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    ok so i got my droid1 replaced for a droid2 (warranty)...anyways...the first thing i noticed were all these damn extra apps that i find pointless and taking up space =[...for example (cityfinder) why is it there if its not free and i cant unistall it ?

    is there a way to get rid of this "junk"
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    Root is the only answer
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    True statement

    Sent from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away
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    hmmm thanks for the replys =]...not off to root my droid2...

    can u point me out a link where it tells me how to get rid of the apps (NOT ROOT)
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    The only way you can remove apps that you don't want on the phone is to root the device, backup, then remove what you don't want.
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    yea i knw they told me that lol but now i am asking for instructions (after root) on how to get rid of the apps on a droid 2
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    go into /system/app and rename the ones you dont want from .apk to .bak (using ADB or root explorer)
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    Thanks a lot for the help :)
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    Can't you just delete them like on the Original D to save system space or is this not recommended quite yet.
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    I would think so, I'd just move the .apks to sdcard in case you need to reinstall.
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    But really, why would you want to reinstall bloat :tongue:
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    EASIEST WAT (IMO): use titanium backup to 'freeze' the apps. so simple and can be undone in a second, also
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    ok this sounds a little more "my kinda thinking" cuz i want the extra space on my phone =]
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