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Thanks to XDA member 1234568 for this extensive list
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App NameSafe To DeletePackage NameAPK NameDescription
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BroadcomMEMsServiceCautioncom.broadcom.bmsBroadcomMEMSService.apkMEMs: Microelectromechanical systems - Exact role unknown
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DRM-Protected ContentCautioncom.android.providers.drmDrmProvider.apkNeeded to access media with DRM
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USB SettingsCautioncom.sec.android.KiesKies.apkNeeded for connecting to Kies via USB
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Mobile TrackerCautioncom.android.settings.mtMobileTrackerEngineTwo.apkRemoving this will stop you being able to locate/track your device from Samsung Dive
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MTP Application 1.0Cautioncom.andoid.MtpApplicationMtpApplication.apkThis is the "Media Transfer Protocol" for transferring files to a PC. It may be safe to remove but it's also very useful
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Samsung KeyboardCautioncom.sec.android.inputmethodSamsungIME.apkDont remove Samsung keyboard unless you already have another keyboard app
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Gallery 1.0.19Cautioncom.sec.android.gallery3dSecGallery2.apkIf you remove this apk, as well as SecWallpaperChooser.apk, you will lose the ability to set lockscreen wallpaper through the settings menu
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TouchWiz HomeCautioncom.sec.android.app.launcherSecLauncher2Dont remove TouchWizz Launcher unless you already have another launcher installed
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Messaging 4.04Cautioncom.android.mmsSecMms.apkSMS/MMS app
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SecSetupWizardCautioncom.sec.android.app.SecSetup.WizardSecSetupWizard.apkThis is the setup wizard when you first run your phone. I have removed it without issues but only after running it once. Unknown effects is removed before installing rom
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SecWallpaperChooser 4.04Cautioncom.sec.android.app.wallpaperchooserSecWallpaperChooser.apkIf you remove this apk, as well as SecWallpaperChooser.apk, you will lose the ability to set lockscreen wallpaper through the settings menu
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Tags 1.1Cautioncom.android.apps.tagTag.apkI expected NFC to crash after removing this app but it works fine. May be other unknown effects
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User DictionaryCautioncom.android.providers.userdictionaryUserDictionaryProvider.apkUser dictionary for keyboard
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Badge Provider 1.0Nocom.sec.android.provider.badgeBadgeProvider.apkWill cause FC's if removed
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Certificate InstallerNocom.android.certinstallerCertInstaller.apkCertificate Installer
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ClockNocom.sec.android.app.clockpackageClockPackage.apkProvides System Clock
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Nocom.samsung.sec.android.application.cscCSC.apkBreaks finding and installing things from the CSC like apn settings
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CSC 1.0Nocom.sec.android.app.DataCreateKeystring_DFT.apkUnknown role but removal on SGS2 caused FC on boot
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Contacts 4.04Nocom.android.contactsSecContacts.apkContacts, Call Log Etc.
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Download Manager 4.04Nocom.android.providers.dpwnloadsSecDownloadProvider.apkManages downloads from play store, as well as from internet
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Media Storage 4.04Nocom.android.providers.mediaSecMediaProvider.apkNeeded to access any media including ringtones
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Phone 4.04Nocom.android.phoneSecPhone.apkNeeded for phone calls. Causes force crashes when any number is dialed
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SettingsNocom.android.settingsSecSettings.apkPhone settings menu
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Settings StorageNocom.android.providers.settingsSecSettingsProvider.apkSyncs settings
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Security Storage 4.04Nocom.android.providers.securitySecurityProvider.apkUnknown role but removal on SGS2 led to force closes
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Service ModeNocom.sec.android.app.servicemodeappserviceModeApp.apkUnknown role but removal on SGS2 led to force closes
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System UI 4.04Nocom.android.systemuiSystemUI.apkSystem User Interface - kind of important
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Weather DaemonYescom.sec.android.daemonapp.ap.accuweatherAccuWeatherDaemon.apk
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Weather MainYescom.sec.android.widgetapp.ap.hero.accuweather.widgetAccuweatherWidget_Main.apk
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Nearby devicesYescom.sec.android.nearby.mediaserverAllshareMediaServer.apk
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AllShare Play 1.0.0132Yescom.sec.pcwAllSharePlay.apk
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AllShare Service 1.0Yescom.sec.android.allshare.frameworkAllShareService.apk
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MAPServiceSamsung 4.04Yescom.samsung.mapBluetooth.apk
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AvrcpServiceSamsungYescom.samsung.avrcpBluetoothAvrcp.apk
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Bluetooth Test 1.0Yescom.sec.android.app.bluetoothtestBluetoothTest.apkBluetooth Test
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ChatOnYescom.sec.chatonChatON.apkSamsung's internet based MMS application
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ChocoEUKor 1.0Yescom.monotype.android.font.chococookyChocoEUKor.apkAlternative font
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Google Bookmarks SyncYescom.google.android.syncadapters.bookmarksChromeBookmarksSyncAdapter.apkDeleting this will stop the default browser syncing with Google chrome bookmarks
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Clock (modern)Yescom.sec.android.widgetapp.analogclocksimpleClockSimple.apkClock Widget
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Clock (funky)Yescom.sec.android.widgetapp.analogclockuniqueClockUnique.apkClock Widget
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Deep SeaYescom.samsung.android.livewallpaper.deepseaDeepSea.apkLive Wallpaper
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Clock (digital)Yescom.sec.android.widgetapp.digitalclockDigitalClock.apkClock Widget
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License SettingsYescom.samsung.android.appDivx.apkDIVX player
