[HOW TO] Remove bloatware

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by qoncept, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Schlitzy

    Schlitzy New Member

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    Hey guys, could someone please chime in here? I'm actually interested if this is true and will work without busting the OTA updates, as all I would like to do at this point is be able to rename some of the bloating apps and services to free up my memory without going through the rooting method.... for now >:)
     
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    whats social networking under i cant find it
     
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    thanks for the write up!

    dancedroid
     
  4. mjsplicer78

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    has anyone found the apk for VZW Navigator? Will it cause any issues if removed?
     
  5. Johnnysyeah

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    These bloatware that I'm reading of in this topic, is it safe to actually delete them?
    I've been renaming them but I figure I could use the space for other applications.

    EDIT:
    I've been trying to access my phone to do some manual application editing, but I get this error when I try to get in the shell.

    C:\Android2\tools>adb devices
    List of devices attached
    015A97091200E008 offline


    My phone has USB debugging mode on, Charge only mode set, and is plugged into my computer.
     
  6. uberbdon

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    I'm wondering the same thing.
     
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    com.vznavigator.DROIDX.apk, and I renamed it and had no issues.
     
  8. wabmorgan

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    I was using Titanium Backup to remove bloatware. :)

    I accidentally deleted something that I think said "Motorola Ad" or "Motorola Ad Server" . (Phone seems fine.)

    A. What does this service/app do???

    B. Do I need to add it back????

    C. You guessed it.... of course I didn't make a backup. :(

    If I need to add it back... how would I do so??? That is if someone can provide me with a copy.

    Android NOOBIE :(
     
  9. wabmorgan

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    ^^^^well... seems like I found my answer. Thought all was well... till I went to tether. :(

    Seems like the app/file I deleted was maybe Motorola data server ????

    Anyway... a wipe and re-root and all is well. :)
     
  10. uberbdon

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    Soo....what the hell is the name of the kindle app? I can't find anything that remotely looks like it might be it.
     
  11. Abe21599

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    redding somethingsomethng.apk

    might not be in system/app maybe in data..
     
  12. Skelly022782

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    Is it not safe to remove VZ Navigator?
     
  13. wabmorgan

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    I would assume it is.... I removed it... and VZ Navigator is available for download for the app market.
     
  14. Skelly022782

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    I was just looking for it in root explorer but didn't see it. Do you know what apk file is called?
     
  15. wabmorgan

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    Sorry.... I don't remember the file name. :(

    You might try to update with VZW Navagator for Droid X from the market. Then delete.
     
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