How to disable bloat

Discussion in 'Droid Razr and Razr Maxx ICS discussion' started by William_04_x, Jun 23, 2012.

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    Verizon actually listened when people complained about bloatware and not being able to uninstall it. They started allowing some apps to be uninstalled like blockbuster. Let's golf and madden football are other examples of apps you are allowed to uninstall now. This will not affect your ability to install ics. When you install the ota it will not reinstall any bloat you have previously uninstalled.

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    Oh that is awesome! Thank you!
     
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    You can root with Matt's 1.7 Utility then use Titanium to freeze anything (apps and/or processes).
     
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    Thats what I did -- along with three quarters of the crappy Blur applications that I don't use. Freed up a CRAPLOAD of ram.
     
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    An easier way would be to root, purchase Rom Toolbox and break all the market links along with freezing the apps.
     
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    There are two apps which can't be frozen ... Google Play Books and Google Play Movies. I freeze them in Titanium Backup, but if I reboot the phone they defrost themselves. I disabled them through the manage apps in the phone with ICS. And interestingly enough, I read on another forum that if you try to watch a Google Movie on a rooted phone, you will get a message saying "This movie cannot be viewed because your device appears to be rooted" :icon_eek: Big Brother is watching. Damn the torpedoes ... full tether ahead! :p
     
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    On Stock ICS I couldn't get Backup Assistant or Backup Assistant Plus to disable. Why do they think you need backup assistant when you have a Google account?

    As for the original instructions, I don't know why you wouldn't just hit menu, manage apps, all apps and then click on the apps you want to disable from there.
     
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    What is freezing an app?
     
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    I noticed the same thing... when I disable the apps they are only disabled until I reboot the phone, then they pop up again... very irritating!
     
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    I'm so glad I came across this thread! Thanks OP. I needed to find a way to somehow get rid of or in this case disable these bloatware apps that I dont use. After disabling some, my phone seems to respond a bit quicker than what I was used to. Here's hoping that there aren't any issues from this.
     
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    Thanks guys. The list provided above helped a lot too. I finally got rid of SLACKER!!!!!!!
     
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