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    Default Apps Safe to Remove from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint Version, Stock Rooted)

    I like to run stock rooted, so here is a list of the apps that I have stripped from my stock rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint version); my goal is always to run only the services that I use, and get rid of the rest. I don't use social networking apps integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), VPN/Enterprise aspects, motion features, voice features, integrated weather clients or news clients, Bluetooth sharing or NFC stuff (bumping), Kies, Google Wallet, most widgets, etc.

    What I DO use on my S3 with this stripped-down stock arrangement:

    Bluetooth streaming audio (A2DP) and hands free phone (HFP) to the stereo in my car, sharing of pics/messaging through email, text & MMS, all photo & video functions (including editing), my gmail account using the stock email client (I'm not a fan of the stock Gmail app) and I use the stock Exchange email as well for my work email account. I use WiFi on my home network, at work, and on the go when available. I use the stock clock for alarms, etc. I remove the stock calculator and replace it with RealCalc. I remove the stock Samsung & Swype keyboards after installing and switching to Smart Keyboard Pro. I use WiFi tethering to tether my laptop when I'm away. I remove the stock browser & install a 3rd party browser. I use a paid version of Documents to Go to replace Polaris Viewer for PDFs, Excel, Word, etc. Other than this, there's not much else I need!

    Keep in mind that I remove ALL of these apps AT THE SAME TIME using Titanium Backup; I go down the list, wipe data on each, then delete the APK & Odex of each...some of them are dependent on each other, so if you remove only a portion of them, your results may vary...

    Anyways, here are the apps that I have safely stripped without incident using Titanium Backup: (Note: Be sure to clear data of app prior to removal, and ALWAYS make a recovery backup of your ROM prior to stripping apps, and I would also suggest making a copy of the System/App folder and placing in on your SD card in case you want to add any apps back to the phone individually after stripping...and use Titanium Backup to make a batch backup of all system app data as well. If you need help with adding system apps back, just give me a shout!)

    **LIST UPDATED 11/30/12 AND APPLIES TO LATEST OTA STOCK UPDATE TO 4.1.1**

    Apps Stripped from Stock Rooted Sprint Galaxy S3 (4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7)

    AllShare Cast 1.0
    AllShare Play 1.0.1983
    AllShare Service 1.0.0
    AVrcpServiceSamsung 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Bluetooth share 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Bubbles 1.0
    Calculator 1.0
    Calendar widget 1.0
    CapabilityManagerService 2.4.0 (Popups when headphone jack used)
    ChatON 1.10.4
    ChocoEukor 1.0
    Clock (digital) 1.0
    Clock (digital) 1.0
    Clock (funky) 1.0
    Clock (modern) 1.0
    com.samsung.app.playreadyui 1.0.0
    com.samsung.InputEventApp 1.0.0
    com.sec.android.app.wfdbroker 1.0.0
    Deep sea 1.0
    DirectShareManager 2.0.3
    Downloads 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7 **There are two APKs with this name; only remove the one that is a GUI for the browser's downloading. If you are unclear which is which, leave both installed**
    DRM Protected Content Storage 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Dual clock (analog) 1.0
    Dual clock (digital) 1.0
    Dual clock (digital) 1.0
    Enterprise SysScope Service 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Enterprise VPS Services 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Enterprise Permissions 1.0
    Face Unlock 4.1.1-438695
    Favorite apps 1.0
    Favorite Contacts 1.1
    Flipboard 1.9.6
    FWUpgrade 1.2.0 (Upgrade client for AllShare app)
    Game Hub 2.1.0
    Gmail 4.1.2
    Google Bookmarks Sync 4.1.1-438695
    Google Play Books 2.5.83
    Google Play Magazines 1.0
    Google Play Movies & TV 2.0.21
    Google Play Music 4.3.606.400990
    Google Search 1.0
    Google+ 3.1.1.32879387
    Help 1.0
    Helv Neue S 1.0
    HTML Viewer 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Internet 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7 (Stock Browser)
    Kies air 2.1.209281
    Kies via Wi-Fi 2.0.0
    Live wallpaper picker 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Luminous dots 1.0
    MAPServiceSamsung 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Market Feedback Agent 4.1.1-438695
    Media Hub 1.6.0(LI0D, 1107480)
    Mobile print 1.6.1.0803
    More Services 1.0
    Music Hub 30.2012.10.01.22
    News Daemon(EUR) 120911.01
    Nfc Service 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    NFC Test 1.0.0
    OmaDrmPopup 1.0
    Phase beam 1.0
    Photo wall 1.0
    Picasa Uploader 1.1.40000
    Pickup Tutorial 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Polaris Viewer 4.1.4.1.4209.11
    Remote Controls 4.30
    RoseEUKor 1.0
    S Memo 12.02.07.4816
    S Memo 12.02.07.4816
    S Suggest 3.2.47
    S Voice 10.0
    Search Applications Provider 41.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Samsung account 1.3.019
    Samsung Apps 2.8.026
    Samsung Backup 1.0
    Samsung Backup Provider 1.1
    Samsung Browser SyncAdapter 1.0
    Samsung Calendar SyncAdapter 1.0
    Samsung Cloud Data Relay 1.4.10r7
    Samsung Contact SyncAdapter 1.0
    Samsung keyboard 1.0
    Samsung Push Service 1.1.2
    Samsung SMemo SyncAdapter 1.0
    Samsung Syncadapters 2.1.5
    Samsung TTS
    SamsungAppsUNA2 2.0.35
    SASlideShow 1.0
    Setup Wizard 1.3
    ShareShotService 1.0
    SIM Toolkiet 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Simple alarm clock 1.0
    Smart Device Manager 3.3.2
    SmartcardService 2.3.2
    SNS 1.1.0
    Sprint Zone 4.1.14
    Stock Daemon(EUR) 120917.01
    SysScope 1.1.15
    Tags 1.1
    Talk 4.1.1-438695
    TalkBack 3.1.1_r68
    Try panning 1.0
    USB settings 1.0 (Kies.apk)
    VPN Client 2.6.1
    VpnDialogs 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
    Wallet 1.5-R81-v4
    Weather Daemon 120905.01
    Weather Widget 121002.01
    Weather Widget Main 120917.01
    Wi-Fi Direct 1.0
    Wi-Fi Direct share 1.0
    Windy weather 1.0
    Yahoo! Finance 120917.01
    Yahoo! News 12.10.08.02



