). Once installed as in step 9 (but skipping the last command "bloat -rm") type "bloat" and hit enter to list the arguments.
removes the bloatware
puts it back.
And yes, there do appear to be issues running su in a script (but I'm not the most knowledgeable on scripts, so there might be a workaround).
Let me know if I completely misunderstood your question.
Also if you've got the Clockwork Bootloader setup, it is easier to flash the script as an update.zip, this will remove the bloatware and install the script in one fell swoop. To get the bloatware back, flash it again, or open terminal and type "bloat -add."
Ah, yes; it only has to be run once when installing the script... I missed that part.
I just thought that having a script would make the operation less prone to typos and other 'disasters'.
I modified the script a bit by removing some of the apps I do use (Kindle, MyVZ etc) and run it, but, a bit worryingly, got a :applet not found message. I have no idea which of the applets i wanted to rename was not on my system... I find the Android U*x version surprisingly crippled; I tried do run a series of commands like these
#find . -name "*.bak"
find: not found...
what??? Then I tried
-ltR: No such file or directory, although
How the heck can I find on this crippled system what *.bak files are present? There is no grep, no pg, no more...
I think the missing applets are DX apps (Most of the apps have the same names except a couple, rather than having two scripts, I just made one that removes either or).
I assume you have busybox, but yes even with that many commands are lacking. But heck...at the end of the day I guess it is just a phone (I cant believe I just typed that...)
Again, you hit the nail on the head... I did notice 2 or 3 apps with DX in the name and was a bit wondering...
I also started reading up a bit on BusyBox and see there are some usage syntax issues I should have familiarized myself before I called it names... ;-) The version of busybox included in the z4root isntallation is actually pretty capable, and the applets come with many standard parameters, including those in ls and grep; even awk!
I think there is a problem with the bloat script on my device: I run bloat -rm, found app not found, then I went to /system/shin and found bloat with 755 permissions. I then went to /???/app (forgot the directory...), but the bloat apps had not their extensions changed from apk to bak. I am not sure what's wrong, but I'm still rooted... Will play with reloaded stilt without the DX apps.