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Thread: Can you remove the factory installed apps?

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    Can you remove the factory installed apps?

    There are several apps on my Droid X that came with the phone - factory installed. Blockbuster video, City ID, Latitude to name a few. Verizon tech support told me there was no way for me to remove the factory installed apps that came with the phone so they wouldn't appear on the app screen.

    I am finding that this forum in many cases knows more than Verizon so I'll ask the same question here.

    Thanks.
    Best Regards, Bill
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    Unfortunately, no you cannot. They are there to stay!

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    Yes but you'll need to root your phone. There are many threads on here about rooting, easiest is z4root(was in the market but I can't find it now) and how to remove the "Bloatware"
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    You can hide them by using launcher pro, it is a home screen replacement app. Or you could root and remove them from the phone, but by rooting you void your warranty. I rooted my droid 1 when I had it, it was cool to be able to theme and run different ROM's, but I always had problems that made me go back to the stock programming so YMMV.
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    If you root, you can freeze them with Titanium Backup...try not to delete as it could cause ya some problems when ya have to do OTA updates...
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    Yep! I love SystemApp Remover. Need root, though. As previously sugessted, Titanium backup pro is excellent.

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    +1! Not to mention that apps get uninstalled then certain processes don't work correctly.

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    If you root, you can freeze them with Titanium Backup...try not to delete as it could cause ya some problems when ya have to do OTA updates...


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    Thanks everyone for your answers. I will look at Launcher Pro to hide the apps won't use.

    This forum is a great source of info.

    Have a happy day.
    Best Regards, Bill

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