Bloatware apps safe to remove on the Droid 4

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  1. Jungle King 76
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    The basic principal to follow is, if you can uninstall it the regular way, it is perfectly safe and will not have any impact on future otas. If th can uninstall it directly from the app drawer our web while in manage applications in settings, it is safe.

    If you have to go into a third party root app like Rom toolbox or whatever in order to uninstall an app, it will make future otas fail.



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    Thanks jungle king! There were a couple that wouldn't uninstall so I'm just keeping them frozen.
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    To follow up a bit, it seems to me if you want to use HDMI out, you cannot freeze "Motorola Dock Service," either.
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    Thanks, I've updated the OP
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    I[m having trouble

    I cant seem to get rid of the NFL thing. is there more than just one object that needs to be removed? I can't figure it out :/ I am running titanium backup.
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    just figured it out, there was an error when trying to backup and uninstall. everything worked out. sorry for the trouble
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    Pardon my ignorance on this. When freezing an app, should it still show up under My Apps? I froze a bunch of stuff off the list and they're gone from the App drawer, but the apps are showing up as needing an Update in Play. I just don't want to see the bloatware anywhere until an OTA update is available.

    I may just make copies of the APKs and move them from /system/app via command line (ConnectBot or ADB Shell) and copy them back when ICS hits. Didn't have a problem with this method on my Droid 3 with its OTA updates.
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    If you're using Titanium Backup, don't forget to select the option in the preferences to remove the market link from frozen apps.
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    That will not work anymore. There is no way around this without Google doing something.

    You can update the apps. They will remain frozen.

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    Dont know if this was said before or not, but here's a warning:
    *DO NOT USE ANTTEK AP MANAGER*
    I used it because it was free and had more good reviews than bad, but after freezing apps I lost half my contacts. Now I do not have BackUp Assistant+ apps in my phone. The AntTek app apparently got rid of them.
    If anyone has had this problem or knows the specific way for me to get this app set back please let me know.
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    I made another post but it appears this might be a better place to ask. It is perfectly ok to remove the apps that have an uninstall option on a stock phone correct?
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    Yes, if there is an option to uninstall, you're good to go.
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    Can you freeze the pre-installed "Smart Actions" app ?? [​IMG]
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    So, how do we collectively feel about this Safe-To-Freeze List for ICS? I know this is a Droid 4 posting, and that ICS isn't officially out for the D4, but many of us Razr users refer to this list and now the question is relevant.

    Thanks,
    Warr
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    Will work on this right now. Thanks in advance for the share!

    EDIT: I also froze a few other stock apps, such as:

    Blockbuster
    GoToMeeting
    Let's Golf

    P.S. I also froze the Mobile Hotspot app, hoping it won't affect the tethering hack I just managed to make.

    Thanks again!
    Last edited: Jul 5, 2012
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    Hey, although the My Music app is now defrosted, it's not working properly! Can anyone tell me what app must I defrost in order to get it back to work? (I only froze the ones on the suggested list as well as the few ones I mentioned.)
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    It FC's after trying to find stored music files.
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    What's the cheapest way to do this correctly
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    Can one freeze the standalone Facebook app?

    Its now part of the bloatware with the ICS update.
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    I believe you can, I believe it'll cause an issue with syncing FB contacts though. Don't quote me on that though. Lol :)

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