Monday, 29 October 2012

How to delete the junk apps:
Use titanium backup pro, or a root file explorer like root explorer, ghost commander, file expert...

Go into "system/app" with Root Explorer, in that folder are all the junk apps. Now press "Mount R/W". Now you can delete the junk apps one by one or multi-select them. To have a backup of the apps, I'd suggest you to move them to the sd card. It's good to make a folder called "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" on your sd card.
Now select the apps, press move and go to the sd card and to the folder "Junk Apps - name of the firmware" and press paste. Done. 


Apps that are unsafe to remove or are linked to phone's capabilities:
(Keep them if you want access to all of your phone's features.)

Note: Many of these only run when needed while a few of them are persistent services that are about 1mb sizes. While removing them may give you a few mb more, keeping them is rather insignificant.
Note: Some of them can also be removed if you have replaced or removed the main app they are tied to, but read the descriptions carefully!

AccountAndSyncSettings.apk --- Account and Sync Settings
AdobeFlashPlayer.apk --- Adobe Flash Player
AntHalService.apk --- Hardware Abstraction Layer
ApplicationsProvider.apk --- Search Applications Provider (ASP service)
Bluetooth.apk --- Bluetooth Share
bootinfo.apk --- Download Agent
CalendarProvider.apk --- calendar storage
CertInstaller.apk --- Certificate Installer
CredentialManagerService.apk --- Credential Manager Service
CustomizationProvider.apk --- regionalization
CustomizationSimPayType.apk --- regionalization
CustomizedApplicationInstaller.apk --- regionalization
CustomizedSettings.apk --- regionalization
DefaultCapabilities.apk --- hardware capabilities
DefaultContainerService.apk --- Package Access Helper (web container service)
device-monitor.apk --- plug and play monitoring
DMClient.apk --- Software Updater
DownloadProvider.apk --- Market Download Manager
DrmDialogs.apk --- DRM sync service
DrmProvider.apk --- DRM Protected Content Storage
enhancedusbux.apk --- usb driver
FastDormancy.apk --- Network Fast Dormancy
FmRxService.apk --- FM receiver service
genericappinstaller.apk --- application installer service
GoogleBackupTransport.apk --- Android Backup Service for apps
GoogleCalendarSyncAdapter.apk --- calendars sync
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apk --- contacts sync
GoogleServicesFramework.apk --- google services framework
InfiniteView.apk --- phonebook info page
LiveWallpapersPicker.apk --- Change Live wallpapers
LocalContacts.apk --- phone contacts
Maps.apk --- google maps
MarketUpdater.apk --- android market updater
MediaProvider.apk --- Media Storage (Ringtones, Notifications)
MtpAppGB.apk --- Media Transfer Protocol (MTP)
NetworkLocation.apk --- Network Location Manager (Location Services, Check-in, Geo-tagging)
OMAClientProvisioning.apk --- OTA network settings download
OmaV1AgentDownloadServices.apk --- OTA services download and purchase/billing services
PackageInstaller.apk --- package installer
Phonebook.apk --- Phonebook
PicoTts.apk --- SVOX Text To Speech service (used by navigation/translators/dictionaries)
ReadyToRun.apk --- OMA Sync extension
SemcCameraApplication.apk --- Camera
SemcContactsProvider.apk --- Contacts Storage
SemcHdmiControlService.apk --- HDMI CEC
SemcHdmiEnabler.apk --- HDMI
SemcPhone.apk --- Keypad Dialer
SemcSettings.apk --- Sony Ericsson Settings Menu > Connectivity/Settings Download
SemcTelephonyProvider.apk --- Dialer Storage
ServiceMenu.apk --- Service Menu
Settings.apk --- System Settings
SettingsProvider.apk --- Settings Storage
ShutDownAnimation.apk --- Shutdown Animation
SoundPicker.apk --- Sound picker
Sync.apk --- OMA account services
SystemUI.apk --- Notification bar
Talk.apk --- Google Talk
TtsService.apk --- Android Text To Speech Service
usb-mtp-update-wrapper.apk --- MTP extension polling
usb-mtp-vendor-extension-service.apk --- Sony Ericsson MTP extension
UseragentProvider.apk --- User Agent Storage
UserDictionaryProvider.apk --- user dictionary storage
Vending.apk --- Android Market
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppApplication.apk --- Certificate identifier
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppMedia.apk --- Certificate identifier
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppPlatform.apk --- Certificate identifier
VerifyCertificatesDummyAppShared.apk --- Certificate identifier
VoiceDialer.apk --- Voice Dialer
VoiceSearch.apk --- Voice Search
VoipCallLogProvider.apk --- VOIP Call Log
VpnServices.apk --- VPN Services
WapiCustomization.apk --- WAP settings
WapPush.apk --- WAP push (for receiving MMS)

