How to Remove Default Applications from Rooted Android Phones

Android rooting logoGone are the days when the phone manufacturer will refuse to attend your phone just because of a reason that since the phone is rooted the warranty stands lapsed. As due to the biggest advantage of Android being Open Source, you can now easily not only just root the phone but also you can revoke the root access just with the help of some simple tricks with which you can then claim the warranty back. With the hep of rooting, one can easily access the system level files after which the customization becomes not only possible but also easier.

The reason being stating the above paragraph is that many of the Android users still ask on what are the benefits of rooting the phone, though there are many advantages of rooting the device and will not be possible to list and explain each of them but we will see one biggest advantage of rooting the phone which is on how you can remove the stock / default application from your Android phone which otherwise is not possible to remove with a non-rooted phone. So, in the due course of this article we will see on how you can easily remove stock apps by following a simple procedure which is mentioned below.

Basically this Android Terminal Emulator lets you access the Android’s built in Linux based command line kernel and changes the registry level entries to satisfy your needs of removing the stock applications as it emulates the Digital Equipment Corporation VT-100 terminal which powers the Android smart phones. The only requirement to make this possible is that you will be needing the rooted Android Phone so as to grant the Super user access

Note : If you want to Root your phone then you can find the procedure on how you can root your device from the site Just in case if you are unable to find the same in our site then in the comments section mention your Android device Name and Model number along with which version of firmware your phone is on so that we can guide you on how you can root your phone and can proceed to remove the default applications on your Rooted Android Phone.

Caution: Kindly ensure and double check the command before proceeding to deleting any application as if you delete any crucial application then the only way you can retain that app is by installing the firmware again on your phone which again is a very tedious task, so its recommended to use the below trick very wisely.

Procedure to Remove Stock Apps from the Rooted Android Phone:

  • So, before you proceed you will have to ensure that the phone is rooted successfully. The simplest way to find out whether the phone is rooted or not is that in the list of Applications you will find an icon named as “Super User” which will be in the skull shaped.

Android Terminal Emulator Download

  • So, once you see that the phone is rooted you will now have to download Android Terminal Emulator to your Android device be it a tablet or a smart phone. Once this app is installed, you need to open the same on your Android phone after which you will see that a blue screen terminal window will be opened up as shown in the below screen shot.

Android Terminal Emulator

  • Now, in this screen you will have to type in “su” without the inverted comas and need to just press “enter symbol” on your keypad. Once its done, you will be prompted to confirm the Root access from the Super user Application, just tap on the “Allow to Proceed”.



  • Now next up you will have to type in the command which is mentioned below in a step by step manner as shown below,

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /system

Enter command in Terminal

  • Up next is you will have to now type in the command as “ls /system/app” without inverted comas after which you will see that all the applications which are there in the phone will be listed as shown in the below image.

ls /system/app

Applications on Android

  • Now, after the application listing you will see that all the apps will be listed, to remove any application of your choice, you will need to enter in the below command as shown below,

rm /system/app/<app-name>

  • Just in case suppose if you wish to remove the amazon MP3 application from your phone then the command which you need to enter is

 rm /system/app/

  • Similarly, just in case if you wish to remove the Voice Dialer you need to enter the command as,

rm /system/app/VoiceDialer.apk

rm /system/app/VoiceDialer.odex

  • Now, to check again whether the application has been successfully removed or not, you will need to enter the command as, “mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system” without the inverted comas to again get a list of apps which are present on your phone.

mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system

Applications on Android

So, that’s it you have now successfully seen on how one can easily delete / remove the stock applications which are there in your phone. Many times it has been found that some of the unknown language apps are found as soon as you update your phone’s firmware. In such times, you can use the above mentioned method to remove all such applications from your phone. Just let us know if you face any issues in the comments section below while removing the apps from your phone as we will try our level best to address the issue

  1. Reply emrys March 7, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Well I enabled developer mode, enabled usb developer mode then installed the emulator, and put in said commands only to have it come back and tell me such commands not found, on my android optimus L70 4.4 Android. Either your commands are wrond or you are full of it.

