Pre-loaded apps

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    Is there any way to get rid of pre-loaded apps that you don't want. Like
    say Facebook, Twitter, and a few others? I currently have them silenced
    but would like to get them off the Droid.:hail:
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    If you root the phone then you can remove or freeze them.

    tappin and a talkin
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    You can root and take them off by renaming the file. If you ever want them back just change the name again. That's what I did for what we like to call "bloatware"
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    If you root, do not delete them. I deleted them and now I cannot apply the updates as components are missing.

    If you rename them, then you can name them to the correct name and apply the updates.
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    You can .sbf back to OOTB New and updates will apply.
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    Pre loaded apps

    Let me make one thing very clear, here. I am not that tech savy and can
    screw-up real fast. I did not know that it was that intensive to get rid of
    apps, for this phone. I will eventually come around and learn a few things
    to play with and maybe make it work out. I appreciate all who chimed in,
    on this topic. I guess i'll wait for my warranty to expire, next year before
    I really attempt to do something that deep.
    Thanks, I appreciate it.:motdroidvert:
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    The more you read these forums, you may come to the conclusion that those
    bloatware items are not really in your way:)
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    Can you please be so kind as to explain what OOTB is? (out of the box??) and how one does this?

    Thank you for your kindness and assistance.

    Bob
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    I think, if you use Launcher, it will let you "hide" those apps. They will, of course, still be on your phone, but they will not appear in your app drawer.
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    Pre loaded apps

    They may not be in the way, so to speak but they surely are a big ole
    pain in the backside. Now I am trying to find out what utility is using
    my monthly alloted MBs. Just today alone, something used 3MBS and
    I do not know what it was. Kinda funny, I think. Is there a way to
    boot this thing back to OOTB? and start over again or should I just
    try to find out what is going on?
    Input please.
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    Could be any number of things- gps update, weather update, update update,
    and anything else you may not have noticed. these phones talk even when youre not.
    removing those bothersome apps may or may not help you...
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    Oh, I forgot. If you boot back to OOTB it's my understanding ALL those apps will reappear:icon_eek:
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    Pre loaded apps

    10-4, appreciate the input.
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