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Apps Safe to Remove on Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint Version, Stock Rooted)

30th September 2012, 06:46 PM   |  #1  
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I like to run stock rooted, so here is a list of the apps that I have stripped from my stock rooted Samsung Galaxy S3 (Sprint version); my goal is always to run only the services that I use, and get rid of the rest. I don't use social networking apps integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), VPN/Enterprise aspects, motion features, voice features, integrated weather clients or news clients, Bluetooth sharing or NFC stuff (bumping), Kies, Google Wallet, most widgets, etc.

What I DO use on my S3 with this stripped-down stock arrangement:

Bluetooth streaming audio (A2DP) and hands free phone (HFP) to the stereo in my car, sharing of pics/messaging through email, text & MMS, all photo & video functions (including editing), my gmail account using the stock email client (I'm not a fan of the stock Gmail app.) and I use the stock Exchange email as well for my work email account. I use WiFi on my home network, at work, and on the go when available. I use the stock clock for alarms, etc. I remove the stock calculator and replace it with RealCalc. I remove the stock Samsung & Swype keyboards after installing and switching to Smart Keyboard Pro. I use WiFi tethering to tether my laptop when I'm away. I remove the stock browser & install a 3rd party browser. I use a paid version of Documents to Go to replace Polaris Viewer for PDFs, Excel, Word, etc. Other than this, there's not much else I need!

Keep in mind that I remove ALL of these apps AT THE SAME TIME using Titanium Backup; I go down the list, wipe data on each, then delete the APK & Odex of each...some of them are dependent on each other, so if you remove only a portion of them, your results may vary...

Anyways, here are the apps that I have safely stripped without incident using Titanium Backup: (Note: Be sure to clear data of app prior to removal, and ALWAYS make a recovery backup of your ROM prior to stripping apps, and I would also suggest making a copy of the System/App folder and placing in on your SD card in case you want to add any apps back to the phone individually after stripping...and use Titanium Backup to make a batch backup of all system app data as well. If you need help with adding system apps back, just give me a shout!)

**LIST UPDATED 11/30/12 AND APPLIES TO LATEST OTA STOCK UPDATE TO 4.1.1**

Apps Stripped from Stock Rooted Sprint Galaxy S3 (4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7)

