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Since there is no HTC One SV list of apps safe to delete, I decided to reserch my self and make list for One SV. In general I used as guide line HTC One series...HTC stuff should be more or less all the same, and can be applyed on more phones...also, if it can be freezed without root, should be also safe to remove with root. I cut/paste apps and odex files from /system to /microsd for backup (with es file explorer). Dont like scripts and deleting forever. Posts and threads I used as refference guide are on the bottom! Thx
Im not programer, so this is my small contribution as satisfied OneSV and XDA user!

This is /system/app folder from my phone (HTC One SV - K2_UL), Croatia T-mobile
My phone is htcdev bootloader unlocked, twrp, rumrunner s-off, rooted. Stock OTA 4.2.2
I will write if I know what is app for, and if it is safe to delete. Bold apps I removed and phone is ok (up and running). If something is needed again, I can cut/paste back to /system/app and restart phone.

This post is work in progres, so help is most welcome! I have 3 goals:
1. Pinpoint and delete battery drain apps
2. Determin for every app if it is a) safe, b) maybe or c) DO-NOT-REMOVE
3. Gain space by removing unused, unwanted apps

For now I did Bold apks I removed. Later I will write app description...

For those who dont know, why I deleted apps if I could freeze:
I deleted Gmail app on system because I updated Gmail app (so I have newer version on /data also). When removed from /system/app I cut paste version from /data/app to /system/app. Same for PlayStore, Google TTS, GMS, etc.
SuperSu i updated through TWRP option! Works ok.
Also, some apps cant be freezed, and sucks on battery. I dont like that if I dont use them!
Gain in space is cca 500MB cca 160 apps

