Thursday, July 07, 2011

How To Remove Skype Mobile From Android (Verizon HTC Droid)

Uninstall Skype Mobile VZW_Skype.apk From Android
If you got an Android phone with Skype Mobile preinstalled, you may have found it is hard to remove. In fact all the information I have seen are pointing you to root my Android sites.
Various reports points to that on phones like HTC Droid Incredible on Verizon, eating the precious battery life and occupying vast chunks of phone's memory, plus storage.
So how do we remove this pesky app?
Looks like you do not have to go rooting your Android.
Information And Instructions;

App name on Verizon phones : VZW_Skype.apk
Get the root explorer app from Android Market, once launched, go to systems>apps and click on the Mount r/w button on the top, find the "VZW_Skype.apk" and delete it.

You are done. Some people are using Titanium also to remove apps like this and of course it is your choice.
If you need to uninstall Skype from any other OS, please visit our Uninstalling Skype Page.

(sorry folks if you love Skype and enjoy it this is not a bash on Skype as it used to be. We don't love it but we use it on various platforms and from time to time, there comes the need to remove Skype or Uninstall Skype, perhaps only to reinstall.


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