Droid Razr Bloat - Safe for Removal...

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  1. smalltowngirl13
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    This is a copy from droidrzr - thread here... Safely Frozen Apps - DroidRzr.com

    As always, try/use at your own discretion... Never hurts to make a backup before making changes.

    List copied 2/25, credit to tumbleweed65 on DroidRzr for his post (see above)...

    Amazon Kindle
    Android live walpaper
    Apps 2.00.97
    Backup assistant plus
    Backup assistant
    Backup assistant+Contacts
    Backup assistant Media
    Blockbuster
    Books
    Car Dock
    Device Setup
    Email
    Email Accounts
    Email Authenticator
    Email engine.(Will not get text notifications.)
    Emergency alerts
    Facebook auth
    Fixed email auth
    Flicker Authenticator
    Guided Tours
    Gotomeating
    Help center
    Home Screen tips
    IM
    IM Presence
    In Pocket
    Lastfm Authenticator
    Letsolf
    LinkedIn Authenticator
    Madden
    Magic smoke wall
    MotoActv
    MotoPrint
    Mobile hotspot
    Mog music
    Motion detector
    Myfiles
    Music store 2.3.6
    My verizon mobile
    NFL Mobile
    Netflix
    News
    Orkut auth
    Photibucket auth
    Picasa Authenticator
    Print to retail
    Quickoffice
    Social location
    Social messaging
    Socialessaging service
    Social networking
    Social status
    Sound recorder
    Swype
    Skyrock Authenticator
    Slacker
    Slingbox
    Talk
    Task manager
    Thumb keyboard
    Twitter Authenticator
    Verizon location agent
    Vcast Tones
    Verizon Video
    VideoSurf
    VZ Navigotor
    Yahoo calander
    Yahoo contacts
    Youtube
    Youtube Authenticator
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    If you freeze the yahoo stuff, you're calendar will start force closing. I'm not sure why, or if it's just my razr, but I've tried it a few times and it's consistent.
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    it also screwed up my contacts too. yahoo isnt safe to freeze or remove

    freezing or removing email stuff can break your contacts.

    freezing or removing social location can break locating services used in maps facebook, and other google stuff. for example, when you are looking for a taco bell in your area and you open up your web browser and type in taco bell it will give you locations in a random state your not located in. same with your search results. wouldnt recommend removing or freezing
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    Froze yahoo contacts also defrosted but still FC

    Hey yeah I froze the yahoo contacts as well because its on the list but now I am having the FC issue would anyone have a thread that would help me with this? I defrosted it but it still FC.
    So I tried a system restore and now safestrap does not like my back up I made lol it tells me error restoring systemorig/ what is that **** about? Oh well but I would like to get this yahoo
    contacts thing figured out. If anyone has a link or some personal experience please let me know. Thanks :biggrin:
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    Okay I got it working right after I posted this :happy3: coincidentally. For anyone that runs into this in the future I defrosted than went into Titanium backup to the backup restore tab where all of your user and system apps are and went to the yahoo contacts app and did two things not sure which did the trick, I selected the app than hit backup after that was done I selected it again and just hit restore. The other thing I did was I force closed it and then rebooted. Hope this makes sense I dont know what it may have done when I created the back up and restored it. maybe it changed the permissions who knows but it worked.
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    Last night I froze the apps listed here and now my phone neither makes a sound nor notifies me of new text messages in any way. I still get the texts, But i have to make sure to remember to check them often. Does anyone know which apps I should defrost first to find the problem. Otherwise I can just defrost them all and figure it out. Just wondering if anyone had any experience with this?
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    I know there is a list floating around that says that Email engine is safe to freeze. This caused my phone to not alert me of new texts. Definitely dont freeze this.
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    I froze the following apps from the list, and somehow the combination resulted in Dolphin Browser being uninstalled:

    Amazon Kindle
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    Music Store
    NFL Mobile
    Social Location
    Verizon Video
    VideoSurf
    VZ Navigator

    Has anyone else had the freezing of bloat coincide with mysterious disappearances of other apps? At least when I went to the store and reinstalled Dolphin, all my bookmarks were still there...
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    I froze every one of those except social location. Still had dolphin afterwards. (although i recently got rid of it because i like the stock browser better now after ics)
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    I'm pretty sure Flash got uninstalled by ICS itself, which seems to have happened to many people with the OTA. I haven't figured out why Dolphin went away yet, although now I'm doubting it was freezing those apps.
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    It would be nice if someone would put together a new list. A lot of this doesn't apply after the ics update
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    Do I need a certain app to freeze these or is it just done throughout the phone?
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    If you have ICS you dont need an app. Without it, you need root, and either an app like Titanium Backup or the willingness to explore the file system and change file names.
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    If you have ice cream sandwich you can do it on stock. But not the whole list. Otherwise you've have to be rooted
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    Im on ics and rooted
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    Install titanium backup. You can freeze and backup apps from there. That would be the safest thing to do. If freezing an app gives you problems, you can easily un-freeze it. I probably don't have to tell you this but do not go into root and start changing file names. You can easily ruin your phone unless you know exactly what you are doing.

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    Then just go to the app management and freeze the bloat by hitting disable
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    How do you freeze apps on ics when not rooted?...
    ...is this the .apk to .bat thing?
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    No, with ICS you can simply go into app management and disable apps. Not all are able to be disabled, but a good amout are. If something has updates installed you have to select "uninstall updates" first, then disable it.
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    Easiest way to do it for me is open your app drawer, grab desired app drag up to "more options" select "app info" then select "disable" at the top right
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