After accepting a system update, I found that T-Mobile installed TeleNav GPS on my phone. Tech tier support tells me there is no way to remove it since it is installed as a "system level" app or something.

I'd really like to remove it, because it interferes with the default Google Navigation app, coming up no matter how many times I set the defaults.

I planned to root the phone, following the instructions on rootzwiki, but after running Revolutionary I got this message:

Your device: doubleshot, with HBOOT 1.45.0013 is not supported at this time

I've read elsewhere I can unlock my bootloader with software from HTC, but that this will completely format the phone, erasing all personal data, installed apps, and messages.

Do I have any other options to remove this hostile GPS application?

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    On rooting this device, also take a look at Working root method for myTouch 4G Slide? (I know it's your own question, axiomx11 -- this is meant as a reference for others stumbling upon this page).
    – Izzy
    Feb 1 '13 at 14:37

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:

  1. Visit http://wap.mobiles24.com on your wap enabled handset

  2. Select Download by ID and enter 552004

  3. Click Download Item

Other links:

Root Uninstaller Pro 2.7 Android App Apk

Google Play :: Root Uninstaller Pro (small price)

  • Appreciate the links, but it appears this app only works if you already have root, which I don't.
    – axiomx11
    Jun 24 '12 at 21:16
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    If you overcome the issue of your personal data, by performing a backup, a world of solutions should present themselves :) (I've got many solutions, but for your device they require the wipe-clean process)
    – Zuul
    Jun 24 '12 at 21:36
  • Ok, if that is what I have to do, I will do it then. Thanks.
    – axiomx11
    Jun 24 '12 at 21:58
  • Another user here helped me get root, and I was able to use the uninstaller program you suggested. TeleNav is gone now, thanks!
    – axiomx11
    Jun 28 '12 at 0:38

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