vladu932

remove unwanted apps

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Hi,

I'm tryin to get rid of some of the built-in apps like amazon mp3 and I get this error.

...\android-sdk_r07-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools>rm failed for /sy

stem/app/amazonmp3.apk, Read-only file system

So is there a way to change read-only permissions?

cheers, vlado

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Hi,

I'm tryin to get rid of some of the built-in apps like amazon mp3 and I get this error.

...\android-sdk_r07-windows\android-sdk-windows\tools>rm failed for /sy

stem/app/amazonmp3.apk, Read-only file system

So is there a way to change read-only permissions?

cheers, vlado

did it via terminal emulator...

su

mount -o remount,rw /dev/mtdblock3 /system

rm /system/app/amazon*

mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system

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did it via terminal emulator...

su

mount -o remount,rw /dev/mtdblock3 /system

rm /system/app/amazon*

mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system

That's the answer you would have got or alternatively if you had a ROM with r/w perms on system anyway (like the one I'm using) you would just have to run the remove command. Others would say use Root Explorer or Android Mate but i've found that they can cause issues, either with removing where once you reboot the app reappears and definitely with installing, you can paste the file in but it never installs. TE is def one of my must have apps :P

Edit: Whoops, just realised I had clicked ont he HD thread, will just back out slowwwwly, no-one will notice :-p

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did it via terminal emulator...

su

mount -o remount,rw /dev/mtdblock3 /system

rm /system/app/amazon*

mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system

But does it stay gone, or when you restart do the apps re-appear?

I've used Titanium Backup to uninstall about 13 system apps like Gmail and Mail (I use K9) and they all come back each time I reboot... :P

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But does it stay gone, or when you restart do the apps re-appear?

I've used Titanium Backup to uninstall about 13 system apps like Gmail and Mail (I use K9) and they all come back each time I reboot... :P

wow.

rebooted, all deleted apps were back!

so does anyone know how to remove unwanted built-in apps permanently?

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wow.

rebooted, all deleted apps were back!

so does anyone know how to remove unwanted built-in apps permanently?

You cannot deltet them without root, however you can stop them running I believe... saw a guide on it somewhere

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I think you can run "pm disable com.amazon.mp3"

'pm list packages' will list all of them

pm disable com.amazon.mp3/com.amazon.mp3.client.activity.LauncherActivity

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You cannot deltet them without root, however you can stop them running I believe... saw a guide on it somewhere

I do have root.

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visionary is not really root, cause it does not allow access to system files.

the nand protection resets after boot

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