So who knows how to remove all the bloatware

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    Now that we have root who knows the commands to remove all the crap verizon decided to put on our phones
     
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    You can use root explorer.
     
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    Thanks but I cant use it considering its a pay app from out of the country. my credit card wont let me charge it
     
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    Adb access works just do shell the rm/system/apps/name.apk

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    Or even use a terminal app from market then do su it will prompt for super user permission allow it then do the rm command

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    You could also use ADB if you want to back the stuff up while you're removing it. Use pull to copy to your computer, run the shell, mount your system folder, and use the aforementioned rm to remove the .apks.
     
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    we can root now? how?dancedroid
     
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    what is ADB?
     
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    What I did to get rid of that annoying bloatware was to open up command prompt.

    Then type in the following commands

    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    cd /system/app
    ls - that is a LS not IS

    Once you type in ls you will see all of the apps that are on your phone. Find the ones that you want and type in the following.. I will use Blockbuster as an example.

    mv Blockbuster.apk Blockbuster.bak

    This command will essentially make it so the phone cant read the application, and therefore will not start it up or anything. If you ever needed to get it back in the future just switch the above code from .bak back to .apk.

    Once you have deleted all of the apps you no longer want just run

    sync

    You are done!

    Enjoy the phone

     
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    I rooted and then tried removing some APKs but then the Android App Market wouldn't download any new apps until I reinstalled them all.

    Any way around this?
     
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    It was

    It was, thanks.
     
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    No problem at all
     
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    I'm a linux user so I always love trimming down the fat in my desktops/fileserver, however I would advise against this. I went to wipe my phone to start fresh again and nearly bricked it just trying to get the bloatware back on so that it would wipe fine. It was a mess and I barely made it back.

    What I would suggest however, is getting Autostarts and working your way through every section and disabling some of the programs. You can get it to not boot up CityID for example, meaning the app is still on the phone safely, but it won't even start the app. Peace of mind knowing the app is still safe for wiping the phone, yet won't boot into RAM and use CPU.
     
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