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What is the best way to completely remove the default apps that came with the xoom? Since android apps are self contain packages is it enough just to remove the application package on the device through adk?

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The Xoom has a locked bootloader that will restore the system image if it notices a missing app, if I'm not mistaken, so I think there are extra considerations here. –  Matthew Read May 29 '11 at 15:41
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Unlike on their phones, they made the Xoom's bootloader unlockable. –  Chris Stratton May 29 '11 at 17:00
    
@Matthew: As Chris already noted, the bootloader on the Xoom is unlockable (via fastboot). –  eldarerathis May 29 '11 at 18:14
    
Ah, awesome. I've updated my answer on the other question, so I'll vote to close as well. –  Matthew Read May 29 '11 at 18:20
    
Question (which is possibly in the wrong place): Which apps? I was led to believe the xoom sported vanilla hpneycomb withput any motorolatweaking - certainly it lacks touchwiz... –  syntheticbrain Jun 29 '11 at 16:46

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With a little extra care (such as taking backups first in case you want to go back), if you have root, simply rm-ing the .apk in /system/app is sufficient to remove system apps. Take care though, as removing certain apps may cause the system or other apps to crash.

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