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"Ghosting" a bunch of new phones

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR M' started by brunobus, Feb 18, 2013.

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    My company is going to be getting about 70 new Razr M phones. I want to take one phone and uninstall most of the included apps and then install a few apps that will be work related. I then wanted to transfer this "image" to the rest of the phones. Is it as simple as plugging into a PC and deleting all folder on the phone that I want to image to and then pasting the folders from the "master" phone?
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    Pre-installed "bloatware" cannot be removed without being rooted. As far as the other, I have absolutely no idea.
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    You would have to root all the phones. Legal but will void the warranty. You can then delete apps. But be careful. If you remove the wrong thing it could render the device useless. You would have to do this for all phones.
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    Plus if the apps are DELETED and not just "frozen", none of the phones will be able to be updated to a new OS(Jelly Bean to Key Lime Pie(?) ), if it becomes available to the M.
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    Should disable to apps, not delete them. You need to uninstall all updates, then disable.
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    Ok, so I'm not interested in the risk of trying to remove the pre-installed stuff since it sounds a bit dangerous and probably would not amount to much. My main idea behind that was to try and avoid confusion for first time users. I will just skip that part.

    But is there a way to configure the home page and layout, install some apps, etc. the same on all of the phones fairly quickly?
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    I'd think you'd have to do them one at a time but maybe I will be corrected. Since you bought that many phones, ask your provider if it's possible. I've been on quite a few Android sites and never heard nor seen this discussed but ....never say never.
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    I would also think you would have to do it a phone at a time.
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    Rooting does not void your warranty but unlocking your bootloader does

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