Whilst you are using your Nokia N9, you may come across many applications that you may never use. For example the Facebook, Twitter, and notes app. Whilst uninstalling these is not possible, as it is tied to the OS (I tried and it borked the phone), it is possible to simply remove the shortcut on your homescreen.
- Open the terminal application
- Get root access by typing devel-su . Password is rootme
- Type in:
We are now going to make a "holding folder" in case you ever need to restore these shortcut
- mkdir AppBK (or whatever you want to call it, from here on I will refer to it as AppBK)
- cd /usr/share/applications
- List everything in this folder by typing:
- This will list all the applications. Anything ending in .desktop is something you can move. Choose what you want to move, and copy the shortcut to your holding folder:
cp <file>.desktop /home/user/MyDocs
- Now remove the file in this location:
And enjoy one less useless app on the launcher. I have removed the Twitter app, skype, search, youtube aps, with more to come. Remember, this doesn't physically uninstall the app. It just removes the shortcut.
To restore a shortcut, go to terminal as root again.
cp <filename> /usr/share/applications
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Please note: Prior to undertaking any modification detailed above, understand that there are risks involved. Whilst every modification has been tested to work on the author's Nokia N9, there are no guarantees it will work on a different Nokia N9 or other mobile phone. EverythingN9 will not take responsibility for any effects of a mod, including hardware or software damage, telecommunication charges, or legal implications.