APPS that are SAFE to remove

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VoXHTC

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Feb 23, 2009
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Just as the title says, if you've managed to remove a sprint app and it HAS NOT caused an error at startup, or a "force close," would you please post it here? Be sure you've restarted your phone first just to be sure that you're error free.

Stock Sprint Firmware is available here in case anyone breaks something. ftp://xda:[email protected]/Hero/Official-ROMs/RUU_Hero_C_Sprint_1.29.651.1_signed_release.exe

Remember that everything is case sensitive. For example if you try to "rm sprint_nscar.apk" it won't work. You must type "rm Sprint_Nscar.apk" - without quotations of course.

To remove an app from your phone you must have root access and type the following commands with SU access:

type:
mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
Then type:
cd /system/app
then you can type "ls" to list the contents of the directory.

To remove an app the "rm" (Remove) cmd will precede the app name each time. For example: rm Sprint_Nscar.apk (and then hit enter)


Mods can we get a sticky on this? Please?




ALL OF THE APPS LISTED BELOW HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED WITH NO ERRORS AFTER REBOOT WITH CURRENT SPRINT PATCH FROM 11/18/2009.


Sprint_TV.apk
Sprint_Navigator.apk
Sprint_TVWidget.apk
Sprint_NFL.apk
Sprint_Nscar.apk
amazonmp3.apk
Stock.apk
Stock.odex
DCSStock.apk
DCSStock.odex
HtcFootprints.apk
HtcFootprints.odex
HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
HtcFootprintsWidget.odex
LearnMore.apk
com.htc.StockWidget.apk
com.htc.StockWidget.odex
VoiceDialer.apk
VoiceDialer.odex
HtcSoundRecorder.apk
HtcSoundRecorder.odex




DO NOT REMOVE
IMPlugins and ImProvider (.apk and .odex's) Causes com.google.process.gapps Error
IM.apk and IM.odex will break GChat apparently
Removing Googlechat apparently breaks access to the market?

THESE HAVEN'T BEEN CONFIRMED AS OF YET. ANYONE THAT HAS REMOVED THESE AND REBOOTED WITHOUT ANY ISSUES PLEASE POST
rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.odex
 
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nelson8403

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Dec 13, 2006
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I removed the HtcTwitter + Widget (Peep) I use I Tweet
I removed the Stocks, Footprints, and their widgets
Sprint_TV+Widget, Sprint_Navigation, Sprint_Nscar (not sure why its spelt like that)
IM + Widget, Voice Recorder, Voice Search, Amazon mp3, HTC Mail (Doesn't affect my Gmail at all)
 

VoXHTC

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Feb 23, 2009
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I removed the HtcTwitter + Widget (Peep) I use I Tweet
I removed the Stocks, Footprints, and their widgets
Sprint_TV+Widget, Sprint_Navigation, Sprint_Nscar (not sure why its spelt like that)
IM + Widget, Voice Recorder, Voice Search, Amazon mp3, HTC Mail (Doesn't affect my Gmail at all)

Well damn...Awesome.
 

Negrito

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I removed all this:

Code:
# rm Stock.apk
# rm Stock.odex
# rm Sprint_Nscar.apk
# rm amazonmp3.apk
# rm com.htc.StockWidget.apk
# rm com.htc.StockWidget.odex
# rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
# rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.odex
# rm LearnMore.apk
# rm LearnMore.odex
# rm HtcTwitter.apk
# rm HtcTwitter.odex
# rm IM.apk
# rm IM.odex
# rm IMPlugins.apk
# rm IMPlugins.odex
# rm ImProvider.apk
# rm ImProvider.odex
# rm Sprint_Navigator.apk
# rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
# rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.odex
# rm HtcFootprints.apk
# rm HtcFootprints.odex
# rm HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
# rm HtcFootprintsWidget.odex
 

VoXHTC

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Feb 23, 2009
496
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I removed all this:

