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Default What APK's are secure to remove.

Let's make a list of which apk's we can remove without the phone giving forcing close issues....


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AnalogueAlarmWidget.apk
AnalogueClockWidget.apk
AppAdvisor_v1.5.78_production_signed_aligned.apk
CarHome.apk
com_lge_christmassnowcity.apk
com_lge_lgfirework2.apk
cyon.apk
DigitalAlarmWidget.apk
DigitalClockWidget.apk
EmailWidget.apk
F-Secure_Mobile_Security_Android22.apk
LGEmail.apk
LGLauncher.apk
MessageWidget.apk
PreloadedApp.apk
SNS.apk
Stk.apk
WorldClockWidget.apk
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"App Advisor" and "Preloaded Apps 1.0" are fine to freez on uninstall from Titanium. no problems.
 
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"App Advisor" and "Preloaded Apps 1.0" are fine to freez on uninstall from Titanium. no problems.
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What is cyon.apk?

And why is it "safe" to fremover the og launcher? At least you should put your launcher of choice in system/app first....

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What if you just remove the above apps without backup of them.

Do you brick the phone if hard reset is done ?

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What if you just remove the above apps without backup of them.

Do you brick the phone if hard reset is done ?

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I believe if your HR it the apps will be back.
Cause there located in the ROM.
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I believe if your HR it the apps will be back.
Cause there located in the ROM.
Okay so when we remove the apk program files we don°t actually remove the programs from the Rom ??


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What if you just remove the above apps without backup of them.

Do you brick the phone if hard reset is done ?

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Nothing will happen, you just will miss apps.

When you hard reset your phone it wiil just delete user data and cache partition.

Any changes to system folder means you make changes to rom and cannot be undone without reflashing or restore backup.

Be careful with deleting of apps! If something goes wrong and the phone is not booting we don't have any global rom and flashing tool for now.
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What if you just remove the above apps without backup of them.

Do you brick the phone if hard reset is done ?

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Just freez them with Titanium backup if you want the free mem.... space wise deleting them is not really nessecary.... or pull them out with adb first.
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Let's work top down guys, no panic, no alarm.

There are "system apps" and there are "system apps"
Most people refer to any app that's installed on the system partition as a "system app" but the real definition of a "system app" is one that is signed with a root or platform key. This key allows the app to interact with the OS at the lowest level, manipulating resources and other apps.
It's safe to remove either
You can remove either types of these apps but some may be dependencies for other apps and removing these can cause Force Closes.
A Factory Reset does not touch the system partition
As stated above, any modifications you make to the system partition (/system/*) will withstand a Factory Reset. This is why root still works after a Factory Reset.
Safe-to-remove apps
I personally provided the list above and can confirm that these apps are safe to remove but you need to be aware:
  • Some apps are required (like a Launcher), if you remove it, make sure you have an alternative installed.
  • Some apps are not available on the Market, you may not be able to substitute them.
  • Make a backup before you delete any apps!
Note: For critical apps, like a Launcher you *must* have one on your system partition! Do *not* remove your only Launcher from the system partition!
Additional Apps
A lot more can be safely removed from the system partition but they do not consume real-time resources and therefore there is no substantial benefit in removing them. I will post a full schedule of these apps later if somebody doesn't beat me to it.
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