Monday, March 10, 2014

What Android Apps(Bloatware) are Safe to Remove?


A list of Android applications that are safe remove. Comment to add more!

APKPackage NameDescriptionRemove?
Apollo.apkcom.andrew.apolloApollo music playerYes
BackupRestoreConfirmation.apkcom.android.backupconfirmRestores Google settingsYes*
BasicDreams.apkcom.android.dreams.basicScreensaverYes
Bluetooth.apkcom.android.bluetoothBluetooth appYes*
BluetoothExt.apkorg.codeaurora.bluetoothBluetooth BLEYes*
Books.apkcom.google.android.apps.booksGoogle Play BooksYes
Browser.apkcom.android.browserStock BrowserYes
Calculator.apkcom.android.calculator2CalculatorYes
Calendar.apkcom.android.calendarCalenderYes
CalendarProvider.apkcom.android.providers.calendarCalender Sync for Calender AppYes*
Camera2.apkcom.android.camera2CameraYes
CellBroadcastReceiver.apkcom.android.cellbroadcastreceiverReceive Alert BroadcastsYes
CertInstaller.apkcom.android.certinstallerCert installer - WiFiNo
CMAccount.apkcom.cyanogenmod.accountCyanogen AccountYes
CMFileManager.apkcom.cyanogenmod.filemanagerCyanogen File ManagerYes
CMUpdater.apkcom.cyanogenmod.updaterCyanogen UpdaterYes
CMWallpapers.apkcom.cyanogenmod.CMWallpapersCyanogen WallpapersYes
com.android.chrome-1.apkcom.android.chromeGoogle ChromeYes
PlayServices.apkcom.google.android.gmsGoogle Play ServicesNo
ConfigUpdater.apkcom.google.android.configupdater ?
Contacts.apkcom.android.contactsContactsYes*
ContactsProvider.apkcom.android.providers.contactsContacts Sync for Contacts AppYes*
DefaultContainerService.apkcom.android.defcontainerInstalls appsNo
DeskClock.apkcom.android.deskclockAlarm ClockYes
Development.apkcom.android.developmentDevelopment AppYes
Dialer.apkcom.android.dialerDialerNo
DocumentsUI.apkcom.android.documentsui ?
DownloadProvider.apkcom.android.providers.downloadsManages DownloadNo
DownloadProviderUi.apkcom.android.providers.downloads.uiGUI for DownloadsYes
Drive.apkcom.google.android.apps.docsGoogle DriveYes
DSPManager.apkcom.bel.android.dspmanagerSound VirtualizerYes
Earth.apkcom.google.earthGoogle EarthYes
Email.apkcom.android.emailDefault Email AppYes
Exchange2.apkcom.android.exchangeExchange for EmailYes
ExternalStorageProvider.apkcom.android.externalstorage ?
framework-res.apkandroidAndroid systemNo
FusedLocation.apkcom.android.location.fusedBalances battery - GPS/WiFi locationNo
Galaxy4.apkcom.android.galaxy4Live WallpaperYes
Gallery2.apkcom.android.gallery3dDefaul Photo GalleryYes
GenieWidget.apkcom.google.android.apps.genie.geniewidgetNews and WeatherYes
Gmail.apkcom.google.android.gmGmailNo
GoogleContactsSyncAdapter.apkcom.google.android.syncadapters.contactsContacts Sync for Contacts AppYes*
GoogleEars.apkcom.google.android.earsSound SearchYes
GoogleFeedback.apkcom.google.android.feedbackANR/FC ReportsYes*
GoogleLoginService.apkcom.google.android.gsf.loginGoogle Login SystemNo
GooglePartnerSetup.apkcom.google.android.partnersetupIn-App PurchasesYes*
GoogleServicesFramework.apkcom.google.android.gsfAccount Login to AppsNo
GoogleTTS.apkcom.google.android.ttsGoogle Text to SpeechYes
HoloSpiralWallpaper.apkcom.android.wallpaper.holospiralWallpaperYes
HTMLViewer.apkcom.android.htmlviewerHTML ViewerYes
InCallUI.apkcom.android.incallui ?
InputDevices.apkcom.android.inputdevices Yes
Keep.apkcom.google.android.keepGoogle KeepYes
KeyChain.apkcom.android.keychainPassword KeeperNo
Keyguard.apkcom.android.keyguard No
LatinIME.apkcom.android.inputmethod.latinDefault KeyboardYes*
Launcher2.apkcom.google.android.launcherGoogle Now LauncherYes*
LiveWallpapers.apkcom.android.wallpaperLive WallpapersYes
LiveWallpapersPicker.apkcom.android.wallpaper.livepickerLive Wallpaper PickerYes
LockClock.apkcom.cyanogenmod.lockclockCyanogenmod Lock Screen WidgetYes
MagicSmokeWallpapers.apkcom.android.magicsmokeLive WallpaperYes
Maps.apkcom.google.android.apps.mapsGoogle MapsYes
MediaProvider.apkcom.android.providers.mediaScans for MediaNo
MediaUploader.apkcom.google.android.apps.uploaderPicasa UploaderYes
Mms.apkcom.android.mmsSMS AppYes*
Music2.apkcom.google.android.musicGoogle Play MusicYes
Newstand.apkcom.google.android.apps.magazinesGoogle Play NewstandYes
Nfc.apkcom.android.nfcNFCYes*
NoiseField.apkcom.android.noisefieldBubbles WallpaperYes
OneTimeInitializer.apkcom.android.onetimeinitializerRuns on first boot?
PackageInstaller.apkcom.android.packageinstallerInstalls apps - non-marketNo
PacProcessor.apkcom.android.pacprocessor ?
PhaseBeam.apkcom.android.phasebeamWallpaperYes
Phonesky.apkcom.android.vendingGoogle Play StoreNo
PhotoTable.apkcom.android.dreams.phototableLive WallpaperYes
PicoTts.apkcom.svox.picoText to SpeechYes*
PlusOne.apkcom.google.android.apps.plusGoogle+/PhotosYes
PrintSpooler.apkcom.android.printspooler Yes
Provision.apkcom.android.provisionRuns on first bootYes*
ProxyHandler.apkcom.android.proxyhandler ?
QuickOffice.apkcom.quickoffice.androidQuickOfficeYes
QuickSearchBox.apkcom.android.quicksearchboxPhone SearchYes
Settings.apkcom.android.settingsSettingsNo
SettingsProvider.apkcom.android.providers.settingsSettings StorageNo
SharedStorageBackup.apkcom.android.sharedstoragebackup ?
Shell.apkcom.android.shell ?
SoundRecorder.apkcom.android.soundrecorderSound RecorderYes
Stk.apkcom.android.stkSim CardNo
Street.apkcom.google.android.streetGoogle Street ViewYes
SystemUI.apkcom.android.systemuiSystem UINo
Tag.apkcom.android.apps.tag Yes
Talk.apkcom.google.android.talkGoogle HangoutsYes*
TelephonyProvider.apkcom.android.providers.telephonyPhone CallsNo
TeleService.apkcom.android.phone No
Term.apkjackpal.androidtermTerminalYes
ThemeChooser.apkcom.tmobile.themechooserTheme ChooserYes
ThemeManager.apkcom.tmobile.thememanagerTheme ManagerYes
Torch.apknet.cactii.flash2Flash LightYes
Trebuchet.apkcom.cyanogenmod.trebuchetCyanogenmod System LauncherYes*
UserDictionaryProvider.apkcom.android.providers.userdictionaryDictionary for KeyboardYes
Velvet.apk/QuickSearchBox.apkcom.google.android.googlequicksearchboxGoogle Search/NowNo
VideoEditor.apkcom.android.videoeditorMovie StudioYes
Videos.apkcom.google.android.videosGoogle Play Movies & TVYes
VisualizationWallpapers.apkcom.android.musicvisLive WallpapersYes
VoiceDialer.apkcom.android.voicedialerVoice SearchYes
VoicePlus.apkorg.cyanogenmod.voiceplusSMS through Google VoiceYes
VpnDialogs.apkcom.android.vpndialogsVPN SystemYes
WallpaperCropper.apkcom.android.wallpapercropperWallpaper CropperYes
WAPPushManager.apkcom.android.smspushTethering connectivityYes
WhisperPush.apkorg.whispersystems.whisperpushSecure SMS integrationYes
Youtube.apkcom.google.android.youtubeGoogle YoutubeYes
PlayGames.apkcom.google.android.play.gamesGoogle Play GamesYes
Currents.apkcom.google.android.apps.currentsGoogle CurrentsYes
Wallet.apkcom.google.android.apps.walletnfcrelGoogle WalletYes

