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#1 tumbleweed65

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:16 PM

I've seen a few posts with this info in it maybe this can find its way to a sticky. But here is a list of apps frozen safely plz add any Ill update my list to keep them all on the op

Amazon Kindle
Android live walpaper
Apps 2.00.97
Backup assistant plus
Backup assistant
Backup assistant+Contacts
Backup assistant Media
Blockbuster
Books
Car Dock
Device Setup
Email
Email Accounts
Email Authenticator
Email engine. (Will not get text notifications.)
Emergency alerts
Facebook auth
Fixed email auth
Flicker Authenticator
Guided Tours
Gotomeating
Help center
Home Screen tips
IM
IM Presence
In Pocket
Lastfm Authenticator
Letsolf
LinkedIn Authenticator
Madden
Magic smoke wall
MotoActv
MotoPrint
Mobile hotspot
Mog music
Motion detector
Myfiles
Music store 2.3.6
My verizon mobile
NFL Mobile
Netflix
News
Orkut auth
Photibucket auth
Picasa Authenticator
Print to retail
Quickoffice
Social location
Social messaging
Socialessaging service
Social networking
Social status
Sound recorder
Swype
Skyrock Authenticator
Slacker
Slingbox
Talk
Task manager
Thumb keyboard
Twitter Authenticator
Verizon location agent
Vcast Tones
Verizon Video
VideoSurf
VZ Navigotor
Yahoo calander
Yahoo contacts
Youtube
Youtube Authenticator

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 03:39 AM

Pinned. This is useful information, thanks tumble.

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#3 Thach

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 04:29 AM

You have read my mind with this list. I was going to try to compile a "safe list" of frozen apps yesterday and got busy with something else. Great job and thanks for doing this.

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#4 MrFrankRazr

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:43 AM

What is the true benefit of freezing apps, if any? Not just because it's 'bloat'.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:47 AM

What is the true benefit of freezing apps, if any? Not just because it's 'bloat'.


Reduce memory usage, open up more time for the CPU, reduce data usage, clean up the app drawer, eliminate force closes (I got many from Motorola Services before freezing)... It can do a lot for you.

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:05 AM

not to mention when its time for a OTA there still available to unfreeze take the OTA then refreeze.

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Posted 17 January 2012 - 05:05 AM

Here is my frozone. For most of the frozen things i would normally use i have an app for other than what is stock. Havnt suffered any fc with this yet.

Amazon Kindle
Android live walpaper
Apps 2.00.97
Backup assistant plus
Backup assistant+
Backup assistant +contacts
Backup assistant +media
Blockbuster
Books
Car dock
Device setup
Email
Email accounts
Email authenticator
Email enngine
Emergency alerts
Facebook auth
Fixed email auth
Flicker auth
Gotomeating
Guided tours
Help center
Homescreen tips
IM
IM presence
LastFM auth
Letsolf
Linkeid auth
Madden
Magic smoke wall
Mobile hotspot
Mog music
Motion detector
Motactv
Motoprint
Music store 2.3.6
My verizon mobile
Netflix
News
Nfl mobile
Orkut auth
Photibucket auth
Picasa auth
Printo retail
Quickoffice
Skyrock auth
Slacker
Slingbox
Social location
Social messaging
Socialessaging service
Social networking
Social status
Sound recorder
Swype
Task manager
Thumb keyboard
Twitter auth
Vcast tones
Verizon location agent
Verizon video
Video surf
Vz navigator
Youtube
Youtube auth

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Posted 21 January 2012 - 06:29 AM

Pretty sure you want to leave EMAIL ENGINE unfrozen or you may not get text notifications.

EDIT: I read that ^^ at xda BUT I have since frozen it and I still get text notifications with Handcent


Also "gotomeating" (lol) you can actually uninstall completely, along with Blockbuster, Golf, and Football.

EDIT: Without a doubt, as soon as you turn on your phone you can go to "manage apps" and anything that shows up under "Downloaded" is perfectly safe to uninstall. You will not affect any future updates. They will come back if you do a factory reset. These are apps I will never use, so there's no point in freezing and keeping them.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:16 AM

Pretty sure you want to leave EMAIL ENGINE unfrozen or you may not get text notifications.

Also "gotomeating" (lol) you can actually uninstall completely, along with Blockbuster.

With email eng froze i get txt no prob, and myself i don't uninstall anything stock i freeze only. I have talked to people who had to redownload blockbuster and the like to get ota. But to each his own ;)

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 02:32 PM

I had no trouble installing the OTA after uninstalling Blockbuster, GOTOMeeting, Golf, and Madden Football. These can be uninstalled without root, simply by using the app manager.

As for the Email Engine, the original thread on XDA indicated several people stopped getting txt notifications after freezing Email Engine.

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Posted 22 January 2012 - 03:38 PM

Well like i said to each their own. This set up works well for me, and i never miss any txt. However when i froze yahoo mail authentication i lost txt msg. As for stock apps i still feel better freezing, instead of uninstall. Thanks for your input though. ;)

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:22 AM

Nice list.

What apps are everyone using for freezing?
I have Titanium Backup, and app quarantine. Haven't used either of these with the razr yet though.

There is a topic about this on xda and I found a removal script there

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Posted 30 January 2012 - 10:37 AM

What apps are everyone using for freezing?


I use Bloat Freezer, have had it since the Droid X was released and it worked perfect then, and it still works perfect now on the Razr.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 03:03 PM

What exactly does "freezing" do to the app? Change permissions? Add a suffix?

Would it not be better to back up everything with Titanium Backup (or your choice) and then uninstall the apps? That would free up space in /system/app and /data, probably in the caches, and reduce the number of entries in tables where these apps subscribe to event notifications. TB should be able to restore both app and data when it's time for another OTA. Is there a problem with this approach?

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:05 PM

What exactly does "freezing" do to the app? Change permissions? Add a suffix?

Would it not be better to back up everything with Titanium Backup (or your choice) and then uninstall the apps? That would free up space in /system/app and /data, probably in the caches, and reduce the number of entries in tables where these apps subscribe to event notifications. TB should be able to restore both app and data when it's time for another OTA. Is there a problem with this approach?


TiBu doesn't make backups of system apps. So if you remove them you are not able to restore them later. For me freezing apps lets me know what the rom has to have. If I run into FC then I simply unfreeze. Then I can later remove the safe apps knowing I didn't break something. Always make a nandroid backup before deleting anything.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 05:54 PM

"TiBu doesn't make backups of system apps."

Ouch. I never noticed that. Only backs up system data. Maybe ROM Toolkit backs up system apps.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

Yeah what works best for me is using adb to pull system so I have a backup of entire system. Then I freeze the apps tot test. Finally I use es file explorer to rename to a .bak file then move out of system. This way I can either push the app with adb or use es file explorer to put back into system.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:41 AM

Great list! I should have done a search for safe apps list a long time ago! I've just been blindly freezing apps I "feel" like I don't need, and waiting for something to FC to know if I needed it or not. It was a great learning tool to just kind of dive in to see what uses what, but this is MUCH easier! Thanks!

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:01 AM

I followed the list to freeze up apps and now my I try to make a call to a contact, I get FC.

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 01:35 PM

I followed the list to freeze up apps and now my I try to make a call to a contact, I get FC.


I read someone was having the same problem and fixed it by unfreezing the yahoo stuff.





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