Deleting Native Apps on a Sprint EVO
Can anyone tell me how to, or if I even can, delete the native apps that came with the phone (i.e., Blockbuster Video, Footprints, Friend Steam, Etc)?
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- 02-09-2011, 12:03 PM #2
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- 02-10-2011, 08:56 AM #4
Deleting them will ensure that you NEVER get another update on your phone.
After rooting what you need to do is freeze them with an app like my own Bloat Freezer or Titanium Backup Premium. Freezing them makes them invisible to your phone so that they do not run using up memory, CPU, and data and makes it looks just like they are deleted, but allows you to defrost so that you can still get updates in the future or just restore them because you decided you actually wanted to use one.
Deleting just ONE system app can prevent you from getting OTA updates on your phone unless you put the APK back and then correctly set the UNIX permissions.
- 02-10-2011, 09:47 AM #5
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- 02-10-2011, 10:56 PM #9
However with the stock ROM, if you are rooted, you can just take the OTA like normal if you freeze, if you delete you have to wait for the rooted, upgraded ROM to be released and flash it, resetting your phone to stock and losing all your apps and settings.
That is why I wrote Bloat Freezer, it just makes things super easy for us that are rooted and running the stock ROM that want to kill the bloat.
- 02-11-2011, 02:44 AM #10
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- 02-11-2011, 09:22 AM #12
Do you have a demo our trial version? I saw a couple of reviews that started this app put their phone into a boot cycle, and they were unable to uninstall before the 15 min trial period. I am very interested in this app but would hate to blow $$ if it won't work.
BTW I have an EVO with latest OTA and root with unrevoked³.
- 02-11-2011, 12:59 PM #13
But yes that is my app. You also have the same phone and setup as I do. Anyone that is having problems after the first 15 mins that has contacted me has either had their problems solved or I gave them a refund manually, and it has really only happened about 3 times out of almost 1,000 customers. I have a team of almost 20 beta testers that help me make sure there are virtually no issues with the app.
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