Bloatware

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by Ryan524, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. Ryan524

    Ryan524 New Member

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    I just got my droid 2 the other day, I like it but it has alot of bloatware like the blockbuster app for example. I did find an app in the marketplace to remove system apps but that requires the droid to be rooted. Is there any other way to remove these apps, or atleast hide them from the app list and keep them from starting themselves?
     
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    The only way to keep them from starting is to either root and remove/rename them.
    I have also read that titanium backup allows you to freeze apps so they won't start up. Not sure if that requires root or not.
     
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    For what it's worth, Titanium Backup requires root in order to freeze apps, but it is well worth it. Zapped a lot of the bloat on D2 without having to fully uninstall stuff.

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    Titanium is my method as choice as you can freeze them and start them backup if you ever need to. But if you just don't want to look at them, I think some of the launcher replacements have options to hide them from the app drawer.

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    If you download launcher pro you can at least hide the apps you don't want to see.
     
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