Bloatware apps safe to remove on the Droid 4

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  1. chefboyardee
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    Slow afternoon at work so I have a few minutes...I have not unfrozen all my apps yet but I have tested these and these are NOT causing the problem. I am using the following to test:

    Unfreeze app
    Use home switcher app to go to default home
    Open drawer
    Press physical key

    Providing this list in case anyone else is trying the same thing, so you don't have to duplicate my efforts.

    AdService
    Apps
    Backup Assistant (all 4 related apps)
    Device Setup
    Emergency Alerts
    Guided Tours
    Help Center
    MotoCast
    MotoCast ID
    My Uploads
    Universal Inbox
    V CAST Tones
    Verizon Location Agent
    Verizon Video

    Edit: this is annoying :) Defrosting all apps to determine what default action should be!
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2012
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    Defrosted all apps using a batch command. Rebooted. Used Home Switcher to go back to default home. Opened app drawer, pressed key. Force close.

    Seems to be a stock issue? Or else it happened during the rooting process?
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    Glad to hear that I didn't uninstall something critical here, bummer that it doesn't seem to be app related. Anyone else able to reprodice this issue, maybe somone not rooted?
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    Are you pressing the search key? If so then it's a GB blur thing. The Pro and X also do it.

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    I'm not sure about the OP but I was able to FC com.motorola.home by pressing any key on the physical keyboard.
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    Yeah any physical key does it for me. Potential stock issue? It's not really a big deal, just a bit annoying knowing it happens.
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    Yeah, I think when you do that it opens the search stuff which then FCs.

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    I have all apps on the OP list frozen & I'm running into 2 problems.

    1st is an app called zumo service that is force closing at random. It doesn't seem to impact the OS, but I'd like to try to figure out what it is and why it's crashing.

    2nd is that my gmail is not auto synching. I have to go into the app & force a sync to see the latest emails.

    Any ideas what needs unfrozen or changed?

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    I guess the problem must be with the search app then because pressing the magnifying glass touch key causes the FC as well. So it makes sense that a physical key press would throw the same error, normally this brings up a search bar like when on the homescreen. Interesting
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    even worse, if you freeze imscserver 1.0, you lose the use of cellular data. I found that out last night when I was away from my usual wifi spots; couldn't get on the internet until I defrosted it. phone calls worked, though. note that you have to reboot the phone after freezing/defrosting imscserver before it takes effect.
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    Found a friend with a stock, unrooted D4, same thing happens on his. Looks like it is a stock issue!

    Of course, first test, he pressed Enter, which worked fine (just opened the first app). :) Apparently you can navigate the app drawer with the arrow keys if you want, and use Enter to open. But any letter key crashed com.motorola.home
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    this list is messed up! dont delete any authentication apps it messes this phone up.
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    Which ones messed your phone up? I have had the following disabled since this list was published and have had no issues:

    LinkedIn, Orkut, Photobucket, Skyrock, Twitter
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    Nothing is getting deleted, just frozen. Do you have experience with yours getting messed up in some way?
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    yeah but i fixed it hold on ill make a better list that is more phone friendly
    -edit
    what happened was i couldnt edit my contacts it would crash... but if i used go launcher i could... this was due to an authenticator and some other file i deleted... i just coped my dump back on the phone and started again from scratch... now my phone has minimal junk on it and can hold a charge for a day and 10 hours... under clocked as well to max 800mhz 300mhz min mot_hotplug governor when under 70% battery... runs smooth and long lol
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    AdService
    Amazon Kindle
    Apps
    Backup Assistant Plus
    Backup Assistant+
    Backup Assistant+ Contacts
    Backup Assistant+ Media
    Car Dock
    Flickr Authenticator
    Guided Tours
    Help Center
    IM
    IM Presence
    Live Wallpaper Picker
    Magic Smoke Wallpapers
    Mobile Hotspot
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    MotoCast
    MOTOPRINT
    My Music (regular Music app still works)
    My Uploads
    My Verizon Mobile
    Netflix
    news
    NFL Mobile
    Slacker
    Slingbox
    *Social Location
    *Social Messaging
    *Social Messaging Service
    *Social Networking
    *Social Sharing
    *Social Status
    sound recorder
    task manager
    terminal emulator
    Talk
    voicemail
    V CAST Tones
    Verizon Location Agent
    Verizon Video
    VideoSurf
    VZ Navigator
    youtube

    if you want to replace stock apps with asop
    delete
    all bur email apps clock, all music apps, and the blur msging app
    install
    asop email 2.3.4
    alarm clock 2.0.2
    car home 2.2.1.2
    sms 2.3.3
    music 2.3.3
    are all confirmed to work on a stock d4. most of em i got from cm 7.0.3


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    IIRC someone in another thread (or possibly this one lol) mentioned that it was Yahoo Authenticator that caused editing contacts to be hosed. I have Yahoo Auth defrosted, but I froze a bunch of crap like Orkut and Photobucket and I can edit contacts still. So you might be safe to freeze all the authenticators except Yahoo.

    1 day plus, wow...looks like I'm gonna have to try underclocking this weekend!
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    i read this as well and it is yahoo and somthing else, i tried it already lol... not sure what the other app is tho... okut and photobucket can be removed like you said... as for under-clocking; for overall time look at 600 mhz max 300 min; try 800max 300 min for a faster phone that lasts long.. smart actions is a great app as well for saving power.. i disable sync at 50% power and when the screen is off. i change the dimmer as well to 30 secs.
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    I still entrust Tasker way more than Smart Actions..... I guess Smart Actions is just easier to use, but doesn't rival when Juice Defender and Tasker are both combined.
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    That's another confirmed. Freezing "Email Engine" disables SMS notifications, both light and sound. Thanks to the guys who found this, it's been chapping my butt for a while now.
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