I have a Galaxy Nexus (running 4.2.2 if it matters but I'd presume the rules would apply to most Android OS' in general, it isn't currently rooted but I can root it if necessary) that I've recently replaced with a newer phone.
Now I'd like to give my 5 year old my Gnex as a basic "game/kids app device" that he can mess around with since he was used to playing a few kid games before on it. I still want WIFI access so airplane mode is out.
However, I'd like to be able to completely remove the PHONE functionality from the phone. The phone has no service, but can still make Emergency calls and I'm concerned about him possibly doing so before I can explain to 911 that it was an accidental call.
So, is there a way to completely disable:
- the phone dialer
- the ability to place emergency calls
- the contacts/address book
Bottom line: If you think in Apple terms, I'd like an "iPhone" to become an "IPod Touch", but for my Android.