List of freezable apps (updated 11/18 7:00 pm EST, many apps added)

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bast525

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For as long as I've been a member here, I don't think I've ever started two threads in one day in a Dev section that I was so unsure belonged in the dev section... so Mods, please forgive if this is in the wrong place.

I thought it would be helpful to get a running list of apps that can be frozen with Titanium that won't cause any FC's or other problems. I'm a bit extreme with this, I think, compared to most... I tend to freeze (or remove) a LOT of stuff.... but so far I haven't caused any problems. Here is my list:

Amazon Kindle
Backup Assistant
Blockbuster
Books
Car Panel
com.htc.footprints.widget3d
Connected Media
Facebook
Facebook Chat Widget
Facebook for HTC Sense
Fb Chat
Flickr
Footprints
Friend Stream (there are two of these with different versions on my Rez)
Friend Stream Widget
Gmail
Home screen tips
Mobile Hotspot
Mobile IM
Mobile Instant Messaging
Music
Music Enhancer
Music Widget
News
News Widget
NFL Mobile
Peep
Polaris
Slacker
Stock Widget
Stocks (There are two of these as well)
Talk
Task Manager
Task Widget
Tasks
Tethering Guard (WTF IS THIS????? A way for them to keep us from free tethering??)
Tips for Home
Trends Widget
Twitter Widget
Usage Monitor
Vcast Media Manager
Vcast Music
Vcast Videos
VZ Navigator
Watch
Watch Widget


So far, so good. And I've little doubt that much more can be removed... on my Dinc, I always ran a Sense ROM, but I'd run them REALLY lean. I will be experimenting more with what can be removed and will update the list as I do...


EDIT: Froze quite a few more apps, still no FC's or other issues, here are the additional ones...

App Sharing
Archive Viewing
Data Dashboard (this is a widget)
Data Roaming (this is a widget)
Field Trial
Hot Pursuit
HTC Report Agent
Jetcet Print
Jetcet Print Resources
Let's Golf 2
My Verizon Mobile
NewBayService
Power Dashboard (this is a widget)
Profile Widget (this is a widget)
Ringtone Trimmer
Ringtone Widget (this is a widget)
Screen Brightness (this is a widget)
Screen Timeout (this is a widget)
Tell HTC
 
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bast525

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But OP, you really went to town on the freezing.

hahah I said in the first post, I freeze a LOT of stuff. You can freeze as few or as many of those apps as you need, I just wanted to guinea pig it and see what would crash, so far no issues.

As mentioned above, freezing DOES stick after a reboot. However, unlike freezing on a fully rooted device, freezing here doesn't remove the apps' market links, and doesnt remove them from the apps list in settings. It DOES remove them from the app drawer and keep them from running, which is what matters :)
 

clos101

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I need to have temp root going to make this happen, right?

I'm on a Mac. Loving the rezound so far even without root .

Sent from my ADR6425LVW using XDA App
 

wstcoaster07

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Bluetooth busted?

Trying to troubleshoot it but I froze most of the apps from your first list but noticed this afternoon I could not get my Bluetooth to turn on. Could be a coincidence but any chance freezing one of those apps could cause that?
 

bast525

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I don't think any of the apps I listed would cause BT to stop working. I did try to remove an app once and it crashed Titanium. I figure without S-OFF that's not going to be happening any time soon, since we can't get the /system/ folder mounted in R/W.
 

Superguy

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Thanks for this. I loaded my own task manager and I couldn't believe all the junk that autostarts on boot. This cut down on that signficantly!

Now I just can't wait for a debloated ROM to come out. :D
 

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    For as long as I've been a member here, I don't think I've ever started two threads in one day in a Dev section that I was so unsure belonged in the dev section... so Mods, please forgive if this is in the wrong place.

    I thought it would be helpful to get a running list of apps that can be frozen with Titanium that won't cause any FC's or other problems. I'm a bit extreme with this, I think, compared to most... I tend to freeze (or remove) a LOT of stuff.... but so far I haven't caused any problems. Here is my list:

    Amazon Kindle
    Backup Assistant
    Blockbuster
    Books
    Car Panel
    com.htc.footprints.widget3d
    Connected Media
    Facebook
    Facebook Chat Widget
    Facebook for HTC Sense
    Fb Chat
    Flickr
    Footprints
    Friend Stream (there are two of these with different versions on my Rez)
    Friend Stream Widget
    Gmail
    Home screen tips
    Mobile Hotspot
    Mobile IM
    Mobile Instant Messaging
    Music
    Music Enhancer
    Music Widget
    News
    News Widget
    NFL Mobile
    Peep
    Polaris
    Slacker
    Stock Widget
    Stocks (There are two of these as well)
    Talk
    Task Manager
    Task Widget
    Tasks
    Tethering Guard (WTF IS THIS????? A way for them to keep us from free tethering??)
    Tips for Home
    Trends Widget
    Twitter Widget
    Usage Monitor
    Vcast Media Manager
    Vcast Music
    Vcast Videos
    VZ Navigator
    Watch
    Watch Widget


    So far, so good. And I've little doubt that much more can be removed... on my Dinc, I always ran a Sense ROM, but I'd run them REALLY lean. I will be experimenting more with what can be removed and will update the list as I do...