    Cheers! :-)

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    I was actually going to do this same thing. You beat me to it

    Good list too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vapore0n View Post
    I was actually going to do this same thing. You beat me to it

    Good list too.
    Appreciate that! Glad to help! :-)
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    Thanks for the info, just got my galaxy 3 and I'm appalled at all the crapware from Samsung and Google. Is it easy to get it rooted? What are the disadvantages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herduc View Post
    Thanks for the info, just got my galaxy 3 and I'm appalled at all the crapware from Samsung and Google. Is it easy to get it rooted? What are the disadvantages?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Android Central Forums
    Only disadvantaged is you have you manually install updates instead of getting them ota.
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    seems like a lot of work, what are the benefits to root phone, delete apps and reinstall per your posting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ukieman View Post
    seems like a lot of work, what are the benefits to root phone, delete apps and reinstall per your posting?
    A lot of work? Flash recovery in Odin and flash root in recovery. That's really it. Once you do it, you'll realize how easy it is.

    I want to root but need an overview of pros and consBenefits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skunkape60 View Post
    Only disadvantaged is you have you manually install updates instead of getting them ota.
    Which might not be a disadvantage after all. Ive been burned by updates that cripple the phone. Its better to just wait a few days and see what the other people say about it.
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    About the updates, if they release jelly bean, can you do a manual update with the stock rom? If you have a rooted phone?

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    I am using MyBackup Pro, and having trouble getting apps uninstalled. It says Success each time, but the apps still show up after hard restart. Freezing seems to work, though.
    Sent from my Galecksee S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dizlmonsta View Post
    I am using MyBackup Pro, and having trouble getting apps uninstalled. It says Success each time, but the apps still show up after hard restart. Freezing seems to work, though.
    Freezing works well.
    Last edited by mobdad; 12-12-2012 at 03:20 PM.
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    Oh, thanks
    Sent from my Galecksee S3.
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    thanx for the list, great job man
    been wanting to do this , not a big fan of the bloat freeze apps
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasRooted View Post
    I like to run stock rooted, so here is a list of the apps that I have stripped from my stock rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint version); my goal is always to run only the services that I use, and get rid of the rest. I don't use social networking apps integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), VPN/Enterprise aspects, motion features, voice features, integrated weather clients or news clients, Bluetooth sharing or NFC stuff, Kies, Google Wallet, most widgets, etc.

