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Which Apks are safe & not safe to remove( big list)

OP naturallight

27th July 2014, 01:24 AM   |  #1  
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Note: The effects of removing certainapps can change depending on what version of Android and which rom you have. CM responds differently than stock, GB,jellybean, & kitt katt responds all differently


*****Make a back up before you go deleat crazy******


#1 *****Google play(google market)****
DO NOT REMOVE - will throw your phone into force close mode, Every apk will force close
I found out first hand..lol


AAccountAndSyncSettings Syncs settings to Google, especially important to Gmail. Do not delete.

Android_VirginUS-Chat Virgin Mobile Chat forum app. Safe to remove.

AndroidUTSManager Possibly Time sync system. Not recommended to delete.

***all all share apk safe to remove**
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareFileShare.apk
AllshareShareClient.apk
AllshareShareServer.apk
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllshareMediaShare.apk
AllsharePlay15_Tab.apk

ApplicationsProvider Provides the list of installed apps to Market. Delete at your own peril.

BBackupRestoreConfirmation - restores sync'd Google settings. Do not remove.

Bluetooth Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth.

BluetoothServices - Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth.

BluetoothTest.apk - safe to remove

Books.apk- safe to remove

Browser Stock Android web browser. Semi-safe to remove, can break bookmarks, voice search and possibly market.

CCalculator Calculator. Safe to remove.

Calendar Calendar app. Safe to remove.

CalendarGoogle - Calendar app. Safe to remove.

CalendarProvider -sync system for Calendar. Safe to remove.

Camera Camera app. Do not remove if you use your camera.

CarHomeGoogle Utilities to make using your phone safer while driving. Safe to remove.

CertInstaller Wifi certificate installer. Do not remove.

ChatON_MARKET.apk- safe to remove

ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter syncs Chrome bookmarks. Safe to remove.

ChromeToPhone syncs Chrome bookmarks Safe to remove.

CMParts Settings in Cyanogenmod roms will force close without this. Do not remove.

CMScreenshot Screen capture application. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.kickback Provides keyboard feedback through vibration. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.soundback Provides keyboard feedback through clicks. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.talkback Provides keyboard feedback through voice. Safe to remove.

Contacts Your contact list. Do not remove.ContactsProvider Syncs contacts. Do not remove.

Cyanbread Stock Cyanogenmod theme. Do note Remove unless you have an alternative installed.

DDefaultContainerService Needed for installing apps. Do not remove.

DeskClock Clock and alarm system. Safe to remove

Development Development app. Safe to remove.

DownloadProvider Handles (all) web browser downloads. Do not remove.

DownloadProviderUi Browser download interface. If removed, you won't see download status.

DrmProvider Handles DRM for media that contains it. Do not remove or you will break said media.

Dropbox.apk - safe to remove

DropboxOOBE.apk- safe to remoove

DSPManager Equalizer for tuning audio. Safe to remove.

DunServer Possibly part of the VPN system. Delete at your own risk.

EEmail Email app. Safe to remove, but will make it impossible to setup yourphone/
Market with Exchange

email transport system. Do not remove.

ExternalMemoryTest Possibly part of over the air provisioning. Possibly safe to remove, but not recommended.

factoryTest.apk- safe to remove

FFM FM radio player. Not functional on Optimus V. Safe to remove.

FotaClient.apk- safe to remove

GameHub_2.0_ICS_Note_oldkey.apk- safe to remove

ListFotakill Disables over the air updates. Depending on rom and phone, may be safe to remove (safe to remove on the OV).

GGalaxy4 Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Gallery3D Picture gallery utilty. Safe to remove

GalleryGoogle Picture gallery utilty. Safe to remove

GenieWidget Stock news and weather app. Safe to remove.

Gmail - Gmail app. Safe to remove, but can make it harder to setup your phone/Market with
GmailGoogleBackupTransport Handles backup of settings. Safe to remove.

GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter -sync system for Calendar. Safe to remove.

GoogleContactsSyncAdapter -sync system for Contacts. Safe to remove.

GoogleFeedback Forceclose reporting for Gapps. Safe for the phone to remove, but could cause problems for Gapps.

GoogleLoginService - Google login system. Do not remove.

GooglePartnerSetup - In App purchases? Not recommended to remove.

GoogleQuickSearchBox Search box widget. Safe to remove

GoogleServicesFramework Google login system for Gapps. Do not remove.

GoogleTTS - Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

GMS_Maps.apk- safe to remove

GoogleDrive.apk- safe to remove


GroupCast.apk- safe to remove

Hangouts.apk- safe to remove

HelpHub.apk- safe to remove

HHiddenMenu Hidden programming menus. Don't delete.

HTMLViewer Filters html to be more compatible. Safe to remove, but not recommended.

HoloSpiralWallpaper Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

IJKKeyChain Possibly password tool similar to Ubuntu. Not recommended to be removed.

Kies.apkkieswifi.apk- safe to remove

KindleForCanary.apk- safe to remove

Kobo_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

LLatinIME On screen keyboard. Safe to remove if you have an alternative installed.