  2. Reply elena October 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I tapped “su” but it says “not found”. Is there any other possibility?

  3. Reply bernardo October 8, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Is/system/app These words do not work on my LG 2x p999dw to move on, pls help?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

      just download the terminal app from PLAY Store and cross verify the same

    • Reply JoeyEdwards January 11, 2014 at 9:32 pm

      You have to put a space between ls and the /… and it’s an L not an I.

  4. Reply John Kevin February 4, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Please help how to restore the uninstalled apps…i have uninstalled my phone.apk, now i cant text or call…please help me.

    • Reply Pilehymer March 28, 2014 at 9:42 am


  5. Reply srikrishna September 5, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hi, I am new android user with samsung Galaxy Y. Whenever I want to make a call, a pop-up appears on the screen saying……”Phone” did not allow accessing network by default. Similarly for messaging, but this time the pop up states …….”Messaging” did not allow accessing the network by default. Lastly when I am scrolling various pages a pop-up keeps showing up which says …connecting network please wait for a while. However, all the time I am able to make the call, send SMS etc……its just that these unwanted pop-ups keep appearing. How do you stop them?

  6. Reply ged September 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    it does not work. Says ‘not found’ after you press enter

  7. Reply krishghige June 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Hi All, I was able to remove the default apps using both methods. The one mentioned in the above article as well as using “Root Uninstaller”. The root uninstaller does it so easily if your phone is rooted so all those having trouble in uninstalling apps using commands on terminal can try “Root Uninstaller”. There are two apps with same name so download the one with green android icon and apk written on the icon.

    Hope this helps.

    • Reply Ciara June 30, 2012 at 12:50 am

      thanks for your advice on the root uninstaller – so easy to do and even though I don’t understand lots of phone related things I understood this!

  8. Reply Neal June 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Hey, I followed these prompts and successfully removed the apps I selected. However they are still taking up space on my devices internal memory. Why is this?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm

      yes you can save in the internal memory

    • Reply Monisalam July 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

      same problem with me too… did u find any solution to free up space on internal memory?

  9. Reply Anibok June 21, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    Worked like magic for me. Kudos to you. You’re brilliant

  10. Reply Robert June 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thank You! It worked perfectly on my LG Optimus One P500h ! 😀

  11. Reply Wumikiel June 15, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Please, while trying to remove app, it say directory not empty 

  12. Reply Taconumber_nine June 10, 2012 at 4:08 am

    I kno the terminal is case sensitive but when ever I type I it automatically capitalizes it so I can’t seller any apps that include an I. Im using a samsung admire someone please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela June 10, 2012 at 11:38 am

      by entering what command in terminal you are getting the error?

    • Reply krishghige June 24, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      You can turn off auto-capitalization from key-board settings (Settings>>>Language & keyboard settings).

  13. Reply Mobile Saaqi June 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Great article I was trying to remove these stock apps for a very long time they just keep killing my RAM. Thanks

  14. Reply Soma May 30, 2012 at 5:49 am

    It worked great on my SE Arc S.

  15. Reply Tre' May 29, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Having trouble removing midnight bowling 2 from my samsung zio. Please advise.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      you can try removing apps from the manage apps section!

    • Reply Pradeep Neela May 30, 2012 at 2:02 pm

      you can try removing apps from the manage apps section!

  16. Reply amature May 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve updated my phone recently and those apps popped up again. I can’t seem to be able to remove them using the same method..

  17. Reply Tray Deadwyler May 24, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Need the root procedure for a Sprint HTC EVO Shift 4G.

  18. Reply Karim Alinani May 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    To get rid of all the system and non-system apps use Root Uninstaller


  19. Reply Alex May 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Says that the remove failed because the app was a read-only. I did voicedialer.

  20. Reply vikram May 15, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    when iam trying to remove pre-installed apps…
    its showing “this app is read only”
    please help me how to remove apps…

  21. Reply Mayur May 10, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    how to root my HTC explorer

  22. Reply John May 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    When i used the rem command to delete a crappy that came with the phone, I get the message, system file cannot be deleted. What’s wrong ?

