Patch Launcher Hide-Delete The NASCAR App

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Root your Pre. Enable the Optware Package Feed and install a backdoor.

1. SSH in.

2. Remount the file system as read/write: <source lang=text> mount -o remount,rw / </source>

To HIDE the NASCAR app:

3. Bring up the visual editor to edit the application info for the NASCAR app: <source lang=text> vi /usr/palm/applications/com.handson.app.nascar/appinfo.json </source>

4. Press i to enter insert mode.

5. After the "vendorurl":"http://www.handson.com" line, add another line that says this: <source lang=text> "visible": "false" </source>

5. Press **<ESC>** to exit insert mode and go into command mode.

6. Save and quit the file that you are editing: <source lang=text>

wq

</source>

7. Remount the file system as read only: <source lang=text> mount -o remount,ro / </source>

8. You may need to restart your Pre: <source lang=text> reboot </source>

To DELETE the NASCAR app:

3a. Back up the app first, in case you ever want it back. We'll put the files into the USB drive so you can get to them if you want. <source lang=text> cp -R /usr/palm/applications/com.handson.app.nascar/ /media/internal/nascar-backup </source>

4a. Delete the app: <source lang=text> ipkg remove com.handson.app.nascar </source>

5a. Remount the file system as read only: <source lang=text> mount -o remount,ro / </source>

6a. You may need to restart your Pre: <source lang=text> reboot </source>

To DELETE the Sprint bookmark app:

I figure some people might want to delete the useless Sprint bookmark app (the useless one that says Sprint and takes you to FAQs or Videos) as well. I just got this to work. Unfortunately, since I deleted it, I don't have the exact instructions, but here's the general idea.

/var/luna/launchpoints should have a file that is a few numbers in a row. This is the actual bookmark. (use vi to confirm it's the correct one). Delete that. Then remove the icon by doing ipkg remove com.palm.app.sprintportal similarly to above.