What apps can be safely frozen or disabled?

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    I think a list of what can and cannot or shouldn't be frozen would help out a lot of people.

    The obvious junk, preinstalled games, vzw navigator, etc.

    But what about htc's crap? Like "peep",, watch, etc.
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    Good question! Would like to know too.
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    I've disabled about a dozen apps so far. Some Verizon apps and some HTC apps. Unfortunately some Verizon apps couldn't be disabled. Go figure right. Anyway phone seems stable and smooth.
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    so far I've disabled

    Blockbuster
    Hot Pursuit
    Let's Golf
    NFL Mobile
    VCast Music
    Verizon Video
    VZ Navigator

    No issues so far
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    Redwood, how did you disable VZ Nav? There wasn't a disable button.
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    Uninstall all updates to VZ nav and the button changes to disable.
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    Also seem to be completely safe so far:

    Any Live Wallpaper you don't use
    Apps (With the gray circle, shopping cart and red V circle)
    VideoSurf
    Amazon Kindle
    Facebook (assuming you don't use it)
    Google Play Books
    Google+
    Mobile IM
    Mobile Instant Messaging
    Polaris Office
    Slacker Radio
    Talk
    Youtube

    Probably more, but these are the ones I know can be disabled with no issues, provided you don't use them.

    Interesting that you can't disable Visual Voice Mail...
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    You can disable stocks, talkBack, videosurf, watch and watch widget too...oh, and mobile IM....and FB chat. I use Kindle and Google+ so want those. Yes, you cannot disable visual VM?
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    On my HTC One X I disabled the following without repercusiĆ³ns:

    Wallpapers (I disabled 7)
    AT&T Address Book
    AT&T Code Scanner
    AT&T Family Map
    AT&T Navigator
    Widgets (17)
    Calculator
    Car (Dock App)
    Device Help
    Dock Mode
    Facebook
    Facebook for HTC Sense
    Flickr
    Friend Stream
    Friend Stream Lock Screen
    GMail
    Google Play Books
    Google Search
    HTC Dock Screen
    Live TV
    Mail
    MOG Music
    Movie Editor
    Music (Stock Music Player)
    PDF Viewer
    Picassa Albums
    Polaris Office
    Soundhound
    Stocks
    Stocks Lock Screen
    Top HD Games
    TuneIn Radio
    Twitter
    Twitter for HTC Sense
    Watch
    Yellow Pages
    YPmobile


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    Nice keep them coming.

    Really helpful
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    How do you disable an app?
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    Pat, I assume it is very similar to the razr ICS. Go to settings > Apps > All apps. Open the stock-bloatware apps and you will see either uninstall, disable or a grayed out icon. Disable will disable the app and move it to the end of the list. If it says uninstall, then either it will uninstall the app or it will uninstall the updates then give you the option to disable.

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    Yup same method on the Rezound

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    Thanks for the confirmation mountainbikermark! I'm still waiting for my son to get ICS on his Rezound... then time to teach him about backup, factory data reset, disabling and everything ICS!

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    I have disabled all bloat and ALL Verizon apps. I have disabled the Sense lock screen. No side effects on any as far as I can tell so far. System is stable.
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    I "think" you can disable any app that it will let you disable....otherwise you'd run into big trouble. I disabled about 25 so far and no problems. Just added Footprints and Friendstream. Unless you use those they can go to the bottom.
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    Silly question, exactly how do you disable a program. Can't seem to get the procedure correct. thanks from a non techie.




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    here ya go:

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    Sorry, just did not go to page 2 for the answer. Disregard my post.
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    Disabled apps are banished to the very bottom of the apps list. Scroll all the way down.
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