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18th August 2014, 01:44 AM   |  #1  
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now that we have root, how do i get rid of all this sprint crap?
18th August 2014, 01:57 AM   |  #2  
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now that we have root, how do i get rid of all this sprint crap?

You'll need a root explorer. The apps are in /system/app and /system/priv-apps.
BUT BE CAREFUL!!! If you remove the wrong ones it won't boot.
There's a thread I think in the International forum that has apps you can remove. We'll have some different apps though.
If you remove the wrong app and end up not booting, you'll either have to use adb or LGFlashtool to fix it.
Im sure someone will have a list shortly.
18th August 2014, 03:34 AM   |  #3  
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"System app remover (root)" from the play store works great for me. It makes app backups before uninstall.
18th August 2014, 05:05 AM   |  #4  
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You might be better off using Titanium Backup to just freeze apps first, to see if they affect other things unexpectedly. Then you can remove them after a test period.

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18th August 2014, 05:12 AM   |  #5  
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You might be better off using Titanium Backup to just freeze apps first, to see if they affect other things unexpectedly. Then you can remove them after a test period.

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THIS!

Also if you can be patient until recoveries can be taken care of then back ups can be done to help insure a trouble free device.
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18th August 2014, 05:50 AM   |  #6  
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You might be better off using Titanium Backup to just freeze apps first, to see if they affect other things unexpectedly. Then you can remove them after a test period.

Agreed, unless you only uninstall apps that are obviously safe to remove.
20th August 2014, 06:49 PM   |  #7  
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With 3gb of ram, just freeze apps.
20th August 2014, 07:17 PM   |  #8  
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With 3gb of ram, just freeze apps.

freezing vs removing an app has nothing to do with ram.

For OP, if you have TiBu use that to remove apps. There's a link somewhere in the general G3 forum here that shows which apps are safe to disable, which typically means they are safe to remove as well.
21st August 2014, 06:07 AM   |  #9  
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What I was saying is there is plenty of space on root partition. Freezing won't delete the app, but rather prevents it from launching. IMO this is the best way to go. Less crap running, less lag, and you don't have to delete files.
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This thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/spri...ls990-t2852042

After following this procedure I have no more sprint apps on my phone.
The image provided didn't have them pre-installed.

That's another way to go about it. Safer? Probably not than freezing.

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