Rooted, but can't delete Verizon apps. Why?

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  1. Ninjaneer

    Ninjaneer New Member

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    I followed this procedure to unroot my Samsung Galaxy s4 and I can't delete any bloatware. Why?
    How to safely root the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 - TechRepublic.

    Yes, Root checker verifies that "this device has root access!"

    I just bought it last week from Costco and it's SCH-I545, Android 4.3, I545VRUEMK2. Any other info can be found in my screenshot.
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    How are you trying to delete these apps?
     
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    dezymond Tech Support Mod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Instead of deleting apps I used an app called Root Explorer to rename the file types of the unwanted apps and that freezes them and removes the icon from the phone.
     
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    Most want to delete these apps to free up space.
     
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    Yea as stated rooting itself won't allow you to remove anything. You need a root Explorer to rename them from apk to bak (which won't free up space but will remove the icons.) . Or an app like ROM toolbox or titanium backup to freeze or delete them.

    Rooting just allows you access to /system where most of these apps reside

    Sent from my Moto X DE
     
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