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By Aridon, Senior Member on 3rd September 2010, 05:54 AM
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EDIT: The link below is for all of the Epic's /system/app *.apk and *.odex files. This is /system/app pulled directly from the factoryfs.rfs file and zipped with WinRar.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=20HJ9004


Edit 2: Link below is for stock Deodexed / zip aligned .apks updated 9/15/2010


http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SA0LQ6TH


Link below is for deodexed framework

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GIPA0YTI


I'm going to start compiling a list of what applications can be removed and what the applications do. I'm going to list the files as they appear in the stock /system/app folder and go from there.

If you remove the .apk then also remove the .odex if its there. Not all files have .odex counterparts and some roms omit them entirely. Keep that in mind.

You can also just rename the file by adding .del and ignore the .odex file if you want to double check if it will cause problems. An easy way to do this without screwing around in ADB is to download Titanium backup from the market (free). You can go to the backup/restore section and simply tap the file / app in question and hit freeze. You can thaw it later if it screws anything up

This is meant as a guide, if you screw up your device by removing something I am not responsible. I will try to keep this updated.



AccountAndSyncSettings.apk - It does what its name implies don't delete it.

AccountAndSyncSettings.odex

AlarmClock.apk - If you don't need the alarm clock or use a third party app for it then you can delete it.

AlarmClock.odex

amazonmp3.apk - Amazon mp3 purchase and downloads. You can delete this.

ApplicationsProvider.apk - Don't remove this

ApplicationsProvider.odex

Asphalt5_DEMO_ANMP_Samsung_D700_Sprint_ML.apk - Demo game, can be removed

audioTuning.apk - Unknown

audioTuning.odex

BluetoothOPP.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).

BluetoothOPP.odex

BluetoothServices.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).

BluetoothServices.odex

BluetoothTestMode.apk - Bluetooth, if you don't use it you can remove it but it can impact wifi as well. I had issues with wifi after removing the bluetooth services (everything).


BluetoothTestMode.odex

Brightness.apk - I've removed this but sliding your finger on the top status bar will no longer adjust brightness without this installed.

Brightness.odex -

Browser.apk - Can remove if you use a third party browser instead of the stock one

Browser.odex

BuddiesNow.apk - Can be removed, social network crap

BuddiesNow.odex

CallSetting.apk - Don't remove

CallSetting.odex

Camera.apk - You can remove it but obviously your camera won't work

Camera.odex

CameraFirmware.apk -You can remove it but obviously your camera won't work

CameraFirmware.odex

CertInstaller.apk - I believe this loads security certs from the SD card but I'm not sure

CertInstaller.odex

cm-android.apk - Needed for visual voice mail

Contacts.apk - Self Explanatory

Contacts.odex

ContactsProvider.apk - Self Explanatory

ContactsProvider.odex

CT.apk - I don't know what it does leave it

DataCreate.apk - Don't remove it

DataCreate.odex

DeviceManagement.apk - Don't remove

DeviceManagement.odex

DialerTabActivity.apk - Don't remove

DialerTabActivity.odex

Divx.apk - Video playback, don't remove

Divx.odex

Dlna.apk - If you won't use it you can remove it

Dlna.odex

DM.apk - This does a lot of stuff don't delete it

DownloadProvider.apk - Don't delete it

DownloadProvider.odex

DrmProvider.apk - some people say you can delete this I ran into trouble with media scanner not being able to pick up my files after removing this and the other *DRM*.apks

DrmProvider.odex

DrmUA.apk - some people say you can delete this I ran into trouble with media scanner not being able to pick up my files in certain applications

DrmUA.odex

Dun.apk - Dial Up networking. if you won't use your device to connect via bluetooth for DUN you can remove this

Dun.odex

Email.apk - Secondary Email app. You can delete this if you don't use it

Email.odex

EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk - This can be deleted. it controls search results popping up as you type in google search fields

Facebook1.2.apk - you can remove this

FactoryTest.apk - I removed this with no issues, do not know what it does

FactoryTest.odex

FlashPlugin.apk - Flash light plugin you can remove this

FlashPlugin.odex

FlashSVGPlayer.apk - Flash light player it can be removed

FlashSVGPlayer.odex

Gallery3D.apk - Do not remove this

Gallery3D.odex

GlobalSearch.apk - You can remove this, I found zero impact

GlobalSearch.odex

Gmail.apk - If you don't use gmail you can remove this

GmailProvider.apk - remove this if you remove Gmail.apk

GoogleApps.apk - Leave it

GoogleCheckin.apk - I left it, you can remove it others have said it doesn't have an impact

GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk - leave it

GooglePartnerSetup.apk - leave it

GoogleSearch.apk - This can be removed, the device will still search goolge

GoogleSearch.odex

GoogleSettingsProvider.apk - leave it

GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk - leave it

GpsSetup.apk - I have deleted this with zero issues

GpsSetup.odex

gtalkservice.apk - Do not remove, breaks market

HiddenMenu.apk - Do not remove force close

HiddenMenu.odex

HTMLViewer.apk - you can remove it, junk

HTMLViewer.odex

InputEventApp.apk - Not sure what this does so far not issues after removing it

InputEventApp.odex

JobManager.apk - removed no issues, ties in with included task killer perhaps?

