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Which Apks are safe & not safe to remove( big list)

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By naturallight, Member on 27th July 2014, 12:24 AM
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Note: The effects of removing certainapps can change depending on what version of Android and which rom you have. CM responds differently than stock, GB,jellybean, & kitt katt responds all differently


*****Make a back up before you go deleat crazy******


#1 *****Google play(google market)****
DO NOT REMOVE - will throw your phone into force close mode, Every apk will force close
I found out first hand..lol


AAccountAndSyncSettings – Syncs settings to Google, especially important to Gmail. Do not delete.

Android_VirginUS-Chat – Virgin Mobile Chat forum app. Safe to remove.

AndroidUTSManager – Possibly Time sync system. Not recommended to delete.

***all all share apk safe to remove**
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareFileShare.apk
AllshareShareClient.apk
AllshareShareServer.apk
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllshareMediaShare.apk
AllsharePlay15_Tab.apk

ApplicationsProvider – Provides the list of installed apps to Market. Delete at your own peril.

BBackupRestoreConfirmation - restores sync'd Google settings. Do not remove.

Bluetooth – Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth.

BluetoothServices - Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth.

BluetoothTest.apk - safe to remove

Books.apk- safe to remove

Browser – Stock Android web browser. Semi-safe to remove, can break bookmarks, voice search and possibly market.

CCalculator – Calculator. Safe to remove.

Calendar – Calendar app. Safe to remove.

CalendarGoogle - Calendar app. Safe to remove.

CalendarProvider -sync system for Calendar. Safe to remove.

Camera – Camera app. Do not remove if you use your camera.

CarHomeGoogle – Utilities to make using your phone safer while driving. Safe to remove.

CertInstaller – Wifi certificate installer. Do not remove.

ChatON_MARKET.apk- safe to remove

ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter – syncs Chrome bookmarks. Safe to remove.

ChromeToPhone – syncs Chrome bookmarks Safe to remove.

CMParts – Settings in Cyanogenmod roms will force close without this. Do not remove.

CMScreenshot – Screen capture application. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.kickback – Provides keyboard feedback through vibration. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.soundback – Provides keyboard feedback through clicks. Safe to remove.

com.google.android.marvin.talkback – Provides keyboard feedback through voice. Safe to remove.

Contacts – Your contact list. Do not remove.ContactsProvider – Syncs contacts. Do not remove.

Cyanbread – Stock Cyanogenmod theme. Do note Remove unless you have an alternative installed.

DDefaultContainerService – Needed for installing apps. Do not remove.

DeskClock – Clock and alarm system. Safe to remove

Development – Development app. Safe to remove.

DownloadProvider – Handles (all) web browser downloads. Do not remove.

DownloadProviderUi – Browser download interface. If removed, you won't see download status.

DrmProvider – Handles DRM for media that contains it. Do not remove or you will break said media.

Dropbox.apk - safe to remove

DropboxOOBE.apk- safe to remoove

DSPManager – Equalizer for tuning audio. Safe to remove.

DunServer – Possibly part of the VPN system. Delete at your own risk.

EEmail – Email app. Safe to remove, but will make it impossible to setup yourphone/
Market with Exchange –

email transport system. Do not remove.

ExternalMemoryTest – Possibly part of over the air provisioning. Possibly safe to remove, but not recommended.

factoryTest.apk- safe to remove

FFM – FM radio player. Not functional on Optimus V. Safe to remove.

FotaClient.apk- safe to remove

GameHub_2.0_ICS_Note_oldkey.apk- safe to remove

ListFotakill – Disables over the air updates. Depending on rom and phone, may be safe to remove (safe to remove on the OV).

GGalaxy4 – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Gallery3D – Picture gallery utilty. Safe to remove

GalleryGoogle – Picture gallery utilty. Safe to remove

GenieWidget – Stock news and weather app. Safe to remove.

Gmail - Gmail app. Safe to remove, but can make it harder to setup your phone/Market with
GmailGoogleBackupTransport – Handles backup of settings. Safe to remove.

GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter -sync system for Calendar. Safe to remove.

GoogleContactsSyncAdapter -sync system for Contacts. Safe to remove.

GoogleFeedback – Forceclose reporting for Gapps. Safe for the phone to remove, but could cause problems for Gapps.

GoogleLoginService - Google login system. Do not remove.

GooglePartnerSetup - In App purchases? Not recommended to remove.

GoogleQuickSearchBox – Search box widget. Safe to remove

GoogleServicesFramework – Google login system for Gapps. Do not remove.

GoogleTTS - Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

GMS_Maps.apk- safe to remove

GoogleDrive.apk- safe to remove


GroupCast.apk- safe to remove

Hangouts.apk- safe to remove

HelpHub.apk- safe to remove

HHiddenMenu – Hidden programming menus. Don't delete.

HTMLViewer – Filters html to be more compatible. Safe to remove, but not recommended.

HoloSpiralWallpaper – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

IJKKeyChain – Possibly password tool similar to Ubuntu. Not recommended to be removed.

Kies.apkkieswifi.apk- safe to remove

KindleForCanary.apk- safe to remove

Kobo_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

LLatinIME – On screen keyboard. Safe to remove if you have an alternative installed.

