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By w1040, Senior Member on 8th January 2013, 02:50 AM
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Ok I'm not talking about htc built in apps. But this useless bull**** apps that just sitting on my app drawer with no ****ing reason:

7digital
Ais
Axis net
Broadband
Dtac
I store
I muzik 3g
Mobiletv
Mobile tv
Mobi tv
Mworld
My HTC
Myhtcs
Ringtunes
Telkomsel
Truemoveh
Viettel
XL

I have successfuly uninstalled them all using link2sd (need root).

I try to uninstalled 7digital then my phone restarts by itself, I'm scared a bit, then after my phone booted all that **** apps I just uninstalled came back. Wtf???

Any solutions?

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8th January 2013, 03:34 AM |#2  
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You can only remove them in recovery via adb shell rm /system/app/*.apk
And if you're on stock ROM, also remove it's odex adb shell rm /system/app/*.odex

Or you can use the script made by Maarten here : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...2&postcount=30

extract the updater-script, edit the filename for the apk that you need to remove and put in back in the zip, and flash that in recovery.
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8th January 2013, 03:53 AM |#3  
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Tried root uninstaller but no luck either. It came back after reboot :/

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8th January 2013, 03:55 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by w1040

Tried root uninstaller but no luck either. It came back after reboot :/

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No app can uninstall app on DX except the way I described above.
There is some sort of protection HTC imposed on DX that you cannot use an app like TB, Root Uninstaller & etc; they won't work.

Note: before you remove anything, make sure you make a nandroid of your stock ROM before that as once an OTA is out, you need a clean stock ROM to update successfully.
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8th January 2013, 03:59 AM |#5  
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No app can uninstall app on DX except the way I described above.
There is some sort of protection HTC imposed on DX that you cannot use an app like TB, Root Uninstaller & etc; they won't work.

Note: before you remove anything, make sure you make a nandroid of your stock ROM before that as once an OTA is out, you need a clean stock ROM to update successfully.

But my rom are now rooted its too late to make a nand backup now..

Anyway, nand backup is on cwm recovery right?

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8th January 2013, 04:04 AM |#6  
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If you never remove anything from the system partition, it is never too late.
(I believe you not yet able to remove anything )
And yes, make a nandroid backup with CWM.
8th January 2013, 04:11 AM |#7  
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If you never remove anything from the system partition, it is never too late.
(I believe you not yet able to remove anything )
And yes, make a nandroid backup with CWM.

What I meant is its too late for me to backup a clean stock unrooted rom.

Sorry can't edit my post above since I'm new user although I'm not new to xda I'd just created a new account.

Anyway I wish there was a simple way to remove the odex on the bloatware I want to uninstalled. On link2sd, the app mentioned above are marked with ODEX (green).

Guess you were right, can't move an an app with an odex on it though I don't know what odex is.

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8th January 2013, 04:14 AM |#8  
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I understood that. What I meant is it is ok to make backup with a rooted stock ROM.
To update an OTA, you don't need to remove your root app or any installed app as long as all system files are intact. You don't even need to relock your bootloader. What you need is a stock recovery.

You can read more on this topic on the link in my sig. Even though that is for One V, it works the same principal for DX.
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You can remove system apps from recovery using app called Aroma File Manager, made by Amarullz, you have the link in my Index.
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You can remove system apps from recovery using app called Aroma File Manager, made by Amarullz, you have the link in my Index.

Totally forgot about this nice recovery explorer/file manager
As I always use a PC base explorer/file manager to add/remove files to/from system partition.
9th January 2013, 03:08 PM |#11  
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To w1040

ckpv5 is right. You can not delete files simply from Data or System folders.

You have to do that in recovery mode. If you try to delete files from any File explorer, your phone will simply restart.

Though we have rooted our phone, however it is not 100% rooted. HTC made S-ON on all of those device so that people can not do any changes on systems.

Play with your phone with complete nand backup.
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