    EDIT: Froze quite a few more apps, still no FC's or other issues, here are the additional ones...

    App Sharing
    Archive Viewing
    Data Dashboard (this is a widget)
    Data Roaming (this is a widget)
    Field Trial
    Hot Pursuit
    HTC Report Agent
    Jetcet Print
    Jetcet Print Resources
    Let's Golf 2
    My Verizon Mobile
    NewBayService
    Power Dashboard (this is a widget)
    Profile Widget (this is a widget)
    Ringtone Trimmer
    Ringtone Widget (this is a widget)
    Screen Brightness (this is a widget)
    Screen Timeout (this is a widget)
    Tell HTC
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    I am NOT recommending you do this, merely reporting on what I've frozen on my phone without any side-effects relative to MY usage - proceed at your own risk and please read ENTIRE post first (there are some negligible gotchas at the bottom).

    Here is what I've frozen so far without issues (IN MY CASE, but I don't use all of these items or may use alternatives, so YMMV + caveat emptor).

    Amazon Kindle
    App Sharing
    Backup Assistant
    Blockbuster
    Books
    Calculator Widget
    Calendar Widget
    Car Panel
    Clock Widget
    com.htc.footprints.widget3d
    Connected Media
    all the Facebook stuff (including Fb Chat)
    Field Trial 2.3.4
    Flickr
    FootPrints
    Friend Stream (both 3.5 and 3.0)
    Field Stream Widget
    Gmail (I use the built in email app)
    Home screen tips
    Hot Pursuit
    HTC Media Uploader
    HTC Message Uploader
    HTC Report Agent
    [DESKTOP] HTC Sense
    HTC Sense Live Wallpaper
    HTC Slide Show Wallpaper
    HTC Weather Wallpaper
    HTC Beats Notifier (I use Equalizer app, Beats is just a software equalizer)
    JETCET Print
    Jetcet Print Resources
    Let's Golf (let's not :mad:)
    Live Wallpaper Picker
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Mail Widget
    Messages Widget
    Mobile Hotspot
    Mobile IM
    Mobile Instant Messaging
    Music Enhancer
    Music Visualization Wallpapers
    NewBayService (this is related to VCast)
    News
    News Widget
    NFL Mobile
    Peep
    Polaris Office
    Power Dashboard
    Ringtone Trimmer
    Setup
    Slacker
    Stock Widget
    Stocks (both iterations)
    Streak live wallpaper
    Sync Service 2.5.1.2.2
    Task Widget
    Tell HTC
    Tethering Guard
    Tips for Home
    Trends Widget
    Twitter Widget
    all the VCAST stuff
    Verizon Wave
    Videosurf
    Visual VM
    VZ Navigator
    Watch
    Watch Widget
    Weather Widget

    !!!!IMPORTANT!!!! I either do NOT use these items or use other apps/methods in lieu of these items, thus allowing me to freeze them and not get any issues in MY NORMAL USAGE. If you use any of these items or an app or service that does have a dependency on any of these items, you MAY get an error/FC/explosion/etc.

    If your phone bricks, melts, has an erection that lasts for more than 5 hours, explodes, joins Al-Qaeda (and then explodes) - do not blame me (but please re-read the disclaimer at the top of this post). Just b/c you CAN do something doesn't always mean you SHOULD. ;)

    IF YOU ARE UNSURE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT YOU NEED THE ITEM OR WHAT THE ITEM DOES, SAFEST TO JUST LEAVE IT UNFROZEN.


    My observations :

    - I have approx ~400mb free at boot
    - it seems as smooth as LPP allows it to be.
    - if you are using LPP, I recommend doing the LPP backup prior to reboot and restoring afterwards
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    Freezing them keeps them, but disables them, as well as removing them from the App drawer. Read my post a few posts up on reasons for keeping them. If you remove bloatware or system apps, you can't updates straight from an OTA update unless you restore all of those missing applications. That's why some people just freeze them. If you're going to flash other ROMs, this doesn't apply, since you're wiping your phone anyway.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW... An HTC Rezound
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    Anyone know what Verizon SSO Engine is and if it can be removed?

    It allows you to use verizon apps that require log in, ie. My verizon, nfl app, etc

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using XDA App
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    ---------- Post added at 08:59 AM ---------- Previous post was at 08:42 AM ----------

    I don't see the Browser/Internet apps on these lists... Is it not safe to freeze that too? I use Dolphin myself, so just wondering...

    It should be fine to freeze the stock Browser.

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