Apps that are ok to remove with root

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joeykrim

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how about we start with a list of all the app? those of us w/o the EVO yet can give some general suggestion on universal android apps which can be removed.
from adb shell or connectbot localhost

ls -l /system/app/*.apk && ls -l /system/app/*.odex
 
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joeykrim

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Not sure how to remove these apps since /system is protected. Even when I remount as r/w and try rename/delete the APK, it comes back.
do it from recovery mode. in recovery mode, because of the userdebug RUU - PC36IMG.zip. we have write access to /system and root access.

it wont work in normal system mode until we can bypass NAND protection.
 
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@joeykrim: How would you like the listing. It's rather long and I fear it would take up way too much space inline in this forum.
 

chuckhriczko

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Code:
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           160,685 AccountAndSyncSettings.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            40,400 AccountAndSyncSettings.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           181,130 AccountSyncManager.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            58,472 AccountSyncManager.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           600,699 amazonmp3.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             9,253 ApplicationsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            16,968 ApplicationsProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           287,532 Bluetooth.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           283,888 Bluetooth.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM             8,161 BrcmBluetoothServices.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             8,104 BrcmBluetoothServices.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,134,147 Browser.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           709,008 Browser.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           280,016 Calculator.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            94,536 Calculator.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM         1,154,276 Calendar.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           634,744 Calendar.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            51,427 CalendarProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           252,408 CalendarProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            66,721 CertInstaller.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            32,352 CertInstaller.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM             4,887 CheckinProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            88,496 CheckinProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           204,463 Clicker.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            31,904 Clicker.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           265,587 com.htc.FriendStreamWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            69,728 com.htc.FriendStreamWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           419,980 com.htc.MusicWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            75,424 com.htc.MusicWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           300,648 com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           141,416 com.htc.NewsReaderWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           354,008 com.htc.StockWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           136,368 com.htc.StockWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           292,249 com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            70,144 com.htc.TwitterWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           400,526 com.htc.WeatherWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           137,400 com.htc.WeatherWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            32,152 ContactsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           625,312 ContactsProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,282 CustomizationSettingsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,352 CustomizationSettingsProvider.ode
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            78,490 CustomizationSetup.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            75,320 CustomizationSetup.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             3,569 DCSImpl.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            21,464 DCSImpl.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             6,387 DCSStock.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            37,768 DCSStock.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             3,796 DCSUtility.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            25,456 DCSUtility.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            15,594 DMPortRead.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           123,648 DMPortRead.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           441,856 DmService.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            63,533 DownloadProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           115,696 DownloadProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            17,981 DrmProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            50,768 DrmProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           252,890 EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           105,662 EPST.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           540,656 EPST.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,302,122 Facebook.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           127,564 FieldTest.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            40,858 FieldTrial.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           192,048 FieldTrial.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            40,178 FilePicker.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             4,048 FilePicker.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            59,033 FlashLitePlugin.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            27,216 FlashLitePlugin.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           106,072 FlashPlayer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           102,960 FlashPlayer.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           121,156 Flickr.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           196,160 Flickr.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            79,342 FriendStream.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            82,472 FriendStream.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            12,624 FutureDialService.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            26,648 FutureDialService.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            59,201 GlobalSearch.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           132,072 GlobalSearch.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           875,014 Gmail.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           160,391 GmailProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           413,307 GoogleApps.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            45,312 GoogleCheckin.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            50,427 GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            37,187 GooglePartnerSetup.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            27,009 GoogleSearch.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            81,944 GoogleSearch.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            63,466 GoogleSettingsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            50,896 GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           630,440 GSD.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           105,032 GSD.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           376,718 gtalkservice.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            82,120 HtcAddProgramWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            92,696 HtcAddProgramWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           900,321 HTCAlbum.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,108,936 HTCAlbum.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           874,312 htcbookmarkwidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            91,872 htcbookmarkwidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           327,327 htccalendarwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           126,944 htccalendarwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           645,757 HTCCamera.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           555,608 HTCCamera.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,148,878 HtcClockWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           341,944 HtcClockWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             6,809 HtcConnectivity.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            36,808 HtcConnectivity.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM         1,858,238 HtcContacts.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,665,304 HtcContacts.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           514,087 htccontactwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           199,096 htccontactwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,801,038 HtcDialer.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           594,416 HtcDialer.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            33,798 HtcDm.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           268,680 HtcDm.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           221,688 HtcFacebook.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           252,728 HtcFacebook.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,369,291 HtcFMRadio.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           319,600 HtcFMRadio.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM         1,222,984 HtcFootprints.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           576,256 HtcFootprints.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           693,626 HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           220,984 HtcFootprintsWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            11,609 HtcIQAgent.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            26,520 HtcIQAgent.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           124,560 HtcLocationPicker.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            82,288 HtcLocationPicker.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            94,008 HtcLocationService.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           112,768 HtcLocationService.