LG Vortex Rooted... Now, what next?

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  1. CardyLo

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    Okay, i've finally rooted my LG vortex... My original purpose for rooting my phone was to remove the "trial" and useless applications from my phone that are not needed or no longer usable. I have superuser app in my phone, its rooted... and... still can't seem to get to the next step. I've spent the last hour or so surfing through forums and for the life of me can't find anything. Please help asap :(
     
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    If you want to remove the "bloat" you need an file manager with root access. Root explorer is great for this. Its a paid app but definately worth it. There aren't really any good free ones that have root access to remove this stuff. Also you can use Titanium Backup to "freeze" the bloat, just in case you might need it later.

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    Are there any "Decent" free ones? i can't afford anything atm, unfortunatly. Also, if i use titanium backup... freeze the app, then unroot... will the freeze stay permanent? just so i dont have to worry about the device usage? My original plan was to root, remove, unroot.
     
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    I found one called Super Manager by GPc.... do you know anything about this app?
     
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    About titanium...I would assume the freeze would remain, but why unroot?

    I'll go read up on this app and see what's up.

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    Afraid of bricking my phone (something i just read about for the first time tonight), the only real purpose i wanted to root my phone was 1.) remove crap/trial apps, and 2.) wifi hotspot
     
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    No reason to do that. Without the apps, you won't be able to take any further updates. Your best bet is to find a forum that has info on the Vortex (xda is probably your best bet). Going by the same advice we give the other members here: make a backup before you change anything so you'll always have it to go back to. You'll need a custom recovery for that but, I for one, am not familiar with that part of the Vortex.

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    The freeze option is in the paid version only I believe.

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    Well...I found a free file manager, called Ghost Cammander. The one you mentioned had way too much extra crap. Another thing you can do is to rename the files to "appname.bak" instead of "appname.apk" this essentially makes it inopperable but leaves it there if you need it to update.

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    Wish i would have done a little more research then i did (although, i thought i had done a good amount of research when i first got this phone, but it is my first smart phone)... it would appear there isn't much information about the LG Vortex.
     
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    Ah okay, that sounds like a great idea... that way i don't have to find a way to back it up, granted it will still use my phone space, but thats no big deal since i can move majority of my apps to SD card. How will i know when i need to "update" so i know when i have to change them back to apk?
     
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    Nice find!!

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