  23. Reply Raj May 8, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I am using Samsung Galaxy M style (Korea) Phone i would like to request ti root the phone
    Model No – SHW -M340K
    Android Version :2.3.6
    Baseband version :M340K FC15 1239.KT
    Kernel version
    Build Number : GINGERBREAD.FC15

  24. Reply juanp_1982 May 8, 2012 at 6:25 am

    great tutorial!!! I really like it!!!! 🙂 one small comment, according to the tutorial you have this two commands
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /system
    mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system

    because the “origin” folder doesn’t match

  25. Reply Frederic May 5, 2012 at 6:19 am

    I am getting the msg that the files are read only and therefore it is not deleting them…What should I do? I have a samsung Exhibit II G4. Thx.

  26. Reply Streetsmart May 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    WORD OF CAUTION: The terminal commands ,for one, are CASE-SENSITIVE. Same with the names. QuickOffice and Quickoffice are DIFFERENT words for the terminal. Got it?

  27. Reply ANGELA April 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I just removed a bunch of files using this method from an LGVS660. But they are still showing up as if nothing has happened??? They are no longer listed on the blue screen. I tried Titanium Backup, and it lists the files but says it cannot find the .apk file. HELP!

  28. Reply Steve April 27, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Hey. I am a new Android User version 2.3.4 and I just got a Advil ZTE Z 990 and I’d like to delete some system apps that was installed by a network provider but I don’t know how. Can you help me? Please and Thank you 🙂

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 27, 2012 at 9:04 am

      you need to root the device and then clear these apps!

      • Reply kimmy April 27, 2012 at 11:11 am

        If i remove these system apps by the network provider, will it have a negative effect on my phone? I am afraid i might remove apps that is actually needed.

    • Reply Steve April 27, 2012 at 5:10 pm

      I understand the root thing just cant get permission too

  29. Reply kimmy April 25, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hey. I am a new Android User and I just got a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-19100 and I’d like to delete some system apps that was installed by a network provider but I don’t know how. Can you help me? Please and Thank you 🙂

    Kimmy 🙂

  30. Reply Raj April 24, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I need to root MY Galaxy M Magic

    Model No : SHW-M340K
    Android Version : 2.3.6
    Baseband Version : M340K.FC15.1239.KT
    Kernel version :
    Build no :GINGERBREAD.FC15

  31. Reply arvind April 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    hey while deleting app
    i am getting
    rm failed for /system/app/ ,read only memory
    what should i do

  32. Reply stephen April 12, 2012 at 10:55 pm


  33. Reply stephen April 12, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    yes i can get as far as seeing my system/app …all i want to do is remove the bootari.qmg which as far as i know is located in system/media thanks for any and all help

  34. Reply stephen April 12, 2012 at 4:51 am

    actually everytime i try to rm any “confirmed” apk or odex im given a “read only” msg…please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 12, 2012 at 6:17 pm

      are you on the rooted firmware!

  35. Reply stephen April 12, 2012 at 4:46 am

    when i try to rm the system/media/bootani.qmg i am told i cant because it is a directoty…i just dont want the boot screens! arrrrgh! makes me REALLY miss my old HTC SHADOW

  36. Reply Huawei Comet Android V2.2 April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    note If u have superuser installed, and want to remove it this app can do it
    simply follow the steps above to get to the point of removing an app then
    rm /system/app/SuperUser.apk
    that should remove the app…..just incase anybody wanted to know.
    it worked for me.

  37. Reply Arunas April 10, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    android version is 2.3.6

  38. Reply Arunas April 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    when I’m trying to remove quickoffice.apk it says ” Read-only file system”
    please help

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 10, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      yes its a default app, you need to root to remove this app!

  39. Reply Primesh April 9, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Hi, need to root my current android device.