    What I DO use on my S3 with this stripped-down stock arrangement:

    Bluetooth streaming audio (A2DP) and hands free phone (HFP) to the stereo in my car, sharing of pics/messaging through email, text & MMS, all photo & video functions (including editing), my gmail account using the stock email client (I remove the stock Gmail app because it does not do pinch-to-zoom and I don't like conversation-style threading of emails.) and I use the stock Exchange email as well for my work email account. I use WiFi on my home network, at work, and on the go when available. I use the stock clock for alarms, etc. I remove the stock calculator and replace it with RealCalc. I remove the stock Samsung & Swype keyboards after installing and switching to Smart Keyboard Pro. I use WiFi tethering to tether my laptop when I'm away. I remove the stock browser & install a 3rd party browser. I use a paid version of Documents to Go to replace Polaris Viewer for PDFs, Excel, Word, etc. Other than this, there's not much else I need!

    Keep in mind that I remove ALL of these apps AT THE SAME TIME using Titanium Backup; I go down the list, wipe data on each, then delete the APK & Odex of each...some of them are dependent on each other, so if you remove only a portion of them, your results may vary...

    Anyways, here are the apps that I have safely stripped without incident using Titanium Backup: (Note: Be sure to clear data of app prior to removal, and ALWAYS make a recovery backup of your ROM prior to stripping apps, and I would also suggest making a copy of the System/App folder and placing in on your SD card in case you want to add any apps back to the phone individually after stripping...if you need help with adding them back just give me a shout!)

