[How To]: Apps that are safe to remove from a rooted Exhibit 2

Cory Streater

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Please read carefully and proceed with caution

If you're looking for a list of Live Wallpapers, Widgets, or other Bloatware apps that are safe to remove from the Exhibit 2 (II), you've come to the right place.

Help us keep it up to date! If there's something missing from the list, and you've tested that it can safely be removed (without ill affects), please shae.

Application|APK|Notes/Opinions/Commentary
411 directory search|LiveSource1_2_20110719.signed.apk|
Adobe Flash Player|install_flash_player.apk|get it in the Market if you want it
DLAN AllShare|DLNA.apk|
Android/Google Live Wallpapers|LiveWallpapers.apk|
Bejeweled 2|Bejeweled2_trust5.apk|Game
Blio|T-Mobile_Blio_1.0.1803_PROD_for_2.2.apk|
Bonus Apps|bonusapps-1.2.1.74931.5-signed-zipaligned.apk|
Books|BooksPhone.apk|
Touchwiz Calculator|TouchWizCalculator.apk|Search Market for better apps
Touchwiz Calendar|TwCalendarAppWidget.apk|
Clock|AnalogClock.apk|
Screen Capture|screenCaptureService.apk|
Dual Clock|DualClock.apk|
Samsung's Email 3.0|Email.apk|This is not Gmail
Files|MyFiles.apk|ES File Explorer or Root Explorer
Highlight|highlight-2.0.73556.9-unsigned.signed.apk|
Home screen tips|Protips.apk|
Kies Air|KiesAir.apk|This is actually a great app, but WiFi Explorer in the Market is good too.
LiveWallpapersPicker|LiveWallpapersPicker.apk and LiveWallpapersPicker.odex|
Lookout Anti-Virus|com.lookout_Release.apk|
Media Hub|MediaHub.apk|
Memo|Memo.apk|
Mini diary|MiniDiary.apk|
Mini paper|PostIt.apk|
More for Me|tmobile_m4m_3_0_15.signed.apk|Bloat
My account|MyAccount-5.4.16.apk|
My account|sihome-signed-tmo-android-8.apk|
Music|MusicPlayer.apk|Market has some great music apps to choose from
News and Weather widget|GenieWidget.apk|
Polaris Office|PolarisOffice.apk|Not bad, but check out QuickOffice
Share App Share|App.apk|
Slacker|slackerradio_3.0.522.apk|
Social network apps|SNS SnsProvider.apk|All SNS apps are related
SNS AccountFb|SnsAccountFb.apk|
SNS AccountLi|SnsAccountLi.apk|
SNS AccountTw|SnsAccountTw.apk|
SNS Disclaimer|SnsDisclaimer.apk|
SNSImageCache|SnsImageCache.apk|
Social hub|SocialHub.apk|
Sound Player|SoundPlayer.apk|
Speech Recorder|SpeechRecorder.apk|Used to record sound snippets for tuning voice commands
Swype keyboard|Swype.apk|
T-Mobile Mall|MallLite-4.0.95.apk|total bloat
T-Mobile TV HD|com.mobitv.client.tmobiletvhd.apk|bloat, bloat, bloat
Telenav GPS Navigator|Telenav.apk|Google Nav is free and better
Terminal emulator|Term.apk|terminal emulator
Tethering Manager|TetheringManager2.apk.|FoxFi is free and therefore better
Tetris|Tetris.apk|Game
Touchwiz Wallpaper Chooser|TwWallpaperChooser.apk|Touchwiz wallpapers
Qik Video Chat|qik.apk|In Market as well
Videos|VideoPlayer.apk|Stock video player - search market for better alternatives
Visual Voicemail|vvm-signed.apk|Google Voice is a very popular alternative
Voice Recorder|VoiceRecorder.apk|Market is full of options
VPN Services|VpnServices.apk|needed if your company requires VPN access
Wi-Fi Calling|WiFi-Calling.apk|T-Mobile's WiFi calling service
Wipeout receiver|wipereceiver.apk|Exchange servers remote wipe feature
Yelp|Yelp.2.7.4.tmobile.apk|Available in the Market as well
YouTube|YouTube.apk|Available in the Market as well
Zinio|Reader ZinioReader.v1.01.3420|Magazine reader that's also available in the Market

Be very careful removing apps that are not on this list. Just because you see something listed as safe on the internetz doesn't make it so. Too many people brick their phones because they think they've removed something that was okay, only to find themselves in trouble.
 

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Re: [How To]: Apps that are safe to remove from a rooted Exhibit

i accidently fat fingered and deleted mediascannerservice and i have searched all over the web but i cant find anyone who has deleted this before or how to fix it. i did a factory reset on my phone yesterday and now i cant download anything from google play and it pops up the process android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly. please try again. i need help. :'(
 

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Re: [How To]: Apps that are safe to remove from a rooted Exhibit

Is any Samsung Exhibit II owner able to upload the mediahub APK? Thank you in advance.
 

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Re: [How To]: Apps that are safe to remove from a rooted Exhibit

Is any Samsung Exhibit II owner able to upload the mediahub APK? Thank you in advance.

