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Topic # 67612 4-Sep-2010 15:33
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Hi, I just read another thread about Vodafone stocking the Samsung Galaxy S i9000 phone.  Someone (Vinnie?) spoke about a friend who: flashed his firmware.

My phone has come from Australia, and it has Optus widgets which I can't remove to the trash.  I've moved them to a screen (not sure of the correct lingo yet) that I don't use just to get them out of the way.

Is there a way you can remove them permanently?  I tried uninstalling but it's not an option for the Optus widgets.

It sounded like "reflashing" might be the answer but I don't know what it involved, or if it's the solution.

Any ideas?

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  Reply # 376620 4-Sep-2010 15:57
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You could reflash a stock firmware on it, but that would likely get rid of other stuff which you might want to keep. If not, then that's the way to go. There are plenty of how-tos on xda-developers and/or android.modaco.com

You can also root it, which will allow you to delete specific files/apps/widgets (although you might still need to work out which app files to delete).




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  Reply # 376633 4-Sep-2010 16:27
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Yeah that was me :) my mate was on Orange in teh UK, with junky Orange desktop and bloatware added on

He flashed it with a stock UK galaxy rom to remove all the junk, but he had to get it unlocked, since Orange are the only ones locking their Galaxy S phones in the UK. You should easily be able to flash it to the stock rom, since Optus aren't locking it, which is good :)

Might pay to get the latest Kies software and put the phone onto the PC and see if it'll allow you to flash to the latest 2.1 Upgrade. That will wipe all your current icons and things(sync your contacts first to your gmail or SIM)

If you haven't flashed an Android phone, it'll be a bit tricky at first, but read some of this and you'll find what you need

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=723596




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  Reply # 376658 4-Sep-2010 17:22
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vinnieg: 

If you haven't flashed an Android phone, it'll be a bit tricky at first, but read some of this and you'll find what you need

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=723596


Just so I'm completely clear, you mean under (A) General: 1. How can I reset my Phone? and then selecting the option: Wipe data/factory reset.

Given I've only had the phone a few days, I've not done anything nasty to it, the factory reset should be a safe firmware.  Or is that too much of an assumption?

I've tried to use the desktop ap (and it's on the latest build) and it wont find any updates to the firmware.

Thanks for your help everyone. 




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  Reply # 376673 4-Sep-2010 18:12
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Factory reset just wipes all user data and restores the phone to the factory state for the installed firmware. Won't get rid of any operator installed stuff. Don't do that unless is part of the procedure to flash new firmware (and make sure your user data and/or installed apps is backed up somewhere else).




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