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[HOW-TO] Removing/disabling default 'Droid apps?

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by rbettle, Dec 21, 2010.

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    I like, for instance, K9 Mail and Handcent more than the default apps that ship with Android phones. Yet every email, and every text, still shows up in both apps. How do I remove/disable the default apps?

    I looked back a half-dozen or so pages in each area of this forum that seemed a good place to find an answer, yet didn't find what I was looking for.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks!
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    To remove any default apps you need to root. You can disable notifications for the default messaging app in the settings. You can probably do the same for mail, but I have never tried it.
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    Yes, disable notifications for both stock apps in their settings. As for removing apps, you do not want to remove the stock text app, it is used by 3rd party apps.
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