Am looking for a simple safe way to uninstall some Vodaphone branded apps without changing the ROM (if possible) I expect rooting will be necessary and possibly a temporary ROM will be required to do this. I can live with the majority of the installed apps, it is just the brandings I dislike. My main concern is that there appear to be 2 separate web Vodaphone browsers one is clearly badged, the other appears to be clean (but isn't) If I uninstall these I might be locked out of web access. I have recently updated to Jellybean 4.1.2 and wonder if I will lose this if I root.

The following is phone info: Baseband I9100BULS1 Kernel: 3.0.31-889555 dpi @ DELL 228#3 SMP PREEMPT Thu Jan31 14:48:54 KST 2013 Build No:JZO54K.I9100XWLSD

Am new to this, keen to understand and anxious to get it right. Any advice would be much appreciated. Many thanks

  • Have you checked with our rooting index, as the tag-wiki for "rooting" suggests? Maybe the methods mentioned for either GT-I9100P or GT-I9100G do work for you?
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 18:03
  • I have read up on forums and checked on the web for guidance. I understand the principle but do not want to change the current ROM. I believe I will need to run a different ROM to access the software and remove the annoying bloatware. Once I have done that I want to return the phone to how it was before rooting, this is where I am unsure if an unroot will replace the bloat. Having upgraded twice from gingerbread to ice cream sandwich and now to jellybean I wonder if I will have to re do all of these or just the jellybean. Lots of queries, just lack enough information.
    – D. Wilkie
    Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 19:19
  • You won't need another ROM (in fact, usually you will need to root your device to install a new ROM -- not the other way around). Have you checked the links I posted in my previous comment? A short explanation you also find in the tag wiki for "rooting" (simply hover your mouse over the tag, and select "info" in the popup).
    – Izzy
    Commented Mar 23, 2013 at 19:29


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