[GUIDE] APK's, their purpose and safe or not to remove (big!)
Friday 17th of February 2012
APK's, their purpose and safe or not to removeThis contains Froyo, Gingerbread, ICS, Cyanogenmod Green = Safe to remove. Orange = Remove with caution Red = Do not remove Note: The effects of removing certain apps can change depending on what version of Android and which rom you have. CM responds differently than stock, GB responds differently than Froyo. A AccountAndSyncSettings – Syncs settings to Google, especially important to Gmail. Do not delete. Android_VirginUS-Chat – Virgin Mobile Chat forum app. Safe to remove. AndroidUTSManager – Possibly Time sync system. Not recommended to delete. ApplicationsProvider – Provides the list of installed apps to Market. Delete at your own peril. B BackupRestoreConfirmation - restores sync'd Google settings. Do not remove. Bluetooth – Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth. BluetoothServices - Bluetooth connection system. Do not remove if you use Bluetooth. Browser – Stock Android web browser. Semi-safe to remove, can break bookmarks, voice search and possibly market. C Calcu
***list of safe apps to remove***
Monday 15th of August 2011
I copied this from the Optimus M thread, Mods please sticky this so maybe someone can avoid heartache ************************************************** *********Just because an app is listed here does not necessarily mean that it is useless or that you will want to remove it. It only means that it can safely be removed without damaging anything else. If you remove an .apk, then you can also remove the corresponding .odex. Not all apps will have an .odex. Apps safe to remove:AnalogClockWidget.apk - Analog Clock widgetBoingo_Wi-Fi.apk - Boingo WiFiCalculator.apk - CalculatorCalendar.apk - Calendar AppCalendarProvider.apk - Supports the calendar. Remove only if Calendar.apk and CalendarWidget.apk have been removed.CalendarWidget.apk - Calendar WidgetCarHome.apk - Car Home - Remove CarHomeLauncher.apk if this is removed.CarHomeLauncher.apk - Car Home Launcher - Linked to CarHome.apkClockWeatherWidget.apk - Clock Weather WidgetDeskClock.apk - Clock appDigitalAlarmWidget.apk - Alarm Clock widgetDualClockWidget.apk - Dual Clock widgetEmail.apk - Email app - Safe to remove if you use Gmail
T-Mobile USA Safe Apps to Remove
Wednesday 09th of May 2012
Here is a list of apps that come pre-installed that you may not want on your phone. It is safe to disable/freeze/delete these (I prefer disable/freeze unless you are hurting for app space). You can disable them by going to the app drawer > select the menu button > select "Manage apps" > Select "All" > Then you select the app you want to disable and the option to do so should be in the upper fight hand corner. You can also use an app like Titanium Backup or a file explorer that has root access.Bloatware:411 & MoreBonus AppsFriend Stream (widget)Game BaseHighlightHTCDB-**** (languages for keyboard)MobileLife Contacts More for MeMy T-MobileT-Mobile MallT-Mobile Name ID T-Mobile TVTell HTCZinio If you don't use these, they can be considered bloat as well:AmazonE-mail (mail widget)(if you use a different e-mail app)FacebookFlickrGmailGoogle Play MoviesGoogle+LookoutMobile Hotspot SlackerStocks (widget)Trends (widget)Twitter (widget)Visual Voicemail Watch (widget)Where's My Water?There is also a guide on how to Remove Carrier IQ.There are probably others
Brand new MetroPCS Galaxy S3, first things to do
Tuesday 18th of December 2012
This thread is to start us off with some key elements the brand new S3 user can immediately do to their phones to help with bloatware / clutter, and is basically a list of safe apps to remove. I'm new to the MetroPCS scene, and to Samsung phones, so please update me with your findings on what apps are key and what they do.Keeping this in the MetroPCS root forums may not be ok to the mod, but to appease the mod and to help with future MetroPCS S3 users who come on board, I will add that adding root to your phone to enable Titanium backup will help make the process of deleting/freezing your programs easier. Some apps are locked so you must root to completely delete them.To delete/disable applications without an app: go into Settings -> Application Manager -> All, your apps will be listed here. Select an app and uninstall. Careful, only delete apps that are safe! You have some power here to delete very important apps, only delete the ones that are listed as safe to delete/disable. So, here are metroPCS apps you can delete: @metro App Store - has a bunch of metroPCS appsmStudio - b
Safe apps to remove
Saturday 01st of December 2012
So i'm sure many of you like myself are wondering what apps are safe to remove. So I thought it would be a good idea to list apps that are. Please post apps that you've removed successfully with no problems, i'll do the same once i get the phone (next friday), and i'll add them in this OP for other members to see
Safe to remove g+?
Saturday 09th of March 2013
Hi all. I used poot to root my phone, now I'm using Titanium Backup to delete the bloat. Id really like a good list of safe apps to remove. Google+ is one of the biggest apps, is that safe? Also Titanium doesn't seem to let me remove it or other apps that are in red.. was gonna just use a file manager to remove it or should Titanium be able to? Thanks in advance.
Safe system apps to remove?
Monday 18th of February 2013
Can someone give me a list of system apps that can safely be removed without breaking stuff on the phone?Safe to remove the browser.apk? If you already using another browser?Gmail? Email? Talk?
List of Safe to remove system apps
Tuesday 18th of January 2011
Just rooted my galaxy S, what are the list of safe to remove apps? i rooted a canada bell i9000m vibrant,so far i took outLayers,samsung apps
Can anyone list the safe apps to remove once rooted?
Monday 10th of June 2013
I have rooted my s4, i was wondering if anyone had a good idea of the safe to remove apps without effecting my system. If i remove them apps will they reinstall again after reboot or will they stay gone? James
List of Possible Apps to Delete or Not AND WHY
Sunday 30th of June 2013
So I found this pdf file and yes, it's specs for the Samsung Galaxy s2 and s3, but most of the ones it says are safe are still on the Victory as well, so enjoy http://www.downloads.galaxyunlocker.com/List-of-bloatware-apps-safe-to-remove-Samsung-Galaxy-S3-S2-GalaxyUnlocker.com.pdf