Code:
# rm Stock.apk
# rm Stock.odex
# rm Sprint_Nscar.apk
# rm amazonmp3.apk
# rm com.htc.StockWidget.apk
# rm com.htc.StockWidget.odex
# rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.apk
# rm com.htc.TwitterWidget.odex
# rm LearnMore.apk
# rm LearnMore.odex
# rm HtcTwitter.apk
# rm HtcTwitter.odex
# rm IM.apk
# rm IM.odex
# rm IMPlugins.apk
# rm IMPlugins.odex
# rm ImProvider.apk
# rm ImProvider.odex
# rm Sprint_Navigator.apk
# rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk
# rm HtcRingtoneTrimmer.odex
# rm HtcFootprints.apk
# rm HtcFootprints.odex
# rm HtcFootprintsWidget.apk
# rm HtcFootprintsWidget.odex

I"m afraid to remove some things as I've run into that com.htc.provider startup error. Seems navigator or twitter is causing it? But you're ok? have you rebooted your phone yet?
 

VoXHTC

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Feb 23, 2009
496
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Actually just did. Got two force close errors, but everything seems to be operating just fine.

I was never able to get past the force close error I was getting. I press close and It kept reloading the OS over and over and over and.... zzz
 

thecodemonk

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Oct 23, 2009
381
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Spokane, WA
I"m afraid to remove some things as I've run into that com.htc.provider startup error. Seems navigator or twitter is causing it? But you're ok? have you rebooted your phone yet?

My phone is currently in the middle of another nandroid backup before trying to tweak some settings files...

but the safest way to test would be to "mv [filename] /sdcard/[filename]" and if it causes issues... "mv /sdcard/[filename] [filename]" :p
 

702DROID

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Nov 7, 2009
451
3
DENVER COLORADO
i removed
com.htc.twitterwidget.odex
stock.odex
sprint_nscar.apk
teeter.odex
amazonmp3.apk
teeter.apk

at first everything worked fine then i powered down and got the htc force close error then i did a hard reset and the phone rebooted fine with those apps gone
 

VoXHTC

Senior Member
Feb 23, 2009
496
23
i removed
com.htc.twitterwidget.odex
stock.odex
sprint_nscar.apk
teeter.odex
amazonmp3.apk
teeter.apk

at first everything worked fine then i powered down and got the htc force close error then i did a hard reset and the phone rebooted fine with those apps gone

I'm going to guess and say it's com.htc.twitterwidget.odex that is causing the error... That's my vote
 

nelson8403

Senior Member
Dec 13, 2006
161
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i removed
com.htc.twitterwidget.odex
stock.odex
sprint_nscar.apk
teeter.odex
amazonmp3.apk
teeter.apk

at first everything worked fine then i powered down and got the htc force close error then i did a hard reset and the phone rebooted fine with those apps gone

i've removed all of those but teeter (i can't imagine a game would cause that) and i've had 0 issues, after quite a few reboots, are you sure it wasn't something else
 

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    Apps real names

    I searched the forum and have not found anything like a list that names all the apps with their real names so I went ahead and created one. (if someone has done it before as was unable to find it).
    I have not written down every single one but most of them.
    Ones that are missing are because I had deleted them already (Nascar, twitter, peep, Voice Recorder, Field test, etc), or because the name of the app and the real name where exactly the same (yes I know I did so for some of them but not many)
    I have not touch the ones starting with DCS (Don't know if they are just part of DC ROMS)
    And there are some missing like the Gallery Widgets, Photo Frame HTC Widget, Picture Frame Widgets, Google Search widget, Camcorder app, Navigation (Blue arrow).

    Well here it is. Hope is of use.

    GenieWidget.apk = news and weather widget
    htcContacts.apk = people (Card)
    htccontactswidgets.apk = People widget (Card)

