Uninstall factory apps?

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  1. KenniB

    KenniB New Member

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    Is there any way to get rid of the preinstalled apps? Amazon mp3, city ID, etc. They always seem to just be running in the background. Maybe just some way to shut them off? Will I have to root my phone to do that?
     
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    Yes, you will have to root your phone as these applications are usually found in the /system/app/ folder. I suggest you just rename the .apk files for now to something like <file>.apk.bak
     
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    KenniB New Member

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    Ok. Can I do that through Astro? How would I do that?
     
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    use Root Explorer app to do this
     
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    You can do it through adb:
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    mv /system/app/<file>.apk /system/app/<file>.apk.bak
    You can also use "Root File Explorer", and probably "ASTRO". Just make sure you have the system set to read/write.
     
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    Using the free Astro file explorer... can't access the system dir from it... just an FYI. will try RFE
     
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