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How can I disable Verizon's Backup Assistant?

Discussion in 'Droid X FAQ' started by kimberlyr, May 2, 2011.

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    In the app itself, there are no options to disable it the "recurring sync" and the Verizon website is no help at all.

    I don't use it and although I can kill it on Watchdog, it just restarts whenever I reboot my phone.

    Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!
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    Can you delete/uninstall it?

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    Thanks for your reply. Not only am I not able to uninstall it but I can't even do a "force stop" via the Settings > Running applications menu.
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    As with any bloatware w/o rooting you're SOL. Now if you are rooted you can uninstall it by either renaming the .apk or by using something like Titanium Backup to either 'freeze' the program or forcefully remove it.
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    Have you checked in your accounts section of the menu. menu>settings>accounts & sync. Check to see if the backup assistant is one of the accounts. If it is, you should be able to uncheck or disable it there. I'm on a D1 so the path to the accounts & sync may not be exactly the same.
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    I'm not rooted -- too paranoid about completely breaking my phone & voiding the warranty.

    DroidFF: I did go into my accounts to be sync'd and although it's there, there's a tiny lock next to it so it doesn't let me do anything except open the darn app. The only option I have is to add new accounts.

    Wondering if all phones are like this because of the carriers -- I would seriously consider going to another phone due to the garbage that I'm not interested in having on my phone but I'm stuck with... Amazon MP3, Kindle, NFL, Blockbuster, Skype, the crappy news and weather apps, etc. etc. Besides the battery suck and the fact that I can't uninstall these apps, some won't even let me do a "force close" in settings.

    So what do you think? Is this the wireless carrier (Verizon?), the OS company (Google) or the device manufacturer (Motorola) who is behind all of this? It will seriously impact my next purchase.

    Grrr. (Thanks for letting me vent!)
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    Unfortunately its Verizon. Its what everyone calls bloatware. You can remove it once you have rooted your phone if you decide to go that route.

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    Freezing it with titanium backup donate is the easiest and safest way to do it.

    Comin' atcha from my fission'ed d2g
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