Motorola Droid Turbo: Less Verizon Branding with all the Bloat

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Turbo' started by cereal killer, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. cereal killer

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    I don't know if anyone has noticed, or cares for that matter, but I am happy to see that there is absolutely no Verizon branding on the front of the device. The branding is on the back of the device (which I don't mind) where it belongs. They've ruined so many great looking Droid handsets with their branding on the front, bout time they killed it off.

    Now if they would just stop loading their devices with 12,396 lbs of bloat.
     
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    Oh, I noticed. Very happy to see it.
     
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    Actually the bloat is modest compared to what they usually have. I am surprised to see verizon actually cut back on some of it. Verizon users are going to have a tough choice to make because the turbo is a beast and by far the most impressive DROID phone yet.
     
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    Good choices for all ...Moto steps up nicely ...

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    I think I counted 5-6 VZW apps. Not to bad...IMO. I'll have to live with them because I'm not rooting jack.
     
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    I'll only root if there is a confirmed Wireless Tether Hack. Otherwise it will run stock for me too.
     
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    Apparently I'm behind.. There's an entitlement hack for the maxx???
     
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    If you're rooted, yes. And we have a way to unlock bootloaders.

    xposed module - moto tether
     
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    Ahh.. But 4.4.4 isn't rooted.. Or is it?
     
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    Some have had luck.
     
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    Ok.. Well.. I'll not bother with it for now.. New phone day tomorrow lol