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    Default Need To Remove Skype

    I want to remove the stock Skype application. Does anyone know the application name in the OS, so that I can remove through recovery?
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    If you have root explorer from the market you can open it then go to systems>apps then mount r/w then just find the apk and long press to delete. This is much easier then doing it in recovery and I would give the name but I don't use it.
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    Worked great. Thanks. for anyone else, it is VZW_Skype.apk
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    I just tried to delete it and it said "error trying to delete" any suggestions ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigredhoss View Post
    I just tried to delete it and it said "error trying to delete" any suggestions ?
    You don't have the /system/app directory mounted correctly as rw, only r. If you are following the method posted above you will have a "mount r/w" button on the top of the app. Click it and try again. If you are doing it through adb you will need to issue a "mount -o remount, rw -t yaff22 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system" command. And then you will be able to remove it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    You don't have the /system/app directory mounted correctly as rw, only r. If you are following the method posted above you will have a "mount r/w" button on the top of the app. Click it and try again. If you are doing it through adb you will need to issue a "mount -o remount, rw -t yaff22 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system" command. And then you will be able to remove it.
    I installed root explorer, but i see NO button that gives me the ability to change it r/w. I have rebooted. How exactly do you "mount" the phone. I am using the Incredible v2.2
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    Just hit the Mount R/W button on the top
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    I just used Titanium, and under the restore button, I found the skype app and clicked uninstall. Much easier.
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    Default Re: Need To Remove Skype

    I have same problem as "The Only Natty B" post of 11/03/10
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    Have installed Root Explorer, opens as mounted on r/o, click Sys opens as mounted on r/w, but there isn't any App icon to click on - have clicked Parent Folder, but that returns you to mounted r/o ??
    Help please.
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    Chuck, If you look next to where is says "Mounted as r/o" there is a button that say's "Mount R/W"

    That's the button to change from read only to read write.

    You do have to have root privileges to change to R/W in all directories.

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    Thanks for the rapid responce.
    Unfortunently, the Mount R/W button does not appear on my system.
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    I just downloaded Uninstall Master, when run, choose skype on checkbox, click uninstall... DONE :-) EASY.
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    Unfortunately I cannot even see Skype after it was downloaded from play google and cannot locate it on my Samsung Galaxy S4. Maybe someone out therre knows what my problem is

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