    4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (Stk.apk)
    AllShare Cast 1.0 (AllShareCastWidget.apk)
    AllShare Controller 1.0 (AllShareDMC.apk)
    AllShare Play 1.0.0170 (AllSharePlay.apk)
    AllShare Service 1.0 (AllShareService.apk)
    Application installer 1.0 (PreloadInstaller.apk)
    AvrcpService Samsung 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (BluetoothAvrcp.apk)
    Bluetooth share 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (SecBluetooth.apk)
    BluetoothTest 1.0 (BluetoothTest.apk)
    Bubbles 1.0 (NoiseField.apk)
    Calculator 1.0 (SecCalculator2.apk)
    CapabilityManagerService 2.4.0 (CapabilityManagerService.apk)*Earphone plug notification*
    ChatON 1.7.0 (ChatON.apk)
    ChocoEUKor 1.0 (ChocoEUKor.apk)
    Clock (digital) 1.0 (DigitalClock.apk)
    Clock (funky) 1.0 (AnalogClockUnique.apk)
    Clock (modern) 1.0 (AnalogClockSimple.apk)
    com.android.samsungtest.SlateTest 1.0 (SlateTest.apk)
    com.qualcomm.privinit 4.0.4-eng.lnxbuild.20120405.021340 (PrivInit.apk)
    com.samsung.app.playreadyui 4.0.4-L710VLAPG8 (PRUI.apk)
    com.samsung.InputEventApp 1.0.0 (InputEventApp.apk)
    com.sec.android.app.wfdbroker 1.0.0 (Wfdbroker.apk)
    com.sec.app.MIPErrorNotifier 4.0.4-L710VPALI3 (MIPErrService.apk)
    com.sec.bcservice 1.0 (BCService.apk)
    ContextAwareService 4.0.4-L710VPALI3 (ContextAwareService.apk)
    Deep sea (1.0 (DeepSea.apk)
    DirectShareManager 1.3.20 (DirectShareManager.apk)
    Downloads 4.0.4-L710VPALI3 (SecDownloadProviderUi.apk) *This is Download UI for Stock Browser*
    DRM Protected Content Storage 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (DRMProvider.apk)
    Dropbox 2.2 (Dropbox.apk) *Install Dropbox from Play instead...stock app looks for missing Samsung Sync*
    Dropbox 1.0 (DropboxOOBEPriority4.apk)
    DttSupport 1.0 (DttSupport.apk)
    Dual clock (analog) 1.0 (DualClockAnalog.apk)
    Dual clock (digital) 1.0 (DualClockDigital.apk)
    Enterprise SysScope Service 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (EdmSysScopeService.apk)
    Enterprise VPN Services 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (EdmVpnServices.apk)
    EnterprisePermissions 1.0 (EnterprisePermissions.apk)
    Face Unlock 4.0.4-338691 (FaceLock.apk)
    Factory Test 1.0 (FactoryTest.apk)
    Flipboard 1.8.4 (Flipboard.apk)
    FWUpgrade 1.2.0 (FWUpgrade.apk)
    Game Hub 2.0 (GameHub_2.0_ICS.apk)
    Gmail 4.0.4-338691 (Gmail.apk)
    Google Bookmarks Sync 4.0.4-338691 (ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk)
    Google Play Books 2.4.3 (BooksTablet.apk)
    Google Play Movies 1.4.11 (Videos.apk)
    Google Play Music 4.1.513 (Music2.apk)
    Google Play Services (com.google.android.gms)
    Google Search 1.0 (googleSearchWidget.apk)
    Google+ 2.5.0.329322 (PlusOne.apk)
    Helv Neue S 1.0 (HelvNeueLT.apk)
    HTML Viewer 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (SecHTMLViewer.apk)
    INDIServiceManager 1.1 (INDI_Server.apk)
    Internet (SecBrowser.apk)
    Kies air 2.1.205131 (KiesAir.apk)
    Kies via Wi-Fi 2.0.0 (2) (kieswifi.apk)
    Lcdtest 1.0 (LcdTest.apk)
    Live wallpaper picker 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (SecLiveWallpapersPicker.apk)
    Luminous Dots 1.0 (LuminousDots.apk)
    MAPServiceSamsung 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (BluetoothMap.apk)
    Market Feedback Agent 4.0.4-338691 (GoogleFeedback.apk)
    Media Hub 1.6.0 (LF11, 800716) (MediaHub.apk)
    Mobile print 1.6.0.1219 (MobilePrint.apk)
    More Services 1.0 (MoreServices.apk)
    Music Hub 0.0.0.01 (MH_20_ICS_HHP.apk)
    MusicFX 1.4 (MusicFX.apk)
    My Uploads 1.5.14 (1514) (MediaUploader.apk)
    Nearby devices 1.3.0 (AllshareMediaServer.apk)
    News Daemon(EUR) 120502.01 (YahoonewsDaemon.apk)
    Nfc Service 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (Nfc.apk)
    NFC Test 1.0.0 (NfcTest.apk)
    OmaDrmPopup 1.0 (OmaDrmPopup.apk)
    Phase beam 1.0 (PhaseBeam.apk)
    Photo wall 1.0 (PhotoWall.apk)
    PickupTutorial 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (PickUpTutorial.apk)
    Polaris Viewer 4.0.4.1.4206.07 (PolarisViewer.apk)
    PopupuiReceiver 1.6 (PopupuiReceiver.apk)
    Remote Controls 4.14 (PCWClientS.apk)
    RoseEUKor 1.0 (RoseEUKor.apk)
    S Memo 12.02.07.4816 (SMemo.apk)
    S Memo 12.02.07.4816 (SMemoProvider.apk)
    S Planner widget 1.0 (SPlannerAppWidget.apk)
    S Suggest 3.1.69 (SSuggest.apk)
    S Voice 4.1.1 (voicetalk.apk)
    Samsung account 1.2.086 (SamsungService.apk)
    Samsung Apps 2.6.238 (SamsungApps.apk)
    Samsung Backup Provider 1.0 (sCloudBackupProvider.apk)
    Samsung Cloud Data Relay 1.3.1 (sCloudDataRelay.apk)
    Samsung keyboard 1.0 (SamsungIME.apk)
    Samsung Push Client (SPPPushClient_Prod.apk)
    Samsung Syncadapters 1.3.1.SP2 (sCloudDataSync.apk)
    Samsung TTS (SamsungTTS.apk)
    SamsungAppsUNA2 2.0.35 (SamsungAppsUNA3.apk)
    SASlideShow 1.0 (SlideShow.apk)
    Search Applications Provider 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (ApplicationsProvider.apk)
    Self Test Mode 1.0 (SelfTestMode.apk)
    Setup Wizard 1.3 (SetupWizard.apk)
    Share app 1.0 (ShareApp.apk)
    ShareShotService 1.0 (ShareShotService.apk)
    Smart Device Manager 3.3 (SmartDeviceManager.apk)
    SmartcardService 2.3.2 (SmartCardService.apk)
    SNS 1.01 (SNS.apk)
    Sprint Connections Optimizer 1.2.249 (ConnectionsManager.apk)
    Sprint Zone 4.0.11 (SprintZone.apk)
    Stock Daemon(EUR) 120503.01 (YahoostockDaemon.apk)
    sysScope 1.1.11 (SysScope.apk)
    Tags 1.1 (Tag.apk)
    Talk 4.0.4-338691 (Talk.apk)
    TalkBack 3.0.2 (talkback.apk)
    Topic Wall 1.0 (TopicWall.apk)
    Try panning 1.0 (PanningTryActually.apk)
    USB settings 1.0 (Kies.apk)
    Voice Search 3.0.1 (VoiceSearch.apk)
    VPN Client 2.5.1 (VPNClient.apk)
    VpnDialogs 4.0.4-L710VPALG8 (VpnDialogs.apk)
    Wallet 1.1-R67-v4 (Wallet.apk)
    Weather 120616.01 (AccuweatherWidget.apk)
    Weather Daemon 120426.01 (AccuweatherDaemon.apk)
    Weather Main 1200616.01 (AccuweatherWidget_Main.apk)
    Wi-Fi Direct 1.0 (SecFileShareClient.apk)
    Wi-Fi Direct share 1.0 (SecFileShareServer.apk)
    Windy weather 1.0 (WeatherWall.apk)
    WlanTest 1.0.0 (WlanTest.apk)
    Yahoo! Finance 120510.01 (YahoostockWidget.apk)
    Yahoo! News 12.05.04.01 (YahoonewsWidget.apk)



    Cheers!

