[Enhancement]Manually Debloating Xperia Ray 4.1.B.1.13 Stock Firmware

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By chiyaanchinnu, Senior Member on 25th October 2013, 12:38 AM
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Hello All, This thread is about the safe removal of bloatware that Xperia Ray 4.1.B.1.13 ICS ROM contains. Screenshots in 2nd post

There are many threads which serves the same purpose, also there are many tools and flashable zips to achieve this.

After trying all those I found that my phone still has some bloatware left which can be removed safely. So, I thought creating a thread might help the 2011 Xperia users which apps in the /system/app/ folder can be removed safely.

Now my phone's /system/app/ folder size is 64MB(Calculated with ES File Manager) feels blazing fast and smooth.

Important: You should have some commonsense while deleting the apps. You need a rooted 4.1.B.1.13 firmware for this deletion process. All other ROM users may also get benefit of this list.

How To Delete:
- By using any root explorer app. Browse through /system/app/ and delete the listed apps.
OR
- By using the command - adb shell rm /system/app/apkname.apk

Though there is no description provided for the app you can remove it with no second thought. They're all useless and are sometimes available on the Play Store. Some apps you can find a replacement which are lighter versions.

****SAFE TO REMOVE****

adobereader.apk
AntHalService.apk
antradioservice.apk
antstatenotifer.apk
AppEnabler.apk
Browser.apk
chinesetextinput.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk Stock browser bookmarks sync - Safe to remove
com.vodafone.shop.apk - Vodafone bloatware
com.vodafone.vodafone360updates.apk - Vodafone bloatware
EventStream.apk - TimeScape
EventStreamPluginCallLog.apk - TimeScape Plugin
EventStreamPluginFacebook.apk - TimeScape Plugin
EventStreamPluginTelephony.apk - TimeScape Plugin
EventStreamPluginTwitter.apk - TimeScape Plugin
Exchange.apk - Works together with SemcEmail
facebook.apk
FaceLock.apk
DigitalClockWidget.apk
DownloadProviderUi.apk - Downloads app
FBCalendarSync.apk
FBIAppShare.apk
FBMediaDiscovery.apk
FBMusicLike.apk
FBSetupwizard.apk
Galaxy4.apk - LiveWallpaper
Gallery2.apk - Google Gallery
GenieWidget.apk - Google Weather Widget
GMS_Maps.apk - Google Maps
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLyricsPlugin.apk
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk
HoloSpiralWallpaper.apk - LiveWallpaper
JapaneseIME.apk - Japs Keyboard
LiveWallpapers.apk
livewaremanager.apk
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
MediaWidget.apk
MusicWidget.apk
MediaUploader.apk
neoreader.apk
NoiseField.apk
officesuite.apk
OmaDatasyncService.apk
WeatherWidget.apk
widgetanalogclock.apk
widgetdigitalclock.apk
widgettimer.apk
WikipediaPlugin.apk
YouTube.apk
YouTubeKaraokePlugin.apk
YouTubePlugin.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk
VoiceDialerVisible.apk
TimescapeSpline.apk
talkback.apk
TimescapeWidget.apk
trackid.apk
UpdateCenter.apk
OmaDownload.apk - OTA downloader
PhaseBeam.apk - Live Wallpaper
PhotoWidget.apk
playnowclientarvato.apk
POBoxSknPink.apk
POBoxSknWood.apk
PostViewer.apk
Protips.apk
retaildemo.apk
SemcCrashMonitor.apk
SemcDlna.apk
SEMCFacebookProxy.apk
SemcSnpStore.apk
storefront.apk
Street.apk
Sync.apk
widgetonoff.apk
StatusSwitch.apk
datatrafficswitch.apk
SemcMusic.apk - Stock music player
SemcGallery3D.apk - Sony ICS Gallery
WallpaperPicker.apk - Used to pick Xperia Wallpapers
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk - Used to pick any LiveWallpaper
SemcEmail.apk - Sony's Email client
Calculator.apk - Stock Calc
Gmail.apk
Talk.apk
VoiceSearch.apk
VpnDialogs.apk
SoundRecorder.apk
PicoTts.apk
PMSservice.apk
PMSserviceTrigger.apk
ReadyToRun.apk
SecureClockJava.apk
KeyChain.apk
VoipCallLogProvider.apk
usersupport.apk
bootinfo.apk
CalendarProvider.apk
DrmDialogs.apk
DrmProvider.apk
OMAClientProvisioning.apk
OmaV1AgentDownloadServices.apk
SemcVideoEdit.apk


****DON'T DELETE****

AccessoryKeyDispatcher.apk
AddWidget.apk
ApplicationsProvider.apk
AudioEffectService.apk
Bluetooth.apk
CameraExtensionPermission.apk
CdfInfoAccessor.apk
CertInstaller.apk
ContactsImport.apk
Conversations.apk
CredentialManagerService.apk
CustomizationProvider.apk
CustomizedApplicationInstaller.apk
CustomizedSettings.apk
DefaultCapabilities.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
DefaultThemes.apk
DownloadProvider.apk
enhancedusbux.apk
FastDormancy.apk
FmRxService.apk
GenericApplicationInstaller.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
Home.apk
HTMLViewer.apk
InfiniteView.apk
LocalContacts.apk
MediaProvider.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
OemCryptoReceiver.apk
OneTimeInitializer.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
Phonebook.apk
Phonesky.apk
qcsemcservice.apk
Radio.apk
SemcCalendar.apk
SemcCamera3D.apk
SemcCameraUI.apk
SemcCnapProvider.apk
SemcContactsProvider.apk
SemcDeskClock.apk
SemcPhone.apk
SemcSettings.apk
SEMCSetupWizard.apk
SemcSnpPlatformUtil.apk
SemcSnpVideoPlayer.apk
SemcTelephonyProvider.apk
ServiceMenu.apk
Settings.apk
SettingsProvider.apk
SetupWizard.apk
ShutDownAnimation.apk
SimContacts.apk
SmartSearch.apk
SoundPicker.apk
Stk.apk
SystemUI.apk
TetherEntitlementCheck.apk
textinput-tng.apk
ThemeManager.apk
UnsupportedHeadsetNotifier.apk
usb-mtp-update-wrapper.apk
usb-mtp-vendor-extension-service.apk
UseragentProvider.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppApplication.apk
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppMedia.apk
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppPlatform.apk
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppShared.apk
WapiCustomization.apk
WapPush.apk

Just in case you deleted an useful app, don't panic, I'm posting a link where you can get all the system apps of 4.1.B.1.13 from here: SYSTEMAPPS_ST18i_4.1.B.1.13_VODAFONE_DE

If you feel you can free up even more system space, kindly post which all apps/stuff can be further deleted.

Apparently, this thread can be added to the [COLLECTION] Themes, Mods, Apps, Tuts etc. [UPDATE-3/8/13]

Happy Modding, Peace.
Chiyaanchinnu.

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25th October 2013, 05:06 PM |#2  
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Space occupied by bloatware before debloating the ROM After ripping all these things out you'll get 117MB(approx) extra space on the /system So ultimately your phone will be flying
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Originally Posted by chiyaanchinnu

If you feel you can free up even more system space, kindly post which all apps/stuff can be further deleted.

If one gets rid of the FaceLock.apk, can as well delete the pittpatt folder in /system/vendor. Should save another 21-22 MB.
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