Removing pre-installed Apps from a rooted Android Phone

So I've got a newly rooted Xperia X8, and it's time to get rid of the useless apps that Three UK have decided to foist on users!

Irritating as it may be, thankfully it's an incredibly simple process!

 

The Apps I want to remove are;

  • Spotify
  • Roadsync
  • Foursquare
  • Postcard
  • Wisepilot
  • All other Three related garbage

 

There are but two requirements before we can begin the process;

  • Phone must be rooted
  • BusyBox must be installed (if you haven't installed it yet, grab it from Android Market)

 

Assuming the pre-requisites are fulfilled, go back to Android Market and search for Titanium Backup, there should be a free app called "Titanium Backup (root)". Download and install it, then once installation is complete run the app.


Note: You are more than able to brick your phone if you remove the wrong app. Be very, very careful!

 

  • Choose the button at the top - Backup/Restore
  • The Apps are listed in alphabetical order so scroll down to the first that you wish to remove (I hit Foursquare first)
  • Select the app and a dialog will appear, choose "Uninstall App"
  • Confirm that you wish to remove it (and you know the risks of removing the incorrect thing)
  • The App is removed, repeat for all the rubbish that your provider has installed!

 


Note: You are more than able to brick your phone if you remove the wrong app. Be very, very careful!

Finding the Application

Removing the application

 

 
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