I trimmed down a bit the very good rom in object I am using by @peetr_ (thanks for your work!).
if someone may be interested (maybe those like me who like to optimize/clean things) continue reading..
I removed something like 50 apk's from /system/app (they were about 145 immediately after installation) and that without any side/bad effects, at least here and at least for my needs.. of course your needs will be different so you should think twice before removing anything (btw I added some explanations for each app so you should be able to understand if it is safe for you too to remove them)
(they can be removed from the rom zip before flashing, or also after the installation with any root explorer)
PS. that has not a big impact in terms of improvements etc, but I like clean things, less apps always appearing in running processes, more free space in /system etc.. that's it
I take advantage of this thread to advertise peetr_'s rom, which is very nice! A very good mix of sony stock and CM features!
PPS. I confirm Play Store works perfectly (installation/update/reviews of apps) even removing all the packages below!
ApplicationsProvider.apk(somewhere I read that it "Provides the list of installed apps to Market", but market is working fine here even without that, and I can also correctly see the list of my installed apps, safe to remove here) bootinfo.apk (dunno exactly, but safe to remove here) CMFileManager.apk (I don't use it, I use ES File manager instead) CMFileManagerThemes.apk (themes for CM File Manager above) CosmicFlow.apk (dunno exactly, wallpaper or theme? safe to remove here btw) DrmDialogs.apk (for DRM protected files, I don't have any of those files) DrmProvider.apk (see above) Email.apk(I only use gmail) Exchange2.apk(I only use gmail) Galaxy4.apk(wallpaper) GoogleBackupTransport.apk(for google backup service that I never used) GoogleFeedback.apk(it is probably for reporting google when an app FC, store feedbacks still work even without this, safe to remove here) GooglePartnerSetup.apk (allows applications to run in conjunction with google products, safe to remove here, and it seems I stll have conjunction..) HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk(wallpaper) HTMLViewer.apk (HTML viewer, I use other editors/viewers) InfiniteView.apk (dunno exactly, wallpaper or theme? safe to remove here btw) Initial-boot-setup.apk (setup wizard probably, safe to remove here) KeyChain.apk (password storage app used by ICS it seems, so probably not needed and btw safe to remove here) InputDevices.apk(dunno exactly, but removing it is safe here) LiveWallpapers.apk(for live wallpapers, I don't use them) LiveWallpapersPicker.apk(see above) LocationBasedWifi.apk (for wi-fi being enabled automatically in some areas, I don't use it I prefer manual things) MediaUploader.apk(only for picasa uploading/sharing option in some apps, I don't use picasa) MusicWidget.apk (walkman widget, I don't use it. Walkman still works perfectly without this) nfc-handover.apk (for NFC, I don't use it) Nfc.apk (see above) NoiseField.apk(wallpaper) OMAClientProvisioning.apk (for OTA updates it seems, I don't use them) OmaDownload.apk (see above) OmaV1AgentDownloadServices.apk (see above) PartnerBookmarksProvider.apk (dunno exactly, but safe to remove here and for CM browser bookmarks sync with Chrome desktop I use "ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk" installed in /system/app) PhaseBeam.apk(wallpaper) PhotoSlideshow.apk(wallpaper or similar) PicoTts.apk(I use Google speach instead, maps+audio directions still work, safe to remove here) PowerSaver.apk (power management tool/extended battery settings, I don't use it, I prefer manual things) SecureClockJava.apk (dunno exactly, a old style clock maybe, safe to remove) SemcNotes.apk (Notes app, I don't need it, I use Tasks Free instead that can syncs with Google Tasks) SEMCSetupWizard.apk (setup wizard probably, safe to remove) SimlockUnlockApp.apk (dunno exactly, I don't have any locks here? btw safe to remove here) SmallApp-Calculator.apk (see below) SmallApp-Notes.apk (see below) SmallApp-Recorder.apk (see below) SmallApp-Timer.apk (see below) SmallAppManagerService.apk (bottom small apps panel in recent apps panel, I don't like it, I prefer recent apps only without the bottom bar for small apps) SmartcardService.apk (dunno exactly, I don't have smartcards.. btw safe to remove here) SmartSearch.apk (dunno exactly, maybe for contacts search in stock dialer, but we have CM dialer. safe to remove here) SomcPlayAnywhere.apk (Throw support, I don't use it) Stk.apk(sim toolkit app, I don't use it) SuperStamina.apk(power management tool/extended battery settings, I don't use it, I prefer manual things) Tag.apk (for NFC and similar, I don't use it) UnsupportedHeadsetNotifier.apk (I don't use headsets, safe to remove) VideoEditorGoogle.apk(I never understood how to use this app, so I remove it) VisualizationWallpapers.apk(wallpaper) VoiceDialer.apk(I don't use it) VoiceSearchStub.apk (dunno exactly, some search system? I use Google Search.. btw safe to remove here) VpnDialogs.apk(I don't use VPNs, so safe to remove here) WhiteBalance.apk (relevant app in settings, I never used it)
1. if you want CM browser included in the rom to correctly sync with your desktop chrome bookmarks, put THIS in /system/app, set correct permissions and reboot
2. if you want back original sony lockscreen, put UxpNxtLockScreen.apk (extracted from THIS, see Hybrid rom thread > Add-ons) in /system/app, set correct permissions and reboot
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