egzthunder1 · Mar 15, 2012 at 06:00 am

Kiss Bloat on the Epic 4G Touch Goodbye Thanks to Bare Rom Converter

We are all aware of a large number of methods to get rid of unwanted bloatware from our devices. Manufacturers really give you no option to rid yourself of software they want you to use as they can potentially bring in revenue for them by selling you products through these. Moreover, without a custom ROM or access to root, you really cannot do away with them as they are normally uninstallable. And even if you could somehow easily uninstall them, then comes the question of what you can safely uninstall without losing major functionality. The Epic 4G Touch is one such device, loaded to the top with Sprint applications and other things that you may or may not need, but thanks to XDA member Calkulin, there is now a way to easily de-bloat your E4GT.

Bare Rom Converter is a tool that can (and must) be flashed through Recovery. It will essentially go to the system partition of the device and make all of that stuff vanish by automatically removing the unwanted apks. The best part about this, aside from you not having to do much, is that it already knows what it can safely remove without leaving your device crippled.

The tool works flawlessly and was based on his previous work to de-Sense the EVO 4G. If you find any errors on this or if you would like to recommend other things that could be removed, please leave a line or two in the thread. Feedback as always, is highly appreciated.

I decided to create this converter zip that deletes most non essential apks from the system partition, this is like my old Remove Sense zip that I did a while back on the EVO. This will work on any GB & ICS ROM

You can find more information in the original thread.

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egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. View posts and articles below.

I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area.
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