ROM modification (remove preinstall_apps)

Discussion in 'Question & Answers' started by ekahsm, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. ekahsm

    ekahsmMembers

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    Hi there,
    I am newly registered here. Just got myself a 2nd hand S3 to learn more about Android.
    Been quite fun. Tested a few ROMs althought didn't enable all features.

    I tried to search for terms like bloatware, preinstall, etc on here and also xda-developers forum but mostly they end up in the description of a ROM rather than a full tutorial.

    I noticed that the ROMs released here are usually with removed preinstall_apps under the 'data' folder.
    What i can see is under 'Data' -> there is preinstall_apps and with a reinstall_apps file.

    But in ROMs that I find from the official MIUI, there's a bunch of apps there.

    What I would like to learn is what is the proper process of taking a ROM and subsequently removing these preinstall without making the ROM unbootable?

    Ideally i would like to do this once for a MIUI ROM which I will obtain from http://www.miui.com/download.html and test the preinstall removals myself. Could it be as simple as removing all the files under 'data'??? and then re-zip?
     
  2. Acid

    AcidScripting Ninja
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    I don't fully understand what are you going to do with those apps but we remove them because they are chinese crap.
     
  3. ekahsm

    ekahsmMembers

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    Oh - i completely agree. I guess this might be a silly question anyway but I am trying to or would like to learn how to remove them by myself! :)
    Is it as simple as deleting the folder with the apps or there's a lot more to work involved :)
    That's why I personally would like to try for myself d/ling the original from miui and then having a go at them :)
     
  4. ingbrzy

    ingbrzyXiaomi.eu Multilang leader
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    open with winrar 4.2.x and just delete folder....
     

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