    Device name: Samsung SGS2 I9100T
    Firmware Version: 2.3.6
    Baseband Version: I9100TDVKJ1
    Kernel Version: dpi@DELL166#2
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.DVLB1

    Hope you can help me.. Thanks in advance

  40. Reply sharath March 30, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    I have successfully removed default apps using the above steps but my phone’s internal memory is still low. It shows “Low on space” warning. I have Spice MI 280. Pls help me out

  41. Reply devaraju March 24, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Sorry ,android version is 2.3.3

  42. Reply devaraju March 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I am using LG P500. Software version is V20c. Android version is 2.4.3

  43. Reply Devaraju March 22, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    Hi, i am using LG P500 handset, and my android version is 2.3.3 and Software version is LG P500-V20c and Kernel Version

    Pls let me know how to remove the default applications from my handset… Can these be reset once removed?

    Many thanks

    • Reply Neela Pradeep March 22, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      you need to root your device for the same!

      • Reply devaraju March 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm

        @Neela Pradeep,
        pls guide me how to root my device.

        • Neela Pradeep March 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm

          which device you are using?

  44. Reply selena March 18, 2012 at 7:21 am

    I can’t find the “Super User” icon.

  45. Reply Colleen March 7, 2012 at 7:33 am

    I tried deleting a couple of things; myspace and amazon mp3. However after both things I got rm failed for /system/app/(name), read only file system. What does that mean? I desperately need to free up space on my lg ally and was hoping to get rid of some of this crap I never use.

    • Reply Sachin March 29, 2012 at 9:57 am

      Dear Colleen I am also facing same problem. If you got any solution please let me know.

  46. Reply Sarp Altar February 25, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    thx for the info, that worked successfully on my phone but i wonder that if it s possible to make an app (which i download from android market) a default app and how? what i mean is,after i load the factory settings back, can i have a Flashlight app without downloading it from market, among the default apps

  47. Reply Pradeep February 24, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Thanks for the information!
    It works!
    Could you suggest what all applications we should not remove.

  48. Reply Rahul February 15, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Hi, need to root my current android device.

    Device name: Spice Mi280
    Firmware Version: 2.3.4
    Baseband Version: MAUI.11AMD.W11.19.SP.V2.P1,2011/08/20 02:14
    Kernel Version: ckt@ckt-droid-nest #1 Fri Dec 9 11:18:49 CST 2011
    Build Number: Spice_Mi-280_IND_Ver1.2_111209112503
    Custom Buil Version: 1323400740

    Thanks in advance.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2012 at 8:19 pm

      we will try to come up with the support for this device!

  49. Reply Jon February 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Hi when it comes to the installing section it keeps telling me its unable to do because its a read only file, all i want to do is remove the Audioteka, ipla and the nexto. any ideas?

    Samsung S5380
    Gingerbread 2.3.5.

    p.s. awsome website.

  50. Reply Anant Shah February 3, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    By mistake i uninstall Generic driver for debugging.

    so how i re-install that

    please help me.

  51. Reply mel February 1, 2012 at 9:44 am

    what do you mean root the same?

  52. Reply Achintya January 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm


    I tried removing Quickoffice from my rooted galaxy y s-5360

    but when i try “rm /system/app/Quickoffice.apk an error msg appears saying “rm failed for ?system?app?Quickoffice.apk, Read-only file system”

    Help please! wanna remove tht crappy s/w frm my phone!

  53. Reply Angela January 27, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    Hi there, I am a newbie and would like to root my android. Any help would be much appreciated.

    SGH-T959P – Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G
    Running Firmware 2.3.4

    Thank You

  54. Reply Craig January 20, 2012 at 8:00 am

    Hi I’m trying to remove Milocker app and I get the msg \ can’t remove Read only file system\ any help/ideas?

  55. Reply Suersh Challa January 17, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I had installed terminal Emulator I had punched the command “su” I am able see a message permission denied
    please help me out to pull out the application

  56. Reply suresh January 17, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    I had installed terminal Emulator I had punched the command “su’ I am able to see a message permission denied
    please help me out to pull out the application

  57. Reply divya January 13, 2012 at 10:17 am

    i am using galaxy pop(mini s5570) samsung moblie.can u please let me know how can i remove default apps

  58. Reply krishna January 12, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Im using LG p500, how can i root my device and uninstall the default packages..?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 12, 2012 at 12:53 pm

      we will come out with the same, which firmware you are on?

