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By [email protected], Senior Member on 30th July 2011, 07:04 AM
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First off, A huge thanks to P3Droid for pre-rooting the 2.3.3 Droid X2 Update

BLOAT REMOVAL UPDATED 8/4 (RECOMMEND unfreezing before flashing custom roms or performing a factory reset)

Safe to freeze or rename manually (strongly recommended) or if you feel lucky remove

NOTE: You will want to unfreeze everything before you factory reset or flash any custom roms to be safe. Initial setup definitely requires both parts of BackupAssistant, without you will be stuck in a bootloop.

Recommended Tools/Instructions
Bloat Freezer($0.99 on Market) Easy to use, only able to freeze and unfreeze
Root Explorer ($3.92 on Market) Medium ease, just rename apk and odex (if not deodex) by adding an additional extension like .bak
Titanium Backup (Free, Pro version has freeze option $6.88 on Market) Expensive option for freeze

NOTE: Do not remove/freeze/rename the following as they will BREAK your contacts:
-Email Authenticator (blur_email.apk)
-Yahoo! Mail Authenticator (blur_yahoo.apk)


amazonmp3.apk (Amazon MP3)
android-syncservice-app.apk (Sync Service)
BackupAssistanceClient.apk (Backup Assistant) [Part 2 for Backup Assistant]
Blockbuster_Stub_Moto_Daytona_v0_7_build_7-signed.apk (Blockbuster)
blur_facebook.apk (Facebook Authenticator) [FYI: you cannot sync facebook contacts with stock Facebook app]
blur_flickr.apk (Flickr Authenticator)
blur_lastfm.apk (LastFM Authenticator)
blur_linkedin.apk (LinkedIn Authenticator)
blur_myspace.apk (Myspace Authenticator)
blur_orkut.apk (Orkut Authenticator)
blur_photobucket.apk (Photobucket Authenticator)
blur_picasa.apk (Picasa Authenticator)
blur_skyrock.apk (Skyrock Authenticator)
blur_twitter.apk (Twitter Authenticator)
blur_youtube.apk (Youtube Authenticator)
BlurAlarmClock.apk (Alarm & Timer) [if you remove and do not replace, don't blame me for being late to school/work ]
BlurChooser.apk (Chooser) [needed for sharing pictures if you keep Blur Gallery]
BlurEmail.apk (Email) [Also needed if you use Yahoo! Mail through Blur universal inbox/messaging)
BlurEmailEngine.apk (Email Engine) [needed for stock SMS messaging app]
BlurGallery.apk (Gallery) [Recommend the 3D Gallery on the market as replacement]
BlurHome.apk (Home) [Remove app drawer, should have third party launcher installed first)
BlurTasks.apk (Tasks) [Will cause a force close, pull battery and reboot, will be fine]
BlurUpdater_VZW.apk (Updater)
BooksPhone.apk (Google Books)
Browser.apk (Browser) [Choose your third party poison)
BuaContactAdapter.apk (Sync Service) [Part 2 for Backup Assistant]
Calculator.apk (Calculator)
CarDock2.apk (CarDock)
CityID.apk (City ID)
ClockWidget.apk (World Clock)
Cmas.apk (Emergency Alerts)
DlnaSystemService.apk (DlnaSystemService)
FileManager.apk (Files)
FMRadioService.apk (FMRadioService) [Part 1 of FM Radio)
FriendFeed.apk (
Gmail.apk (Gmail)
HelpCenter.apk (Help Center)
IMPresence.apk (IM Presence)
KpiLogger.apk (Kpi Logger Service)
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk (Live Wallpaper Picker)
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk (Magic Smoke Wallpapers)
Maps.apk (Maps)
Messaging.apk (Messaging)
MessagesWidget.apk (Messages)
MotoFMRadio.apk (FM Radio) [Part 2 of FM Radio]
Music.apk (Music) recommend replacing with Music Beta]
MyVerizon.apk (My Verizon Mobile)
NewsWidget.apk (News)
OnlineAlbum.apk (Online Album)
Portalstandalone.apk [Will cause force close, battery pull and reboot] JUST ADDED
Protips.apk (Home screen tips)
QuickContactWidget.apk (Quick Contact)
Quickoffice.apk (Quickoffice)
QuickSms.apk (QuickSms [Widget]) (Skype mobile)
SocialMessaging.apk (Social Messaging)
StatusWidget.apk (Social Status)
StickyNoteWidget.apk (Sticky note)
Street.apk (Street View)
Swype.apk (Swype)
Talk.apk (Talk/Google Talk)
ToggleWidgets.apk (Toggle Widgets)
UniversalInbox.apk (Universal Inbox)
VCast.apk (Apps)
VCastMusic.apk (VCAST Music)
VCastVideo.apk (VCAST Videos)
vnav_DROIDX2_rel_PROD_signed.apk (VZ Navigator)
VpnClient.apk (IPSec VPNs)
VpnServices.apk (VPN Service)
Vvm.apk [Visual Voicemail]
VZWIM.apk [VZW IM Application]
VZWInstaller.apk (VZW Package Installer)
WeatherWidget.apk (Weather)
WorkContacts.apk (Work Contacts) [Needed for Corporate Sync integration]
WorldClockWidget (World Clock)
YahooContacts.apk (Yahoo Contact)
YouTube.apk (YouTube)

Reminder: I am not responsible for causing any issues with your phone. That being said, I have tested all of the above removals and for my purposes they do not cause any issues. This may differ based on your needs, so think about it before you freeze and be even more careful if you remove.

Please let me know any additional safe to remove system apks and I will test and update the list.

Thanks and enjoy your rooted, de-bloated Gingerbread experience.
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30th July 2011, 07:16 AM |#2  
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i am very glad to hear this

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30th July 2011, 07:16 AM |#3  
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Eff YES!!!
30th July 2011, 07:19 AM |#4  
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Haha I came here to post this and of course y'all are on top of it. I must have tried to install the zip a million times and it would always fail. Hopefully this pre rooted zip is a different story.
30th July 2011, 07:21 AM |#5  
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Can't wait
30th July 2011, 07:52 AM |#6  
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This IS good news. Where will we go to find the download?
30th July 2011, 08:06 AM |#7  
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P3droid tweeted

Get ready by returning to stock with only bootstrap. Make sure su is in bin.

What does "su in bin" mean. Just stock rooted?
30th July 2011, 08:11 AM |#8  
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30th July 2011, 09:14 AM |#9  
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Tested and it's working, download goes live in the morning.

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30th July 2011, 12:22 PM |#10  
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SWEET!!!! Can't wait.
30th July 2011, 12:29 PM |#11  
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I just came. Thought he was doing it to 2.3.4?
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