Permanent root for Droid 3 was gained couple of days back with help on an exploit by DJrbliss. However there has been a lot of speculation among Droid 3 owners regarding the system apps that can be safely removed. Droid 3 comes with loads of carrier / manufacturer branded apps that basically hinder streamlined user experience. These apps are also commonly referred to as Bloatware / Crapware. Senior XDA member, Psouza4, has developed a script that helps the users in getting rid of all the bloatware that is present on Droid 3. The script basically renames all the bloatware files on your Droid 3 so that they are no longer by the Android system. The one downside of this script is that all apps, regardless you like them or not, are renamed. There is also a restore script available that will help you in re-enabling all the apps that were disabled.
Here is the step by step guide to disable the above mentioned bloatware apps from your rooted Droid 3:
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- The first step is to make sure that you have root on your Droid 3. You can get rooting instructions View in galleryfrom this post.
- After you have root, download Script Manager from Market and install it on your phone.
- Now download the bloatware removal tool zip package from here.
- Now unzip the package and copy both the .SH files to your phone’s SD Card root.
- After you are done, disconnect your phone from the computer and run Script Manager.
- Now follow in-app instructions to run DROID_3_remove_bloat_5_5_959.sh script file.
- Wait for the script to run and reboot your device after completion of the process.
And there you go! You are now free from carrier branded bloatware apps. In case you want to get the apps back, run the DROID_3_restore_bloat_5_5_959.sh script ion Script Manager. In case you are facing any issues or need more features in this script, then visit the official XDA thread posted here.