Bloatware apps safe to remove on the Droid 4

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  1. r314bd

    r314bd Member

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    I just realized that this was already indicated at the bottom of the list. I've moved the warning up just in case.
     
    #97 r314bd, Mar 9, 2012
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    Oh, sorry then. Phones working awesome and I can actually use my phone now without it dieing before I go to sleep, good job.
     
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    Someone posted this question on page 2 but never got an answer.

    If you uninstall the games can you still get the OTA update?

    Obviously we should never uninstall system apps but since these games are pre installed I'm not sure how embedded they are in the system.
     
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    I think it was never answered because there hasn't been a OTA update yet :p. I mean sure they can take a guess on how other devices reacted with them, but they really can't give a sure answer.
     
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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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