AllShare Cast 1.0
AllShare Play 1.0.1983
AllShare Service 1.0.0
AVrcpServiceSamsung 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Bluetooth share 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Bubbles 1.0
Calculator 1.0
Calendar widget 1.0
CapabilityManagerService 2.4.0 (Popups when headphone jack used)
ChatON 1.10.4
ChocoEukor 1.0
Clock (digital) 1.0
Clock (digital) 1.0
Clock (funky) 1.0
Clock (modern) 1.0
com.samsung.app.playreadyui 1.0.0
com.samsung.InputEventApp 1.0.0
com.sec.android.app.wfdbroker 1.0.0
Deep sea 1.0
DirectShareManager 2.0.3
Downloads 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7 **There are two APKs with this name; only remove the one that is a GUI for the browser's downloading. If you are unclear which is which, leave both installed**
DRM Protected Content Storage 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Dual clock (analog) 1.0
Dual clock (digital) 1.0
Dual clock (digital) 1.0
Enterprise SysScope Service 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Enterprise VPS Services 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Enterprise Permissions 1.0
Face Unlock 4.1.1-438695
Favorite apps 1.0
Favorite Contacts 1.1
Flipboard 1.9.6
FWUpgrade 1.2.0 (Upgrade client for AllShare app)
Game Hub 2.1.0
Gmail 4.1.2
Google Bookmarks Sync 4.1.1-438695
Google Play Books 2.5.83
Google Play Magazines 1.0
Google Play Movies & TV 2.0.21
Google Play Music 4.3.606.400990
Google Search 1.0
Google+ 3.1.1.32879387
Help 1.0
Helv Neue S 1.0
HTML Viewer 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Internet 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7 (Stock Browser)
Kies air 2.1.209281
Kies via Wi-Fi 2.0.0
Live wallpaper picker 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Luminous dots 1.0
MAPServiceSamsung 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Market Feedback Agent 4.1.1-438695
Media Hub 1.6.0(LI0D, 1107480)
Mobile print 1.6.1.0803
More Services 1.0
Music Hub 30.2012.10.01.22
News Daemon(EUR) 120911.01
Nfc Service 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
NFC Test 1.0.0
OmaDrmPopup 1.0
Phase beam 1.0
Photo wall 1.0
Picasa Uploader 1.1.40000
Pickup Tutorial 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Polaris Viewer 4.1.4.1.4209.11
Remote Controls 4.30
RoseEUKor 1.0
S Memo 12.02.07.4816
S Memo 12.02.07.4816
S Suggest 3.2.47
S Voice 10.0
Search Applications Provider 41.1-L710VPBLJ7
Samsung account 1.3.019
Samsung Apps 2.8.026
Samsung Backup 1.0
Samsung Backup Provider 1.1
Samsung Browser SyncAdapter 1.0
Samsung Calendar SyncAdapter 1.0
Samsung Cloud Data Relay 1.4.10r7
Samsung Contact SyncAdapter 1.0
Samsung keyboard 1.0
Samsung Push Service 1.1.2
Samsung SMemo SyncAdapter 1.0
Samsung Syncadapters 2.1.5
Samsung TTS
SamsungAppsUNA2 2.0.35
SASlideShow 1.0
Setup Wizard 1.3
ShareShotService 1.0
SIM Toolkiet 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Simple alarm clock 1.0
Smart Device Manager 3.3.2
SmartcardService 2.3.2
SNS 1.1.0
Sprint Zone 4.1.14
Stock Daemon(EUR) 120917.01
SysScope 1.1.15
Tags 1.1
Talk 4.1.1-438695
TalkBack 3.1.1_r68
Try panning 1.0
USB settings 1.0 (Kies.apk)
VPN Client 2.6.1
VpnDialogs 4.1.1-L710VPBLJ7
Wallet 1.5-R81-v4
Weather Daemon 120905.01
Weather Widget 121002.01
Weather Widget Main 120917.01
Wi-Fi Direct 1.0
Wi-Fi Direct share 1.0
Windy weather 1.0
Yahoo! Finance 120917.01
Yahoo! News 12.10.08.02



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30th September 2012, 10:45 PM   |  #2  
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That, my friend, is a lot of bloatware.
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30th September 2012, 11:16 PM   |  #3  
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Yes my friend, too much bloatware, for sure! Best to be rid of it. Battery life is outstanding on this phone after the strip too...(and maybe prior to it as well, I never checked because I just rooted and stripped the rom straight away.)

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That, my friend, is a lot of bloatware.

less than 50% of it. basically strip key features of this phone.. NFC, wallet, etc? i'm all for bloatware removing but i wouldn't take half that stuff out. might as well buy one these:

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Key features for you sir, not for me...and the (short) list of what I do use my S3 for is listed in the OP, not many you could do on the ridiculous handset you chose to picture in your reply. Please re-read the OP for clarification. Have an excellent day!
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Key features for you sir, not for me...and the (short) list of what I do use my S3 for is listed in the OP, not many you could do on the ridiculous handset you chose to picture in your reply. Please re-read the OP for clarification. Have an excellent day!

Not everyone is going to want to remove all that, but it's nice to see what you can get away with and still retain functionality.

Nice list
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less than 50% of it. basically strip key features of this phone.. NFC, wallet, etc? i'm all for bloatware removing but i wouldn't take half that stuff out. might as well buy one these:

That should be what your rockin since you obviously can't read the op. Good **** by the way very useful.

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Thanks for this info. I have already found several things that are not important to the way I use my phone and have deleted them.

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That should be what your rockin since you obviously can't read the op. Good **** by the way very useful.

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Hahaha well played sir, well played...
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Thanks for this info. I have already found several things that are not important to the way I use my phone and have deleted them.

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Thank you, glad to help!

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