TuT| Removing Apps from X10Mini/Pro + 'Safe List'
Good evening! First of all thanks to Bin4ry and kabaldan for gaining (and sharing!) root access to this little, but powerful phone.
I'm sure that the first thing many users who have rooted their devices do is to remove all the bloatware they received with the X10Mini/Pro.
But.. Having said that I am raising a couple of questions which are written (but not limited to) below;
'How do I remove the stock applications I received with my X10Mini/Pro?'
'Which applications are safe to remove, and which are not?'
'Is it worth removing them at all? I never use them anyways.'
'Is it possible to restore them once I have removed them?'
Before answering any of these questions I would like to make it clear;
I know that guides to remove pre-installed apps exists, however - I am aiming to create (with the help of the community) a list of services/applications which are safe to remove, and a list of services/applications that are not for this specific device (X10Mini/Pro).
Also, before removing any pre-installed application it is a must that you have root access to your X10Mini/Pro, there are two methods of gaining root access:
Exploid method - by kabaldan
FOTA method - by bin4ry
After you have gained root access you can begin removing the pre-installed applications:
1. Open cmd (Command Prompt)
2. Navigate to the folder where you have extracted adb
3. Connect your phone in 'Charge' mode
4. Run the following commands (what they do is explained below):
This is used to enter the shell, duh.
Getting root permissions.
Mounting the system 'block' to a read/write capable directory.
mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock0 /system
Navigating to the applications directory.
Listing all currently installed packages - applications/services.
This is used for removing packages, where packagename is replaced by the application/service name you wish to remove (case sensitive!
- write the packagename exactly as shown in the list).
rm -r packagename.apk
: Removing critical/important services or applications might cause the device to freeze, application that were dependent on the removed service to crash and in worth case cause system failure.
"What's the deal with this topic.. There are many of these tutorials around..."
This is the part where this topic becomes unique - The 'Safe List' for X10Mini/Pro
Applications/Services which are completely safe to remove:
Applications/Services which are partially safe to remove (removing these components may cause some features to not function and preventing other application from starting):
Applications/Services which are not safe to remove (removing these components may cause high freeze ratio and system failure):
These lists will be populated with the information that members of this community will share with us, I will contribute as well when I get deeper into slimming down the X10Mini/Pro.
If I have missed a topic which is identical to this one, I apologize - if there is no topic identical to this one I would like to motivate the users which have removed some pre-installed applications (from the X10Mini/Pro!
) to report back here so we can populate the lists.
I have included a .zip full of pre-installed applications, note that some are already removed(games, roadsync, wisepilot), the .apks are taken directly from '/system/app' and these come from:
Thank you for your time reading this topic,