freezing bloatware without losing any of it

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  1. OwlD2G

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    How do I freeze bloatware without losing any of it? Is there a list of bloatware somewhere? What app should I use to freeze bloatware?

    Thank you.
     
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    Don't freeze it. Just get Root explorer from the market and change the extension from .apk to three other letters. That will keep it from showing on your screen and if you need to bring them back for an upgrade just change the extensions back to .apk.
     
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    An even easier method in my opinion is to create a new directory and move all of the unwanted apps to that directory.

    I put mine is /system/app/APPS.
    That way when I need to put them back for an update I can go to the terminal
    # cd /system/app/APPS
    # mv * ..
     
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    Bloatware?

    How do you locate them to "file them away"?
     
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    Most are in /system/app.

    You can find them with root explorer or a terminal emulator.
     
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    with your rooted droid, start adb shell

    Replace "Whatever.apk" with the bloat you want to "freeze"

    Code:
    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    cd /system/app/
    mv Whatever.apk Whatever.apk.bak
    mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    exit
    exit
    
    This thread has a ton of info
     
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    tried to buy it; never received it; got refund
     
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    Download a terminal emulator and do it manually.
    I think it's easier to just move them to a different directory than renaming.
     
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    Does it have to be done item by item, or can it be done in 'batches'? Also, is there apost of a comprehensive list of apps to freeze?

    Thank you.
     
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    It will have to be done per app except for those that start with the same letters.
    Ex: mv Car* will move CarDock.apk and CarDock.odex.
    There is an app list somewhere, you can google it.
     
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