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[TUT] Remove Junk Apps + List (4.1.A.0.562)[Updated for ICS!]

23rd April 2012, 01:35 PM   |  #1  
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Hello guys,
as you might remember I posted a tutorial on how to remove Junk Apps for 2.3.4 firmwares.
A lot of people requested the same for 4.0.3 - so here it is guys
I decided to open a new topic to keep it clearly arranged for Android 2.3 and Android 4.0.
So let's get started:

How to delete the Junk Apps:
Go into "system/app" with Root Explorer, in that folder are all the Junk Apps. Now press "Mount R/W". Now you can delete the Junk Apps one by one or multi-select them. To have a backup of the apps, I'd suggest you to move them to the sd card. It's good to make a folder called "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" on your sd card.
Now select the apps, press move and go to the sd card and to the folder "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" and press paste. Done.

List of the Junk Apps for 4.1.A.0.562:
- adobereader.apk (Adobe Reader)
- antradioservice.apk (ANT Radio Service)
- chinesetextinput.apk (chinese keyboard)
- datatrafficswitch.apk (Data on/off widget)
- DigitalClockWidget.apk (digital clock widget)
- Home.apk (Sony launcher, only delete this when you have another launcher installed!!)
- JapaneseIME.apk (japanese keyboard)
- letsgolf_ay.apk (Let's Golf)
- livewaremanager.apk (Live Ware Manager)
- neoreader.apk (Neoreader)
- officesuite.apk (Office Suite)
- OmaDatasyncService.apk (part of Sony Sync)
- playnowclientarvato.apk (Play Now)
- POBoxSknPink.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- POBoxSknWood.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- Protips.apk (Android tips on homescreen)
- SemcCrashMonitor.apk (Crash Monitor)
- SEMCSetupWizard.apk (Setup Wizard)
- Stk.apk (SIM Tool Kit)
- storefront.apk (all the new stuff that has something to do with Fun&Downloads. Removes 3 items from the app drawer that belong to that game thing)
- Sync.apk (Sony Sync)
- Talk.apk (Google Talk)
- talkback.apk
- trackid.apk (Track ID)
- UpdateCenter.apk (Update Center)
- usersupport.apk (Support)
- WeatherWidget.apk (Weather widget)
- widgetanalogclock.apk (Clock widget)
- widgetcalendar.apk (Calendar widget)
- widgetdigitalclock.apk (digital clock widget)
- widgetonoff.apk (most on/off widgets)
- widgettimer.apk (timer widget)
- widgetworldclock.apk (world clock widget)

I've removed all these apps from my Xperia Arc and it's running fine and faster than before. Also you have more free RAM so your apps don't get killed as fast anymore when you minimized them.

This might also work on other Xperias when they are on the mentioned firmware, too. But I can't test that.

Thanks to:
doomed151 for posting a list of all stock apps in system/app for me

Do this at your own risk. I'm not responsible if you brick or damage your phone by doing this!

If this helped you, please press "Thanks"

Regards,
Flo
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23rd April 2012, 02:14 PM   |  #2  
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Thank you for posting this Flo95, I removed some useless .apk files from my ROM.
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23rd April 2012, 02:26 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks that's what I needed!

I've also deleted an app called "Sakura" or something like this, I've seen somewhere that is related to the chinese keyboard but I'm not sure.

I've removed it and so far so good!

and yes, deleting this crap has helped my phone to be much much better in terms of performance!

I'm using Titanium Backup, would that be the same as the way with the Root Explorer?
23rd April 2012, 03:07 PM   |  #4  
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I didn't have Sakura on my phone.

Yeah, Titanium Backup does the same.


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23rd April 2012, 03:10 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tourjefferson

I'm using Titanium Backup, would that be the same as the way with the Root Explorer?

Yup, it's the same. You just need root access to remove all these apps.
23rd April 2012, 03:19 PM   |  #6  
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Thx Flo95

Just like for GB you did a good job

Cheers mate!
23rd April 2012, 04:58 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo95

I didn't have Sakura on my phone.

Yeah, Titanium Backup does the same.


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Here is [IMG][/IMG]

There on the list you can see the Sakura app or whatever that is
23rd April 2012, 07:56 PM   |  #8  
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Thanks! Now my phone has more RAM available.

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23rd April 2012, 10:02 PM   |  #9  
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I know the post is just stating sys apps it's safe to remove but I love the data on/off widget.
Saving me money and battery at the moment.
23rd April 2012, 11:29 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kenif1983

I know the post is just stating sys apps it's safe to remove but I love the data on/off widget.
Saving me money and battery at the moment.

Yes, but if want to you can flash the Power Statusbar Widget:

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1540084

It's more nice IMHO than a widget on the screen.

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