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Yes, you have to be rooted. To get rooted, see this question: How do I root my device? One of the easiest ways to uninstall system apps after rooting is to use Titanium Backup. You can just click an app and choose Uninstall. Note: Be careful what you remove! You might want to use Titanium to back them up before you remove them, in case it makes your ...
You can't remove them without root, they're installed to a directory that cannot be accessed without root. However, you can do the next best thing, close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears, and go la-la-la-la, pretending they don't exist. The way to do this is to get a launcher (such as ADW if memory serves), that allows you to hide icons. In that ...
As it has already been said: the main difference is that disabling an app simply marks it unavailable (which can easily be reverted), while removing physically removes the app and all connected data from the device. What was still left open is: What do you gain from removing an app, that you didn't get by disabling it – so it would be worth the risk of not ...
You can disable only System apps from Android 4.0 onwards. Check the guide here with video. Basically you have to: Go to your phone’s main settings menu. Go to the “Apps” or “Applications” option. Go to the “All” tab in your list of apps. Find the app you wish to disable and tap on it. Press the disable button next to the force stop button. ...
You may also use ADB to remove applications, but the application methods are easier. Since use of ADB does not require a market, this will work for users who are rooted but who cannot or do not wish to use Android market or similar marketplaces. ./adb remount #ROOT IS REQUIRED TO REMOUNT /system read-write ./adb shell cd /system/app To see what's ...
Rooting your phone without a custom ROM can be used to removed crapware. I have a french "Orange" HTC Desire, and here is what I did to remove the Orange apps: use Unrevoked to root your phone (close Eclipse because it can prevent Unrevoked from detecting the reboot, use USB Drive Mode if you try to root on a Mac as they say it's more reliable) once you're ...
1) Consider rooting your device, it's really easy now with the Unrevoked package 2) Settings -> accounts & sync. Here you can set options around what does it doesn't auto sync
Yes, you will have to root and invalidate your warranty to remove these apps. Most of the time however you can "un-root" and no one will be the wiser.
This depends on the manufacturer of the device the provider where you bought your device. The manufacturer pre-installs some applications. Also the provider may pre-install some applications. So this does not depend on the Android version but on the manufacturer and/or provider.
Yes, you can remove bloatware from rooted tablet, but not using stock uninstall utility. Use Titanium Backup to remove those bloatware. Its the simplest way. The meaning of being rooted means you can access device as root user of Linux (Android is Linux). A root user can do everything on system. Stock settings utilities aren't designed to use this ...
The Settings application doesn't let you uninstall system apps; it's got nothing to do with root. It doesn't check for root, or anything like that. I recommend using Titanium Backup to remove system apps, it works wonderfully. I even had a regular app yesterday that the Market just couldn't uninstall for some reason, and TB took care of it.
Check out the "Barebones" page in CyanogenMod's wiki.
Autostarts allows you to view which apps receive which events and edit them so that you can prevent certain apps from receiving problematic events (the ones that keep restarting the app). As far as I know it won't help with some low-level apps that run all the time and restart themselves with no events occurring at all, but it should help with others.
Look in /system/app/ for com.sonyericsson.extras.liveware.apk or similar. Remove it and any .odex file with the same name if present and that should get rid of it. (Note that I have no idea if this is required by the system or will otherwise screw up your phone, so do it at your own risk.)
Requirement: Rooted phone Samsung Phone AccountAndSyncSettings.apk -- NO, Sync settings, this is required, even if out don´t sync, this is because it syncs more than just calendar and contacts, it is the effective sync to your google account, required for just about anything. ApplicationsProvider.apk -- NO, required for application installation and ...
Sorry, but you have to root in order to do this. There is no other way. Root (optional) Install Titanium Backup and backup your phone. If you mess something up you can restore your phone using this Now use an app called System App Remover to select the app you want to delete. You will have to grant superuser permission for it to work
A backup never is a bad idea, so right after you get root access, you should: Do a full NANDroid backup (which creates images of your partitions, so you always can revert to this state by simply restoring them) Use Titanium Backup to make a full backup of all your apps and their settings (so you can re-install a selection when needed) Freezing does not ...
Yes, you have to root your phone in order to remove preinstalled apps. See these questions here and here. Before you remove any applications, MAKE SURE YOU MAKE A BACKUP via Nandroid. You may delete an app that the system relies on (for one reason or other). Do some searching and make sure it is safe to remove the apps you want to remove.
With the Samsung Galaxy SIII running Android 4 (and generally starting with Ice Cream Sandwich), it is possible to disable (some) pre-installed system apps without rooting the phone. I'm still going to root it, I think; factory apps imposed upon me which cannot be disabled or uninstalled basically creep me out, quite frankly. If nothing else, it's ...
You are running sense that comes with these "extra" "sense like experience" apps. You are right, you cannot remove them by normal means. If you go to manage applications and select each htc app (Peep, facebook for htc sense) you will not be given the option to uninstall them or delete them. If you do root your phone, you will be able to uninstall them via ...
If you don't use them, there is no point in updating them. The only benefit of updating would be that they will stop giving annoying reminders to update - at least until their next update. Many of these bloatware/crapware additions can't be removed without rooting the phone. However, many of them will respond to a Force Stop after which they won't prompt ...
DjeMBeY has created a custom ROM on XDA which contains stock ROM, minus the bloatware. It is pre-rooted; once you flash it, you also get root. There is also a Google Play edition if that's what you want.
There's no official way to install a "pure Android" ROM: the only official ROM is that provided by the manufacturer. As sameer says in the comments, you can disable bloatware apps from the settings, with almost the same effect as uninstalling them. If you want to start from a clean slate, you should look for an AOSP-based custom (unofficial) ROM. Although ...
Many Android phones come packed with useless software preinstalled by the device’s manufacturer and your cellular carrier, this is called "bloatware". Software vendors usually pay to pre-install lite versions of their products on the new devices to promote their work. On the other hand, it may happen that apps already installed are useful and selected ...
If it came pre-installed with your phone then its a system app. You cannot uninstall it (unless you have your phone rooted, which i think you don't have). Best option for you is to disable the app. In this case, the app won't run and won't consume any CPU or battery (if that's your problem). If you are concerned about storage space running out then this ...
I just solved the contacts force close issue on my droid 3. I had frozen several apps with Titanium Backup. The fix was to unfreeze these 2 items: Yahoo contacts 2.3.4 and Yahoo! mail authenticator 2.3.4 Immediately my issues were resolved. Running rooted stock rom Hope this helps others. I have benefited plenty from others' posts. :)
There is an application called Root Uninstaller Pro 2.7, with the sole purpose of allowing users uninstall either SYSTEM or REGULAR applications. To download it to your phone via WAP: Visit http://wap.mobiles24.com on your wap enabled handset Select Download by ID and enter 552004 Click Download Item Other links: Root Uninstaller Pro 2.7 Android App ...
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