05-11-2014 01:43 AM
- when i use my one widget i like from samsung, called "active applications", to clear out the ram, it says it has closed roughly 25 apps..... i only use maybe 4 on a regular basis... only have 6 of my own installed.
i recently (since i discovered i was rooted) downloaded app manager and used it to clear out all of AT&Ts obvious bloatware like "ashphalt 6" (since i used a rooted but stock ICS rom). but even with that its still such a high number. So, what the heck is running??
theres still a few apps i have to find out if i can delete like: at&t code scanner - may come in handy?, latitude, local, maps (ill probably never use, since i dont plan on ever using data - only wifi), media hub, memo, mini diary, navigation, play movies and tv (will youtube still work if i deleted this?), search (is that just the app for the google widget that i disabled right away?), talk, task, video player (does this allow you to play videos youve recorded on your own?), web (since i downloaded chrome, do i need web?)
Certain things since i dont know exactly what they do, i dont know if i can get rid of. Or, not sure if i can safely get rid of without messing anything up.
any help would be great!04-25-2014 10:54 PM
- B. DiddyThe Best Damn Ambassador AnywhereFirst, I would suggest not using a RAM cleaner. Killing tasks to clear out your RAM can be counterproductive, because Android will simply reopen a lot of those apps to fill RAM (because that's how it's supposed to work--read this).
Second, you can disable much of the bloatware that comes preinstalled--if you find that disabling an app causes problems, just reenable it.
I wouldn't disable Google Search, since it's integrated into a lot of Google services (like Google Now). And Google Maps is such a basic function, it would be surprising to me if you never needed it--but it's safe to disable if you want.
Not sure what "Web" is, but if it's the stock browser, then you can disable it if you use Chrome only.04-25-2014 11:28 PM
the battery life suggests the same.04-26-2014 01:28 PM
- You can install a Superuser app on an unrooted phone - the phone will still be unrooted. It's not the Superuser app that roots it, it's the su binary that does. The Superuser app is just a "should I allow su to give this app superuser status" interface to you.
BTW, all those apps that are running? That's how the phone works. There are a lot of apps that you never run - the phone or the OS run them. And I believe that Tasker needs Maps, so if you remove it (or even disable it), no Tasker-written app will run on your phone. And Maps is handy even if you'll never use data. If you want to know how long it'll take to get to a certain place, by car, bus, bike or on foot, set Maps to navigate to it by that mode and it'll tell you, based on current traffic conditions.
Oh, and battery life suggests nothing. A properly cared for Lithium battery will give you like-new performance for years. (My emergency phone is still using the original battery - and it's 11 years old. And they make better batteries now.) But you'll probably never get warranty service on a phone with a Superuser app installed.04-26-2014 05:37 PM
So, in that case, does installing clockworkmod root the phone? That was the only thing i had to do, and was already able to flash (via odin), before i then flashed a new (stock, but rooted) ROM onto it. so unless that is rooting, it came pre-rooted.
*but* samsung kies wouldnt recognize the 4.0.4 available for the phone, told me that 2.3.5 was the latest firmware when i knew darn well it wasnt. that also suggested a root. I wanted to go the legit way and mess with rooting down the road if i needed to. but it wouldnt let me.
When i booted the phone up with the power button and volume up button as instructed, that brought up the odin screen. that also suggests a root. unless thats preinstalled on every android phone.
But i cant imagine the person used the phone for any length of time with a "No texting and driving" screen protector on it..... I could tell it was on there from the factory. not a fuzzy or speck of dust behind it, like when i attempted putting it back on moments after i took it off just to see how it would look.04-26-2014 11:50 PM
- So, in that case, does installing clockworkmod root the phone?That was the only thing i had to do, and was already able to flash (via odin), before i then flashed a new (stock, but rooted) ROM onto it. so unless that is rooting, it came pre-rooted.*but* samsung kies wouldnt recognize the 4.0.4 available for the phone, told me that 2.3.5 was the latest firmware when i knew darn well it wasnt.When i booted the phone up with the power button and volume up button as instructed, that brought up the odin screen. that also suggests a root. unless thats preinstalled on every android phone.But i cant imagine the person used the phone for any length of time with a "No texting and driving" screen protector on it..... I could tell it was on there from the factory. not a fuzzy or speck of dust behind it, like when i attempted putting it back on moments after i took it off just to see how it would look.04-27-2014 09:52 PM
- Then it's a used phone in 99% good condition. A new AT&T phone isn't unlocked. Being rooted also makes it used.
I knew it was used, but barely used. new enough for me
No, you don't root the phone, you root the ROM. And CWM is a rooted ROM.
I thought the ROM was what everyone calls the operating system? For example installing 4.0.4 like i did, that OS/zip file was called a ROM by many.
Did you put in the model NUMBER? (I-something?) in Firmwares | SamMobile (which is where you look for ROMs)
Sure did. it recognized the phone itself, i was even able to use kies to make a backup of my then current 2.3.5 operating system.
It has confused me since i started researching about custom/rooted phones why the operating systems that people make are called ROMs. ROM, in windows terms at least, means read-only memory. I suppose the operating system is read only, but why not just call it an operating system? it doesnt specifically matter to me, its just strange is all.04-28-2014 10:31 PM
after rooting her tablet i definitely know that my phone came pre-rooted. i didnt know a root zip needed to be installed. on my phone i installed clockworkmod and i was good to go with custom ROMS (and superuser was already there). very different experiences.
But now i can say i know how to root and i didnt break my friends tablet so... its win-win!05-11-2014 01:43 AM
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