I personally don't have this phone, but my sister just got today and I will try rooting it tomorrow. I'll see if I could help you out here after rooting. :)

Update: My sister isn't allowing me to root or even mess with her phone, so no luck in getting you the apk you're needing.
 
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Please read carefully and proceed with caution

If you're looking for a list of Live Wallpapers, Widgets, or other Bloatware apps that are safe to remove from the Exhibit 2 (II), you've come to the right place.

Help us keep it up to date! If there's something missing from the list, and you've tested that it can safely be removed (without ill affects), please shae.

Application|APK|Notes/Opinions/Commentary
411 directory search|LiveSource1_2_20110719.signed.apk|
Adobe Flash Player|install_flash_player.apk|get it in the Market if you want it
DLAN AllShare|DLNA.apk|
Android/Google Live Wallpapers|LiveWallpapers.apk|
Bejeweled 2|Bejeweled2_trust5.apk|Game
Blio|T-Mobile_Blio_1.0.1803_PROD_for_2.2.apk|
Bonus Apps|bonusapps-1.2.1.74931.5-signed-zipaligned.apk|
Books|BooksPhone.apk|
Touchwiz Calculator|TouchWizCalculator.apk|Search Market for better apps
Touchwiz Calendar|TwCalendarAppWidget.apk|
Clock|AnalogClock.apk|
Screen Capture|screenCaptureService.apk|
Dual Clock|DualClock.apk|
Samsung's Email 3.0|Email.apk|This is not Gmail
Files|MyFiles.apk|ES File Explorer or Root Explorer
Highlight|highlight-2.0.73556.9-unsigned.signed.apk|
Home screen tips|Protips.apk|
Kies Air|KiesAir.apk|This is actually a great app, but WiFi Explorer in the Market is good too.
LiveWallpapersPicker|LiveWallpapersPicker.apk and LiveWallpapersPicker.odex|
Lookout Anti-Virus|com.lookout_Release.apk|
Media Hub|MediaHub.apk|
Memo|Memo.apk|
Mini diary|MiniDiary.apk|
Mini paper|PostIt.apk|
More for Me|tmobile_m4m_3_0_15.signed.apk|Bloat
My account|MyAccount-5.4.16.apk|
My account|sihome-signed-tmo-android-8.apk|
Music|MusicPlayer.apk|Market has some great music apps to choose from
News and Weather widget|GenieWidget.apk|
Polaris Office|PolarisOffice.apk|Not bad, but check out QuickOffice
Share App Share|App.apk|
Slacker|slackerradio_3.0.522.apk|
Social network apps|SNS SnsProvider.apk|All SNS apps are related
SNS AccountFb|SnsAccountFb.apk|
SNS AccountLi|SnsAccountLi.apk|
SNS AccountTw|SnsAccountTw.apk|
SNS Disclaimer|SnsDisclaimer.apk|
SNSImageCache|SnsImageCache.apk|
Social hub|SocialHub.apk|
Sound Player|SoundPlayer.apk|
Speech Recorder|SpeechRecorder.apk|Used to record sound snippets for tuning voice commands
Swype keyboard|Swype.apk|
T-Mobile Mall|MallLite-4.0.95.apk|total bloat
T-Mobile TV HD|com.mobitv.client.tmobiletvhd.apk|bloat, bloat, bloat
Telenav GPS Navigator|Telenav.apk|Google Nav is free and better
Terminal emulator|Term.apk|terminal emulator
Tethering Manager|TetheringManager2.apk.|FoxFi is free and therefore better
Tetris|Tetris.apk|Game
Touchwiz Wallpaper Chooser|TwWallpaperChooser.apk|Touchwiz wallpapers
Qik Video Chat|qik.apk|In Market as well
Videos|VideoPlayer.apk|Stock video player - search market for better alternatives
Visual Voicemail|vvm-signed.apk|Google Voice is a very popular alternative
Voice Recorder|VoiceRecorder.apk|Market is full of options
VPN Services|VpnServices.apk|needed if your company requires VPN access
Wi-Fi Calling|WiFi-Calling.apk|T-Mobile's WiFi calling service
Wipeout receiver|wipereceiver.apk|Exchange servers remote wipe feature
Yelp|Yelp.2.7.4.tmobile.apk|Available in the Market as well
YouTube|YouTube.apk|Available in the Market as well
Zinio|Reader ZinioReader.v1.01.3420|Magazine reader that's also available in the Market

Be very careful removing apps that are not on this list. Just because you see something listed as safe on the internetz doesn't make it so. Too many people brick their phones because they think they've removed something that was okay, only to find themselves in trouble.

Hi Cory, thanks for all the help, but I'm just a tiny bit confused....Where is the List? :)

Thanks
 

Cory Streater

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Hi Cory, thanks for all the help, but I'm just a tiny bit confused....Where is the List? :)

Thanks

These tables got blown away after the vB4 upgrade. I need to redo them :/

I'll probably just take some screenshots from the old forums and post them here. On my todo list for this week.
 

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