Much like flashing a new custom Rom that's been de bloated, there are some factory apps, and some are stripped. My question is, can you edit the apps that are within the factory reset? So when you DO factory reset, the modified apps that you changed will be the apps replaced into the system, and not the plethora of useless bloatware.
Well, why not?
Whenever you write a change, such as a modified or deleted app, to
/system, which is where most factory bloatware resides, it cannot be reversed by a simple factory reset. Why?
A factory reset just does a perfunctory wipe of
/cache. This removes any user-specific info done after the initial configuration, as well as user-installed apps. This does not affect the system partition in any way, so any changes made there will persist after a factory reset is done.
1) Take a NANDroid backup.
2) Delete whatever you need to from
3) That's it, its not coming back even if you do a factory reset. Now, if you need to restore the backup, that's a whole different story.