Removing junk apps after rooting

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  1. savageroot

    savageroot New Member

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    I'm new to rooting and the like, thanks for attempting to help!

    I just rooted my Incredible last night and I'm not 100% sure how to remove the Verizon junk apps from my device.

    I found some info on another thread that said I need to install an app manager (I installed Super Manager) then rename the app file to "appname.apk.bak" then reboot. I did this for the Amazon MP3 app, after rebooting the app no longer shows up in the app list. Does this actually remove the app from the device or just hide it from view? Ultimately I want it/them deleted.

    I tried the same process for the VZ Navigator app, and it didn't work. Is there a different process involved for Verizon branded apps?

    Thanks again!
     
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    Have you ever thought about installing a custom ROM? They normally come stripped of all that junk software.
     
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    A custom ROM is not the end all answer a lot make it out to be.
     
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    I would strongly suggest that you research the Roms for yourself. Most of the final release Rom run smoother and more stable than stock. When you see people with issues it is quite often due to a bad install or user error.

    BTW, I've been rooted for over a year and have installed dozens and dozens of Rome (3 yesterday! !).

    Good luck.

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    I'll say once again that 99% of the custom roms run smoother and are more stable than the factory os. The people that are "developing" these roms are using the Google os as a starting point and in most cases all they are doing is removing bloat and adding some theme touches.
     
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    BayouFlyFisher - I'm all for custom roms, but you have to be joking when you say 99% of custom roms are more stable than the factory os. Every day there are hundreds of posts on different forums with people experiencing problems with custom roms. Please don't lead people to believe that custom roms are the best solution to minor problems like getting rid of bloatware.
     
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    And there are thousands of posts about people experiencing problems with the stock rom. And I also said "final" release roms. I would not, for instance, recommend any of the current Gingerbread roms as they are still very experimental. But the Froyo roms are rock solid. As I've said, I've been doing this for years and have been rooted with Android for over a year. I've installed just about every rom that is/has been available. The current crop of final Froyo roms (Chevy's, UD, Sapphire, CM, etc., etc. are rock solid. I firmly believe they are all better than stock. I do not intend to mislead anyone.
     
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    Are you a professional tech reviewer/writer? I ask this because I find it strange that a normal person would go through so many different roms if they were all "rock solid".
     
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    So was anybody going to give the answer for which this thread was created?! Please help with removing these bs apps on our phones.

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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    Oh, the answer to that one is simple - it's fun. I love to install them and run them through their paces. I have a few that I use as daily drivers and I always go back to them for daily use. And also, I never, ever claimed to be "normal"!!:)
     
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    It's like no one will tell you something so damn simple. What you need is either root explorer or Titanium Backup. Root explorer is my favorite though. To uninstall the apps from root explorer just delete them from the /system/apps/ folder. if you ever want them back it's as simple as pasting it back into the folder.

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    To the op the answer to removing bloat apps:

    1) use titanium back up and freeze the apps


    or
    2) make a nandroid backup of your current rom the use root explorer to remove the apps from your system folder.


    Op if you have any more questions PM one of us but I am closing this thread because it is getting way off topic.
     
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