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:
(you should get prompted to allow root access)
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
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
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.