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Dual clock (analogue)Yescom.sec.android.widgetapp.dualclockanalogDualClockAnalog.apkClock Widget
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Dual clock (digital)Yescom.sec.android.widgetapp.dualclockdigitalDualClockDigital.apkClock Widget
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Enterprise VPN ServicesYescom.android.server.vpn.enterpriseEdmVpnServices.apk
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Exchange Services 3.1Yescom.android.exchangeExchange.apk
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FlipboardYesflipboard.appFlipboard.apkFlipboard app
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FM Radio 1.0Yescom.sec.android.app.fmFmRadio.apk
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Game Hub 2.0Yescom.sec.android.app.gamehubGameHub_2.0_ICS.apk
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Google Search 1.4.1.338691Yescom.google.android.googlequicksearchboxGoogleQuickSearchBox.apkGoogle Search App
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Google Search 1.0Yesandroid.googleSearch.googleSearchWidgetGoogleSearchWidgetGoogle Search Widget
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Google Text-to-speech EngineYescom.google.android.ttsGoogleTTS.apkNo functionality is lost long as Samsung TTS is not removed as well
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Helv Neue S 1.0Yescom.monotype.android.font.helvneueltHelvNeueLT.apkAlternative font
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Task Manager 1.0Yescom.sec.android.app.controlpanelJobManager.apkTask manager app, opened through the recent apps drawer
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Kies via Wi-Fi 2.0.0Yescom.sec.android.appkieswifi.apkRemoving this will prevent you being able connect to Kies via Wifi
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Luminous DotsYescom.samsung.android.livewallpaper.luminousdotsLuminousDots.apkLive Wallpaper
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Maps 6.8.1Yescom.google.android.apps.mapsMaps.apk
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Music HubYescom.samsung.musicMH_20_ICS_HHP.apk
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Mobile PrintYescom.sec.android.app.mobileprintMobilePrint.apk
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My FilesYescom.sec.android.app.myfilesMyFiles.apkThis is the default file explorer
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Bubbles 1.0Yescom.android.noisefieldNoiseField.apkLive Wallpaper
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Phase BeamYescom.android.phasebeamPhaseBeam.apkLive Wallpaper
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Photo WallYescom.siso.photoWallPhotoWall.apkLive Wallpaper
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Pickup TutorialYescom.android.pickuptutorialPickUpTutorial.apk
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Polaris Viewer 4.0Yescom.infraware.polarisviewer4PolarisViewerOffice App - Viewing Only - https://www.infraware.co.kr/eng/01_product/product05.asp
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com.samsung.app.playreadyuiYescom.samsung.app.playreadyuiPRUI.apkPlay ready UI involved in DRM playback
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RoseEUKor 1.0Yescom.monotype.android.font.rosemaryRoseEUKor.apkAlternative font
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Samsung AppsYescom.sec.android.app.samsungappsSamsungApps.apk
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SamsungAppsUNA2 2.0.35Yescom.sec.android.app.samsungapps.una2SamsungAppsUNA3.apk
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CameraYescom.sec.android.app.cameraSamsungCamera.apkSamsung's TouchWizz Camera App
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Samsung TTSYescom.samsung.SMTSamsungTTS.apkNo functionality is lost long as Google TTS is not removed as well
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Samsung BackupYescom.sec.android.sCloudBackupAppsCloudBackupApp
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Samsung Backup Provider 1.0Yescom.sec.android.sCloudBackupProvidersCloudBackupProvider.apk
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Samsung Cloud Data Relay 1.1.8Yescom.sec.android.sCloudRelayDatasCloudDataRelay.apk
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Samsung Cloud Syncadapters 1.0Yescom.sec.android.sCloudSyncsCloudDataSync.apk
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InternetYescom.android.browserSecBrowser.apkDefault browser
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CalculatorYescom.sec.android.app.popupcalculatorSecCalculator2.apkSamsung's TouchWizz Calculator App
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S PlannerYescom.android.calendarSecCalendar.apkThis is the calendar app. Unless you install an alternative app removing it will also remove calendar functionality
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Downloads 4.04Yescom.android.providers.downloads.uiSecDownloadProviderUi.apkThe 'Downloads' app
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EmailYescom.android.emailSecEmail.apkAndroid email client for non-Gmail accounts
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HTML ViewerYescom.android.htmlviewerSecHTMLViewer.apk
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Live Wallpaper PickerYescom.android.wallpaper.livepickerSecLiveWallpapersPicker.apkThis app allows you to select a live wallpaper as the background
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S MemoYescom.sec.android.widgetapp.deotek.smemoSMemo.apk
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S MemoYescom.sec.android.provider.smemoSMemoProvider.apk
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SNSYescom.sec.android.app.sn3SNS.apkSocial Network Sync... i think
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S Planner WidgetYescom.sec.android.widgetapp.SPlannerAppWidgetSPlannerAppWidget.apkS Planner Widget
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Samsung Push Service 1.05Yescom.sec.spp.pushSPPPushClient_Prod.apk
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S SuggestYescom.tgrape.android.radarSSuggest.apk
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SIM Toolkit 4.04Yescom.android.stkStk.apkManages carrier sim services such as mobile money
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Street View 1.8.0.1Yescom.google.android.streetStreet.apkStreet Map View in Google Maps App
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TalkYescom.google.android.talkTalk.apkGoogle talk app
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TalkbackYescom.google.android.marvin.talkbacktalkback.apk
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Topic WallYescom.siso.topicWallTopicWall.apkLive Wallpaper
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TrimYescom.lifevibes.trimappTrimApp_phone.apk
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Video HubYescom.samsung.videohubVideoHub.apk
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Voice RecorderYescom.sec.android.app.voicerecorderVoiceRecorder.apk
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