Unnecessary Aps

Discussion in 'Droid X Tech Support' started by jkm2282, Sep 23, 2010.

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    Or are they called bloatwares? VZ Navigator, Kindle, amazon mp3..how do i remove them? I don't use them and was wondering if there was anyway to remove them. Thanks.
     
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    There is a huge thread about removing them around here if you search. You have to be rooted, other than that its pretty simple.
     
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    Sorry, i should have searched before posting it. I apologize. So there is no way to remove if it is not rooted, which i don't really know what is anyway, lol?
     
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    No, you have to be rooted to modify the file system in anyway.
     
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    What does rooting does to the phone? Does it alter it in anyway?
     
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    Rooting allows you superuser (admin) privileges to the file system, so you can modify/edit/change things that Motorola (for example) would normally not allow you to do. There is also a few threads in the X forum on doing that as well.

    Alot of people are scared to do so, and you could void the warranty, however its really not anything to be worried about really...
     
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    Aah, so it voids the warranty. Pretty hard decision to make then, eh? :s
     
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    Technically, yes it can void the warranty, however you can always undo it if you need to send the phone in....so no harm done. And if the phone is to trashed to be workable, then they will never know anyways. And there is only a small chance (IMHO) that they would even try and check. I sent a rooted Droid 1 in for replacement and got it covered no questions asked.

    All your doing is basically giving yourself admin privileges on the phone's file system...thats it.
     
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    Aah ok, i will look into it. Thanks man. Appreciate it.
     
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