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Old 11-25-2011, 05:52 PM   #46
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How to disable apps without root

But this should do it: connect with ADB (you don't need root on your device).
See this for Ubuntu: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/sho...&highlight=adb

Then:

adb root (since we're on a cable we can get root temporarily)
adb shell pm list packages - will list all packages, find which one you want
adb shell pm disable [name of the package]

you're set.

By the way, my list is:

package:com.android.quicksearchbox
package:com.kobobooks.android.twitterstub
package:ca.jamdat.flight.scrabblefree
package:com.kobobooks.android.facebookstub
package:com.inqmobile.android.facebook
package:com.inqmobile.suite.b
package:com.zinio.android.settings
package:com.newspaperdirect.pressreader.android
package:com.rdio.android.ui
package:com.newspaperdirect.globe2go.android
package:com.inqmobile.android.facebook.apps.people
package:com.zinio.mobile.android.reader
package:com.kobobooks.android.gmailstub
package:com.merriamwebster

So these are safe.

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:10 PM   #47
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connectbot help

su command works, nothing after that.
mount | grep /system returns a grep: not found.
Is there a syn tech issue I am missing.
is returns is: not found.
Not even list does anything
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:31 PM   #48
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That sounds like BusyBox and it's symbolic links are not being found.
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Old 11-28-2011, 06:31 PM   #49
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What version of BusyBox do you have installed?
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:57 PM   #50
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Hmmm never thought of that..... checked and BusyBox was missing I guess since the update.
Will try again..... thanks Jeff
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Old 11-29-2011, 02:08 PM   #51
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I want to thank jefftheworld for his awesome tutorials!

That being said, now that I know a little more than I did, I probably would go about the "app removal" stuff a little differently. I found typing using the onscreen keyboard in connectbot to be pretty painful and this contributed to me deleting the apps rather than renaming them (I didn't feel like typing a dozen mv commands in connectbot). If I had it to do over, I would just use ES File Explorer. It has a root option as well as one to mount /system as read/write. Would have been really easy to rename those apps in ES I bet!
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:38 PM   #52
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I will second that. Thanks Jeff.
I got my apps deleted and yes it was bit tedious but it works. I will take a peek at ES.

I am wondering though how do I move my new bootaudio.mp3 from the download file to the /system/media file.
Every time I try I get a error about cross device
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:44 PM   #53
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Tried cp instead of mv?
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:03 PM   #54
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Old 11-30-2011, 03:53 PM   #55
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The one linked in Jefftheworld's Best apps is a root app, so you have to root your vox, but it is called 'ShootMe' I assume this is the one JefftheWorld uses as he links it as one of his best ones..

I did find this one that is non-root: http://www.apktops.com/no-root-screenshot-it-2-10.html I'm not sure how well it is as I have a rooted device and have installed the ShootMe app instead. Reading further it has to go through a computer, so it may not be best.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:00 PM   #56
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Old 11-30-2011, 07:37 PM   #57
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That was it THANKS.
So finally my Vox starts up with Buzz Lightyear saying "there seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere"..... I know not everyones cup of tea

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Old 11-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #58
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Old 12-20-2011, 06:44 PM   #59
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Today's update appears to have reinstalled all of the apps I removed. :S
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Old 12-20-2011, 07:23 PM   #60
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Today's update appears to have reinstalled all of the apps I removed. :S
That'll happen with some updates, unfortunately.
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