  59. Reply XeNNo December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Hey ! Another solution to this is to install “Root Explorer” app and then navigate to /system/app and start removing 😀
    I recommend though to back-up into a folder in /sdcard …

  60. Reply driver uninstall ieee December 12, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    interesting post, pretty much covered it all for me, thanks.

  61. Reply Janice Shirley December 2, 2011 at 12:25 am

    This didn’t work for me from the get go. After typing in su then hitting the SYM key, nothing. However, as someone stated, why do this when you can install and run Titanium Backup and remove any apps you don’t want easily.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep December 3, 2011 at 11:51 pm

      it can back all the data which is there in your phone! but it only works on rooted phones!

  62. Reply Sanket November 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    And how to root it on android 2.2.2??

  63. Reply Sanket November 29, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    How to update LG Optimus P350?
    Android version 2.2.2

  64. Reply mick November 21, 2011 at 10:21 pm


    I have rooted my samsung galaxy S2 and flashed the kernel. I have given ES Explorer super user permissions but when I open a pre-installed app in explorer like photo editor, after you click uninstall it says the uninstall failed. Any ideas?


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep November 22, 2011 at 9:35 am

      what are the permissions you are selecting? your phone needs to be rooted for the same!

  65. Reply Ross Yoo November 9, 2011 at 1:14 am

    tugboat, try restarting the phone. Sounds stupid, I know, but worked like a charm on my Samsung Inspire, and seems to work for 90% of forum-posters with this problem.

    No problem.

  66. Reply Abhi Kalyan November 9, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Try this method,
    Install ES File Explorer in a rooted phone.
    (any root explorer will do)
    Allow Root permissions for the explorer
    Mount in RW mode
    open /system/app
    remove the files that you do not want, just pick and delete.

  67. Reply tugboat November 4, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Trying to.delete on Droid incredible downloaded term. Emulator goto type in Su hit enter and comes up mount denied any help would be greatly appreciated
    Thank u in advance

  68. Reply GVK October 30, 2011 at 12:40 am


    I have successfully removed unwanted apps from my SE x10 with help of above article.

    is there any option where we can delete these unwanted apps with GUI.


  69. Reply Rick October 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Thanks for your reply. I presume you will be providing instructions on how to root and remove apps from this t-Mobile phone model at a later date. Another concern is hacking. Word on the street is t-Mobile Android phones are easy to hack. Is there a way to stop/minimize this problem?

  70. Reply Rick October 25, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Am planning to buy T-Moble’s Samsung Galaxy SII but hate all the added apps. Is there a way to remove them? I’m new at Android products and have minimum computer skills.

    Thanks for your help.

  71. Reply Kunal Oswal October 14, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Can anyone of you please tell me how to root Samsung Galaxy S 4G.The firmware version for it is 2.2.1.

    Thanks in Advance.

    Kunal Oswal.

  72. Reply jwinks September 26, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I have an incredible that’s rooted and have gone over all the steps in this tutorial. When I enter the app I want to remove it tells me that the file is not found, but the file exists in the list? What am I doing wrong

  73. Reply mustafa September 15, 2011 at 6:56 am

    hi i want to know how to root my Galaxy S plus GT I9001
    firmware 2.3.3
    8Gb Internet
    1.4 Gz
    512 ram
    i dont have external Sd card
    on every where i found they talk about Galaxy S but when i cheached the version of |Android i found it’s diffrenet
    can you help me to root it and plz can y

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 16, 2011 at 12:17 pm

      as of now S Plus dont have any rooting process, once it arrives we will update you!

  74. Reply Jon September 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    Hi, need to root my current android device.

    Device name: Samsung SGS2 I9100
    Firmware Version: 2.3.4
    BAseband Version: I9100XXKH3
    Kernel Version:
    Build Number: GINGERBREAD.XWKH4

    Hope you can help me.. Thanks in advance.

  75. Reply bari September 14, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Is it possible to replace apps ?
    For example i want to replace the default dialer with Dialer One and make it the default dialer apps

  76. Reply Desperate September 14, 2011 at 5:11 am

    Anyone has successfully rooted viewpad7 by Viewscenic ?

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 15, 2011 at 12:11 am

      as of now not, we will soon come up with the same, which one you wish to have?