7digital3.0.apk - crapware
AndroidHtcSync.apk - HTC Mobile Sync
Automotive_Home.apk - Car in app drawer, Carmode
Automotive_InternetRadio.apk -
Automotive_Traffic.apk -
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
Basic.apk - Livewallpaper
BasicDreams.apk - Daydreams
Bluetooth.apk - i think it can be deleted, but then there is no BT functionality, so NO GO.
Books.apk - Google Play Books crapware
BrcmBluetoothServices.apk
Browser.apk - Stock Browser
Calculator.apk - RealCalc is way better
CalculatorWidget.apk - widget
Calendar+nonprime.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
Camera.apk -
CertInstaller.apk
CheckinProvider.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
ChromeWithBrowser.apk - Chrome Browser, install new version from PlayStore
CIMEXT9.apk - Chinese
ConfigUpdater.apk
ContactsProvider.apk
COTAClient.apk
CustomizationSettingsProvider.apk
CustomizationSetup.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DemoFLOPackageInstaller.apk - Some HTC stuff that "drains battery"? dont know
DeviceManagement.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DownloadProviderUi.apk
DrmProvider.apk
Dropbox.apk - Install new from playstore
EAGamebox.apk - crapware
Facebook.apk - crapware, but install new from playstore
FacebookEngine.apk -
Facebook_Client.apk -
FaceLock.apk -
FDHttpd.apk - HTC Sync
FilePicker.apk
Flashlight.apk - can use another from playstore
FlexNet.apk
Flickr.apk -
FlickrEngine.apk
FMRadioService.apk
FM_Radio.apk
Frisbee.apk
FusedLocation.apk
GenieWidget.apk
Gmail2.apk - can update new version from playstore
GmsCore.apk - can delete if in /data/app is new version
GMS_Maps.apk - download from playstore new version
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleTTS.apk - safe to delete, can download new from playstore
GSD.apk - if new downloaded from playstore, after deleting this one, cut/paste version from /data/app to /system/app
Hangouts.apk - new from playstore
HoloSpiral.apk - LiveWallpaper
HomePersonalize.apk
Htc3DRichNotesWidget.apk
HtcAirplaneModeWidget.apk - dont like widgets in general, at least stock ones
HTCAlbum.apk - can be freezed, so why not? MMS needs this to show pics, didnt try receive mms after...
HtcAlbumMapView.apk
HtcAutoRotateWidget.apk
HtcBackgroundDataWidget.apk
HTCBackup.apk
HtcBackupReset.apk
HtcBluetoothLeProfiles.apk
HtcBtWidget.apk
HtcCalendarWidgets.apk
HtcCarGps.apk
HtcCompressViewer.apk
HtcContacts.apk
HtcContactsDNATransfer.apk
HtcContactWidgets.apk
HtcCupd.apk
HtcDataRoamingWidget.apk
HtcDataStripWidget.apk
HtcDeals.apk - crapware
HtcDialer.apk
HtcDLNAMiddleLayer.apk
HtcDropboxGLRPlugin.apk
HtcFMRadioWidget.apk
HtcGetStarted.apk
HtcGpsWidget.apk
HtcHotspotWidget.apk
HtcImageWallpaper.apk
HtcInternalSettingsProvider.apk
HtcLavaLiveWallpaper.apk
HtcLocationService.apk
HtcLockScreen.apk
HtcMailWidgets.apk
HTCMediaAutoUploadSetting.apk
HtcMediaCacheService.apk
HtcMediaUploader.apk
HtcMessageProvider.apk
HtcMessageUploader.apk
HtcMobileNetworkWidget.apk
HtcModeClient.apk
HtcMsgWidgets.apk
HtcMusic.apk
HtcMusicEnhancer.apk
HtcMusicWidget.apk
HtcNotes.apk
HtcNotesPainterView.apk
HtcNotesProvider.apk
HtcPhotoEnhancer.apk
HtcPhotoWidget.apk
HtcPowerManager.apk
HtcPowerStripWidget.apk
HtcProfilesWidget.apk
HtcResetNotify.apk
HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk - dont trim my ringtones...
HtcRingtoneWidget.apk
HtcScreenBrightnessWidget.apk
HtcScreenTimeoutWidget.apk
HtcSettingsProvider.apk
HTCSetupWizard.apk
HTCShoeboxEngine.apk
HtcSkydriveGLRPlugin.apk
HtcSoundRecorder.apk - use other sound recorder
HTCSyncManager.apk
HtcSyncWidget.apk
HtcVideoPlayer.apk
HtcWeatherClockWidget.apk
HTCWeatherClockWidgetAgent.apk
HtcWeatherLiveWallpaper.apk
HtcWiFiWidget.apk
HTC_IME.apk - I installed first SmartKeyboard, so I dont need this keyboard...
HTC_Widget_ShowMe.apk
HTMLViewer.apk - think is safe, was safe to delete on Xperia Ray...
Idlescreen_Base.apk - dont delete, phone wont boot after deleting 5 of this. You can try one by one to remove, maybee not needed
IdleScreen_Music_WVGA.apk - if wont boot, copy paste back to system/app and set permisions
IdleScreen_No_lock_screen.apk -
IdleScreen_Photo.apk
Idlescreen_productivity.apk
idlescreen_shortcut.apk
IdleScreen_Widget.apk
IMEHWRPenPower.apk
IMEXT9Arabic.apk
IMEXT9BahasaIndonesia.apk
IMEXT9BahasaMalaysia.apk
IMEXT9Bulgaria.apk
IMEXT9Croatian.apk - I use it
IMEXT9Czech.apk
IMEXT9Danish.apk
IMEXT9Dutch.apk
IMEXT9English.apk - Let it stay
IMEXT9Estonian.apk
IMEXT9Finnish.apk
IMEXT9French.apk
IMEXT9German.apk - I plain to refresh my german...
IMEXT9Greek.apk
IMEXT9Hebrew.apk
IMEXT9Hungarian.apk
IMEXT9Italian.apk
IMEXT9Kazakh.apk
IMEXT9Latvian.apk
IMEXT9Lithuanian.apk
IMEXT9Norwegian.apk
IMEXT9Polish.apk
IMEXT9Portuguese.apk
IMEXT9Romanian.apk
IMEXT9Russian.apk
IMEXT9Serbian.apk
IMEXT9Slovak.apk
IMEXT9Slovenian.apk
IMEXT9Spanish.apk
IMEXT9Swedish.apk
IMEXT9Turkish.apk
IMEXT9Ukrainian.apk
InputDevices.apk
Instagram_SN_Plugin.apk
install_flash_player.apk
JETCET_PRINT_Resources.apk - wirelles printing, like I will use it
JETCET_PRINT_S50.apk - same
KeyChain.apk
LinkedIn_Fsplugin.apk -
LMIRescue.apk - can be freezed, dont need rescue i think...
LMIRescueSecurity.apk - can be freezed
LMW.apk
LocationPicker.apk - crapware navigation or what
Locations.apk - crapware
Magazines.apk - crapware
Mail+nonprime.apk - I use Gmail, not stock mail
MediaProvider.apk
MediaUploader.apk
Message+Nonprime.apk
Music2.apk
MusicVisualization.apk
MyBreeze.apk
MyDropbox.apk - there is dropbox on playstore, why this extras then...
[leTaskPlugin.apk[/B] - gTask
MyHTC.apk
MyPen.apk
MySketcher.apk
MySkydrive.apk
MyTask.apk
MyTaskWidget.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
NewsPlugin.apk - crapware, for new opera mini is ok (it have rss option)
Nfc.apk
NoiseField.apk - Livewallpaper
OneTimeInitializer.apk - Google One Time Init
PartnerBookmarksProvider.apk
PDF_Viewer_F_A.apk - crapware
PermissionToAccessLocApi.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
Phone.apk - DONT DELETE - i think, if you want to make calls
Phonesky.apk - new is autodownloaded, so if present updated app in /data/app, then this is obsolete
Picasa_GLRplugin.apk
PlayGames.apk - crapware
PluginManager.apk
PlusOne.apk - G+ new from playtore if you like crapware
PolarisOffice.apk
Prism.apk - SENSE
Prism_AppUpdate_DummpPackage.apk - Sense stuff
Prism_AppUpdate_UpdatingScreen.apk - more sense
Prism_LocalFeedProvider.apk - sense
Prism_SocialFeedProvider.apk - sense
PrivInit.apk
PureC_ApplicationsProvider.apk
PureC_PackageInstaller.apk
PureC_UserDictionaryProvider.apk
RebootWarningWin.apk
SelectPlayer.apk
SenseTV_Home.apk
Settings.apk - DONT DELETE i think
SettingsProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SharedStorageBackup.apk
SmartcardService.apk
SmartDim.apk
SocialManager.apk - Maybe something with fiendstream
SoundHound_Freemium.apk - have it on playstore
SoundSetDownloadManager.apk
Stk.apk - provider crapware, let it be - must see what interesting is with this
Stock.apk - crapware
StockWidget.apk - crapwareWidget
Street.apk - crapware if you ask me, didnt use it ever...can be downloaded from playstore
Superuser.apk - root (not there by stock, haha)
SystemUI.apk - NO NO NO, DONT DELETE i think
Tag.apk
talkback.apk - can be downloaded from playstore i think
Tips_Help.apk
Transfer.apk
Trim_n_Slow.apk
Tube2_Configuration.apk
TuneIn.apk - download new from playstore
Twitter.apk - download from playstore
TwitterEngine.apk -
Twitter_Client.apk -
UDove.apk
Updater.apk -
Usage.apk
Velvet.apk - download new from playstore, google quick searchbox
Videos.apk
VoiceSearchStub.apk
VpnDialogs.apk - VPN services, i dont use them
Watch.apk
Weather.apk
WeatherProvider.apk
WeatherSyncProvider.apk
WifiRouter.apk
WorldClock.apk
YouTube.apk - delete new from playstore
ZeroEditing.apk - Galery Video Highlights

