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[TUT] Remove Junk Apps + List (4.1.A.0.562)[Updated for ICS!]

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By Flo95, Senior Member on 23rd April 2012, 04:51 PM
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Hello guys,
as you might remember I posted a tutorial on how to remove Junk Apps for 2.3.4 firmwares.
A lot of people requested the same for 4.0.3 - so here it is guys
I decided to open a new topic to keep it clearly arranged for Android 2.3 and Android 4.0.
So let's get started:

Note:
I'm posting this here in the Neo forums, too because my old tutorial worked for the Neo (V), too.

How to delete the Junk Apps:
Go into "system/app" with Root Explorer, in that folder are all the Junk Apps. Now press "Mount R/W". Now you can delete the Junk Apps one by one or multi-select them. To have a backup of the apps, I'd suggest you to move them to the sd card. It's good to make a folder called "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" on your sd card.
Now select the apps, press move and go to the sd card and to the folder "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" and press paste. Done.

List of the Junk Apps for 4.1.A.0.562:
- adobereader.apk (Adobe Reader)
- antradioservice.apk (ANT Radio Service)
- chinesetextinput.apk (chinese keyboard)
- datatrafficswitch.apk (Data on/off widget)
- DigitalClockWidget.apk (digital clock widget)
- Home.apk (Sony launcher, only delete this when you have another launcher installed!!)
- JapaneseIME.apk (japanese keyboard)
- livewaremanager.apk (Live Ware Manager)
- neoreader.apk (Neoreader)
- officesuite.apk (Office Suite)
- OmaDatasyncService.apk (part of Sony Sync)
- playnowclientarvato.apk (Play Now)
- POBoxSknPink.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- POBoxSknWood.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- Protips.apk (Android tips on homescreen)
- SemcCrashMonitor.apk (Crash Monitor)
- SEMCSetupWizard.apk (Setup Wizard)
- Stk.apk (SIM Tool Kit)
- storefront.apk (all the new stuff that has something to do with Fun&Downloads. Removes 3 items from the app drawer that belong to that game thing)
- Sync.apk (Sony Sync)
- Talk.apk (Google Talk)
- talkback.apk
- trackid.apk (Track ID)
- UpdateCenter.apk (Update Center)
- usersupport.apk (Support)
- WeatherWidget.apk (Weather widget)
- widgetanalogclock.apk (Clock widget)
- widgetcalendar.apk (Calendar widget)
- widgetdigitalclock.apk (digital clock widget)
- widgetonoff.apk (most on/off widgets)
- widgettimer.apk (timer widget)
- widgetworldclock.apk (world clock widget)

I've removed all these apps from my Xperia Arc and it's running fine and faster than before. Also you have more free RAM so your apps don't get killed as fast anymore when you minimized them.

This might also work on other Xperias when they are on the mentioned firmware, too. But I can't test that.

Thanks to:
doomed151 for posting a list of all stock apps in system/app for me

Do this at your own risk. I'm not responsible if you brick or damage your phone by doing this!

If this helped you, please press "Thanks"

Regards,
Flo
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23rd April 2012, 05:57 PM |#2  
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SemcCrashMonitor.apk (Crash Monitor)
is requires
so don't remove it!!!
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23rd April 2012, 06:04 PM |#3  
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Why don't we just freeze these apk's with titanuim backup ? more ram will be free & just in case if we need something(like a widget maybe) simply unfreeze it

btw nice tutorial Flo
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23rd April 2012, 06:26 PM |#4  
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@ dhwanik:
Well, I'm removing it since I have the X10 and I am using ROMs without it for 1.5 years without problems.
I'd say it's not needed.

@ ThilianaC:
Well, that's a method, too.
I've always done it with Root Explorer.

I'm glad you like it
23rd April 2012, 06:32 PM |#5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo95

@ dhwanik:
Well, I'm removing it since I have the X10 and I am using ROMs without it for 1.5 years without problems.
I'd say it's not needed.

@ ThilianaC:
Well, that's a method, too.
I've always done it with Root Explorer.

I'm glad you like it

okay

any please remove letsgolf_ay.apk (Let's Golf)
its not included in neo's f/w
or else noobs will start bothering you
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23rd April 2012, 06:46 PM |#6  
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Thanks for the hint.
Removed it


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23rd April 2012, 06:57 PM |#7  
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How much of the FacebookInsideXperia stuff can we remove?

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24th April 2012, 05:25 AM |#8  
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Here are the list of all the apps that I remove (80 apps) from ICS Nordic.

Removed apps

Also go to /system/etc/product/application, you can see all the bloatware there. It can be remove too.
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Quote:
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How much of the FacebookInsideXperia stuff can we remove?

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I guess everything.
But from what I've read a lot of us (including me) use Facebook Inside Xperia, that's why I didn't include it. Also I don't want to remove main features of the phone.
But when I'm free I can add it to the list. But currently I'm busy...


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Flo95,you forgot sonyqriocitymusic.apk (music unlimited link) in system/etc/product/applications
24th April 2012, 04:32 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by emannxperia

Also go to /system/etc/product/application, you can see all the bloatware there. It can be remove too.

btw my systemcleanup tool check this path , too and you can remove this bloat with a single click :)

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