Has anyone rooted and deleted bloatware?if so what happened?

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  1. alucard9114

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    Has anyone rooted and deleted bloatware?if so what happened?:icon_eek:
     
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    i just want to know what I can safely remove without any issues - i don't know what bloatware must stay and what can go.
     
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    Grrouchie make a back up
     
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    I rooted but I'm not deleting anything. Even those games like Hotshot golf which can be uninstalled, I'm only deleting that when I back up my Bionic but the ones that aren't meant to be deleted without root, I won't delete, just freeze.
     
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    Gang,

    The D3 has been rooted for a couple of weeks. If you check in with the D3 hacks section, you will see what they have found to remove and what they have found that will cause soft bricks. There are a couple of posts which list actual file names, so you can compare to the Bionic OS to see if they are the same. As the phones are kissing cousins, I would heartily suggest taking a look at these threads. But be advised, all it takes is borking one file to soft brick your phone. ADB might be your friend here.

    Craig

    Edit: Sheesh, I am being a terminology idiot. I would suggest not deleting anything. Rename to xyz.apk.bak to disable at boot, or use Titanium to freeze as was mentioned above. There are very few reasons to actually delete any files from system. There is room in the system partition to hold these files, and very little of what you could do at this point would need any more room in the system partion. Just rename.
     
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    I rooted and went through the "safe to freeze" list from D3 (which I did non my D3 and all was fine), but I kept getting FC on the dialer app. I never remove anything, I use TI to freeze it. I unfroze everything and will try again later.
     
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    There's a thread over on rootzwiki where a kid bricked the **** out of it so bad that VZ couldn't restore it and just gave him a new one. He did more than freeze though.
     
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    Rooted and froze using Titanium Backup.
     
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    i rooted and deleted **** it bricked on me. even hard reset wouldnt fix it it kept bootlooping i exchanged it today for new one lol im not ****ing with it anymore until someone figures it all out
     
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    Deleted the NFL app, all VCAST apps (NOT "vzwapnpermission.apk", "vzwcontroller.apk", "vzwdevicesetup.apk", "vzwentitlementservice.apk", or "vzwphoneservice.apk"), as well as the Verizon IM (VZWIM.apk), Rich Location, Slacker Radio, and the Verizon suite (VSuiteApp.apk). Phone is working perfectly fine for me.
     
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    No Problem

    So far I have deleted a whole bunch of stuff with Root Explorer. Lovin it... dancedroid
     
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