How to remove "verizon" and "google" bookmarks

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    How to remove ALL bookmarks from stock browser

    This trick will only work if you are rooted and running the leaked "Froyo" 2.2

    It seems that under normal conditions the stock browser doesn't allow you to delete all of the bookmarks. Normally the top two bookmarks don't give the option when you long press to delete.
    Follow the directions and you should be able to remove ALL bookmarks.

    As in any hack, I am not responsible for your phone. I have tested this on my own device only resulting in the ability to remove all of my bookmarks so that I may add what ever bookmarks I want,(in other words, if I don't want "verizon" for a bookmark I don't have to).

    ****THIS WILL RESET YOUR BROWSER SETTINGS AND LOAD ALL FACTORY BOOKMARKS BACK!****

    Using root explorer navigate to;

    /etc/motorola/com.android.browser

    Rename "defaults.xml" to "defaults.xml.bak"

    Now go to settings/applications/manage applications/browser/clear data

    Reboot(optional)

    Now you should be able to delete all bookmarks.

    EDIT:
    I've decided to rename thread..I think it was confusing some viewers of my intent. This was not intended to share how to manage bookmarks, it was intended to show how to gain the ability to remove ALL bookmarks so that you may decide what bookmarks you want if you happen to use the stock browser.

    Sorry for any confusion
    Last edited by Btango05; 09-12-2010 at 11:24 AM.

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    thanks but I tried it and didn't work for me. I don't think this is a fix.

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    Try applications...manage apps....browser...clear data....then reboot

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    Worked for me! Thanks, as I prefer the stock browser. It resets all of your bookmarks, so be warned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Btango05 View Post
    Now go to settings/applications/manage applications/browser/clear data
    Browser isn't listed in manage applications for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by minderasr View Post
    Browser isn't listed in manage applications for me.
    Make sure while in the applications manager you have the "running" or "all" tab selected.


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    Still not working. Will this work for 2.1, or is it 2.2 only?
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    Quote Originally Posted by minderasr View Post
    Still not working. Will this work for 2.1, or is it 2.2 only?
    This was done on 2.2

    Question: Have opened the browser lately? I ask because perhaps the browser isn't running. I don't remember how it looked on 2.1 but here's what I see on mine:


    If you don't have the tabs, try clicking on settings and see if there is a filter button and then the option between "downloaded" "running" "all" or "sdcard"

    But remember try this after opening the browser otherwise it's not "running" as you see in the top picture its not "running" but now look at this picture and you see its now there:

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    Yeah I tried all that, same results. In fact the other bookmarks I've previously deleted seem to magically return. I have the option to delete those bookmarks, but not for google and verizon.
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    To remove the preinstalled verizon or google bookmarks do the following:
    Go to your bookmarks
    Switch to the ''Most Visited" or "History" tabs in bookmarks.
    Find the offensive bookmark.
    Hit the red star. It should say bookmark removed. (in kinda non obvious letters.)
    It is a non obvious way to remove those bookmarks and way easier than the suggestions I have seen.
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