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  1. Master Droid
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    This is only for apps you you didn't DL, as they can be uninstalled.

    Open your app drawer, long press the app you want to disable, and drag it to the top of the screen where it says more options. An option screen should pop up and select app info. On the app info screen in the upper right corner you will have the option to either uninstall updates, or disable. Click disable if available. Once disabled, it won't show up in your app drawer, and shouldn't run in the background.

    How to disable bloat-screenshot_2012-06-23-10-31-20.png

    If not, uninstall the updates, and go through the the process from the beginning again. The second time around the option to disable should be available. This is what I saw with google +. Although disabled, I was prompted to update it the next time I checked my apps in the PS.

    To re-enable an app, open your app drawer and hit the hard menu button on the bottom of your phone. Tap manage apps. Make sure you are on the All list. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the list and your disabled apps are listed.


    How to disable bloat-screenshot_2012-06-23-10-32-34.png


    Click the app you want back, click enable.

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    Last edited by William_04_x; 06-23-2012 at 11:48 AM.
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    Now it looks as if updates won't be prompted for disabled apps.

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    Can someone post a list of bloat items that are safe to disable?
    Some items seem important like voicemail app, but is this just a link to Verizon's visual voicemail? A list of items to disable with a short reason why they are just bloat would be nice. Thanks in advance!

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    VZW has made it so you can't do this with some of their pre-installed apps. I saw that coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garemlin
    VZW has made it so you can't do this with some of their pre-installed apps. I saw that coming.
    What can't you get rid of? I haven't found one yet.

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    Here is a list of what I disabled :
    Kindle
    Color
    Facebook
    Google+
    Mog
    Motoactiv
    NFL mobile
    Slacker
    Vcast tones
    Verizon video
    Video calling
    Vz navigator
    Motoprint

    Did I miss any other obvious bloat ware others have disabled?
    Is there a good reason any of these shouldn't be disabled?

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    Quote Originally Posted by William_04_x View Post
    What can't you get rid of? I haven't found one yet.

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    I haven't played with it that much yet to see which ones. But the first one I tried was Motoactv.
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    Anyone know what this app "color" is? It wants to link to my fb and I don't want anything that's going to spam my wall with "Caesars wants you to join him in color" lol.
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    Pretty sure color allows you to live stream videos to Facebook.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...roid.socialcam

    Granted I have gotten the update yet!
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