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Remove system apps


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#1 Flow91

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 07:36 AM

Hello,

Is there a way to remove system apps ? i.e. Rom manager (as root manager) can't be moved in SD because is system app, I don't use the basic calc of system, so I wan't to remove them.

I've tried to directly remove them while I'm in recovery mode (with adb shell) but some strange results had happend forcing to restore backup.



Thank you for you help.
F.

#2 sweetpotatoz

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

you can remove system apps by using Titanium Backup

#3 Rd. Vortex

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 09:17 AM

Removing/moving it with any file manager will also effectively remove ROM manager. Personally I moved the com.koushikdutta.rommanager-2.apk and RomManager.apk to SD-card and renamed them to com.koushikdutta.rommanager-2.old and RomManager.old just to make sure they wouldn't show up as apps anywhere.

I used Root Explorer to move/rename the files.

Edited by Rd. Vortex, 22 October 2011 - 09:19 AM.


#4 JimBeam5

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 03:44 PM

Are you s-off? Not 100% but I think you need to be s-off to remove system apps from the desire properly?

#5 Flow91

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:26 PM

I can't remove apps with titanium backup....

#6 last czarnian

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 06:31 PM

instead of removing them, try not installing them - download a nightly/stable, remove the apps from the zip, then flash the ROM. I'm now up to 19 apk's that i remove, replacing only two of them..

#7 Flow91

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 08:20 PM

View Postlast czarnian, on 22 October 2011 - 06:31 PM, said:

instead of removing them, try not installing them - download a nightly/stable, remove the apps from the zip, then flash the ROM. I'm now up to 19 apk's that i remove, replacing only two of them..
Oh I understand.
I didn't know that we can remove the apps in zip files....

#8 Belliash

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:20 PM

Launch terminal emulator and type:

su (here confirm)
mount -o rw,remount /system
cd /system/app
rm RomManager.apk (or any other)

#9 last czarnian

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:32 PM

View PostFlow91, on 22 October 2011 - 08:20 PM, said:

Oh I understand.
I didn't know that we can remove the apps in zip files....

here's a guide but still, be careful...

http://wiki.cyanogen...title=Barebones

#10 Jezz_X

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 02:36 AM

To do it in the GUI you need s-off I also ran into this problem that Titanium backup wouldn't let you get rid of them (even though it said it did) but you need to s-off so you can access those parts

#11 Flow91

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 08:08 AM

Thanks you for your help, especially for the wiki link.

BUT I think I have to it each time I update from zip file....?

I will try as soon I retrieved my usb cable....

#12 Flow91

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:19 AM

I have remove app's from system file. But the available memory didn't seem to increase very fast.

Do we have to remove the app from system files "packages.list" and "packages.xml" ?

Thank you :-)