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So, I got in on that fabulous groupon deal and will be expecting my new note soon. I currently own the OG one, but haven't played around with root at all on it. So, once my new one gets here I want to immediately root and de-clutter. I found this nice guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2513532 and have a couple of questions regarding some things. First, world it be preferable to just disable apps or delete /uninstall them after making backups with titanium? What does renaming apps to .bak do? Thanks guys!!! can't wait for my new note to arrive!
 
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So, I got in on that fabulous groupon deal and will be expecting my new note soon. I currently own the OG one, but haven't played around with root at all on it. So, once my new one gets here I want to immediately root and de-clutter. I found this nice guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2513532 and have a couple of questions regarding some things. First, world it be preferable to just disable apps or delete /uninstall them after making backups with titanium? What does renaming apps to .bak do? Thanks guys!!! can't wait for my new note to arrive!
If you are going to root, I would just install CleanRom 2.0. Scott has done all the work for you.
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So, I got in on that fabulous groupon deal and will be expecting my new note soon. I currently own the OG one, but haven't played around with root at all on it. So, once my new one gets here I want to immediately root and de-clutter. I found this nice guide here http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2513532 and have a couple of questions regarding some things. First, world it be preferable to just disable apps or delete /uninstall them after making backups with titanium? What does renaming apps to .bak do? Thanks guys!!! can't wait for my new note to arrive!
Hi you can use the custom rom HAL 9000. Except SPen anything else is removed, but when needed you can install Samsung stuff via the Samsung App-Store. It's fast and less probe compared to the Samsung Software.
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If you are going to root, I would just install CleanRom 2.0. Scott has done all the work for you.
Thanks for the reply. I'll have to look into that. Do you know the answers to my original questions?
 
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First, world it be preferable to just disable apps or delete /uninstall them after making backups with titanium? What does renaming apps to .bak do? Thanks guys!!! can't wait for my new note to arrive!
Personally I just disable system apps most of the time. If you are going to delete them after backing them up then you can save some storage but it is not that much (also the storage is under /system so you dont really have a profit. Renaming apps to .bak prevents them from starting as android will not be able to execute them. You could also name them ".bloat". It is used to make them not executable. Hope I was able to help you a little bit.
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Thanks for the reply. I'll have to look into that. Do you know the answers to my original questions?
I always just froze apps in Titanium. Newer devices have enough space that uninstalling does not get you much back. Renaming to .bak is basically like freezing/unistalling as the OS will not see them as installed. Which rom you would install would depend on if you are getting the wifi (CleanRom) or LTE(HAL9000) tablet.
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Thanks to both of your helpful replies. Now, when renaming or freezing the app, is it going to cease to show in the drawer? Does the file directory get moved when renaming? Thanks
 
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...Newer devices have enough space that uninstalling does not get you much back. ...
Not only that, since the apps are in the system partition, uninstalling gives you zero back in terms of space, unless are you are changing the system partition size, which rooting does not do. In the past, I've frozen with Titanium backup. Now I just disable the the apps I don't want if I think those apps are doing things in the background I don't want. If I don't want them, but it doesn't appear they are causing any harm (e.g., don't show up on BetterBatteryStats) I will typically leave them enabled, but hide them with Apex. Apps that are are disabled/frozen/renamed don't appear in the drawer.

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