Removing Bloatware?

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    I'm new to the whole rooting process, however I used the one click method and have successfully rooted my phone thanks to the wonderful dev community.
    I'm just wondering how do i delete the bloatware off of my Droid 3 and which apps are safe to remove?
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    Do not remove.

    2 ways. "Freeze" the apps with titanium backup, or buy root explorer and rename the apk's to bak files.

    Freezing is more user friendly. You will need to unfreeze before accepting OTA updates as well.

    Sent from my A855, while on the move.
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    Would removing apps prevent you from OTA updates?
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    Yes it would. Everything has to be stock to upgrade.
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    well i guess i messed up. FML!
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    Root Uninstaller is easier and FREE to freeze apps.

    Sent from my DROID3 using DroidForums
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    Root uninstaller is free with a trial, only 3 un-freeze

    :(
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    Thank you for reply.

    So if or when there is an ota update I will have to rename all of the .bak files back to apks to be able to update?
    Also will have superuser on my phone affect an ota update?
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    This is why I wait a while on any hack

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    Whoops...I need an "Undo" App
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    Most of my unwanted apps are .bak now but I did remove several vzw apps. How would I go about replacing those now? Didn't have all the bloat with the OG so I guess I got a little overzealous when I could get rid of it :)
    Would a factory reset bring that back and then I just start over?

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    No. Probably not. You'd have to get someone with root to pull those and send them to u.

    Sent from my A855, while on the move.
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    Hi can anyone help, I've done the one click root and the phones successfully been rooted however titanium back up and superuser both tell me I don't have root. I've looked around to see if anyone else has had this problem and on what to do next and found that downloading Root Uninstaller would help me freeze the apps however even that tells me I don't have root even though I followed the instructions successfully. Thanks
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    Then I post this request to all you wonderful folks as you work on your bloatware... Can anyone send me;
    Zumo cast
    Blockbuster
    DLNA
    all the VZW apps including their market
    And Skype

    I believe that is everything I actually deleted. Much thanks!!

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    Maybe we need to get a sticky going and a place to dump all these .apks? I don't have webspace, or I'd host them.
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    I have a Dropbox I don't really use...mainly because I tend to screw it up. If someone wants to tell me what we need to do to store those apps and make them accessible to everyone here, I would be glad to. PM me.

    UPDATE: Posted by Javier78 on XDA. This is the system/app folder
    http://www.mediafire.com/?xntww3x2h2xow24


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    Any reason why you deleted Zumocast?
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    Just don't use it.

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    zumocast and DLNA are two that I will be using for sure. Have already used zumocast, will be trying DLNA as soon as I read a little more about it.
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    I have an idea. I'm thinking I could backup everything including the system bloatware with Titanium Backup Pro, delete the bloat and restore it later if I need to accept an OTA update. Titanium Backup has the option to restore apps to their original location so in theory it should be fine. This way you wouldn't have them taking up space in /system even after being frozen.

    There probably isn't much benefit over just freezing the apps, but I just thought I'd throw that out there.

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