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[Q] How do you delete bloatware via adb

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By nagahanala, Junior Member on 11th November 2010, 03:40 AM
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Ive done this before and for the life of me i cannot remember how to do this, and ive been searching xda and google for a half hour now, can anybody help me out. How do you remove stock apps via adb?

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11th November 2010, 03:46 AM |#2  
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adb shell
$ su
# mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
# cd /system/app
# rm xxx.apk

Replace xxx with app names. Case sensitive.

Edit: ignore $ and # when typing the commands
11th November 2010, 04:03 AM |#3  
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well this is weird, i know i have root but when i try those commands thru cmd on pc, i get error sh-3.2 it won't let me su but when i do it in terminal on phone it works fine
11th November 2010, 07:47 AM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by androidtoy09

adb shell
$ su
# mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
# cd /system/app
# rm xxx.apk

Replace xxx with app names. Case sensitive.

Edit: ignore $ and # when typing the commands

Do I need to remove the odex files as well?

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11th November 2010, 10:54 AM |#5  
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Advisable to, yes. Also, reboot and clear cache in recovery for best results.
11th November 2010, 10:58 AM |#6  
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What is the command to list "dir" to get the app names? I've done this on my mytouch3g as well but rusty
Edit: It's "ls" lol.

Ok, so I just attempted this and get this error:

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rm failed for Twitter.apk, Read-Only file system

And I also would like to remove these:

amazonmp3.apk
Email.apk
com.google.android.apps.finance-1.apk
Web2GoShortcut.apk
Twitter.apk
Web2GoShortcut.odex
Email.odex

What is a .odex file?





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11th November 2010, 01:51 PM |#7  
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Make sure is not a typo.

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mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

Anyone know the name of the photobucket APK?
11th November 2010, 01:58 PM |#8  
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So now that we have Perma-ROOT, is it safe to delete these bloatwares without worrying about future OTA's?

And what's a .odex file? How do we delete this? Can we just delete these apps thru Titanium Backup and then boot into Recovery to clear cache?

*EDIT* - n/m i see how to delete the .odex files now
11th November 2010, 02:38 PM |#9  
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What's the .apk name for Photobucket?

*EDIT* - Got it... it's PbAndroid.apk
12th November 2010, 03:09 AM |#10  
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Need help!
Well those are the commands to remove a app how do you push a apk file back onto the /system/app. I want to push a Bluetooth.apk file from the old ROM to the new OTA and see if that helps with the Bluetooth issue I'm having with the new OTA.
12th November 2010, 03:29 AM |#11  
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If your perma rooted why not just install titanium backup and uninstall the app. If your temp rooted then you can only disable the app cuz if you delete the apps it'll only reappear after a reboot.
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