    VegasRooted
    Thanks so much

    What about all the .odex files with the same names?
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    Default Re: Apps Safe to Remove from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint Version, Stock Rooted)

    Yes, remove the .odex file of each as well. Titanium Backup does this automatically as you delete each app, which will save you some time.
    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mobdad View Post
    You cannot uninstall stock applications my friend. Freezing is your correct solution.
    Actually you can....
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    You are right Skunk. My bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasRooted View Post
    ALWAYS make a recovery backup of your ROM prior to stripping apps
    I just did this, but I can't seem to locate the backup that Recovery made. Where is the default location? I've got the S3 connected to my Win7 system and I can browse folders in both CARD and PHONE, but I don't see the backup I just did.

    Quote Originally Posted by VegasRooted View Post
    I would also suggest making a copy of the System/App folder and placing in on your SD card in case you want to add any apps back to the phone individually after stripping
    Using what method? I don't see either folder within Win7. Do I use ES Explorer or the like?
    Last edited by TigerDave; 11-30-2012 at 12:42 PM.
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    Update: I followed the directions and first wiped the data before uninstalling the apps and system services (well, most of them, at least -- I kept some that I wanted to use).

    My Phone froze for about a minute, became unresponsive, and then self-rebooted.

    So I restored my Recovery Backup.

    My 2nd attempt was to just FREEZE the apps in the list. Same results. One of the processes that VegasRooted listed is making my phone unhappy and unstable when either removed or frozen. It's going to take me a while to pinpoint which one. Not sure what the best method is to track down the culprit other than defrosting each, one at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TigerDave View Post
    Update: I followed the directions and first wiped the data before uninstalling the apps and system services (well, most of them, at least -- I kept some that I wanted to use).

    My Phone froze for about a minute, became unresponsive, and then self-rebooted.

    So I restored my Recovery Backup.

    My 2nd attempt was to just FREEZE the apps in the list. Same results. One of the processes that VegasRooted listed is making my phone unhappy and unstable when either removed or frozen. It's going to take me a while to pinpoint which one. Not sure what the best method is to track down the culprit other than defrosting each, one at a time.
    That would be the answer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasRooted View Post
    I remove the stock Gmail app because it does not do pinch-to-zoom
    FYI: As of today's update, GMail now supports auto-fit and zoom capabilities. You do have to enable the function though.

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    Vegas, I am a late comer and just froze all of the items that you listed, except a few that I know I wanted to keep. I am just starting to dab a tat in this area, and have spent a couple of late nights trying to figure things out. Your list allowed me to do what I wanted to do without much hessitation. Now, if I could only tether my S3 either though USB or WiFi, I'll be set. Thanks again.

    Lucho
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    Note: If you use Google Now (displayed as the system app "Google Search"), make sure you do NOT integrate any updates of Google Search into your ROM (using Titanium Backup). Doing so makes it constantly Force Close (crash).

    My phone came with Google Search 1.0 and I had later installed the update Google Search 2.2.9.542574 via the Play Store. I then integrated it into the ROM and the app kept freezing and force closing within a few seconds of use.

    To resolve this, select the Google Search app in Titanium Backup and under the Special Features menu, select "Convert to user app".
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    Default Re: Apps Safe to Remove from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint Version, Stock Rooted)

    I like the list that VegasRooted proposed.
    Is it any way to automate this? I'm thinking of using ADB (write a script) for this. Did anyone try this already?

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    Default Re: Apps Safe to Remove from Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint Version, Stock Rooted)

    Thank you TigerDave! Another thing that happened as a message: Unfortunately the process com.google.process.gaps has stopped. Later, I tried to download a file from google store, and it would not find it. I started to freak out, but did a quick search and someone pointed at the download service as the culprit. In addition, there was another file mentioned. I defrosted all of the google files (play books, magazines, etc.), and thank G it seems to be working well, much speedier than before the issue. I will look into your advice and see if it affects me. Thanks again bud.
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