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Can you delete pre-installed HTC Wildfire apps?

If you go to remove an app and it's greyed out does that mean you can't delete it? Is there any way round it?

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 18:19

No you cannot delete any of the pre-installed apps on Android phone. You would need to load different ROM all together without those apps installed. Getting root on the phone and removing pre-installed apps might break dependencies and render your phone unusable (but recoverable).

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JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 17:55

You may be able to delete some of them if you rooted you HTC Wildfire S. Without root access - nope.

CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 18:19

No you cannot delete any of the pre-installed apps on Android phone. You would need to load different ROM all together without those apps installed. Getting root on the phone and removing pre-installed apps might break dependencies and render your phone unusable (but recoverable).

JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 19:33

well, I removed some stupid games etc, but you're right, it's not without risks to delete just anything. I should have mentioned that. There are apps for rooted Android phones, that let you 'freeze' apps. That way dependencies remain intact, but useless apps won't eat into your resources.
Thanks CTPAHIK :)

CTPAHHIK  May. 19, 2011 at 21:55

I deleted a few apps from HTC and it started to soft reset randomly. Had to reload image.

l33tgaymer5  May. 21, 2011 at 16:08

Sounds like more trouble than its worth! :3

Thanks anyway!

braindrain  Apr. 9, 2013 at 06:29

i rooted my wildfire s so i could remove the annoying apps that i didnt use like facebook and twiter cos even if you dont use them they still run in the background collecting data and slowing the phone down and after all i payed good money for my phone so i should decide what is on it! i have remove the stock (original) sms program and replaced it with gosms and removed htc sense and replaced it with go launcher and have had no problems with my phone! as long as you keep a backup of the original rom (i sugest backing it up on the sd card so its there if you need it and onto something external cos sd cards can get corrupted!) you can play around with the phone as much as you want and if it goes wrong simply re-install the rom and start again

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 9, 2013 at 09:29

braindrain,
don't think anybody here disagrees.
However, there are people who need a phone because they NEED a phone. They have no interest or time to experiment. They buy a phone, not a hobby ;)
Can't blame them.

braindrain  Apr. 21, 2013 at 16:31

thats a fair point JanSt! maybe i should have made mine clearer!! i wasnt suggesting that ppl root their phones and modify them to the extent i have with mine i was trying to show that if you rooted the phone you could get rid of the unwanted programs quite easily without breaking the phone and if you did delete something that was needed then it could be fixed simply by restoring the rom from a backup of the original (you would use the same mod program to re-instal that you would have used to root the phone) rooting is nowhere near as difficult as it is made out to be i did mine successfully on the first try having never done anything like that b4 and now that htc sell their phones with unlocked bootloaders and have a simple step by step to unlock the bootloader for older models its even easyer, the myth that it is hard is perpetuated by the ppl who make money from doing it and the myth that it can irreparably damage your phone is perpetuated by those who have never done it and know nothing about the process! as for ppl "needing" phones i cant think of a situation where ive ever truly needed my phone and if we all need them how did the generations b4 us function and survive without them? if you want it for calls and text you can get a phone for 99 pence from post offices and supermarkets in the uk that will make and receive calls and txts, ppl buy smart phones and iphones because they are as much a fashion statement as the expensive clothes they wear! there are ppl where i live in the uk who bought the latest iphone/pad as soon as it came out when their old iphone/pad worked perfectly and the only difference between their old one and the new one is that the new one has 4g but 4g isnt running in this country yet! so wheres the logic in that? i would argue that anyone who buys a phone that does anything besides call and text (me included!) is looking for a hobby in the form of owning and showing off the latest gadget! ;)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 21, 2013 at 21:08

Can't argue all that much with your pov... a) I'm out of the loop a bit, because I'm probably the oldest person visiting this site ;)
On the other b-side: I know a lot of people with iPhones and SGS3 slabs that aren't showing off their gadgets, or root/jailbreak. They are just the "phone to get"...

You're right also: rooting is generally very easy - easier than figuring out Facebook etc.... as is jailbreaking these days.

Anyhoo... potato po tah to

braindrain  Apr. 27, 2013 at 01:42

lmao potato make me sick (yes i am weird, if u didnt already guess) i would challenge the age though cos im 32 and as my nephew put it "cool but not with it" even though ive fixed a few of his phones, laptops and xbox's (but i only got the "cool" cos i spent a few years in the army and got blown up and shot at a few times)

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 27, 2013 at 07:17

Hahaha You're the gadget Terminator?! :D

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