What is the best way to completely remove the default apps that came with the xoom? Since android apps are self contain packages is it enough just to remove the application package on the device through adk?

  • The Xoom has a locked bootloader that will restore the system image if it notices a missing app, if I'm not mistaken, so I think there are extra considerations here. May 29, 2011 at 15:41
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    Unlike on their phones, they made the Xoom's bootloader unlockable. May 29, 2011 at 17:00
  • @Matthew: As Chris already noted, the bootloader on the Xoom is unlockable (via fastboot). May 29, 2011 at 18:14
  • Ah, awesome. I've updated my answer on the other question, so I'll vote to close as well. May 29, 2011 at 18:20
  • Question (which is possibly in the wrong place): Which apps? I was led to believe the xoom sported vanilla hpneycomb withput any motorolatweaking - certainly it lacks touchwiz... Jun 29, 2011 at 16:46

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With a little extra care (such as taking backups first in case you want to go back), if you have root, simply rm-ing the .apk in /system/app is sufficient to remove system apps. Take care though, as removing certain apps may cause the system or other apps to crash.

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