Sakura -> keyboard skin
MTPApp -> "Media Transfer Protocol" connection, do not delete
Woody -> keyboard skin 




Safe to remove:
(These apps can be removed without ill effects to the Neo's health.)

List of the junk apps for 4.0.A.2.368 :
- chinesetextinput.apk (chinese keyboard)
- datamonitor.apk (datamoitor widget)
- Home.apk (SE launcher, only delete this when you have another launcher installed!!)
- IddAgent.apk (Anonymous Usage Stats)
- JapaneseIME.apk (japanese keyboard)
- letsgolf_A_353.apk (Let's Golf HD)
- neoreader.apk (Neoreader)
- OmaDatasyncService.apk (part of SE Sync)
- playnowclientarvato.apk (Play Now)
- POBoxSknPink.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- POBoxSknWood.apk (skin for chinese keyboard)
- SemcCrashMonitor.apk (Crash Monitor)
- SEMCSetupWizard.apk (Setup Wizard)
- Stk.apk (SIM Tool Kit)
- storefront.apk (all the new stuff that has something to do with Fun&Downloads. Removes 3 items from the app drawer that belong to that game thing)
- Sync.apk (SE Sync)
- SyncWizard.apk (part of SE Sync)
- touchnote.apk (postcard app)
- trackid.apk (Track ID)
- UpdateCenter.apk (Update Center. Will remove "softwareupdate" from phone information in settings)
- usersupport.apk (Support)
- widgetdigitalclock.apk (small digital clock widget)
- widgetonoff.apk (most on/off widgets)
- wisepilot.apk (Wisepilot)

List for 4.0.1.A.0.283 + 4.0.2.A.0.42:
- chinesetextinput.apk
- com.sonyericsson.androidapp.storefront.apk
- datatrafficswitch.apk
- Home.apk (SE launcher, only delete this when you have another launcher installed!!)
- IddAgent.apk
- JapaneseIME.apk
- letsgolf_A_353.apk
- neoreader.apk
- OmaDatasyncService.apk
- playnowclientarvato.apk
- POBoxSknPink.apk
- POBoxSknWood.apk
- SemcCrashMonitor.apk
- SEMCSetupWizard.apk
- Stk.apk
- Sync.apk
- SyncWizard.apk
- trackid.apk
- UpdateCenter.apk
- usersupport.apk
- widgetdigitalclock.apk
- widgetonoff.apk
- wisepilot.apk 