JobManager.odex

KeyBoardSlideUpCounter.apk - counts how often your keyboard slide is used. Removed.

KeyBoardSlideUpCounter.odex

Keytracer.apk - Not sure what this does, leave it.

Keytracer.odex

kickback_1.0.0_market.apk - can be removed

LatinImeTutorial.apk - keyboard tutorial when you boot, I removed it

Launcher.apk - Stock Android launcher you can remove it if you use a third party one or Touch Wiz

Launcher.odex

lcdtest.apk - removed with no issues

lcdtest.odex

LiveWallpapers.apk - If you don't use them you can remove them.

LiveWallpapers.odex

LiveWallpapersPicker.apk - allows you to pick live wall papers. Remove it if you don't use it

LiveWallpapersPicker.odex

LogsProvider.apk - DO NOT REMOVE IT. You will get force closes. This works hand in hand with DeviceManagement.apk.

LogsProvider.odex

Maps.apk - Google maps. Can be removed if you don't use it

MarketUpdater.apk - leave it

MediaHub.apk - included samsung app that will eventually allow movie / TV rentals, perhaps purchase. Can be removed.

MediaProvider.apk - Leave it

MediaProvider.odex

MediaUploader.apk - Leave it

Memo.apk - included memo app. Can be removed.

Memo.odex

Mms.apk - If you use picture mail don't remove this. SMS might still work with some third party apps but its better to not remove this.

Mms.odex

MobileAP.apk - This has to do with sprint tethering. Wireless tether works fine without this. Can be removed.

MobileAP.odex

Music.apk - self explanatory

Music.odex

MusicService.apk - Leave it

MyFiles.apk - included file manager. Remove it and get a better one from the market

MyFiles.odex

nascar09-prod-release.apk - Nascar, can be removed

NetworkLocation.apk - leave it

ODB.apk - leave it

OtaProvisioningService.apk - leave it

OtaProvisioningService.odex

PackageInstaller.apk - leave it

PackageInstaller.odex

Phone.apk - leave it

Phone.odex

PhoneCrashNotifier.apk - leave it. I ran into problems removing this if my phone got force closed.

PhoneCrashNotifier.odex

PhoneErrService.apk - leave it

PhoneErrService.odex

PhoneInfo.apk - Leave it

PhoneInfo.odex

PicoTts.apk - Text to speach. Google nav uses this otherwise if you don't care you can remove it.

PicoTts.odex

qik_0.3.74.apk - Quik video chat, can be removed.

SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.apk - widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

SamsungWidget_CalendarClock.odex-

SamsungWidget_FeedAndUpdate.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

SamsungWidget_FeedAndUpdate.odex-

SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.odex-

SamsungWidget_StockClock.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

SamsungWidget_StockClock.odex

SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.apk- widget remove it if you don't want it. Part of touch wiz.

SamsungWidget_WeatherClock.odex

SelectiveReset.apk - leave it

SelectiveReset.odex

serviceModeApp.apk - leave it

serviceModeApp.odex

Settings.apk - leave it

Settings.odex

SettingsProvider.apk - leave it

SettingsProvider.odex

SetupWizard.apk- I'm pretty sure this can be removed once initial set up is finished.

sfl-prod-release.apk - Sprint nfl app can be removed

shutdown.apk - removed without any issues

shutdown.odex

SisoDrmProvider.apk - leave it

SisoDrmProvider.odex

SN28-1092-sprint-signed.apk - part of sprint nav can be removed

SnsAccount.apk - I believe this run sns and snsfacebook which are the backround framework for the app.

SnsAccount.odex

SnsProvider.apk - See SnsAccount

SnsProvider.odex

soundback_1.0.0_market.apk -

SoundRecorder.apk - does what it says you can remove it if you don't care

SoundRecorder.odex

Sprint_App_Updater.apk - used for ota updates. You don't want them if you are rooted anyways so remove it.

