My only complaint......

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  1. Fastbird

    Fastbird Member

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    And no, it isn't the battery. It's all the stinking bloatware that keeps running itself on this phone. Verizon.....you suck for doing that. I can't wait for this to get rooted so I can install a good Rom and wave bye bye to the crap.

    Posting from my Rezound....enjoying the beats.
     
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    Good to know!... Yeah... that's why I'm going Nexus! dancedroid
     
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    Sorry, but until I see it, I for one believe the Nexus will have the same Verizon crap on it as the HTC does. Maybe not quite as much., but it will be there. And as far as apps running, there is a thread on this page that links to a download so you can freeze the apps you want to. I;m going to read a touch more then probably go ahead and do it. Thing is, the phone runs smooth as butter now for me even with all that crap.
     
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    Freeze the bloat

    As I see it, the Nexus (besides being an inferior device in several ways) is already suffering issues and most likely will continue to.
     
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    Take a look at this script over on XDA. It gives you temp root and you can disable the bloat.
    [Tool] - CleanTOOL 1.1 - 11/29 - Even Cleaner than Before! - Page 23 - xda-developers

    This guy is getting a ton of free press from me...hahaha

    My bad, I missed the post above...to my own thread about this tool...I'm still tired, forgive me.
     
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    I got your back man. :p
     
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    Yeah, I used that script and cleaned a lot of crap up. I don't care about the bloat taking up storage space. There is more internal storage than I will ever use installing apps. And when you can install a 32gb or even a 64gb SD card, I won't run out of that any time soon either. I just don't want a ton of things running in the background slowing things down. It isn't even about how much free RAM you have. Having more free RAM is not what makes the phone faster, it is not having useless apps taking up processing power doing things that you don't need. If you freeze too much, then the phone has to go and load some things on the fly when it does need them, and that will slow the phone down more than if they were sitting in RAM.

    So you have to sorta find some middle ground where you freeze the truly wasteful bloat, but don't freeze too many things that the system has to stop what it is doing and go start a needed service or fetch an app, etc...

    Mine is de-bloated and sits in the 250-325mb free range at the moment and runs great so far...
     
  8. Fastbird

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    So I just read the above, I'd have never stumbled across that on my own. Will be installing it later tonight. Way way cool of you to post that up.
     
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    Thank
    MrSmith317

    He posted it originally. I was just the messenger. :)
     
  10. Fastbird

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    I haven't gotten it to work yet, I think because the htc drivers didn't install right or something cause when I try to run it, I get repeating messages in the command prompt about the device not being recognized. But, even bloated up, on a clean boot I'm usually sitting at 400-450 mb of ram free. Once the bloatware starts loading I'll drop to around 200, but using go launchers task manager I keep that stuff off as much as possible.

    Posting from my Rezound....enjoying the beats.
     
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    Yeah, this is probably the most disappointing thing about Verizon...I mean, I could understand if we were leasing a phone from them or something. But in my opinion, as soon as I buy the phone, it's MY phone, and I should be able to decide what's installed on it. Having apps forced on the phone without the ability to uninstall them is just WRONG and is no different from rogue AV or spyware on computers imho. Makes them seem so damn greedy and it just angers me :mad: Thankfully, there have been individuals working hard to give us temp root (and probably perm root soon enough) to give us the ability to remove the bloat crap. Viva la root! :D
     
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    Bloat makes money. Dell was selling a Bloatware Free line of PCs a while back... they cost more for the privilege!