The default browser on my Galaxy S Vibrant running Froyo has a bunch of favorites pre-loaded -- CNN, Facebook, etc. The browser tells me they can't be deleted when I try. How can I delete them? Is there a folder of them somewhere I can just delete? I am rooted.


Doing a full Clear Data on the default browser ("Internet" on the Incredible) worked for me. Just make sure you have your other bookmarks backed up (for example, using an app such as Backup Bookmarks could be used to back them up to SD). The steps should look something like this:

Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All > Internet > Clear Data

EDIT: As mentioned in the comment below, Bookmarks Manager allows users to delete the default browser favorites/bookmarks. Note that the crossed-out portion of this answer would erase things such as history, entered text, etc. however, apparently not the default bookmarks.

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  • Unfortunately, after clearing data I actually have more undeletable bookmarks than before. – Matthew Read Mar 1 '11 at 1:24
  • Very strange... can you delete them using this app? Bookmarks Manager (longpress > delete). Not sure why Clear Data generated more undeletable bookmarks but it seems like that is a wrong answer. Let me know if this works... – gary Mar 1 '11 at 1:34
  • Bookmarks Manager did it, thanks. +1. I assume the browser has some sort of "initial setup" where it restores those bookmarks or something. – Matthew Read Mar 1 '11 at 2:37

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