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           722,967 HtcLockScreen.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            99,616 HtcLockScreen.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           687,565 htcmailwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           219,272 htcmailwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             4,077 HtcMessageUploader.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            22,920 HtcMessageUploader.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            17,952 HTCMobileGuide.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           280,438 htcmsgwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           100,648 htcmsgwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           932,565 HtcMusic.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           680,744 HtcMusic.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           444,938 HtcNaviPanel.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            37,912 HtcNaviPanel.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           209,998 HTCNew.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            36,384 HTCNew.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           597,047 HtcPhotoWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            93,728 HtcPhotoWidget.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           255,450 HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            94,608 HtcRingtoneTrimmer.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            24,692 htcsearchwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            12,368 htcsearchwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             2,627 HtcSettingsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            14,224 HtcSettingsProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           209,776 htcsettingwidgets.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            89,088 htcsettingwidgets.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,324,807 HTCSetupWizard.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           204,920 HTCSetupWizard.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           753,205 HtcSoundRecorder.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           273,504 HtcSoundRecorder.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           243,395 HtcStreamPlayer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           130,080 HtcStreamPlayer.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           487,618 HtcTwitter.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           444,560 HtcTwitter.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           211,487 HtcWeatherWallpaper.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           138,256 HtcWeatherWallpaper.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         4,366,292 HTC_IME.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           648,648 HTC_IME.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            10,975 HTMLViewer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,352 HTMLViewer.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            12,922 IQRD.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            46,808 IQRD.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         4,855,373 Launcher2.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           249,024 Launcher2.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,048,720 LiveWallpapers.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            63,536 LiveWallpapers.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            31,346 LiveWallpapersPicker.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            20,096 LiveWallpapersPicker.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           211,204 MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            23,632 MagicSmokeWallpapers.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,958,997 Mail.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         2,548,784 Mail.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         3,554,979 Maps.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            10,557 MarketUpdater.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            15,813 MediaProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            94,024 MediaProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           300,895 MediaUploader.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,858,094 Mms.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,233,808 Mms.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         2,193,811 Mode10Wallpapers.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            24,584 Mode10Wallpapers.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            57,009 NetworkLocation.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           744,941 NewsReader.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           359,680 NewsReader.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            86,652 PackageInstaller.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            29,912 PackageInstaller.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           230,719 PCSCII.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           387,368 PCSCII.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           195,705 PDFViewer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           202,544 PDFViewer.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,697,493 Phone.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           945,272 Phone.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM             4,605 PicoTts.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM             6,768 PicoTts.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            10,994 PluginManager.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            24,224 PluginManager.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            56,058 QuickLookup.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            57,696 QuickLookup.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM         2,158,973 Quickoffice.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,710 restartapp.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,464 restartapp.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           958,711 Rosie.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           608,568 Rosie.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           227,771 RSS.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           496,648 RSS.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            45,772 SDSA.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         4,577,992 Settings.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,023,376 Settings.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            17,641 SettingsProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            55,528 SettingsProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           890,169 SetupWizard.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             7,932 SocialNetworkProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           108,520 SocialNetworkProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            27,493 SprintTVWidget.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            41,050 Sprint_App_Updater.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           252,456 Sprint_NASCAR.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         5,779,205 Sprint_Navigation.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           344,748 Sprint_NFL.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           214,157 Sprint_Promotion.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           815,870 Sprint_Qik.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           877,438 Sprint_TV.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,174,676 Sprint_VVM.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           496,016 Stock.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           175,008 Stock.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           203,488 Street.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            15,091 Superuser.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           815,452 Talk.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            54,749 TalkProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,593,413 teeter.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            86,824 teeter.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            28,530 TelephonyProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           254,824 TelephonyProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            10,540 TtsService.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            28,072 TtsService.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           350,051 Updater.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           113,168 Updater.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           160,741 UploadProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           140,440 UploadProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             2,758 UserDictionaryProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            14,720 UserDictionaryProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM         1,501,913 Vending.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           146,547 VisualizationWallpapers.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            30,064 VisualizationWallpapers.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            51,443 VoiceDialer.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            50,960 VoiceDialer.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           444,993 VoiceSearch.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            12,680 VpnServices.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            30,864 VpnServices.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           387,327 Weather.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           176,440 Weather.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM             3,933 WeatherProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:34 PM            26,904 WeatherProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            58,463 WeatherSyncProvider.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            41,576 WeatherSyncProvider.odex
06/02/2010  01:34 PM           105,915 WidgetDownloadManager.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           109,128 WidgetDownloadManager.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           166,376 WifiRouter.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM            73,928 WifiRouter.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           653,044 WorldClock.apk
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           358,584 WorldClock.odex
06/02/2010  01:33 PM           873,997 YouTube.apk

