can i uninstall preloaded apps from my phone?

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    Im wondering whether i can do this? stuff like the games and amazon and what not. will this cause a problem?

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    It should be fine but AFAIK the only things that can be uninstalled is the two games, Nova and Golf one. The rest are locked for now
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    thats what i figured. well at least can get rid of those

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    This is an "epic fail" on part of Motorola/Google on the D3!! Why do I need Citrix? NFL Mobile? GoToMeeting?? These are useless to me and take up some (not too much) memory. Dumb....
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    Some of its Moto, most of its VZW. Google doesn't put any of that stuff in there. Call VZW and complain.
    Gotomeeting, citrix and a few others are to appeal to business users, so those are understandable. But the rest is just VZW crap.

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    Thanks. I might do that. Why should I use up my memory for apps I never use??
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    I agree. They should be able to be removed.

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    Yea Bloatware is one thing, but making it uninstallable is just wrong. The locked bookmarks are just as wrong (if not more)
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    I believe that Google has the power to get Moto and VZ in line so I feel that they are just as guilty. I've complained to all of them.

    The un-deletable bookmarks in the stock browser is another load of bull.
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    Actually they don't. In the end due to the open source nature google is not receiving any money for using Android. So they have no real leverage to say what's included or not. If it became a licensed product yes, but as it stands now the OEM and carriers can do as they please. Probably one reason they are flocking to it.

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    Awesome! I didn't think getting rid of those would be so simple. My D3 is one step closer to being perfect.

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    I understand what you're saying but Google does have power in the relationship. This article is an interesting read: Here's Why Google Is Right To Seize Control Over Android

    Nice work!
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    The real question is can I install this, delete the locked bookmarks, then uninstall it?
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    Good find!!

    Would that app also give any insight in obtaining root on the D3? If it can allow you to delete locked bookmarks, it might have some kind of special permission, or might expose some system exploit.

    Just a thought, I'm no expert.

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    I just uninstalled it and all looks the same. I haven't rebooted my phone though......that could make a difference in the "locked" ones remaining deleted or returning.

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    Rebooted and my bookmarks are still just my bookmarks. So uninstalling the app is fine after you remove the "locked" ones.
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    Without delving in to it at all.....the "locked" bookmarks could just be locked within the stock browser and that's why they are deletable from another app that uses the same bookmark file/storage.
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    Makes sense. Thanks for the other info as well.

    This has me wondering if something like Astro can find the bookmarks in the file system to delete them without even installing anything.

    Either way, great find! This is why I love Android. Customization out the wazoo! haha
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