  77. Reply sak500 September 12, 2011 at 12:25 am

    Hi, Thanks for good article. I’m new to Android as i have been using iPhone4 and N900 previously. Even though N900 wasn’t totally a different platform.

    Now I have LG’s Optimus 3D P920 and have already rooted it and managed to screw it once and had to hard reset it. Now i’m bit more confident about this phone but would like to tinder around with booting process as i dont like the booting screen or awful sound of LG. Any idea the folders or files i can move around w/o bricking it again?

    Also when i change it to usb mode there is this loud notification tone which i really hate. Pls do let me know about removing this as well.


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 9:21 am

      as of now there is no such customization for the LG Optimus 3D phone but once it arrives, we will surely update the same !

  78. Reply Bikramjit September 11, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    hi neal
    can u please help me when i type su it comes with access denied message, can u please help what wrong i am doing it here
    i am using galaxy ace

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 9:22 am

      where you are getting this message, have you rooted the phone, if yes then its in which version?

  79. Reply adamslast September 11, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    I think there is no need such a complex method to uninstall system appls. Titanium backup (even nopro) does it easily on rooted phones and tablets. And in addition with TB you can backup the appls for restoring them back when necessary.

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 10:25 am

      it has to be rooted and then only you can backup the apps!

  80. Reply Colpro September 11, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hi Neal

    Is there any way to “know for sure” which apps. are “required” system apps and should NOT be removed?


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm

      no apps are compulsory, you can remove any app if you don’t need it!

  81. Reply rmstorms September 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    How do I root my Samsung Droid Charge? Please help! 🙂

    Model Number SCH-I510
    Firmware Version 2.2.1

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 11, 2011 at 2:01 pm

      we will soon come up with the article on the Rooting of Droid Charge!

  82. Reply azman September 11, 2011 at 7:19 am

    hi, is’t baseband will problem if we root the phone and how to get back the baseband.

    plz help me….


    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 10:15 am

      baseband version gets changed from version to version, why do you want the baseband version to be changed?

  83. Reply mynewuser September 11, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Hi, I think instate of remove the file. We should backup/copy the file to sdcard before remove it.
    Also any guild as to restore back the app back to original place incase we would like to perform warranty claim.

  84. Reply mudit September 11, 2011 at 2:39 am

    hey it dose not work please help have a 9003 rooted.

  85. Reply raju September 10, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    hey neil i tried to use this command on Samsung galaxy s gt i 9000 with 3.5 xtra long battery firmware upload by you. but these commands are not working in this . plz help me regarding this issue

    • Reply NeaL Pradeep September 12, 2011 at 10:35 am

      hey raju, which commands you are talking about!?

      • Reply niaomalley October 16, 2011 at 8:34 pm

        I think I have a fair idea….this work beautifully and removed successfully one network provider eyesore already but it took me a bit to get it right myself, since as you typed it as someone who is well familiar with such commands…but some of us are not 😉

        Let’s see

        – things are case sensitive and spaces count.

        – this command mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblk3 /system looked different on the picture and this is what I had to type to make it work: mount[space]-0(zero, not aw)[space]remount,rw[space]-t[space]yaffsw(not yaffs2 as written)[space]/dev/block/mtdblk3[space]/system

        -this ls /system/app therefore is ls[space]/system/app

        -And rm /system/app/ is rm[space]/system/app (app names to be typed exactly as and being case sensitive)

        -This command mount -o remount,ro /dev/mtdblock3 /system is still a zero not an o and you’ll need to retype ls /system/app after of course

        That’d be the add-on for idiots like me 🙂 Thanks for the tip! it’s awesome.

        • chitvan April 6, 2012 at 1:25 am

          hey..could u plz explain the procedure in details?
          do u have to press the ‘enter’ key after the first command?
          it didn’t work with my phone..i might be doing something wrong.
          thanx 🙂

        • Neela Pradeep April 6, 2012 at 1:33 am


  86. Reply Mighty September 10, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Ouch, scary if some app should not be deleted. Thats why Titanium Backup has freeze command to test what happens without this app.

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