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Jonas.M

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Jun 11, 2010
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Now that we have got root, we can delete some of the Apps that are Preinstalled.

I wanted to make a list with Files that can be deleted without causing problems.

To delete any of this Files you need root + some sort of Root Explorer or Root Manager
I tested this with both of Leshaks ways of gaining root and used Root Explorer to delete the files.

The Direction where they can be found is /system/app


First off all the Standard Apps:
Aldiko eBook -> aldiko-standard-1.2.6.1....apk
Allshare -> Dlna
BuddiesNow -> Buddiesnow.apk
Clock -> clockpackage.apk
bookstore - bookstore.apk
Daily Briefing -> Infoalarm.apk
Layer -> Layer-samsung.apk
Memo -> Memo.apk
Mini Diary -> MiniDiary.apk
Myfiles -> Myfiles.apk
Messages -> MMS.apk
Navigation -> Navigation.apk
SozialHub -> undifinedInbox.apk
uTalk -> clientUTalk-03062010.apk
VoiceRecorder-> VoiceRecorder.apk
VoceDialer-> VoiceDialer.apk
Writeandgo -> Writeandgo.apk


LiveWallpapers:
LiveWallpapers.apk
LiveWallpaperpicker.apk
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk
TATLivewallpapersAurora.apk
TATLivewallpapersBlueSea.apk
TATLivewallpapersDandelion.apk
TATLivewallpapersOceanwave.apk
VisualizationWallpapers.apk

pre installed Tw Wallpapers:
TwWallpaperChoos.apk

TouchwizWidgets:
Days.apk
Dualclock.apk
SamsungWidget_stockclock.apk
SamsungWidget_Feedandupdate.apk
SamsungWidget_Calenderclock.apk
SamsungWidget_Weatherclock.apk




I also tried to delete the Touchwiz Launcher and Replace it with the Launcher Pro Beta and it kinda worked. But there was a bugreport that said

"android.process.acore has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. - Force close"

*update
Greetings
 
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Ramsey

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May 23, 2008
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Gatineau, Quebec
I tried using root explorer, es strongs, etc... to deleted system/app applications (such as the utalk application in the F5 firmware) and it keeps coming back!
how do you successfully remove those ?

and what is the APK for bookstore ? the russian one in F5 firmware.
 

Jonas.M

Senior Member
Jun 11, 2010
66
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I tried using root explorer, es strongs, etc... to deleted system/app applications (such as the utalk application in the F5 firmware) and it keeps coming back!
how do you successfully remove those ?

and what is the APK for bookstore ? the russian one in F5 firmware.


Have you rooted youre Phone?
 
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Jonas.M

Senior Member
Jun 11, 2010
66
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did you try to mount / as rw ?
and how did you gained root? with odin or adb

Btw:
I disabled the Tw launcher and installed Launcher Pro. Then i set Launcher Pro to default and restartet the Phone. Now Tw isnt even in the backround :)
 
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Jonas.M

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Jun 11, 2010
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I rooted using ADB

I didn't try to mount no.

thanks for your help though Jonas :)

no problem, i havent tried root using adb but it shouldnt make a difference.
with csc, there is a tool that opens if a app wants to use root.
i am not familiar with adb root but perhaps you have to allow the programm to use root manual...
 

megakid

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Apr 9, 2007
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I've just rooted my phone and it's my first android experience so can I just go ahead and delete these APKs? They will automatically disappear from my widgets/app list or do I have to perform some sort of uninstall first?

(I'm comfortable enough with su/linux commands to understand what I'm doing)
 
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bigbuffalo

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Jun 18, 2006
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It is not recommended that you delete gtalkservice.apk. Even though it is primarly used for Gtalk, the market also leverages this for communication when downloading apps.
 

Jonas.M

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Jun 11, 2010
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How did you disable it?

Install Launcher Pro, then push the hardware button. A Window opens where you have to choose between the two launchers. You mark use as default and pick launcher pro. If you look at your Prozess you can see that tw launcher is still running. Now you have to reboot youre phone. Afterwards it should not be running anymore.-> Disable ;)


I've just rooted my phone and it's my first android experience so can I just go ahead and delete these APKs? They will automatically disappear from my widgets/app list or do I have to perform some sort of uninstall first?

(I'm comfortable enough with su/linux commands to understand what I'm doing)

First of all you have to install Root explorer. Then go to /system/app and simply delete the apk files that are linked to the apps you want to get loose.
But some apks like the tw launcher should not be deleted, because this still causes problems ;)
 

AG_Uni

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Sep 17, 2007
55
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Yes I am rooted.
AG_Uni - I tried to delete client_utalk but it comes back when I refresh =(

I can access superuser fine though..

That's strange, I used Root Explorer have moved to SD (for backup) client_uTalk without any problems, even after reboot, I don't see it any more...

what are :
- snsaccount.apk
- snsprovider.apk
 
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dan 6a

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May 20, 2010
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I am a new user and need some help.

I gained root via ADB and have access to superuser. But I am unsure how to uninstall the system apk's I have a task manager and an install app plus I looked in the applications menu and no luck...
 

raspdeep

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Nov 18, 2007
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Anyone found out what are these for and if they are safe to remove?

1) SNS
2) Samsung Account
3) Factory test
4) Ics service
5) Device management
6) Badge something
7) Log provider'

wanting to remove all these for the longest time but dunno what they are for
 

AG_Uni

Senior Member
Sep 17, 2007
55
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Anyone found out what are these for and if they are safe to remove?

1) SNS
2) Samsung Account
3) Factory test
4) Ics service
5) Device management
6) Badge something
7) Log provider'

wanting to remove all these for the longest time but dunno what they are for

SNS : seems to be a social hub (thanks to Archius), seems to be safe to remove

Factory Test, Log provider : Have read somewhere that it was safe, but not sure (didn't removed it my self)
Device Management: not safe!

Samsung Account & "Badge something" have no idea...
 

AG_Uni

Senior Member
Sep 17, 2007
55
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I am a new user and need some help.

I gained root via ADB and have access to superuser. But I am unsure how to uninstall the system apk's I have a task manager and an install app plus I looked in the applications menu and no luck...

You can uninstall system apps using ADB or use app on the device something like Root Explorer or root manager...
with root explorer you can browse to /system/app and delete (or move to sd for backup) .apk that you want to uninstall.
 
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zenkinz

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Apr 21, 2005
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www.zenyee.com
SNS : seems to be a social hub (thanks to Archius), seems to be safe to remove

Factory Test, Log provider : Have read somewhere that it was safe, but not sure (didn't removed it my self)
Device Management: not safe!

Samsung Account & "Badge something" have no idea...

UnifiedInbox is Social hub, not SNS.. if you removed SNSProvider/SNSAccount, Facebook Samsung app will break (can't login) and I'm not sure if that's applicable for standard Facebook app or not.