Launcher2 Stock Froyo launcher. Safe to remove, if you have an alternative installed.

LgHiddenMenu Hidden menu settings/phone codes. Do not remove.

LGSetupWizard Either part of initial setup, or account setup. Remove at your own risk.

LiveWallpapers Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

LiveWallpapersPicker Live wallpaper Picker. Safe to remove if you don't use live wallpaper.

Magazines.apk- safe to remove

MMagicSmokeWallpapers Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Maps Google Maps/Navigation. Safe to remove.

MarketUpdater Starts with Market and checks for updates. Safe to remove.

MediaHub_D2.apk- safe to remove

MH_10_JB_Tablet_LT.apk- safe to remove

MediaProvider - Handles ringtones and such, DO not remove.

MediaUploader.apk- safe to remove

MH_10_JB_Tablet_LT.apk- safe to remove



Mms MMS system. Do not remove.

Music Music player. Safe to remove.

Music2.apk- safe to remove

Netflix.apkNextIssue-a12-SAMSUNGPRELOAD.apk- safe to remove

NNetworkLocation Provides location through towers instead of gps. Not recommended to remove.

NoiseField Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

OOneTimeInitializer Runs after first flashing of Gapps to allow you to chose which you want. Safe to remove.

OpenWnn Chinese or Japanese keyboard. Safe to Remove

PPackageInstaller Installs apps. Do not remove.

Pacman Package manager. (?) Do not remove.

PhaseBeam Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Phone Phone dialer. Do not Remove.

PicoTts Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

PinyinIME Chinese or Japanese keyboard. Safe to
Remove

PlayGames.apk- safe to remove

Poynt-Virgin Poynt app. Safe to remove.

Protips Tips widget. Safe to remove.Provision New phone setup wizard. Should be safe to remove.

PlusOne.apk- safe to remove

PolarisOfficeTablet.apk- safe to remove

QQuickSearchBox Search box widget. Safe to remove, but may break the search button.

ReadersHub_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

RSScvngr Scavenge App. Battery hog. Safe to Remove

SamsungApps_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

SamsungApps_UNA3.apk- safe to remove

SelfServiceAssistant - Virgin activation app. Safe, but not recommended to remove.

Settings Settings system. Do not remove.

SettingsProvider Part of the settings sync system. Do not remove.

SetupWizard Wizard to setup email. Do not remove.

SharedStorageBackup - Possibly USB connection menu. Do not remove.

SoundRecorder Sound recorder. Should be safe to remove.

SpareParts Extra settings for Cyanogenmod. Safe to remove.

SpeechRecorder Part of speech recognition setup. Do not remove if you use voice.

SPGMyAccount Useless shortcut to web. Safe to Remove

SNS.apkSPPPushClient_Prod.apkSSuggest_J_DeviceOnly .apk

Street.apk- safe to remove

Superuser Handles root/SUpermissions. Do not remove.

SyncmIDM.apkSyncmIDS.apktalkback.apk- safe to remove

SyncmIDS.apk- safe to remove

SystemUI Part of the user interface. Do not remove.

TTalk Google Talk. Possibly safe to remove, but could break Market.

talkback.apk- safe to remove

TelephonyProvider Phone system. Do not remove.

ThemeChooser Cyanogenmod theme system. Do not remove.

ThemeManager Cyanogenmod theme system. Do not remove.

Trebuchet Stock ICS launcher. Safe to remove, IF you have an alternative launcher installed.

TtsService. - Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

Twidroyd Twitter. Battery hog. Safe to Remove.

UUsbstorage Usb storage. Do not remove if you access files on your phone from your computer.

UserDictionaryProvider Dictionary for word prediction on keyboards. May be safe to remove.

VVending Market App. Safe to remove, but you won't have Market.

Videos.apk- safe to remove

Virgin_Mobile Useless shortcut to web. Safe to Remove

VisualizationWallpapers Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

vmu_store_release_candidate Virgin Mobile app. Should be safe to remove.

VoiceDialer Voice dialing. Safe to remove.
VoiceSearch Voice search,. Safe to remove.

VpnDialogs _ Part of the VPN system. Safe to remove if you aren't using it.

VpnServices VPN adapter. Safe to remove.

YahoonewsPhone2013.apk- safe to move

YahoostockPhone2013.apk- safe to move

youtube.apk- safe to move

WWAPPushManager Tethering connectivity. Safe to remove if you don't use tethering/access point mode.

WHERE Where Application Battery hog. Safe to Remove.
Battery Hog.

XYYouTube Youtube viewer. Safe to Remove.
28th July 2014, 11:40 PM   |  #2  
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my god. is this the stock list without any custom rom?
3rd August 2014, 08:22 AM   |  #3  
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Yes a stock list...if I listed every custom apk. I be here intel next Christmas...lol

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7th August 2014, 07:58 PM   |  #4  
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man i am so happy i resorted to a custom rom. i remember first rooting and removing all of the bloat, lol.
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