Anyway to remove some of the pre-installed apps without rooting?

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  1. jacobbones

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    Like title says, anyway to get rid of some of the pre-installed apps on a stock phone?

    I cant figure out how to, is freezing with task killer the option I need?
     
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    Di you want to "disable" the pre-installed apps? That will essentially freeze the app, but won't remove the app from your phone.
     
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    Disabling the apps that can be disabled is a good idea, and certainly will help if the issue is trying to maintain optimal performance. But without root you want really going to be able to uninstall them.

    If it's a performance issue, I started out by getting rid of all of the active widgets that were on all screens that my S4 came with. It saves a lot of battery also.
     
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    Don't delete any factory apps, as it could cause problems on future updates. If un-rooted just disable the app through Settings -> Manage Apps. If rooted you can use Titanium to Freeze the app. If you do either, they will not be listed in the app drawer or active.
     
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    ^^^^^^ what Red said
     
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    Thanks Ill have to go and disable them then.

    I was just playing around and noticed alot of them using memory and running and I will never half the apps it came with.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.
    Excellent post. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    You can also disable some apps when you press the menu button when in the app drawer.
     
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