Launcher2 – Stock Froyo launcher. Safe to remove, if you have an alternative installed.

LgHiddenMenu – Hidden menu settings/phone codes. Do not remove.

LGSetupWizard – Either part of initial setup, or account setup. Remove at your own risk.

LiveWallpapers – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

LiveWallpapersPicker – Live wallpaper Picker. Safe to remove if you don't use live wallpaper.

Magazines.apk- safe to remove

MMagicSmokeWallpapers – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Maps – Google Maps/Navigation. Safe to remove.

MarketUpdater – Starts with Market and checks for updates. Safe to remove.

MediaHub_D2.apk- safe to remove

MH_10_JB_Tablet_LT.apk- safe to remove

MediaProvider - Handles ringtones and such, DO not remove.

MediaUploader.apk- safe to remove

MH_10_JB_Tablet_LT.apk- safe to remove



Mms – MMS system. Do not remove.

Music – Music player. Safe to remove.

Music2.apk- safe to remove

Netflix.apkNextIssue-a12-SAMSUNGPRELOAD.apk- safe to remove

NNetworkLocation – Provides location through towers instead of gps. Not recommended to remove.

NoiseField – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

OOneTimeInitializer – Runs after first flashing of Gapps to allow you to chose which you want. Safe to remove.

OpenWnn – Chinese or Japanese keyboard. Safe to Remove

PPackageInstaller – Installs apps. Do not remove.

Pacman – Package manager. (?) Do not remove.

PhaseBeam – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

Phone – Phone dialer. Do not Remove.

PicoTts – Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

PinyinIME – Chinese or Japanese keyboard. Safe to
Remove

PlayGames.apk- safe to remove

Poynt-Virgin – Poynt app. Safe to remove.

Protips – Tips widget. Safe to remove.Provision – New phone setup wizard. Should be safe to remove.

PlusOne.apk- safe to remove

PolarisOfficeTablet.apk- safe to remove

QQuickSearchBox – Search box widget. Safe to remove, but may break the search button.

ReadersHub_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

RSScvngr – Scavenge App. Battery hog. Safe to Remove

SamsungApps_Tablet.apk- safe to remove

SamsungApps_UNA3.apk- safe to remove

SelfServiceAssistant - Virgin activation app. Safe, but not recommended to remove.

Settings – Settings system. Do not remove.

SettingsProvider – Part of the settings sync system. Do not remove.

SetupWizard – Wizard to setup email. Do not remove.

SharedStorageBackup - Possibly USB connection menu. Do not remove.

SoundRecorder – Sound recorder. Should be safe to remove.

SpareParts – Extra settings for Cyanogenmod. Safe to remove.

SpeechRecorder – Part of speech recognition setup. Do not remove if you use voice.

SPGMyAccount – Useless shortcut to web. Safe to Remove

SNS.apkSPPPushClient_Prod.apkSSuggest_J_DeviceOnly .apk

Street.apk- safe to remove

Superuser – Handles root/SUpermissions. Do not remove.

SyncmIDM.apkSyncmIDS.apktalkback.apk- safe to remove

SyncmIDS.apk- safe to remove

SystemUI – Part of the user interface. Do not remove.

TTalk – Google Talk. Possibly safe to remove, but could break Market.

talkback.apk- safe to remove

TelephonyProvider – Phone system. Do not remove.

ThemeChooser – Cyanogenmod theme system. Do not remove.

ThemeManager – Cyanogenmod theme system. Do not remove.

Trebuchet – Stock ICS launcher. Safe to remove, IF you have an alternative launcher installed.

TtsService. - Text to speech. Should be safe to remove, but is needed by Google Maps.

Twidroyd – Twitter. Battery hog. Safe to Remove.

UUsbstorage – Usb storage. Do not remove if you access files on your phone from your computer.

UserDictionaryProvider – Dictionary for word prediction on keyboards. May be safe to remove.

VVending – Market App. Safe to remove, but you won't have Market.

Videos.apk- safe to remove

Virgin_Mobile – Useless shortcut to web. Safe to Remove

VisualizationWallpapers – Live wallpapers. Safe to remove.

vmu_store_release_candidate – Virgin Mobile app. Should be safe to remove.

VoiceDialer – Voice dialing. Safe to remove.
VoiceSearch – Voice search,. Safe to remove.

VpnDialogs _ Part of the VPN system. Safe to remove if you aren't using it.

VpnServices – VPN adapter. Safe to remove.

YahoonewsPhone2013.apk- safe to move

YahoostockPhone2013.apk- safe to move

youtube.apk- safe to move

WWAPPushManager – Tethering connectivity. Safe to remove if you don't use tethering/access point mode.

WHERE – Where Application Battery hog. Safe to Remove.
Battery Hog.

XYYouTube – Youtube viewer. Safe to Remove.
 
 
28th July 2014, 10:40 PM |#2  
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my god. is this the stock list without any custom rom?
3rd August 2014, 07:22 AM |#3  
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Yes a stock list...if I listed every custom apk. I be here intel next Christmas...lol

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7th August 2014, 06:58 PM |#4  
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man i am so happy i resorted to a custom rom. i remember first rooting and removing all of the bloat, lol.
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