[HOW TO] Remove bloatware and at&t apps

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russian392

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Okay. So we all probably hate bloatware. Mainly I hate all the at&t apps that take up space and Facebook, which I don't use.

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**I am not responsible if your device stops working, blows up, causes thermonuclear war, or simply becomes alive and takes you to unicorn land! Do at your own risk!**

So. You almost must have twrp recovery. I don't think you can do this on cwm, if cwm has a file root file manager, then you could probably figure out how to do it there..
1. Boot into recovery (twrp)
2. Go to 'advanced'
3. Go to 'file manager'
4. Navigate to /data/app
5. Delete all the .apk files you don't need like Facebook home and at&t stuff you might not want.
6. Either
a) mount system as writable using a script inside recovery, and go to /system/app and remove the same .apk files
or
b) use a root explorer, mount /system as writeable, and remove the same .apk files

I recommend using es file explorer while your phone is still on and writing down all the types of apps you want to delete before deleting them. There are like 3 Facebook apps with code names so you might delete the wrong one. So make sure you know what you are deleting.

Yes I have already done this on my phone...no problems...

Sent from my HTC first using xda app-developers app

EDIT
Do the same process as well not just in data/app but also in data/data and system/app if you want a permanent removal (otherwise during a factory reset the apps will just reinstall themselves)
 
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    Okay. So we all probably hate bloatware. Mainly I hate all the at&t apps that take up space and Facebook, which I don't use.

    -=[YOU MUST BE ROOTED]=-
    **I am not responsible if your device stops working, blows up, causes thermonuclear war, or simply becomes alive and takes you to unicorn land! Do at your own risk!**

    So. You almost must have twrp recovery. I don't think you can do this on cwm, if cwm has a file root file manager, then you could probably figure out how to do it there..
    1. Boot into recovery (twrp)
    2. Go to 'advanced'
    3. Go to 'file manager'
    4. Navigate to /data/app
    5. Delete all the .apk files you don't need like Facebook home and at&t stuff you might not want.
    6. Either
    a) mount system as writable using a script inside recovery, and go to /system/app and remove the same .apk files
    or
    b) use a root explorer, mount /system as writeable, and remove the same .apk files

    I recommend using es file explorer while your phone is still on and writing down all the types of apps you want to delete before deleting them. There are like 3 Facebook apps with code names so you might delete the wrong one. So make sure you know what you are deleting.

    Yes I have already done this on my phone...no problems...

    Sent from my HTC first using xda app-developers app

    EDIT
    Do the same process as well not just in data/app but also in data/data and system/app if you want a permanent removal (otherwise during a factory reset the apps will just reinstall themselves)
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