1. boostcraver's Avatar
    Hello AC,

    I have a new phone (E4GT) here which is rooted and running Calk ROM2.9.2. I've done a full backup using CWM and TB Lite. I figured after rooting I could delete whatever applications I want, but going to Settings - Applications - Manage Applications - some items are not possible to be removed. So two questions:

    1. How to remove these types of items? Say I wanted to remove Accuweather?

    2. Is there a list of common Sprint bloat / other bloat to remove? Or things that are safe to remove and won't silently break other functioning apps?


    Thanks,

    boost
    03-03-2012 11:17 AM
  2. boostcraver's Avatar
    Search for how to remove bloat finds nothing, but looking at Nandroid backup, now that returns results.

    The real big thread - http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=694263

    App recommendations - After root, how do you remove bloatware? - Android Forums

    Be sure to submit a FCC complaint while you are at it for all the pre-installed garbage - Tell the FCC

    Clean up the hero (not e4gt but..) - How to remove Stocks, Nascar and other useless apps... - xda-developers
    03-03-2012 11:27 AM
  3. Paul627g's Avatar
    Yep as you found out just because you have are rooted and running a custom ROM doesn't mean that you can simply go into Settings and uninstall applications. Only applications you can uninstall that way is ones you have downloaded from the Market and installed.

    Otherwise you have to manually go in and remove the app's ".apk" using a root level file utility like ES File Explorer or Root Explorer. Titanium Backup & My Backup also have options to do so also...
    03-03-2012 11:30 AM
  4. JayWill's Avatar
    I personally like to use Titanium Backup to uninstall system apps, as you can also use it to back them up first. This way, if whatever you uninstalled starts causing problems, you can restore the backup. Better yet, you can freeze the app first before uninstalling to see if any unexpected issues arise.

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    03-03-2012 02:22 PM
  5. evoldroid's Avatar
    Go to app market download system app remover looks like a green garbage can ......All you have to do is select what you want removed and click delete apps will be gone
    03-08-2012 11:45 PM
  6. TheRyland's Avatar
    This app doesn't exist in Google Play.
    03-09-2012 10:02 AM
  7. TheRyland's Avatar
    So the only way to move bloatware like "Media Hub" are to root? There's no other methods?
    03-09-2012 10:03 AM
  8. JayWill's Avatar
    So the only way to move bloatware like "Media Hub" are to root? There's no other methods?
    Correct. You need root to uninstall system applications.

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    03-09-2012 01:33 PM
  9. AndrewRich's Avatar
    Go to app market download system app remover looks like a green garbage can ......All you have to do is select what you want removed and click delete apps will be gone
    This app doesn't exist in Google Play.
    Sure it does: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...em.app.remover

    But it crashes (force close) on every operation. I did send the developer a report and hope it's fixed soon.
    03-24-2012 01:13 AM
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