Libs and files that go with some of apps and I deleted:
/system/lib/libpdfviewer.so
/system/lib/libpolarisoffice_Clipboard.so
/system/media/weather -->cca 60mb
/system/lib/libfacelock_jni.so
/system/vendor/pittpatt
/system/lib/liblaputaEngine.so
/system/lib/libLaputaLbJni.so
/system/lib/libLaputaLbProviderJni
/system/lib/LaputaLogJni.so
/system/etc/laputa/map_data.zip
/system/tts/lang_pico
/system/lib/libnotes_jni.so
/system/lib/libnotesprovider_jni.so

Added screenshots of /system/app before deleting apps - only Superuser is not stock one.
Added list.txt (in command prompt i go in folder with apps and "dir >list.txt")
- i will add final list of deleted apps, when delete max apps

Usefoul threads:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2277438
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2247656
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what's happening?

(I think I like it)

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Job is not done yet. Theres more apps I think can be deleted but not sure. I deleted those I not use and I am sure are safe to delete...Now coms the hard part - to dare delete questionable apps...! Thats why I need help - if someone know that some apps are NO GO, that I dont mess up my phone...Or if some of not bolded are sure to delete... There are some I didnt delete and are safe to delete but I use them...

In next days I will for sure delete some more - lockscreen themes etc. HTC stuff is most questionable - dont know what did they connect them with...

But if I mess up - i think twrp have file manager, so I can get critical apps back!? Is that correct?
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Job is not done yet. Theres more apps I think can be deleted but not sure. I deleted those I not use and I am sure are safe to delete...Now coms the hard part - to dare delete questionable apps...! Thats why I need help - if someone know that some apps are NO GO, that I dont mess up my phone...Or if some of not bolded are sure to delete... There are some I didnt delete and are safe to delete but I use them...

