Saturday, January 11, 2014

Now let's clean phones

In this article, we cleaned our PC, now do the phone. This is a list of apps removed from Verizon Galaxy S4 (Android 4.3 MK2). You need to root the phone first, then use ES File Explorer. Enable root explorer in ES and mount R/W. Find the following apps under /system/app, select them, cut and paste to a folder in sdcard.

Later if you do need some of these apps, cut and paste them back. Alternatively, you may touch on the apk file to install it. For example, if you do want the video Trim app, simply touch on " TrimApp_phone_J.apk" (this specific app needs a reboot after install to show up as a video tool). This way, it is no longer a system app so you can remove it easily as a normal app or use the free version of Greenify to hibernate it.

Therefore, you should remove as many apps as possible as long as it is safe to do. It may be safe to remove even more than what are listed below, but I'm already happy enough after these and don't want to spend more time to test out. Before you try to remove more, enable USB debug so you can copy it back with adb shell in case it is a necessary app, otherwise you'll have to do a factory reset.

This list can be used as a reference to other phones.

AccuweatherPhone2013.apk
AccuweatherPhone2013.odex
Aetherpal.apk
AirMotionTryActually.apk
AirMotionTryActually.odex
AlarmWidget.apk
AlarmWidget.odex
AllShareCastPlayer.apk
AllShareCastPlayer.odex
AllshareControlShare.apk
AllshareFileShare.apk
AllshareFileShare.odex
AllshareFileShareClient.apk
AllshareFileShareClient.odex
AllshareFileShareServer.apk
AllshareFileShareServer.odex
AllshareMediaServer.apk
AllshareMediaServer.odex
AllshareMediaShare.apk
AllshareMediaShare.odex
Amazon_Appstore.apk
Amazon_Audible.apk
Amazon_IMDB.apk
Amazon_MP3.apk
Amazon_Shopping.apk
Amazon_Widget.apk
AnimatedScene.apk
AntHalService.apk
AntHalService.odex
ANTPlusPlugins.apk
ANTRadioService.apk
ba-syncservice-app-signed.apk
BasicDreams.apk
BasicDreams.odex
BestFace.apk
BluetoothTest.apk
BluetoothTest.odex
Blurb.apk
Books.apk
ChocoEUKor.apk
Chrome.apk
Collage_fhd.apk
ColorBlind.apk
ColorBlind.odex
com.gotv.nflgamecenter.us.lite.apk
ContainerAgent.apk
ContainerAgent.odex
CoolEUKor.apk
DigitalClock.apk
DigitalClock.odex
DigitalClock21.apk
DigitalClock21.odex
DioDict3Service.apk
DirectConnect.apk
DirectConnect.odex
DirectShareManager.apk
DirectShareManager.odex
DroidSansSherifItalic.apk
DualClockDigital.apk
DualClockDigital.odex
EasyFavoritesContactsWidget.apk
EasyFavoritesContactsWidget.odex
EasyLauncher.apk
EasyLauncher.odex
ELMAgent.apk
ELMAgent.odex
Episodes.apk
Episodes.odex
Eraser.apk
FactoryKeystring_FB.apk
FactoryTest_FB.apk
Flipboard.apk
framework-res.apk
FWUpgrade.apk
FWUpgrade.odex
GearManagerStub.apk
Gmail2.apk
GoogleBackupTransport.apk
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk
GoogleDrive.apk
GoogleFeedback.apk
GoogleSearchWidget.apk
GoogleSearchWidget.odex
GoogleTTS.apk
GroupPlay_25.apk
Hangouts.apk
Hearingdro.apk
InteractiveKeyguardTutorial.apk
InteractiveKeyguardTutorial.odex
InteractiveTutorial.apk
InteractiveTutorial.odex
Kies.apk
Kies.odex
Kindle.apk
KLMSAgent.apk
KLMSAgent.odex
KNOXAgent.apk
KNOXAgent.odex
KnoxAttestationAgent.apk
KnoxAttestationAgent.odex
KNOXStore.apk
KNOXStore.odex
KNOXStub.apk
