How to NOT install some programs with CyanogenMod & ROM Manager??

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  1. Jer

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    My problem so far is that, unlike DroidMod, there was no way to not install the annoying programs that I dislike. I wanted to skip installing the following items: MP3 Store Amazon, Corporate email/calendar, Google Goggles & the one that bothers me the most.. Car Home. Is there a way to avoid installing this or to uninstall them maybe with ROM Manager or something?
     
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    You have to remove them manually. This process usually involves Terminal Emulator, and manipulating file names in the terminal. It's not that hard, even to the uninitiated.
     
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    if you have root manager you can do it also they are located in /system/app folder you have to mount at the top of the screen then long presson them and then take them to somewhere on your sd folder
    (or delete)
    you pick)


     
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    Care to give me a few more details other than it's easy? I open Terminal Emulator and all I get is a black screen and when I hit the menu key I get four options that don't appear to be what I'm looking for.
     
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    Type: (each new line represents hitting the enter key, and anything after \\ is a comment)

    su \\this enables administrator control
    cd /system/app \\this changes you to the proper directory
    ls \\this lists the file packages, CarDock.apk is the apk for the Car Dock
    mv CarDock.apk CarDock.bak \\this renames the package to something that wont be recognized by the system, so the app has effectively been removed

    The Root Manager app technique described a few posts up works too, but this is basically the same process.
     
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    Do I need to reboot after doing this? Will I ever get any error messages or anything as it attempts to locate this?

    In the step where it lists file packages can I also locate the other programs I mentioned above and will it be pretty obvious what's what so I can rename them as well?

    Is a reboot required for the changes to take effect? I assume no on the Car Home one since it will just come up blank when searching for it when placed in the car dock.
     
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    I can't rename this because I get an error that says:

    "mv: can't rename 'CarDock.apk' : Read-only file system"
     
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    su
    mountsys
    rm /system/app/cardock.apk
    unmountsys
    sync
    exit
    exit
     
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    When I do this I get to step 2 and enter mountsys and hit enter I get the following:

    "mountsys: mountsys not found"
     
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    Here's what I did to finally get it to work. Opened Terminal Manager and typed the following (each new line is an enter key press on the phone):

    su

    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    cd /system/app

    mv CarDock.apk CarDock.bak

    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    sync

    reboot


    Worked like a champ. For those interested you can stick any string of text before the second command prior to sync. Just hit enter between each one and change the name of whatever programs you want to no longer show up and if you get no error it worked. Here's a few I saw that I also renamed:

    mv Email.apk Email.bak
    mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak
    mv CorpCal.apk CorpCal.bak

    So let's say you wanted to remove the CarDock as well as the Amazon MP3 here's what that would look like when you type it into Terminal Manger:

    su

    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    cd /system/app

    mv CarDock.apk CarDock.bak

    mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak

    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    sync

    reboot

    There was also one for Visual Voice Mail but I think my ROM didn't install it to begin with so I assumed that's why I kept getting an error when trying to rename it. For anyone else who may be interested this is what that would look like:

    mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak

    I also assume that you can use the 'ls' option from above to get a list of all of them and then just rename the ones you don't want.

    Just in case someone looking to do the same thing I was find this thread. :icon_ banana:
     
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    I use Titanium Backup from the Market to delete apps I dont want its very easy and works like a charm
     
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    Helpful information before I figured all the above out. :icon_ banana:
     
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    Well i know but i figured id post it for everyone else.. its alot easier than running all those commands you just long press an app and delete poof all done lol
     
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