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I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan.

The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my application list. I'm not just talking about a few that I don't like, I'm talking about so many that I have to scroll through pages to get at the apps I want.

I was unable to uninstall a handful by going to the Market and simply opting to uninstall.

However, with all the rest, the uninstall button is greyed out.

Can I remove these apps without rooting the phone, and if so how?

If I have to root the phone, is that possible with my model?