MoDaCo is one of the UK's leading mobile community brands. Established in 2002, MoDaCo offers an online community for Windows Phone and Android users as well as providing expert consultancy on all aspects of mobile product development.
With over 800,000 members generating millions of page views every month, MoDaCo focuses on providing a community that's accessible both to expert users and those just starting out. Technology needs a human side and that's what MoDaCo looks to provide.
Easy Freezy (for root) lets you freeze your system bloat AND your user apps!
Easy Freezy is the quick and easy way to freeze (disable) system or user apps on your rooted device.
Why freeze rather than uninstalling or deleting?
Deleting system apps / preinstalled apps / bloat can be a risky business. If you delete a crucial system file you might not be able to get the system back up in order to restore it, risking bricking your device! Freezing removes this risk... as long as you're able to hard reset your device (from stock recovery, for example), then you can undo the effects of freezing, as the application's state is held in your user settings. Even if you do manage to delete something without causing issues, doing so can hinder your ability to receive over-the-air updates in the future, as many updates perform an integrity check of the existing system before updating.
There are good reasons for freezing user-installed apps too. We freeze and unfreeze apps when we want to have them available to use at short notice without having to reinstall them from the Market, but don't want to have them potentially running in the background. We also freeze apps when we don't want to use them at the moment, but want to be notified if an update becomes available in the Market (frozen apps still appear as 'installed' in the Market).
Finally, freezing apps in this way is an established, and safe, practice that originally debuted in the Titanium Backup application, with MoDaCo's involvement.
What the client said...
Working with lilHermit is always a pleasure. From helping to flesh out an application concept to implementing every last detail nothing is too much trouble. I've been very happy with the project I've worked on with them and I would certainly use them again.