1. ajp8806's Avatar
    Simple question. I'm rooted and have root explorer installed. Can I safely delete the Facebook apk and reinstall from the market? Main reason is greenify won't hibernate system apps. I have tried to convert in TiBu but still doesn't work. Thanks.

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    08-26-2014 10:49 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Facebook is flagged as a system app? Really? Strange. Well, it SHOULD be safe. You could try going into the Play Store, find the Facebook app and if it says INSTALLED, then they are not different versions and it definitely shouldn't be a system app. But if the Play Store version asks you to Install, then the version that came with your phone is different and might have special code to tie it in with phone features.

    In any case, you should always create a full backup before messing with stuff anyway, right? Just have one handy and if things go awry, just go back to it.
    08-26-2014 10:52 AM
  3. aandrew610's Avatar
    if you use donate version of greenify you can hibernate facebook. I havent tried deleteing then reinstalling it yet let me know how it goes it shouldnt cause any issues
    BBSeattle and SpookDroid like this.
    08-26-2014 11:46 AM
  4. xocomaox's Avatar
    There's no use having this app as a system app. Remove and reboot.
    08-26-2014 12:17 PM
  5. srkmagnus's Avatar
    There's no use having this app as a system app. Remove and reboot.
    Correct. However, most pre-installed apps come installed on the /system partition so that the user can't delete it. There's a reason why most apps are installed there. For some, such as the social networking ones, it's pointless.
    08-26-2014 01:28 PM
  6. xamadeix's Avatar
    You should be able to remove that safely. Has no use. I was shocked myself that Twitter and Facebook can't be removed.

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    aandrew610 likes this.
    08-26-2014 03:31 PM
  7. ajp8806's Avatar
    I downloaded system app remover from the play store, and uninstalled Facebook. I then reinstalled it and it hibernates now. Must say the app seems pretty decent. It tells you what you shouldn't delete, and has the option to restore.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-27-2014 11:54 AM
  8. AndroidHabit's Avatar
    To anyone who wants to remove or move facebook as a user installed app. Why would you even want facebook anyway? CIA owns that **** and I highly advise anyone to stop using it or create a fake name account.
    Facebook is totally safe to remove once you are rooted since carriers are paid to add facebook and twiter they are not able to be removed.
    08-29-2014 01:18 AM

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