AccessoryKeyDispatcher.apk --- event listener (unsure of trigger, hardware and handsfree keys work without it.)
Calculator.apk --- default calculator
CdfInfoAccessor.apk --- Software Component Descriptions
chinesetextinput.apk --- chinese keyboard
com.sonyericsson.androidapp.foursquare_ext_ts3.apk --- Timescape Foursquare Extension
com.sonyericsson.androidapp.timescapefeedsplugin.a pk --- Timescape Feeds
com.whatsapp.apk --- Whatsapp
*CoreNotificationPublisher.apk --- Lock Screen Notifications
CrashSMS.apk --- Diagnostics Tool (debug helper)
datatrafficswitch.apk --- mobile data on/off widget
DigitalClockWidget.apk --- clock widget
DownloadProviderUi.apk --- default browser downloads folder
EventStream.apk --- Timescape
EventStreamPluginCallLog.apk --- Timescape Call Log Extension
EventStreamPluginFacebook.apk --- Timescape Facebook Extension
EventStreamPluginTelephony.apk --- Timescape Telephony extension
EventStreamPluginTwitter.apk --- Timescape Twitter extension
facebook.apk --- Facebook
FBCalendarSync.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Calendar Sync
FBMediaDiscovery.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Media Discovery
FBMusicLike.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Music Like
FBNotificationPublisher.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Facebook Notifications
FBSetupwizard.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Setup Wizard (not needed to setup or for FB Integration to work)
GenieWidget.apk --- News and Weather
Gmail.apk --- Gmail app
GoogleFeedback.apk --- Market Feedback Agent (forceclose reporting for apps installed from Market)
GooglePartnerSetup.apk --- Google Partner Setup (no longer needed after setting up Gmail)
GoogleQuickSearchBox.apk --- google quick search box
HTMLViewer.apk --- HTML viewer (view HTML files directly from file manager)
IddAgent.apk --- Anonymous Usage Stats
JapaneseIME.apk --- japanese keyboard
LearningClient.apk --- learns user typed words for default keyboard
letsgolf_A_353.apk --- Let's Golf game
LiveWallpapers.apk --- Live wallpapers pack
LivewareManager.apk --- Liveware Manager
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apk --- Live wallpaper
MediaWidget.apk --- Media shortcuts widget
MediaUploader.apk --- My Uploads for Youtube uploading (not needed if just watch Youtube)
MusicWidget.apk --- default Music player widget
NotificationProvider.apk --- Lock Screeen Notifications Storage
officesuite.apk --- Office Suite
OmaDatasyncService.apk --- Sony Ericsson Sync
PhotoWidget.apk --- Picture Frame widget
playnowclientarvato.apk --- Playnow Store (replaces the 2 APKs in the list directly below)
playnowappinstaller.apk --- Playnow updater
playnowclient.apk --- Playnow
POBoxSknPink.apk --- japanese keyboard skin
POBoxSknWood.apk --- japanese keyboard skin
Protips.apk --- Pro Tips widget
qcsemcservice.apk --- RIL extension for default browser
Radio.apk --- FM radio
retaildemo.apk --- retail demo
SecureClockJava.apk --- web clock service (some DRM or Secure services may use this, restore if you need it.)
SemcCrashMonitor.apk --- debugger
SemcDlna.apk --- media server
SEMCFacebookService.apk --- Sony Ericsson Facebook Integration Service
SEMCSetupWizard.apk --- setup wizard
SemcVideoEdit.apk --- video editor
SoundRecorder.apk --- sound recorder
StatusSwitch.apk --- Status switch widget
Stk.apk --- Sim Tool Kit
Street.apk --- Google Street view
SyncWizard.apk --- Sony Ericsson Sync Account
timescapelegacywrapper.apk --- Timescape plugin
TimescapeSpline.apk --- Timescape widget spline
TimescapeWidget.apk --- Timescape widget
touchnote.apk --- Touch notes postcard
trackid.apk --- TrackID
UnsupportedHeadsetNotification.apk --- Possibly a notification when pairing with unsupported bluetooth headsets
usersupport.apk --- Support
VisualizationWallpapers.apk --- Live wallpaper
WallpaperPicker.apk --- Sony Ericsson Wallpapers
widgetdigitalclock.apk --- clock widget
widgetonoff.apk --- widget on/off toggles
YouTube.apk --- YouTube

PcCompanion.apk
com.sonyericsson.pccompanion

This application monitor your USB, whenever you plugin, remember that annoying popup when rooting with SuperOneClick. If you remove then you will not see that popup anymore.

CrashSMS.apk
Diagnostic Tools
This application meant for sending SMS or send data to internet when your crash happening in the phone. If freeze is and nothing different happening in the phone

qcsemcservice.apk
QC SEMC Service

It eems that this service will send response to SE when SE send a request to it. Might be related to content protection watcher or to Checkin Service. Currently its save to freeze

SemcCheckin.apk
SEMCCheckIn

Another app to send crash info, SE really care about us

OmaDatasyncService.apk & SyncWizard.apk
sonyericsson sync.ui
Sony Ericsson Sync & Sony Ericsson Sync client wizard
Unless you use SE Sync, this service is save to remove

? StatusSwitch.apk
Status Switch

The new SE widget and its service, because it have a battery level, so it host a service to update. Save to remove if you don't use.

VoiceDialer.apk
Voice Dialer

Unless you use Voice Dialer, its save to remove

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