Removing stock apps?

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  1. mgf95

    mgf95 Member

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    Is it possible to remove stock apps I.e.-stocks, weather, all the useless stuff with out any side affects? And I'm too lazy to restore all my crap if it does go wrong.But if any one can help with this it would be much appericated.
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    I don't think I would try that. It could have some harsh side effects.

    If you want to get rid of the app's icon on the home screen, use Poof! or SBSettings' "Hide Icon" feature. Both can be downloaded from Cydia.
  3. mgf95

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    On my droid I can without any side effect, but android is open soucre so that might make it diiferent, but could removing them potentially speed the device up? If it could, I'd consider doing it.
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    You could Poof! it. Simplest solution.
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    heres a mad idea.. go into SBSettings and go on App Folders. use the folder directory and WinSCP to find the location and delete it. i have not tried this my self but its just a thought.
    Note: i am not being held responsible if there are any drastic side effects from doing this, do it at your own risk.
    i also do now know if this will even work so sorry if it doesnt work at all.
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    the best thing to do would be to "Hide" the app. and there are many ways to do this, but if you realy want it gone you could ssh into you tpod and delete the app for good
  8. mgf95

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    Im just going to try it. I'll post back if it works or not
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    Well it seemed to work. No additional problems. After you remove the app, just respring or reboot(I did both just to be sure)there wasn't any change in MB free but my iPod just felt a lot zippier.
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    Remove by going to *root*\Applications\ then go to the specified app you want to remove and remove it (delete it). Make sure you BACK UP the app, otherwise, if you were to ever want it back, you'd be forced to restore because redistributing those apps are against the forum rules.
  10. rightperspective

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    tinyman392 is COMPLETELY correct. You can use iFile or another file browser to delete the app, then respring. You won't see it again.

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