I hate bloatware!!!

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    Just got my new phone today -- I love it..BUT: When I click on "Apps" there is an ocean of crap that I have to wade through to find the stuff I want. i know i can't remove it from my phone, but how can i hide those thumbnails?
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    im not sure lol, you can try to put them in the trash can, but they may come back.
    the pre installed apps are pesky lil buggers. you could root then freeze them if your up to that.
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    Different launcher. Go launcher is what I use
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    All u have to do is open up the app draw hit menu and edit. Hold down on app icon and drag to where u want like last page

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    #$%^ app drawer!

    That's all very well...but the app drawer itself is still crammed with crap! Nothing I can do, I suppose...I'm not going to wreck my new phone by trying to root it.
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    dont need to root it. either put it in a folder u never use, or move them to the last 3 pages of your app menu. OR download go launcher and then u can hide them.
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    Go Launcher

    I tried downloading Go Launcher, but it said it was only usable on a rooted phone. So I quit.
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    I use go launcher... it is great and you can house the apps you don't use in a folder. I have not rooted my phone yet.

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    That is hide the apps not house the house.

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    um, i'm not rooted and use go launcher so that's not what you were looking at for sure, or maybe you misunderstood. Go Launcher EX is the one you want :)
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    Yes, I use Go Launcher EX on a non rooted charge with no issues. I set u a folder labeled bloat instead of hiding the apps I didn't want.

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    you cant remove the bloateware from the phone unless you root it. All you can do is trash icons from your launcher. The apps will still be there in the apps menu. Got to love Verizon bloatware. I rooted mine and loaded a humble removed most of that crap. For the rest you can download an app from the market to manual remove bloateware like the stupid golf game asumming your rooted.

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    My next phone is going to be an iPhone for this reason

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    but then you have to worry about poor reception and dropped calls. Just easier to root the damn phone and in less than 20 min you good to go.

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    Consider that the iphone doesn't run flash either, unless they released an update or something since I changed back

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    No idea why they don't have it on iphones and they do on android devices.
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    Because android knows what their customers wants in a phone. If you buy a smart phone, you would want the full potential of the phone and not be limited to certain. Plus apple sucks anyway

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    For me its all about options and choice something that apple cant give me. I think many apple fans dont realize that by limiting those options and providing their customers with mininal changes between models there isnt as many changes or tweaks that have to be made to the os. Andriod on the other hand is spread over tons of models with different chipsets. Adapting the software is far more challanging i would imagine. I dont now about you but ill stick with andriod and google integration then be bored out of my mind with apple. Plus I like to be able to flash a new rom and improve the usuability of the phone.........and having flash and 4g.

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    Bloat??? No I don't want any vcast stuff or anything verizon gives me
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    I hear ya on the "bloat" that really decreases the usability of the phone. I always thought it would be cool if the allowed you during the initial setup what bloatware you want to keep. Like you id remove all of it. If your not going to use it anyways why should people be forced to keep it on the phone. Are they really making that much money per phone off of that bloatware? The other thing is i believe they need to have the option to remove it especially if you buy the phone off contract.
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