In next days I will for sure delete some more - lockscreen themes etc. HTC stuff is most questionable - dont know what did they connect them with...

But if I mess up - i think twrp have file manager, so I can get critical apps back!? Is that correct?
Yes, if you have twrp backup or even a ruu you will be good to go

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---------- Post added at 08:37 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:33 PM ----------


@mlesic

Check out this thread as well. You should take a look at the .zip and review the text inside to determine what is also good too. I have used it and had no personal issues running 4.1.2.

Edit: forgot to add link lol

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1217664

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I have twrp backup. But dont want to go through restore alredy...
About romcleaner 6.0 - i go through that also, must look for those apps i am unsure, but it is for sense 4 not 5...there are some differences, some app dont extist any more, new are present etc. So rom cleaner for HTC One is closes call i think.

Dont like that grouping of apps - alphabetical order is better. I go from top to botom and delete. With rom cleaner lists is torture...but, im getting there!

If I need RUU, then I would need to downgrade to ICS, downgrade hboot or something like thet? Because there is no 4.2.2 RUU, just OTA?
 
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I have twrp backup. But dont want to go through restore alredy...
About romcleaner 6.0 - i go through that also, must look for those apps i am unsure, but it is for sense 4 not 5...there are some differences, some app dont extist any more, new are present etc. So rom cleaner for HTC One is closes call i think.

Dont like that grouping of apps - alphabetical order is better. I go from top to botom and delete. With rom cleaner lists is torture...but, im getting there!

If I need RUU, then I would need to downgrade to ICS, downgrade hboot or something like thet? Because there is no 4.2.2 RUU, just OTA?
you could just move the apps from /system/apps to somewhere like /sdcard/ext_sd/questionable_apps_to_delete

then if anything "Bugs out" on you just place them back to /system/apps and set permissions to rw-r--r abd reboot to fix.

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I did just that, deleted few apps more and phone wont start now. Stays htc One beats audio white screen...I moved back apps to system app and changed chmod to 644 but it still wont to start. What did I wrong? I used twrp file manager to get apps and odex files back.
1. Mount System
2. copy paste apps back to system app
3. change chmod to 644 each app and odex i moved back
4. clear dalvik and cashe
5. dont want to boot


--> update, it is ok now. It was IdleScreen_ files.
I didnt get them back, just 6 of others. And those 5 i disregarded...It seems they are important.

About twrp and getting files back:
1. mount system
2. File manager copy paste apps from sd card to system/app one by one (apk and odex)
3. Change permisions apks and odexes one by one to chmod 755 (big button in twrp)
4. Click big button Fix permission - just in case...
5. Reboot

There is no fear, twrp is powerful!

More apps safe to delete:
MyGoogleTaskPlugin.apk
MyTask.apk
MyTaskWidget.apk
HtcNotes.apk
HtcNotesProvider.apk
HtcNotesPainterView
/system/lib/libnotes_jni.so
/system/lib/libnotesprovider_jni.so
FDHttpd.apk
OneTimeInitializer.apk
SocialManager
VpnDialogs.apk
HTCShoeboxEngine.apk
ZeroEditing.apk
SenseTV_Home.apk

DO NOT DELETE:
IdleScreen_Widget; .._shortcut; .._productivity; _photo; _Music_WVGA;
there is also basic and without lockscreen i think...
Phone wont boot if you delete those (even if you dont use them).
Didnt, check with and without each and everyone - but when removed those 5 phone stuck at htc white screen!
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it's safe to delete all of the lock screen, face lock, and idle_screen apks.

I never tried just deleting one or two, so I've always delete all of them.

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When I get them back, phone turned on! I also was thinking they are unimportant...so was thinking vpndialog is fault or fdhttp...so i put them back and stil nothing.. until idle screens i returned..
Maybe it didnt turn on because I selected without lockscreen one idllescreen..and you basic? What are your settings and are deleted now your idlescreens?

UPDATE 14.3.2014 - I notice that in stock sms app I cant add photo from gallery, just take new photo. Maybe because I deleted galery and quickpic isnt listed there...also in quickpic when option share selected, there is no sms app to select. But thats not important since MMS isnt used much. Handcent solves that problems. I prefer handcent because it is more confugurable - notifications etc....

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