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How to remove apps from Froyo OTA on a Mac

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28th July 2010, 07:00 AM   |  #1  
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Hello all I'm new to Android (loving it by the way) as well as the OS X terminal but I managed to fumble my way through removing My Verizon, Skype, VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail and CityID the steps are as follows:

1. Download the Android SDK and unzip it onto your desktop
2. Rename the folder sdk (this is for easier terminal navigation)
3. Reboot your phone into recovery from the main menu select Partitions Menu then select Mount/System
4. Now open up terminal and type cd desktop/sdk/tools hit enter
5. Now type ./adb shell hit enter
6. Next type mkdir /system/app.disabled hit enter
7. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_MyVerizon.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
8. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_Skype.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
9. Next type mv /system/app/VzNav.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
10. Next type mv /system/app/VVM.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
11. Next type mv /system/app/CityID.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
12. Now type exit hit enter
13. Now on your phone in the Partitions Menu select Unmount/System
14. Reboot and enjoy!

Hope this helps!
28th July 2010, 05:49 PM   |  #2  
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can you post the links on sdk download...n also the commands to remove;
amazon
footprints
mail
peep
stocks
28th July 2010, 05:58 PM   |  #3  
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Hello all I'm new to Android (loving it by the way) as well as the OS X terminal but I managed to fumble my way through removing My Verizon, Skype, VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail and CityID the steps are as follows:

1. Download the Android SDK and unzip it onto your desktop
2. Rename the folder sdk (this is for easier terminal navigation)
3. Reboot your phone into recovery from the main menu select Partitions Menu then select Mount/System
4. Now open up terminal and type cd desktop/sdk/tools hit enter
5. Now type ./adb shell hit enter
6. Next type mkdir /system/app.disabled hit enter
7. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_MyVerizon.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
8. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_Skype.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
9. Next type mv /system/app/VzNav.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
10. Next type mv /system/app/VVM.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
11. Next type mv /system/app/CityID.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
12. Now type exit hit enter
13. Now on your phone in the Partitions Menu select Unmount/System
14. Reboot and enjoy!

Hope this helps!


are you removing or just disabling??
28th July 2010, 06:31 PM   |  #4  
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Hello all I'm new to Android (loving it by the way) as well as the OS X terminal but I managed to fumble my way through removing My Verizon, Skype, VZ Navigator, Visual Voicemail and CityID the steps are as follows:

1. Download the Android SDK and unzip it onto your desktop
2. Rename the folder sdk (this is for easier terminal navigation)
3. Reboot your phone into recovery from the main menu select Partitions Menu then select Mount/System
4. Now open up terminal and type cd desktop/sdk/tools hit enter
5. Now type ./adb shell hit enter
6. Next type mkdir /system/app.disabled hit enter
7. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_MyVerizon.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
8. Next type mv /system/app/VZW_Skype.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
9. Next type mv /system/app/VzNav.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
10. Next type mv /system/app/VVM.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
11. Next type mv /system/app/CityID.apk /system/app.disabled hit enter
12. Now type exit hit enter
13. Now on your phone in the Partitions Menu select Unmount/System
14. Reboot and enjoy!

Hope this helps!

Thank you this will be a huge help for everyone using a Mac.

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can you post the links on sdk download...n also the commands to remove;
amazon
footprints
mail
peep
stocks

Cant post a link but just google android sdk and you will find it.
28th July 2010, 08:06 PM   |  #5  
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These instructions work fine for PC too, just the first step is "Open command prompt" instead of terminal.
28th July 2010, 09:12 PM   |  #6  
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This should work regardless of computer OS. It's just using adb which is the same regardless.

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28th July 2010, 09:44 PM   |  #7  
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well my question still stands...does this method only disable the app or does it remove it completly; erasing it from the phone?
29th July 2010, 12:22 AM   |  #8  
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This method technically doesn't delete the application it create a system directory called app.disabled and moves the program.from the system app directory to it so.its no.longer recognized as an installed app. This is beneficially especially if you move something that's causes instability and can move it from the created app.disabled directory to its original system app directory. You can move the apps then execute the command rm - r app.disabled which will delete everything
29th July 2010, 04:37 AM   |  #9  
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UPDATE: System App list for help in deleting apps
I've installed some apps since making this list as well as deleted a few which are listed at the top of this thread....happy hunting

htccontactwidgets.apk
htccalendarwidgets.apk
htcbookmarkwidget.apk
com.htc.WeatherWidget.apk
com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.apk
com.htc.MusicWidget.apk
com.htc.FriendStreamWidget.apk
com.htc.FMRadioWidget.apk
amazonmp3.apk
YouTube.apk
WorldClock.apk
WifiRouter.apk
WidgetDownloadManager.apk
WeatherSyncProvider.apk
WeatherProvider.apk
WeatherAgentService.apk
Weather.apk
VzwLBSPerm.apk
VzWBAService.apk
VzWBAClient.apk
VpnServices.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
VoiceDialer.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk
Vending.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
UploadProvider.apk
UpgradeSetup.apk
Updater.apk
TtsService.apk
TelephonyProvider.apk
Talk.apk
TVOUT.apk
Superuser.apk
Street.apk
SocialNetworkProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SettingsProvider.apk
Settings.apk
Rosie.apk
RSS.apk
QxdmLog.apk
Quickoffice.apk
PluginManager.apk
PicoTts.apk
Phone.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
PDFViewer.apk
PCSCII.apk
NewsReader.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
Mode10Wallpapers.apk
Mms.apk
MediaUploader.apk
MediaProvider.apk
MarketUpdater.apk
Maps.apk
Mail.apk
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
LiveWallpapers.apk
LbsProvider.apk
HtcWeatherWallpaper.apk
HtcTwitter.apk
HtcSyncwidget.apk
HtcStreamPlayer.apk
HtcSoundRecorder.apk
HtcSettingsProvider.apk
HtcRingtoneWidget.apk
HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
HtcProfilesWidget.apk
HtcPhotoWidget.apk
HtcMusic.apk
HtcMessageUploader.apk
HtcLockScreen.apk
HtcLocationService.apk
HtcLocationPicker.apk
HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
HtcFootprints.apk
HtcFacebook.apk
HtcFMRadio.apk
HtcDialer.apk
HtcCopyright.apk
HtcContacts.apk
HtcClockWidget.apk
teeter.apk
HtcCdmaMccProvider.apk
HtcCarPanel.apk
HtcCalculatorWidget.apk
HtcAddProgramWidget.apk
HTMLViewer.apk
HTC_IME.apk
HTCSetupWizard.apk
HTCCamera.apk
HTCAlbum.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
restartapp.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GenieWidget.apk
FriendStream.apk
Flickr.apk
install_flash_player.apk
Flashlight.apk
FilePicker.apk
FieldTrial.apk
FieldTest.apk
Facebook.apk
EPST.apk
DrmProvider.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DebugTool.apk
DMPortRead.apk
DCSUtility.apk
htcsettingwidgets.apk
DCSStock.apk
DCSImpl.apk
CustomizationSetup.apk
CustomizationSettingsProvider.apk
ContactsProvider.apk
Clicker.apk
CheckinProvider.apk
CertInstaller.apk
Gmail.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
htcmsgwidgets.apk
Calendar.apk
Calculator.apk
Browser.apk
BrcmBluetoothServices.apk
Bluetooth.apk
ApplicationsProvider.apk
AppSharing.apk
AccountSyncManager.apk
htcmailwidgets.apk
29th July 2010, 08:46 AM   |  #10  
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What would be the commands to completely remove the apps? Also, does removing them mess with the system stability?

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