Samsung Galaxy Rush Forum

Root [App Removal] Safe list of apps to remove

Now that you are rooted, lets pick away those pesky apps that were previously irremovable. This will free up RAM. I will appreciate it if someone can provide me the Rush's app list, as I did not write down all system apps I removed. This list is obviously incomplete !!

To Begin
:
1. Download Titanium Backup
2. Start the app and click the "Backup/Restore"
3. Click on the apps that you wish to remove and then "Uninstall", you can "Backup" if you'd like.

The following apps are safe to remove:

BubbleAccuweatherDaemon
AccuweatherWidget
AccuweatherWidget_Main
Application Moniter
Calculator
Gallery (Warning, in camera, this will disable the thumbnail pic AND this disables looking at MMS unless you save attachement and use another picture viewer app)
Gmail *
Google search (Widget)
Email
Exchange services
Files
Factory Test
Google+ *
Live Wallpaper
MAPserviceSamsung (This is something connected with bluetooth, i believe its to read aloud an incoming message)
Maps
Memo 1.0
Memo (Widget)
Music Player
Music FX
Mobile ID
Phase Beam
Play Books *
Play Music *
Play Magazine *
Samsung Push Service
SamsungAppsUNA2
SASlideShow
Sweeping Lights
Talk *
TalkBack
Task Manager *
Video Player
Youtube *
Voice Dialer
Voice Search
Weather Daemon
Application Moniter
(All clock widgets)
(All default live wallpapers)

* = Re-downloadable on Play Store
* = Restart your phone to remove "Task Manager" from "Recent Apps" list.

THE FOLLOWING ARE GREAT REPLACEMENTS:
Quickpic > Gallery
MX Video > Video Player

NEVER DELETE THE FOLLOWING:

Launcher 2.0.08 - This is the home launcher. You can download better launchers from the Play Store; However, you should never delete this. If one day you decide to "Factory Reset" your phone, as soon as the phone wakes, you will not have a home launcher, thus you will be stuck. This launcher is the default launcher, If you delete it, you will not have a default launcher when you factory reset. You will endlessly receive a force close message.

Samsung keyboard - What will you type with if you factory reset ? You could use voice to text, but for the sake of safety, do not uninstall this app.

WE HAVE STOCK RECOVERY:
You can revert back to stock using Mr.Shabby's thread :
Here
Just in case you delete system important files !

Thank you LesB for the missing app list I needed
 

Related:

#1 MiguelAMX, Oct 16, 2012
thanks for putting the time and effort into this thread, quick question anyone know of how to remove the accuweather widget from the lockscreen via boost mobile
 
#2 metalbiker, Oct 16, 2012
You're welcome.

To remove widgets, you press and hold the widget and drag to the trash can icon on the bottom right.

I hope someone can provide me a list of their stock RUSH, without app removals, for me to fix up this thread.
 
#3 MiguelAMX, Oct 16, 2012
This is from nasstyrome's post. Tried to quote it but it wouldnt quote his quote.

http://androidforums.com/rush-all-things-root/632448-stock-apks.html#post5079484

AccuweatherDaemon.apk
AccuweatherWidget.apk
AccuweatherWidget_Main.apk
Activation.apk
AllshareService.apk
ApplicationsProvider.apk
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apk
BadgeProvider.apk
BCService.apk
BluetoothAvrcp.apk
BluetoothMap.apk
BluetoothTest.apk
BooksTablet.apk
CapabilityManagerService.apk
CertInstaller.apk
Chameleon.apk
ChocoEUKor.apk
ChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apk
ClipboardSaveService.apk
ClockPackage.apk
com.instagram.android.apk
CSC.apk
DefaultContainerService.apk
Divx.apk
DrmProvider.apk
DttSupport.apk
EdmSysScopeService.apk
EdmVpnServices.apk
EnterprisePermissions.apk
Exchange.apk
FactoryTest.apk
Gmail.apk
GMS_Maps.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleLoginService.apk
GooglePartnerSetup.apk
GoogleServicesFramework.apk
GoogleTTS.apk
HelvNeueLT.apk
HiddenMenu.apk
InputEventApp.apk
KeyChain.apk
Keystring_DFT.apk
Keystring_factory.apk
Keystring_misc.apk
Kies.apk
kik.android.apk
Lcdtest.apk
LogsProvider.apk
Magazines.apk
MediaUploader.apk
minimode-res.apk
MIPErrService.apk
MobilePrint.apk
MtpApplication.apk
Music2.apk
MusicFX.apk
MusicPlayer.apk
NetworkLocation.apk
OmaDrmPopup.apk
PackageInstaller.apk
Personalization.apk
PhoneErrService.apk
PhoneInfo.apk
Phonesky.apk
PlusOne.apk
PopupuiReceiver.apk
Preconfig.apk
PrefAct.apk
PreloadInstaller.apk
PrivInit.apk
PRUI.apk
RoseEUKor.apk
SamsungCamera.apk
SamsungIME.apk
SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk
SDM.apk
SecBluetooth.apk
SecCalculator2.apk
SecCalendarProvider.apk
SecCalendar_NAmerica.apk
SecContacts.apk
SecContactsProvider.apk
SecDownloadProvider.apk
SecDownloadProviderUi.apk
SecEmail.apk
SecFactoryPhoneTest.apk
SecFileShareClient.apk
SecFileShareServer.apk
SecGallery2.apk
SecHTMLViewer.apk
SecLauncher2.apk
SecMediaProvider.apk
SecMemoWidget.apk
SecMms.apk
SecOmaDownloadProvider.apk
SecPhone.apk
SecSettings.apk
SecSettingsProvider.apk
SecTelephonyProvider.apk
SecurityProvider.apk
SecWallpaperChooser.apk
SelfTestMode.apk
serviceModeApp.apk
SetupWizard.apk
ShareApp.apk
SharedStorageBackup.apk
SlateTest.apk
SmartcardService.apk
SmartDeviceManager.apk
SoundRecorder.apk
SprintAndroidExtension.apk
Stk.apk
Street.apk
Superuser.apk
SyncMLSvc.apk
SysScope.apk
SystemUI.apk
talkback.apk
TwDVFSApp.apk
UltraCfg.apk
UserDictionaryProvider.apk
VideoPlayer.apk
Videos.apk
VoiceDialer.apk
VpnDialogs.apk
vtt-boost.apk
WAPPushManager.apk
WlanTest.apk
wssyncmlnps.apk
YouTube.apk
 
