Thanks Meter 94
Join Date: Sep 2009
Originally Posted by InsaneNutter
If all your doing is playing MP3's I don't really see what you gain by removing features? playing MP3's is hardly demanding.
Why just remove everything from your home screen except your MP3 player of choice, put the phone in aeroplane mode to save battery and enjoy!
Maybe you could disable the lock screen too so your straight in to the MP3 player when you wake the phone up.
The idea of removing unnecessary apps is for a few basic reasons:
* Increasing free ram
* Reduce battery drain
* Reduce Rom Footprint (use smaller system partition).
And why have a bunch of apps using resource, when they aren't required for the purpose intended.
Basically removing everything that's not needed to make the phone a basic mp3 player, as i explained above. With the point in mind, a phone without a sim.
Like i also said, I've done it by striping down a ROM manually, and it does work really well as intended, but its a messy, time consuming procedure. I was just wondering if there was any skilled people out there who liked the idea, and wanted to create a more polished concept.
Another point, why try to force the Desire to run android 4+, which is really isn't designed for, and make a better functioning ROM as MP3 player.
Google the idea, there been a number of people asking similar across various websites, and i think its a valid and practical idea, for making better use of an old phone.
HTC Desire (A8181)
Motorola Xoom (MZ601)
LG Nexus 4 (E960)