SprintAndroidExtension.apk - removed without issues

SprintTV.apk - this can be removed if you don't use it

SprintTVWidget.apk - this can be removed

SprintZone.apk - this can be removed

StaticIP.apk - leave it

Street.apk - street view, if you don't need it you can remove it

Swype.apk - swype keyboard, you can remove this if you want to

SystemUpdater.apk - I have this on ice right now without issues. Caused my radio to restart when icing it. Fine thus far

Talk.apk - leave it

talkback_2.2.1_market.apk - leave it

TalkProvider.apk - leave it

TATLiveWallpapersDandelion.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

TATLiveWallpapersDandelion.odex

TATLiveWallpapersLuminescence.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

TATLiveWallpapersLuminescence.odex

TATLiveWallpapersOceanWave.apk - if you don't want this live wall paper you can remove it

TATLiveWallpapersOceanWave.odex

TelephonyProvider.apk - leave it

TelephonyProvider.odex

thinkdroid.apk - Can be removed, might be part of

TouchWiz30Launcher.apk - can be removed if you use a third party launcher

TouchWiz30Launcher.odex

TouchWizCalculator.apk - you can remove it if you use a third party one or don't need it

TouchWizCalculator.odex

TouchWizCalendar.apk - calendar leave it

TouchWizCalendar.odex

TouchWizCalendarProvider.apk - Calendar, leave it

TouchWizCalendarProvider.odex

TtsService.apk - text to speech, google nav will use this for giving you voice directions you can remove it if that doesn't matter to you.

TtsService.odex

UserDictionaryProvider.apk - leave it

UserDictionaryProvider.odex

Vending.apk - leave it

VideoPlayer.apk - can be removed but no more video play back

VideoPlayer.odex

VoiceDialer.apk - can be remove if you don't use it

VoiceDialer.odex

VoiceSearchWithKeyboard.apk - can be removed if you don't use it

VpnServices.apk - leave it

VpnServices.odex

WiBroPath.apk - leave it

WiMAX_NETEST.apk - leave it

WiMAX_RC.apk - leave it

WimaxConfig.apk - leave it

WiMAXLineTest.apk - leave it

WiMAXWTM.apk

WlanTest.apk - leave it

WlanTest.odex

YouTube.apk - You tube. You can remove it but not more you tube.
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3rd September 2010, 01:04 PM |#2  
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FactoryTest.apk is part of the camera focus I believe. When you tap on an object to focus those squares belong to it. Least that's what I got when I cracked open the apk. Also you should compile the package names as well so that we can pm uninstall.

Code:
cat /data/system/packages.xml | grep {app}.apk
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3rd September 2010, 09:27 PM |#3  
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Is pm uninstall even needed?
4th September 2010, 03:50 AM |#4  
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I removed the MobileAP apk and odex. It's the Sprint Hotspot App. Wireless Tether 2.0.5-pre8 still works fine without it.
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Originally Posted by lithid-cm

FactoryTest.apk is part of the camera focus I believe. When you tap on an object to focus those squares belong to it. Least that's what I got when I cracked open the apk. Also you should compile the package names as well so that we can pm uninstall.

Code:
cat /data/system/packages.xml | grep {app}.apk
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After removing it and testing out the camera everything still seems to work fine.


Quote:
Originally Posted by walord

I removed the MobileAP apk and odex. It's the Sprint Hotspot App. Wireless Tether 2.0.5-pre8 still works fine without it.


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4th September 2010, 04:15 AM |#6  
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Did you test to make sure that the brightness.apk wasn't the brightness adjustment on the notification bar? It's a pretty nice feature that I'd hate to delete.
4th September 2010, 09:16 AM |#7  
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This may have not come from this but, I am now missing my default Samsung wall papers.
4th September 2010, 04:32 PM |#8  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by awesomecomb

This may have not come from this but, I am now missing my default Samsung wall papers.

Did you remove twlauncher? That's where those wallpapers live.


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7th September 2010, 05:28 AM |#9  
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I removed the Sprint Updater apk yesterday, and now today my Sprint TV shows an update available that I'm unable to get. Clicking the OK to update button doesn't do anything, I assume it's related.

Just a word of caution for those using Sprint TV and presumably some of the other Sprint apps. I don't think it's only for OTA system updates.
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"Talk.apk - leave it
gtalkservice.apk - Do not remove, breaks market"

I remove those and my market seems to works fine. I tested the phone for and hour with those remove and everything seems to be working fine.
8th September 2010, 03:22 AM |#11  
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Um yeah, looks like I got a little remove happy and lost my keyboard option. I didn't get any additional keyboards from mark and I'm pretty sure you could switch between swype and ??? That other option is what I'm missing. Can anybody help as to what its called and if I can get it again? Thank you
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