#4 LesB, Oct 16, 2012
flashing the ICS beats audio zip in cwm is not safe, but there is a backup of /system :)

yay me.

not safe: Beats_AudioLib Ultra Addon.zip
(breaks phone.apk, repeated f/c's : volume buttons don't get recognized and memory gets raped.)
replaces a few stock files so be sure to have a backup (i mean, this is why we have CWM )


mtfbwy :)
 
#5 nasstyrome, Oct 16, 2012
Thank you LesB and nasstyrome. I'll update the list later today after my studies
 
#6 MiguelAMX, Oct 17, 2012
Randomly reading this and realizing this is the major problem that happened to me. I didn't backup at all ever. what options do I have? I am also unable to get cell service and my phone is laggy AF
 
#7 Christophorus, Oct 18, 2012
if you're forceclosing you can restore this backup via adb.

http://androidforums.com/rush-all-things-root/634360-bootlooped-check-here-new-post.html
 
#8 nasstyrome, Oct 18, 2012
I have been unrooted due to factory restore. I can't get adb to detect my device. is there another way to flash supersu into my phone? I'm already on the rooted kernel


[EDIT]
[email protected]:/ # dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 bs=4096
dd if=/sdcard/system.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p17 bs=4096
/sdcard/system.img: cannot open for read: No such file or directory

1|she[email protected]:/ # dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 bs=4096
dd if=/sdcard/boot.img of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p8 bs=4096
/sdcard/boot.img: cannot open for read: No such file or directory

why is this happening to me?
 
#9 Christophorus, Oct 18, 2012
http://androidforums.com/rush-all-things-root/632670-oudhs-clockworkmod-recovery-6-0-1-4-a.html

flash cwm.
adb reboot recovery (when powered on)

or hold vol up + power (let go after it flashes samsung pre-boot)
top left hand corner will display white text before entering cwm

then try to connect with adb.
 
#10 nasstyrome, Oct 18, 2012
You forgot to tell me to mount sdcard after I get into cwm.
 
#11 Christophorus, Oct 18, 2012
mount everything :D
 
#12 nasstyrome, Oct 18, 2012
Can someone upload the stock browser apk. I also installed the beats audio package without backup. I would realky appreciate it. Also thanks for the boot and system images.
 
#13 kennydrama, Oct 27, 2012
nasty any way i was reading this after i did beats via app in market for root... and yeah now i have the same problem as chris but im stil with cwm and all do i just use titanium backup and find the apk for that app and delete it? tyvm for your time
 
#14 metalbiker, Nov 1, 2012
check my "bootlooped?" thread for the restore instructions.
 
#15 nasstyrome, Nov 2, 2012
thanks for your help nasstyrome
 
#16 metalbiker, Nov 2, 2012
bump
 
#17 Robertech, Dec 23, 2012
In the application manager i have messaging and messenger.Is this why i get two messages everytime? If so, can i delete one of them? Thanks!
 
#18 monticello, Jan 6, 2013
Yes you can.
 
#19 monticello, Jan 6, 2013
I used root explorer to delete some of the bloat but they still show up greyed out and if i press on them it says not installed.I know i missed something.They all have sd on them.Anyone know what i should do next without messing something up.
 
#20 monticello, Jan 6, 2013

I am not sure why you ended up with them greyed, but if you want to uninstall them I use an app called Root Uninstaller. Also to add apps to the Rom I use Apps2Rom
 
#21 ChickenMonkee, Jan 21, 2013
Use Titanium Backup to delete them and/or send them to your phone then delete them and restart your phone. I had the same problem.
 
#22 blaqueknight, Sep 27, 2013
Is it safe to uninstall Activation.apk?
The hands-free-activation is annoying. I only use this phone for as a Internet phone (Talkatone, KakaoTalk).
 
#23 Handsome Jack, Jul 16, 2014
If i were you i would try freezing it first, this way if it does cause a problem it will be easy to fix

Another option is to make a backup in recovery. This way if you delete something that will prevent the system from booting, you can quickly recover.

Or, even better, do both :)

It's always good to have a current backup handy in case you mess something up ;)
 
#24 Lordvincent 90, Jul 17, 2014
you can delete your launchers just use a took to chanhe another laucncher that you like into a system laucher, i factory reset my phone about 2 amount and deleted my system lauchers months ago and added my own into the system usuing link2sd found on playstore
 
#25 mustang76, Oct 20, 2014