LocalFOTA.apk
Magazines.apk
minimode-res.apk
MMAppFramework.apk
MMAppFramework.odex
MobilePrint3.apk
MobilePrint3.odex
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS.apk
MobilePrintSvc_CUPS_Backend.apk
MobilePrintSvc_Epson.apk
MobilePrintSvc_HP.apk
MobilePrintSvc_Samsung.apk
MobilePrintSvc_WFDS.apk
MobileTrackerEngineTwo.apk
MobileTrackerEngineTwo.odex
Music2.apk
MusicFX.apk
MusicFX.odex
MusicLiveShare2.apk
MusicLiveShare2.odex
MusicPlayerWT.apk
MusicPlayerWT.odex
MyVerizon.apk
NfcTest.apk
NfcTest.odex
NoiseField.apk
NoiseField.odex
PageBuddyNotiSvc2.apk
PageBuddyNotiSvc2.odex
Peel.apk
PhaseBeam.apk
PhaseBeam.odex
PhotoRetouching_fhd.apk
PhotoTable.apk
PhotoTable.odex
PicAction.apk
PickUpTutorial.apk
PickUpTutorial.odex
PlayGames.apk
PlusOne.apk
PreloadInstaller.apk
PreloadInstaller.odex
RoseEUKor.apk
S-Voice_Android_phone_H.apk
SamsungBooks.apk
SamsungContentsAgent.apk
SamsungGames.apk
SamsungHub.apk
SamsungHubUpdater.apk
SamsungIME.apk
SamsungIME.odex
SamsungLink18.apk
SamsungMusic10.apk
SamsungOCR2.apk
SamsungOCR2.odex
SamsungSans.apk
Samsungservice.apk
SamsungSetupWizard.apk
SamsungSetupWizard.odex
SamsungTTS.apk
SamsungUpdates.apk
SamsungVideo.apk
SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.apk
SamsungWidget_ProgramMonitor.odex
SBrowser.apk
SBrowser.odex
SBrowserTry.apk
SBrowserTry.odex
sCloudDataRelay.apk
sCloudDataSync.apk
sCloudQuotaApp.apk
sCloudSyncCalendar.apk
sCloudSyncSBrowser.apk
sCloudSyncSNote.apk
SecDownloadProviderUi.apk
SecDownloadProviderUi.odex
SecEmail_J.apk
SecEmail_J.odex
SecExchange.apk
SecExchange.odex
SecFactoryPhoneTest.apk
SecLiveWallpapersPicker.apk
SecLiveWallpapersPicker.odex
SecNoteMyFiles.apk
SecNoteMyFiles.odex
SensorService2_5.apk
SetupWizard.apk
SHealth2_5.apk
SimpleWidget.apk
SimpleWidget.odex
SmartBriefing4x2.apk
SmartBriefing4x2.odex
SMemo2.apk
SMemo2.odex
SNoteProvider.apk
SNoteProvider.odex
SNS.apk
SPDClient.apk
SPDClient.odex
SPenSdk3.apk
SPlannerAppWidget_NAmerica.apk
SPlannerAppWidget_NAmerica.odex
SPPPushClient_Prod.apk
StoryAlbumWidget.apk
StoryAlbumWidget.odex
Swype.apk
SyncMLSvc.apk
SyncMLSvc.odex
S_Translator_CSLi.apk
S_Translator_CSLi.odex
talkback.apk
TravelService.apk
TravelService.odex
TravelWidget.apk
TravelWidget.odex
TrimApp_phone_J.apk
TripAdvisor.apk
Velvet.apk
VisualVoiceMail.apk
VisualVoiceMail.odex
vmmhux.apk
VMS.apk
VMwareReady.apk
VoiceSearchStub.apk
VZNavigator.apk
VzTones.apk
VZWAPNLib.apk
vzwapnpermission.apk
VZWAPNService.apk
VzwSilentSSOEngine.apk
WeatherWidgetDaemon.apk
WeatherWidgetDaemon.odex
WfdBroker.apk
WfdBroker.odex
WlanTest.apk
WlanTest.odex
wssyncmlnps.apk
wssyncmlnps.odex
YahoonewsPhone2013.apk
YahoonewsPhone2013.odex
YahoostockPhone2013.apk
YahoostockPhone2013.odex

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the list! I did most of these but decided that I actually DID prefer the stock browser over Chrome. Well, when I looked on my SD card, I found that my files didn't save as I thought they had. Not a big deal, but I can't find the sbrowser.apk and sbrowserTRY.apk for 4.2.2 anywhere online. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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    1. You may download the 4.2.2 ROM and extract the apps you need.

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