Remove captivate bloat 2.2 rooted

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I have rooted my Captivate after updating to official 2.2. I have tried to follow the steps to remove bloatware, but I believe the SDK steps are different now because I keep getting access denied.

Any help would be appreciated :)
 

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You need to have the system mounted as R/W. Download an app like Root Explorer that allows you to mount the system (I use Super Manager, mainly because it is free), and then give it a try.
 

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Not sure, I think you have to do it from the phone (unless they made a Droid Explorer app, in which case it should).
 

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You need to have the system mounted as R/W. Download an app like Root Explorer that allows you to mount the system...

Root Explorer has been the best $4.00 I've spent. (It's actually the only app I've ever bought, I'll go the cheap/free route everytime.)

It's a little tricky to use and because it gives you complete access to the phone's files, it can be a little dangerous.
 

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Root Explorer has been the best $4.00 I've spent. (It's actually the only app I've ever bought, I'll go the cheap/free route everytime.)

It's a little tricky to use and because it gives you complete access to the phone's files, it can be a little dangerous.

I usually use adb. More of a pain, but it's hard to screw it up.
 

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Alright, I got the Super Manager app installed. Now I am completely lost as to what I need to do now...

Dang, this would be a great time to actually have my phone haha.

Go into the File Manager, and it's either on the bottom bar, or after you press menu. It'll say something about system mounting or system r/w. Switch it to r/w, do what you need to, and switch it back to read only.
 

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Ok, I have at the main screen:
Task Manager
APK Manager
File Explorer
Backup Restore
Settings

If I go into File Explorer, the Menu there has Reload all Application Info. Directory Sort, Display Sort, Setup

The Settings has
Root:
Enable ROOT function
select busybox file
use silent installer
Enable unmount card

And there is a ton more under different headers
 

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Oh yeah, you need to enable root function.

It's not in settings I don't think. In the file explorer, is there a row of icons at the bottom? It should be one of those. It was a weird picture so it might take a minute to find.
 

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there was a change file MODE one. Brought up a box to allow owner group and other read write and execute privileges. all are checked, still get Read only file system when trying to execute:
cp /dbdata/databases/com.android.providers.settings/settings.db /sdcard/settings.db
 

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That's not it. Man, I wish I had my phone so I could find it for you. Keep looking, I know its there.

Maybe root explorer is worth the 4 bucks lol.
 

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My own app Bloat Freezer allows you to freeze apps instead of deleting them. Deleting them prevents you from getting future updates (Who knows if Samsung will ever push out another update though right?) while freezing them allows you to defrost the apps at anytime so you can use them again, or get system updates and it freezes/defrosts in one click making is super friendly and easy.

Bloat freezer is in the market. Titanium Backup Premium also has a freezing feature but is much more expensive.
 

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Ok, well I found one issue...
I couldnt write to the folder because the phone was going into mass storage mode...
SO I may have beat it now...we shall see
 

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I upgraded to froyo. Thinking about switching back to di11i. But back when I had stock eclair I did this. But with froyo I cant get rid of att maps, com.telenav, and com.yellowpages. I deleted the apk files under system apps. What do I do now

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I think you have to uninstall the apps before you delete. I had that issue on my Aria...I would delete the apk, but the app was still there, and I couldn't adb uninstall because it couldn't find it.
 

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