Motorola Droid – Remove Amazon MP3 app

Since I have wiped/restored from factory/downgraded/upgraded the android version on my phone about 8 times in the past month… I was reminded of why I wanted root access to my droid… stupid applications installed by default.  I like to keep things clean and tidy, and I do NOT want applications I do not use, like com.amazon.mp3.apk (amazon mp3), twitter, visual vm, etc…  since I seem to keep forgetting how to do this, I am jotting it down here.

You need to root your phone.  I used to have Easyroot, but that stopped working after the Froyo OTA update.   This is how I did that…

Once you have successfully rooted your phone, you will need a terminal emulator of sort, I used “Android Terminal Emulator” here is the QR Code:

So install the terminal emulator, and load it, and issue these commands, which are case sensitive:

su

(you should get prompted to allow root access)

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

cd /system/app

mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak

mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak

mv Twitter.apk Twitter.com.bak

mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

sync

reboot

the should should then reboot, and when it comes back online, the menu system should not display those items, though it may take a few minutes for some reason.

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