Bloat Manager

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Bloat Manager
Application Details:
Version: 1.0
Upload Date: 22 Mar 11
Developer: Nalthos
Distribution Type: Freeware
Downloads: 105
Size: 21 Kb

Rating: 3.6/5 (Total Votes: 5)

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Bloat Manager is a simple utility for managing the bloat that comes pre-installed on the Droid 2. You will need to be rooted and have busybox installed to use this application. If you used z4root to root your phone then you should have everything you need.

The application is pretty simple. When you start it you are presented with a list of the Bloat that the application recognizes. Each item in the list has a checkbox that indicates whether it is enabled or not. To disable bloat you just uncheck the boxes next to what you don't want and then press the Apply button that appears at the bottom of the screen. You can save what you have disabled as a profile by pressing the options button and then choosing Save Profile. This is convenient because you are going to need to turn all of this bloat back on if you want to receive updates. If you have saved a profile and a new update becomes available you can launch Bloat Manager, press the options button, choose Enable All and then click Apply to get your phone ready for the update. After the update installs you can launch Bloat Manager, press the options button, choose Load Profile and then click Apply to turn the bloat back off.

The following applications can be toggled on or off using Bloat Manager:

Amazon MP3 /system/app/amazonmp3_1_8_14_signed_zipaligned_Signed_2010-09-09_15-23-51.apk
Blockbuster /system/app/Blockbuster.apk
City ID /system/app/CityID.apk
Friend Feed /system/app/FriendFeed.apk
Kindle /system/app/Kindle-1_0_2-OEM-SingleSign_Signed_2010-09-20_17-31-57.apk
My Net /system/app/Mynet.apk
My Verizon /system/app/MyVerizon.apk
News Widget /system/app/NewsWidget.apk
Performance Manager /system/app/PerformanceManager.apk
Skype /system/app/
Social Messaging /system/app/SocialMessaging.apk
Social Share /system/app/SocialShare.apk
VZNavigator /system/app/vnav_6.1.0.160_Droid2Global_rel_PROD_signed.apk
Visual Voice Mail /system/app/Vvm.apk
Weather Widget /system/app/WeatherWidget.apk
World Clock Widget /system/app/WorldClockWidget.apk

When you disable an application using Bloat Manager it simply renames it to .bak. When you re-enable an application it is renamed back to .apk.

Bloat Manager remounts your /system partition as writable in order to make changes to applications. Changing things in your system partition is always dangerous so please be careful.

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