How to Uninstall system apps?

Discussion in 'Team D1-MIUI' started by cowsquad, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. cowsquad
    Offline

    cowsquad New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    beaverton, Oregon
    How do I uninstall system apps with terminal emulator? Could anyone give me the proper procedure to that? Thanks you in advance

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  2. jstafford1
    Offline

    jstafford1 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    9,074
    Likes Received:
    134
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hebron, Oh.
    I would just get a file manager that has root access. There's a few free ones on the market. So much easier than terminal commands. Unless you just want to do it that way. If that's the case I can't help you there.

    sent from somewhere...
  3. magiman7
    Offline

    magiman7 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ruston, LA
    What system app do you want to uninstall? Some can be and other cannot without causing FC issues.
  4. cowsquad
    Offline

    cowsquad New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    beaverton, Oregon
    Like google talk, dsp manager ,car home

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  5. cowsquad
    Offline

    cowsquad New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2010
    Messages:
    276
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    beaverton, Oregon
    , old gallery

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  6. ldopa
    Offline

    ldopa New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    I would highly recommend against Uninstalling system apps period. Dl titanium backup pro, antek app manager or my backup pro and freeze the apps you don't want. You can always get them back then just in case.

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.8
  7. magiman7
    Offline

    magiman7 Developer Developer

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2010
    Messages:
    466
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ruston, LA
    You can use terminal emulator to remove system apps.

    su to gain root
    sysrw will mount the system as writable
    cd /system/app will move you to the system app directory
    ls will list the apps in the directory
    rm xxx.apk will remove the app you want.
    sysro will mount the system back as read only

    I am not sure about 6.17, but I know that 6.10 would give you FC loop on boot if you removed google talk. Something about it is cooked into the system.

    You should be fine removing car home, genie widget, and gallery3d. I would have moved them to /data/apps to make it easier to remove but they wouldn't work there.

    Anything else you remove, I can't guarantee the results because they came with MIUI and I didn't add them.

    If you want, instead of removing them, you can rename them with the command
    mv xx.apk xx.bak

    That should take them off the launcher and test if there are any problems with completely removing them. If everything is good, then you can repeat the procedure and us rm to remove the app completely.
  8. bigdad63
    Offline

    bigdad63 Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    472
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    SC
    +1 for titanium backup or system app remover. I end up using system app remover more because it's a little faster to backup, freeze, remove if all is ok, and reinstall if it's not.
  9. metalspring
    Offline

    metalspring New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    hermitage, pa
    I will be able to post the removable system apps, I always uninstall them so whenever I get the new build flashed I'll post...

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  10. metalspring
    Offline

    metalspring New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    hermitage, pa
    Removable system apps- (only if you don't use them and obviously anything in the settings that deal with these apps will force close/reboot)
    CarHomeGoogle.apk
    Email.apk
    GenieWidget.apk
    LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
    Notes.apk
    PicoTts.apk
    SimpleLiveWallpaper.apk
    TtsService.apk
    VoiceDialer.apk
    VpnServices.apk

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2011
  11. nu2droid
    Offline

    nu2droid Member

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2010
    Messages:
    419
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    See avatar
    I also use TB to remove unwanted apps like "Talk". I have had good luck with it not causing any force closes.
    Let TB do a back up, then uninstall. With the back up, if there is any issue, you can put it back.
  12. ldopa
    Offline

    ldopa New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    Or just freeze it. It's not like they take up that much space to begin with. That way, it's super easy to defrost if the app ends up affecting something serious

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.9
  13. metalspring
    Offline

    metalspring New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,228
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    hermitage, pa
    Removing the talk app can cause problems...not usually but I know one build in particular removing the talk app caused force close loops of the dialer...so be careful with that one

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
  14. ldopa
    Offline

    ldopa New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    4,742
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester NY
    Exactly! +1

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.9
Search tags for this page
how to remove read only apks using terminal emulator
,
how to uninstal system apps in dream d1
,

how to uninstall dsp manager

,
how to uninstall dsp manager using terminal emulator
,
how to uninstall dsp manager with terminal emulator
,
miui install system app
,
miui remove
,
miui remove system apps
,
miui uninstall system apps
,
pm uninstall sysytem app
,

uninstall dsp manager

,
uninstall system apps miui