Deleting apps

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How do I delete apps using Terminal Emulator???

Figure out what directory the application is in and exactly what the app file is named.

Open up terminal emulator:

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

cd (You will change to whatever directory the app is in, most likely: /system/app)

ls (if you can't remember the name of the app, this will list them all)

rm (enter the name of the app exactly, caps and all ex: com.Email.apk)

mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

Exit Terminal emulator and reboot phone.

Or, you could use supermanager with root access, which is what I usually do.
 

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Im not sure if this is the right place for this question or not, but here it is, will I lose any files when deleting a couple of apps like es explorer and root browser, or root exploer? I just purchased root explore and I want delete the other two. I think theu pretty much do the same thing, so I don't think I need them on my Droid bionic. Will I lose anything? Thank you

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Im not sure if this is the right place for this question or not, but here it is, will I lose any files when deleting a couple of apps like es explorer and root browser, or root exploer? I just purchased root explore and I want delete the other two. I think theu pretty much do the same thing, so I don't think I need them on my Droid bionic. Will I lose anything? Thank you

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You're better off just freezing them with titanium backup. It's never a good idea to delete apps.

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You're better off just freezing them with titanium backup. It's never a good idea to delete apps.

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Isn't that just for bloatware which the OS expects to be there and may have issues without? Any app you install should either remove it's files when deinstalled, or worse case might leave them behind. Have you observed otherwise?
 

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I will monitor this later on if I decide to freeze. Im still not sure which way to go. Delete or freeze. Im on lunch break now, cant really get to rapped up. Thanks

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If they're just file explorer apps you downloaded from the market, then ya it's fine to uninstall them. You won't lose anything. Just don't delete/uninstall the stock file browser that comes pre-installed.

I had astro and es explorer on my bionic, but decided to buy root explorer too after reading reviews on it. After using it for awhile now, I like it a lot better than the other file explorer programs. So, I uninstalled the other two. That was months ago, no issues and no files were deleted.
 

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Im still not sure which way to go. Delete or freeze.

Depends on the app. If it is an app you downloaded from the market or elsewhere and installed then you should do a normal uninstall. If it is a pre-installed app then you really need to freeze them with TB. If you delete them you will be back here looking for someone to upload them for you because any future updates will fail if you delete them. It really is as simple as that, uninstall or freeze. Do not delete.
 

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None of the apps you mentioned are inherent Bionic apps. You can uninstall them without any effect. If you purchased them via the Market, you should be able to reinstall them whenever you please.
 

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None of the apps you mentioned are inherent Bionic apps. You can uninstall them without any effect. If you purchased them via the Market, you should be able to reinstall them whenever you please.

This.

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I uninstalled the the apps without any issues. Thank you for the info.

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How can I delete apps off of my droid bionic? I'm talking about the ones that came on the phone... I have no use for some of these.
 

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How can I delete apps off of my droid bionic? I'm talking about the ones that came on the phone... I have no use for some of these.

You'll have to root the phone first. Even then it would be better to freeze them because the odds are some other app will need it and the phone will go crazy trying to find the one you deleted.
 

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root your phone... install safestrap... put the phone in safe mode... do a backup... then go nuts... delete whatever you want... if you screw something up you can always do a restore to your backup... and on top of that you can always return to unsafe mode where your stock original OS is safe and sound
 
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