Lost the ability to defrost apps

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    I uninstalled the app that I froze my bloatware with. After I realized what I uninstalled I put the program back on my phone and now they are not listed as frozen. I cannot find a way to uninstall the bloatware and restore the backups. Would a factory reset defrost or restore the bloatware, or should I used the Droid RAZR Utility to restore back to stock? If I go with the utility would it be best to remove superuser and unroot before restoring back? Sorry this is all new to me and I've been searching for a few days, but not coming up with an exact answer. Thanks for looking.
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    First recommendation. Never delete an app...never delete anything that came on your phone from the factory/carrier. It is ok to delete/uninstall apps that you have downloaded and installed. You can use the utility to return to stock, then do a factory reset immediately after for good measure. The you can root using the utility and download an app to freeze the bloatware...freeze do not delete anything.
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    Did you "freeze" or "uninstall" the apps? Big difference. If you just froze them, it can he fixed. Download Root Explorer, go to /system/app and scroll through each file. You'll notice some that have a .bak extension instead of .apk. rename them all to .apk. Reboot and all apps are now unfroze.

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    Really? I just used Manage Apps to delete everything in the "Downloads" and "Media" area that the phone came with, then I also think I deleted a few obvious pay-for-crap-apps that Verizon puts on everyone's phone... I installed from 215 to 219 ok, do you think I should put them back or will I be ok?
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    You should put them back. If you delete anything that requires root access to remove, the phone will not accept an OTA.

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    I froze. I should be a little bit clearer with my statement. After I rooted I installed AntTek app manager and froze the bloatware. After all bloatware was froze I uninstalled AntTek app manager. When I reinstalled app manager all my frozen bloatware was missing. Everything was backup prior to freezing. I got a reply from FoxKat and used the RAZR utility to restore to stock. Looks like most of the bloatware is back. Not that I care, but the Madden Demo was not there after the restore. I'm not sure if there were other apps missing like this. I did not factory reset after the restore. Should I still do this, or am I in the clear?
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    Some apps "freeze" using techniques not compatible with others, so this happens often when freezing with one, then switching to another to unfreeze. As for why this failed, I suspect the "log" of the frozen apps (which the program would need in order to find and reverse), was taken out when you uninstalled. There is no way I know of to rebuild that frozen app log.

    Since you did the Fastboot, but Madden isn't back, your only option may be to FDR however I am not sure if Madden is one that MUST be there for OTA. If I'm not mistaken it can be deleted so it may be that it's unimportant for the OTA.
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