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Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
fencing49
Newbie

so i was trying to free up some much needed space on my phone, i thought why not start with the stock apps that come with the phone that i never use. so i rooted my phone, uninstalled the useless apps, and now that an update has been put out, i can't seem to update my android operating system. (it downloads but when installing, it fails to complete)
i've tried un-rooting my phone and attempting it again but still no joy.

if it really is the fact that i deleted these stock apps, is this a glitch? or is this a way to force people to have bloatware they don't want?

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
SoccerRef12
Specialist

There are several sites that tell you how to manually update your device to the most recent JB. Use Google search.

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
ejf74
Enthusiast

Reverting your device back to a factory installed ROM will allow you to accept OTA updates.  If that doesn't work check out droidrzr.com.  They have the 4.1.2 official OTA JB that can be sideloaded to your SD card and then follow the instructions in the tutorial.

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
Not applicable

Yep doing what you did is a big no no. In fact you can't even say that word on this board. I'm surprised your posted hasn't been modded yet.

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
tikibar1
Super User
Super User

Brian68 wrote:

In fact you can't even say that word on this board. I'm surprised your posted hasn't been modded yet.

The mere mention of the word is not a violation ... it is the discussion of 'how to' that's against the ToS.

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
Not applicable

I saw a post awhile back where someone asked if rooting possibly caused their phone to stop working and the mods removed and and specifically said it was removed because it mentioned rooting. That seemed pretty similar to this question.

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Re: Does deleting stock phone apps prevent you from updating your phone?
verizonmoderator1
Moderator
Moderator

MODERATOR NOTE:

The specific portion(s) of the referring to this are:

  • Posts that describe how to violate any Verizon Wireless or Verizon Wireless policy or term or condition are considered unacceptable will have the offensive language deleted.
  • Posts that discuss hacking and/or rooting a wireless device from any carrier will be removed.

This discussion borders on violating the terms, and will be locked.

In response to @fencing49 - when you rooted your phone, it voided any warranty you had remianing.  As other community members have pointed out, there are other places to find information on configuring and updating your device once you have modified it.  This Community forum is not the place to do so.

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