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Discussion in 'HTC ThunderBolt' started by jmwelton, Apr 4, 2011.
is there ne way to delete the unnessicary apps preinstaled on the the phone with out rootin???
No not that I have seen on any of the forums I have seen on here
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You have to root your phone to remove the extra verizon installed apps that won't let you uninstall them. This is a major pet peeve of mine... I shouldn't have to root my phone to uninstall apps I don't need. Recently, Verizon sent an update to my wife's phone that added Skype... she can't delete it either and doesn't use it but the stupid app runs all of the time and eats up battery life. I can feel my blood pressure going up right now just thinking about it.
You must root to actually remove them. You can hide them with launcher pro if you just don't want to see them in the app drawer.
ya i agree wit u its so many unnesscary crap we dont need i dont use vcast stuff the rockband and rapsdy r jus links very useless.... and i hope i get tht update i would enjoy using skype on my phone .... i have another question is i was tryin to hold off to root till we get the updates lik for skype and the vid recordin problem and i think i seen gingerbread comin out .. if i root will i still b able to receive the OTA update??
i would rather jus get rid of them instead of hiding them... im kinda getting used to the sense UI since i came from D1.. only thimg i dont like is how u cant change the dock buttons on the home screen
No, you won't. There isn't an update expected in the short term... just FYI.
dumb question probly could i root uninstall then unroot or will everything jus go bac to the same
Most phones can take OTAs while being rooted as long as youre on a stock rom and haven't removed any system apps. This is why a stock backup is always a good idea to have. And yes you can always unroot.
Here are the files and steps to unroot your phone:
[Tutorial] How To "Un-Root" The HTC ThunderBolt And Return It To Stock | Android News, Reviews, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets, Tips, Mods, Videos, Tutorials - Android Police
My experience has been that if you have clockwork mod installed when you receive the OTA update the phone will reboot but not update. I was running Froyo on my Droid and had this happen a bunch of times. I finally dumped the stock image for Bugless Beast and it stopped trying to update every day.
You can always remove bootstrap and stay rooted. Ultimately though, I think an SBF is the way to go. That way you don't have to worry about having this or that installed or uninstalled.