Bloatware apps safe to remove on the Droid 4

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  1. GuitarSkater

    GuitarSkater New Member

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    I have had this list frozen since the initial release of the phone, I just started having this problem with the lock screen, when you hit the sleep button the screen turns off but when hitting it again to wake up the phone it goes straight to where you were last (not the unlock screen)

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  2. Cegal

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    The first time I went through the list, it happened like that but now it's only missing if the screen times out on it's own. To get my lockscreen back I had to restore to before I froze anything. Defrosting wouldn't work! I'm stumped because in my attempt to recreate the missing lockscreen, I have it as it is now. In a few moments I plan to try defrosting to find my lock screen and my text notifications. If not, then another restore I guess.

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    Defrosting did not work, it called for another restore. After a little research, hitting the power button after an auto timeout brings up the lockscreen 3/5ths of the time, so I assume it's not from freezing anything. Now to search for what killed my text notifications.

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    What version is the slingbox app? It is normally a $29.99 app that hasn't been updated since May '11. Really uncalled for. Curious if the version bundled with the D4 is newer.
     
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    The slingbox that comes preinstalled is a prime example of complete waste. It is not the actual app. It is just an advertisement telling you that you can purchase it for $30.

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    Is the bloatware app safe to freeze list being edited as people are finding problems with it? I'd hate to freeze something that shouldn't be.
     
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    Yep, the list is up to date :)
     
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    Thanks. I hope my comment didn't sound unappreciative, I just didn't want some of the problems some people had, as it would inconvenience me.
     
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    I just discovered that "Social Location" is required to create a location trigger in Smart Actions so I've removed it from the list.
     
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    Note for other people (not sure if it's been stated) but freezing Facebook Authentication removed the profile pics in contacts.
     
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    Hmm, that's strange. Do you use the standalone Facebook app?
     
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    I use both. I think. 2 Facebook Icons show up in the accounts thing, but I can only add the one. And the other one I use for actual Facebook'ing. But the one I downloaded from the market doesn't have a option to sync contacts, I thought it did on my Droid X though...
     
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