    Bluetooth.apk = Bluetooth Share
    Browser.apk = Internet
    Calculator.apk = Calculator
    Calendarprovider.apk = android calendar (Blue & White)
    Calendar.apk = htc Calendar (red & white)
    ContactsProvider.apk = Contacts Storage
    com.htc.MusicWidget.apk = htc music widget (music note)
    I DELETED IT SO I DONT REMEMBER = Android music widget (speaker)
    Clicker.apk = Keyboard calibration
    com.htc FriendStreamWidget.apk = Friendstream widget
    com.htc.WeatherWidget.apk = Weather Widget (Sun & cloud)
    DeskClock.apk = Android Clock (square white background analog)
    EnhancedGoogleSearchProvider.apk = Google search (Blue background white g)
    EPST.apk = EPST
    FilePicker.apk = File Browser
    FlashPlayer.apk = HTC Flash Player
    FriendStream.apk = Friend Stream
    Gallery3DMT.apk = Gallery
    GlobalSearch.apk = Quick Search Box
    Gmail.apk = Gmail
    GmailProvider = Gmail Storage
    GoogleApps.apk = Google Apps (Black blackground white g)
    GoogleCheckin.apk = Checkin Service
    GoogleContactsSyncAdapter = com.google.android.sy...(dont know what follows)
    GooglePartnerSetup.apk = Google Partner Setup
    GoogleSettingProvider.apk = Google Settings Provider (Looks like a dial)
    GoogleSubscribedFeedsProvider.apk = Sync Feeds
    HTC_IME. apk = HTC_IME Mod
    HtcAddProgramWidget.apk = Rosie Utility
    HTCAlbum.apk = Photos
    htccalendarwidgets.apk = Htc Calendar Widget (Red & White)
    HTCCamera.apk = Camera
    HtcClockWidget.apk = Clock Widget (Round Black analog)
    HtcDialer.apk = People (Phone Receiver)
    HtcFacebook.apk = Facebook for HTC Sense
    htcmailwidgets.apk = Mail widget (open envelope)
    htcmsgwidgets. apk = Message widget
    HtcMusic.apk = Htc Music (Green Music note)
    I DELETED THIS SO I DONT REMEMBER = Android Music (Speaker)
    HtcNaviPanel.apk = Navigator (Folded Map)
    HtcPhotoWidget.apk = Photo Widget
    HtcPPST.apk = Update 3G Display
    HtcRingtoneTrimmer.apk = Ringtone Trimmer (Blue sound wave and scissor)
    htcsearchwidgets.apk = HTC search Widget (magnifying Glass)
    HtcSettingsProvider.apk = com.htc.provider.settings
    htcsettingswidgets.apk = Settings Widget (
    HTCSetupWizard.apk = Setup (Magic hat and wand)
    HtcStreamPlayer.apk = Streaming Media Player (Movie reel blue white arrow)
    LearnMore.apk = HTC Mobile Guide
    LiveWallpaperPicker.apk = Live Wall Paper Picker
    Mail.apk = Mail (open envelope)
    MediaProvider.apk = Media Storage
    MediaUploader.apk = My uploads
    Mms.apk = Messages
    NetworkLocation.apk = Network Location
    PCSCII.apk = PC Synchronization
    PDFViewer.apk = PDF viewer
    Phone.apk = Dialer (Phone receiver)
    Quickoffice.apk = Quickoffice
    Rosie.apk = HTC Sense
    SDSA.apk = Device Self Service
    Settings.apk = Settings
    SettingsProvider.apk = Settings Storage (Dial)
    Sprint_Core.apk = VoiceMail
    Sprint_Navigation.apk = Sprint Navigation
    Sprint_NFL.apk = NFL
    Steet.apk = Street View
    Talk.apk = Talk (Speech Bubble with talk)
    TalkProvider.apk = Google Talk Storage
    gtalkservice.apk = Google Talk Service (speech bubble with "Talk" in it)* Out of order but I think it is related
    TelephonyProvider.apk = Dialer Storage
    TtsService.apk = TTS Service
    UploadProvider.apk = HTC Media Uploader
    Vending.apk = Market
    VoiceSearch.apk = Voice Search (Mic)
    Weather. apk = Weather (Sun & Cloud)
    WeatherSyncProvider.apk = HTC weather sync provider (Sun & Cloud)
    WorldClock.apk = Clock (Black round analog)
    YouTube.apk = YouTube
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    anyone have info on these apps, what they are/do and if its safe to remove them?

    SDSA.apk
    PicoTts.apk
    LatinImeTutorial.apk

    SDSA.apk > is something like device self service i believe
    PicoTts.apk > is text to speech
    LatinImeTutorial.apk > is for the keyboard tutorial

    as for removing them, make a nandroid and try, if theres no FC then you should be fine. but personally idk if i would remove the SDSA.apk seems like it could be important :D