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Voice Memo App for Google Glass!

Open Source Voice Memo App for Google Glass!

by Andre Compagno

1. Simply Start the Memo App for Glass like any other!


2. Create a Memo or View existing Memos


3. Example Memo being created




Please check out the repository here!

Saturday, November 30, 2013

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

How to set a full screen Wallpaper on your Android device? [ROOT]

I have a rooted Android device running CM 10.2(Android 4.3.1). I wanted to have the Nexus 5 background without installing an applications to "set the wallpaper" or have it cropped by setting the wallpaper manually.

Nexus 5 Wallpaper


I have provided the Nexus 5 wallpaper above. Make sure to rename the wallpaper:

mv wallpaper.jpg wallpaper





Push the wallpaper to your device:

adb push wallpaper_info.xml /data/system/users/0
adb push wallpaper /data/system/users/0


Make sure your ADB shell is running root:

adb root
adb shell


Make sure the new files have the write permissions:

chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chmod 666 /data/system/users/0/wallpaper


Make sure the new files have the right ownership:

chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper_info.xml
chown system:system /data/system/users/0/wallpaper

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

How to Root your Google Glass?

How to Root your Google Glass?

You can simply root your Google Glass by flashing a different ROM and running a few commands!

Run these commands in your terminal:

adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot flash boot boot.img
fastboot reboot
adb root


For more information, take a look here: https://developers.google.com/glass/tools-downloads/system.

How to Turn On Android Debug Mode for Google Glass?

How to Turn On Android Debug Mode for Google Glass?

For any developers or anyone that wants to simply "sideload" Android APKs to their Google Glass, this is the option for you!


Go to Settings on your Google Glass:



In Settings, navigate to Device info:



Tap the side of your Glass to toggle Debug mode on or off: