I have a T-Mobile branded Motorola Charm (MB502) phone that I bought for my wife. It's a capable little device, but it's being slowed down to a crawl by MotoBLUR. I'd like to know if there is a way to remove all BLUR software, preferably by overwriting the firmware with a de-blurred version.
It's been updated to the latest firmware and rooted via SuperOneClick. Here are the relevant details from the phone's "About" screen:
System Version: Blur_Version_2.3.9007.MB502.T-Mobile.en.US
Model number: MB502
Baseband version: EPU93_U_03.3B.02
Build number: BASIL_U3_03.90.7
I know of at least one de-blurred version that can be flashed with RDSlite, from and-developers.com. Unfortunately this version "BASEM_U3_01.12.4" doesn't work on T-Mobile Charm and (almost) bricks it after flashing, requiring a re-flash to the base T-Mobile sbf. Also, on xda-developers thread a dev managed to build a working version of Clockwork Recovery for the Charm. However, there are no ROMs available for it yet.
So my question is this: For the lack of any 3rd-party ROMs, is there a way to safely remove all BLUR apps and references from Charm?