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By Flo95, Senior Member on 9th February 2011, 07:04 PM
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Hello @ all,
some users requested a tutorial and a list of the junk apps for the new firmware.
So I post it for you

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, we move them to the sd card. it's good to make a folder called "2.1.A.0.435 Junk Apps" on your sd card.
Now select the apps, press move and go to the sd card and to the folder "2.1.A.0.435 Junk Apps" now press paste. Done.

List of the junk apps:
- backupandrestore.apk (Titanium Backup is better)
- chinesetextinput.apk (chinese keyboard)
- creatouch-wvga.apk (creatouch app)
- facebook.apk (download the new version with chat from the market)
- FaceRecognition.apk (Face Recognition is still working after removing the app)
- JapaneseIME.apk (japanes keyboard)
- LatinIME.apk (android keyboard, I prefer the one from se)
- LearningClient.apk (learns your words, not needed)
- moxiermail.apk (Moxier)
- Music.apk (we can't use it, Visualization Live Wallpapers won't work anymore after removing this, thanks to Farhang for the info)
- neoreader.apk (Barcode Scanner is better)
- officesuite.apk (I don't needed, heard there better offices in the Market)
- OMAClientProvisioning.apk (-)
- PcCompanion.apk (wants to install Pc Compnaion when connecting to USB)
- playnowappinstaller.apk (belongs to Play Now)
- playnowback.apk (belongsPlay Now)
- playnowclient.apk (belongs to Play Now)
- qcsemcservice.apk (-)
- quadrapop.apk (Quadrapop, there are better games)
- SemcCheckin.apk (-)
- SemcHomeL.apk (Home Launcher, only deleted it, when you have another launcher installed!!)
- SEMCSetupWizard.apk (sets the phone after an update, you just need it once)
- SEMCTouchPalKoreanQWERTY.apk (korean keyboard)
- SetupWizard.apk (belongs to SEMCSetupWizard.apk)
- SnsContactImageCacheProvider.apk (-)
- Timescape, following apps belong to Timescape:
- TimescapeLargeUI.apk
- TimescapeLargeUIThemeBlue.apk
- TimescapeLargeUIThemeGreen.apk
- TimescapeLargeUIThemeIndigo.apk
- TimescapeLargeUIThemeOrange.apk
- TimescapeLargeUIThemeSakura.apk
- TimescapePluginManager.apk
- TimeScapeProvider.apk
- touchnote.apk (the postcard app, who needs that )
- usersupport.apk (usersupport)
- uWlopProvider.apk (-)
- wisepilot.apk (I use google navigation)

Update:
Sync, these 3 files: (By removing these 3 files you get 10.3MB more free RAM)
- OmaDatasyncService.apk
- Sync.apk
- SyncWizard.apk

Sim Tool Kit:
- Stk.apk

Update:
- AlarmClock.apk (Alarm, I'm using an alarm that can play my mp3 songs.)
- trackid.apk (TrackID, Soundhound is better)

I've deleted all these apps and now my X10 is faster and smoother.

Do this at your own risk. I'm not responsilbe for any damage at your X10!

When it helped you, please press "Thanks"

Regards
Flo
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9th February 2011, 07:15 PM |#2  
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Nice list man...there's a couple there that I didn't do...now I will lol.
In not affraid to reflash 2.1 again lol


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9th February 2011, 07:25 PM |#3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Flo95

- Music.apk (we can't use it)

Just wanted to point out that Visualization Live Wallpapers won't work anymore if you remove Music.apk.

Cheers.

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9th February 2011, 07:27 PM |#4  
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nice tutorial
9th February 2011, 07:30 PM |#5  
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Thanks

@ Farhang:
Thanks for the info, didn't know and notice that. I added the info to the first post.
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9th February 2011, 07:32 PM |#6  
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I had tried 'freezing' Semccheckin.apk with TBackup previously and after that my Market refused to work anymore. It basically went to FC hell.

Better leave that one alone
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9th February 2011, 07:42 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by javagreen

I had tried 'freezing' Semccheckin.apk with TBackup previously and after that my Market refused to work anymore. It basically went to FC hell.

Better leave that one alone

That is one of the things I remove after a clean flash, never caused me issues.

Market is just temperamental, lots of things can make it stop working lol

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9th February 2011, 07:56 PM |#8  
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Market is still working for me. If it would brick something, I'd post it or wouldn't post the app at all.

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9th February 2011, 07:56 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by javagreen

I had tried 'freezing' Semccheckin.apk with TBackup previously and after that my Market refused to work anymore. It basically went to FC hell.

Better leave that one alone

SemcCheckin and qcsemcservice.apk are both for sending crashing info to Sony Ericsson servers and have nothing to do with the Market.

Cheers.

9th February 2011, 10:13 PM |#10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farhang

SemcCheckin and qcsemcservice.apk are both for sending crashing info to Sony Ericsson servers and have nothing to do with the Market.

Cheers.


I've had those frozen forever....never caused me an issue. Maybe its time to get delete happy tonight lol
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9th February 2011, 10:43 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Farhang

SemcCheckin and qcsemcservice.apk are both for sending crashing info to Sony Ericsson servers and have nothing to do with the Market.

Cheers.

I know that

I'm just narrating the behavior I've observed on my own phone, YMMV. No amount of cleaning caches and reboots helped, it still routinely crashed on boot and more times subsequently as the system tried to start the market service. And also crashed instantly when I attempted to launch it on my own.

The FC's and crashes stopped the moment I restored that *specific* service. Perhaps it was something with my phone I suppose.
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