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    Galaxy s2 factory applied apps

    New to a smart phone so i have a question. Can the factory apps be deleted permanently? I ain't never gonna play the games they have installed along with a few others. My kid says i was left in the last century when it comes to phones and computers
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    Quote Originally Posted by flcracker View Post
    New to a smart phone so i have a question. Can the factory apps be deleted permanently? I ain't never gonna play the games they have installed along with a few others. My kid says i was left in the last century when it comes to phones and computers
    thanks
    If you root (we have a guide and I'm sure someone else will post it because I'm on my phone) you can use an app like root explorer to delete the apps you don't want/need, and if your willing to go further in you can install a custom rom which there is also guides for. Welcome to the forum!

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    Welcome to the forum flcracker!
    You can't delete them permanently unless you root your phone. But you can hide them if you don't want to root, by downloading a different launcher from the Market. The most popular ones are ADW, LauncherPro & GoLauncher.

    btw....love the username. Is that short for Florida Cracker? Haven't heard that term in years!
    (for those who don't know, a "Florida Cracker" is a term used, back in the old days, for a Florida native.)


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    I didn't have any games on mine and yes, you can install the factory apps but it requires you to root your phone. My phone is unbranded so I didn't have any bloat ware on it. Samsung provides a Music Hub, Social Hub, Game Hub, and a Readers Hub which I froze instead of deleting. You have 2GB of dedicated app storage so deleting isn't really necessary.

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    Just a note of clarification. The root guide we have is for the Verizon Fascinate. Not sure how the root process differs for the GS2 (i9100). I'm sure it'll also be slightly different for the other variants, whenever they come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mujibar View Post
    The root guide we have is for the Verizon Fascinate.
    Oh yea forgot about that.
    Maybe Ollie knows of a guide
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    flcracker

    For sure. Florida Cracker!!!!! Thanks for the replies. I'm aware of all the storage but just seemed like they were taking up space and would like to eliminate the ones i will never use.
    Last edited by flcracker; 09-01-2011 at 11:21 AM.

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    You could also use a home replacement app such as adw or launcher pro. Adw lets you create a app drawer with only the apps you want in it, and I think launcher pro will let you hide the apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark502 View Post
    Oh yea forgot about that.
    Maybe Ollie knows of a guide
    Tap'n through my cm7 gingerbread fascinate
    I sure do. It is easy mcbreezy: [17.08.2011][CF-Root v4.1] KE2/7/8, KF1/2/3/4, KG1/2/3/5/6/7, KH1/3 - su+bb+CWM4 - xda-developers This is the one I used

    EDIT SEPT.14,2011:Now that the U.S. versions of this phone are coming out please keep in mind that the above linked guide does not apply to your U.S. phone. Please do your homework before jumping in. My phone is an internationally unbranded SGS2 running on AT&T's network.
    Last edited by Ollie; 09-14-2011 at 06:29 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark502 View Post
    If you root (we have a guide and I'm sure someone else will post it because I'm on my phone) you can use an app like root explorer to delete the apps you don't want/need, and if your willing to go further in you can install a custom rom which there is also guides for. Welcome to the forum!

    Tap'n through my cm7 gingerbread fascinate
    After you root, install Titanium Backup from the Market. It offers painless freezing or removal of stock apps. This app is a mist have app for rooters. It also saves apps and all of their data for you too as well as a slew of other awesome features. This paired with CWM(you must use a custom version for the SGS2...it comes with Chainfires root package) is the perfect combination for backing up and restoring data.

 

 

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