Sorry for the timestamps. I have Windows at work. Anyway, most of the apps are safe to remove and self explanatory. Most of them. Not all. I will post a more detailed post if I get a chance but don't remove anything that you don't know what it does.

Rosie is the Sense shell so if you remove that it will leave with you the normal launcher (which I prefer anyway). Also don't remove IRQD.apk or something like that. Also Remember to backup your files before removing any! Very important. Just do an adb pull /system/app/filename before you remove it.
 

chuckhriczko

Inactive Recognized Developer
Use the pull command from adb. Anyone want to just make a batch file to pull them all at once?

That won't remove them. that just backs them up on your computer. To remove something do the following:

Code:
adb pull /system/app/filename.apk
adb pull /system/app/filename.odex
adb shell
cd /system/app
rm filename.apk
rm filename.odex

APKs are the application packages and odex are essentially a cached file to speed up execution of the application. If you ever need to put a file back onto the phone just go into the directory you backed it up in and do:

Code:
adb push filename.apk /system/app
adb push filename.odex /system/app

I am working on an Android blog right now and will post my own roms and kernels as well as more detailed guides. I just need to set it up first.
 

chuckhriczko

Inactive Recognized Developer
Yeah, I have it bookmarked for anytime I install a new rom need to make changes. It's extremely useful.

Awesome. Thanks. My knowledge is the communitie's knowledge. Something too many devs forget.

On a side note, has anyone verified we can indeed remove apps. I read that this root method doesn't give is r/w access to the system? If that's the case nothing said in this thread will work.
 

ZB370

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I'm pretty sure you can write to /system while in recovery with adb. So we should be able to remove all the Sprint crap (except for quik in my case) while in recovery mode.

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joeykrim

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Jan 9, 2009
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Awesome. Thanks. My knowledge is the communitie's knowledge. Something too many devs forget.

On a side note, has anyone verified we can indeed remove apps. I read that this root method doesn't give is r/w access to the system? If that's the case nothing said in this thread will work.
im starting to repeat myself. hope im making sense.

toast's root method gives us root access and system r/w access in RECOVERY mode.
flip'z stock ROM gives us root in NORMAL mode but not system r/w access due to NAND protection.

currently, in order to remove apps, it must be done in recovery mode after loading the PC36IMG.zip (userdebug RUU with root access and system r/w in recovery mode) as described in toast's root thread.
 

chuckhriczko

Inactive Recognized Developer
im starting to repeat myself. hope im making sense.

toast's root method gives us root access and system r/w access in RECOVERY mode.
flip'z stock ROM gives us root in NORMAL mode but not system r/w access due to NAND protection.

currently, in order to remove apps, it must be done in recovery mode after loading the PC36IMG.zip (userdebug RUU with root access and system r/w in recovery mode) as described in toast's root thread.

Gotcha. I must have missed that part. My bad. Thanks.
 

timothydonohue

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i guess i'm not familar with removing anything in recovery. i always just use the adb shell.

what's the format for removal in recovery? unless, this recovery mode looks like a terminal...

i'm used to amon_ra's recovery, which isn't a terminal.
 

joeykrim

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Jan 9, 2009
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i guess i'm not familar with removing anything in recovery. i always just use the adb shell.

what's the format for removal in recovery? unless, this recovery mode looks like a terminal...

i'm used to amon_ra's recovery, which isn't a terminal.
adb shell in recovery mode is the same as adb shell in normal android mode, except with the current root method by toast, we know how access to system read/write in recovery mode!
 

Tenny

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My steps thus far:

1. ) Booted into recovery via adb shell (adb reboot recovery)
2. ) Run evo-recovery script
3. ) adb shell commands:

Code:
# ls -l /system/app
ls -l /system/app
ls: /system/app: No such file or directory

Code:
# ls -l /system/
ls -l /system/
drwxrwxr-x    2 0        0               0 Jun  3 20:50 bin
drwxrwxr-x    2 0        0               0 Jun  3 20:50 lib

Code:
C:\AndroidSDK\tools>adb remount
remount failed: Invalid argument

Anyone with ideas?