can't get rid of Slacker Radio app ?

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    Slacker ap showed up with no lock app and now I can't get rid of it??
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    Ope the Market>>Menu>> My Apps find it in the list and hit unistall....
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    If you did the update that Verizon put out a few months ago you won't be able to uninstall it. If that is what you talking about.

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    I tried to force stop it also... no luck. I think its part of the bloatware embedded on the rom.

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    It was installed with the last OTA update. You have to root in order to rid yourself of it.

    What's the problem with it? Just don't use it? I've found it a superior app to Pandora (and asks for fewer permissions) in almost every regard.
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    I tried slacker and I liked it at first, until....

    It would lock after 3 songs every time I tried it. Once when it locked up it restarted back up at 3:0 AM as loud as can be playing some weird Boston track. When I woke up I thought there was some really annoying car alarm going off. I was about to call the police.
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    That? That's a darn good reason to want rid of it. :D

    My problem is the crappy 3G service here and the overzealous RAM Management system in FroYo keep killing it on me.
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    Slacker always comes up as a running app. Kill it and back in it comes on my RAZR. It is ridiculous. I don't use it. I don't mind bloatware that can't be uninstalled as long as it doesn't run unless I want it to.
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    It's the security, people

    I have never used Slacker. SEVERAL times I have noticed it was running, so I killed it. Only to have it start itself up again. Check the permissions it has been granted - it basically has COMPLETE CONTROL over my personal info and the ability to share that with WHOMEVER over the internet. For All I know, it has totally PWNED my Razr for whatever it needed a couple GHz of processor to do. So yeah, I wanted to uninstall it - but Can't. That's why I came to this thread.

    In addition to Slacker, there's a couple other goodies I came across when trying to figure out who owns who:

    In my downloaded apps, there is MARKET?!!! How might I have downloaded Market? What's up with THAT?

    I clicked "Show Hidden Apps" and there was one hidden app: NFL Mobile. Like Slacker, it has more than a page of permissions (really??? It really needs to access my contacts list?). Like slacker, I never used it. It was HIDDEN?!!! And like slacker, it is non-uninstallable.

    There are LOTS of apps in the 'market' that have 10,000,000, 100,000,000 downloads. But they ABUSE the permissions. And yet 100,000,000 (could that even be a real number?) people have said YES! to downloading.

    I will be storing any photos/videos on my PC and FACTORY RESETTING my Razr Today. I'll let you know if NFL Mobile
    is still there.
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    That's Bloatware. You can't uninstall it unless you root your phone...

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    Luckily for HTC users rooting is pretty easy with the unlocked bootloader, but the Razr users are pretty much stuck.

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    Slacker, skype, footprints, flickr, my verizon, verizon apps, city id, facbook, peep, Amazon store, Amazon music, quick office, and more that can't think of right now I'm sure. All apps I don't use or want but am stuck with till I make the root jump. All stuff taking up space at a time when I keep getting the "low space" message and have to delete apps I do want and need. Not to mention the updates for all that boat. At least when I get boat with windows they mercifully allow you to delete it all; not so, obviously, with android linked to manufacturers and carriers with their own agendas.

    Sent from my Droid Incredible on 2.3.4 using the DroidForums app
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    Anyone actually have a educated response to how to remove Slacker Radio from a Droid RAZR?
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    Well the slacker app is part of the image(or ROM) of the phone. This means that the memory is read only and can't be written over(read deleted). There is a workaround that is basically rooting your phone. Once you root and gain super user access then you can modify the image and delete any of the pre-installed apps that came with the phone. Some people don't want to mess with rooting because you can void your warranty and potentially brick your phone. So if you don't want to root then you're stuck with the app. I'm not sure if the Razr can freeze apps with smart actions or not but that may be a non-root solution.

    Update: fixed a typo where "Razr" was replaced by "text" by the auto-correct on my phone.

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    Thank you very much for the response. I don't mind the other bloatware, but this app keeps running in the background even after I force stop it. It's very annoying. lol
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    Any time. I'm glad I could clarify. I too have the slacker app and other bloat I'd love to eradicate but am stuck with. But I will likely end up rooting my phone soon so I can rid myself of the bloat and perhaps take advantage of some root only apps.

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    The only thing that slacks using slacker is me - the thing (along with other crapware

    The only thing that slacks using slacker is me - the thing (along with other crapware make my phone as unusable as a WinCE phone...

    I have a Droid RAZR and it takes about 23 seconds from press the button, use the slider, and use the dot-pattern lock and - finally I can see the desktop and watch it bog down as I select an app...

    Luckily I seldom take calls (for the most part I roll over to vmail and return calls). When I DO take the call the phone is so slow that I get nothing as the callers were time sensitive and the long duration between the press of the button to receive the call and the ability to talk/hear is far too prolonged.


    The crapware that is always taking up resources by running include (and don't tell me that they are idle and take no resources as killing one of them positively affects performance)...

    - slacker
    - My Verizon Mobile
    - Maps
    - Social networking (WTF is this - I don't even know how to use wastebook nor mywaste)
    - My Files
    - You tube - why? I have not gone to youtube on this phone in weeks (I manually reboot every day)
    - My Gallery (I have 2 pics on the phone - why is this running?)
    - Voicemail - now what is voicemail app used for when I have no voice mail
    - Voice commands - huh!? I have never used voice controls on the phone and they don't work with Silicon Valley accent anyway
    - MOTOACTV - what? I want this uninstalled - not taking up resources... I don't use this thing and have no idea how I would (do not care to learn either)

    Some of the resource wasting apps I installed I have begun to contact so as to fix this stupidity:
    - Docs (google)
    - mailDroid - I really want to delete the gmail and email apps since they are unused
    - Chomp (isn't this called by an intent? If so why is it loaded/running?)
    - IP Cam Viewer (I don't use this except at home)
    - acal - again the google calendar needs to be removable as I use this since it allows my personal calendar server (there is no need for this to run all the time - probably only needs to set up an intent or the like and reopen
    - Note Everything (why? this should be run until I exit it and only started at tap)
    - Google search - well this is sort of a widget, so it is reasonable
    - Pogoplug - There is no reason for it to run since it is not transferring nor am I accessing
    - Alarm & Timer - OK - well this could be optimized so it is not loaded until the alarm event comes about


    To continue with this rant....
    I have 24 apps "hidden" as they are never used - Why not let me delete them!!!
    To list the useless amongst them...

    - Amazon Kindle
    - Google books
    - email
    - Gmail
    - IM
    - Messaging
    - MOTOACTV
    - MOTOPRINT
    - NetFlix
    - News
    - NFL Mobile
    - Slacker (already listed)
    - Social Location
    - Social Networking
    - Talk (this may have a use - I don't know of one)
    - Text Messaging (I use Chomp)
    - V Cast Tones
    - Verizon Video
    - VideoSurf
    - VZ Navigator

    Those hidden that are probably used:
    - Flash player
    - QuickOffice (the built in one I use for PDFs)
    - Device Setup (well it may have been used once)
    - Guided Tours (well it was never used - but its presence is understandable)

    DIE WORTHLESS RESOURCE ABUSING APPS NOW!

    =
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