Get Rid Of Amazon MP3 Android App

Some versions of the T-Mobile G1 and other Android phones have that infuriating Amazon MP3 app built-in. Its icon sits there taking up space in your apps menu smugly reminding you that you can't get rid of it. And for some unknown reason it starts when you start your phone, adding yet more delay to the already sluggish boot up time. They don't want you to uninstall it, probably because Amazon have paid for it to be there, and the uninstall option is not there in the Manage Applications menu. How annoying.

Kill Amazon MP3

I don't know about you, but I don't want to have things like this forced upon me, I will install the apps I want, thank you very much.

You want to get rid of it, don't you?

The bad news is, you can't. UNLESS, you have a rooted phone. But what you can do if you don't have a rooted phone is remove Amazon MP3 from the startup apps so it won't run when you start your phone. To do this, install Startup Auditor and long press Amazon MP3 and set it to not start on boot.

If you DO have a rooted phone there are various ways to remove it involving Terminal Emulator, but by far the easiest way is to uninstall it using Titanium Backup. Install Titanium Backup for free from the Android Market, run it, then click the Backup/Restore tab and click Amazon MP3. There will be the option there to uninstall it, which does actually work!

I've had no problems with my phone since uninstalling Amazon MP3.