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By WilliamStern, Senior Member on 7th November 2010, 03:27 AM
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Follow this link on how-to. http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=829662

I can confirm that this mod works for the MyTouch 4G. I've tested it, and was able to remove some of my unwanted apps.

Yes, I can reboot my phone, and the apps will not appear again.

Please read the warning as you will no longer recieve OTA's once you do the MOD.

I am in no way responsible for any damage done to your phone.
 
 
7th November 2010, 03:34 AM |#2  
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Instead of force removing I put them on freeze. Will that stop OTA as well?

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7th November 2010, 03:43 AM |#3  
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Instead of force removing I put them on freeze. Will that stop OTA as well?

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Running Visionary will prevent root period until you remove it. If you remove apps then you have to go back to stock by way of fastboot. If you freeze, then just restore what was frozen and remove visionary. Then you should be good.
7th November 2010, 03:52 AM |#4  
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Ok but my question wasn't answered. Let's say I don't restore the apps and I keep visionary with my phone rooted. Will I still get the OTA?

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7th November 2010, 04:03 AM |#5  
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How would this work with a full reboot (no fastboot)? No writes or deletes can be done on the system partition. Unless, Titanium is freezing the app, in which case the app wouldn't even appear in the app drawer. It's still there however. Have you checked with Root Explorer to determine whether they exist in /system/app after reboot (fastboot off)?
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Ok but my question wasn't answered. Let's say I don't restore the apps and I keep visionary with my phone rooted. Will I still get the OTA?

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He said it blocks otas, you won't need them since that's the point of being rooted....You can get rooted otas from devs here, which is what xda has done for years.

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He said it blocks otas, you won't need them since that's the point of being rooted....You can get rooted otas from devs here, which is what xda has done for years.

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He said "force removing" will block OTA. I'm talking about just "freezing" them. I understand being rooted will get rooted OTAs from the devs and that's faster then actually waiting.
7th November 2010, 04:23 AM |#8  
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How would this work with a full reboot (no fastboot)? No writes or deletes can be done on the system partition. Unless, Titanium is freezing the app, in which case the app wouldn't even appear in the app drawer. It's still there however. Have you checked with Root Explorer to determine whether they exist in /system/app after reboot (fastboot off)?

I removed VISIONary, Fastboot off, did a full reboot, checked /system/app and can tell you that I no longer have the apps tha have been removed in my phone.
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OK, thanks for the reply. How does even make sense in light of the fact that any changes to /system are only reflected in the cache, and NOT to the system partition on NAND locked devices?
7th November 2010, 04:32 AM |#10  
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I have another question. After force removing the unwanted apps. Does the space that was being used by the apps return to the device?

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7th November 2010, 04:34 AM |#11  
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I have another question. After force removing the unwanted apps. Does the space that was being used by the apps return to the device?

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The bloatware apps exist on the /system partition. Your installed user apps go to the /data partition, so the answer is no.

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