I hate bloatware!!!

GatosGal

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Just got my new phone today -- I love it..BUT: When I click on "Apps" there is an ocean of crap that I have to wade through to find the stuff I want. i know i can't remove it from my phone, but how can i hide those thumbnails?
 

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im not sure lol, you can try to put them in the trash can, but they may come back.
the pre installed apps are pesky lil buggers. you could root then freeze them if your up to that.
 

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All u have to do is open up the app draw hit menu and edit. Hold down on app icon and drag to where u want like last page

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#$%^ app drawer!

All u have to do is open up the app draw hit menu and edit. Hold down on app icon and drag to where u want like last page

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That's all very well...but the app drawer itself is still crammed with crap! Nothing I can do, I suppose...I'm not going to wreck my new phone by trying to root it.
 

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dont need to root it. either put it in a folder u never use, or move them to the last 3 pages of your app menu. OR download go launcher and then u can hide them.
 
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Go Launcher

I tried downloading Go Launcher, but it said it was only usable on a rooted phone. So I quit.
 

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I use go launcher... it is great and you can house the apps you don't use in a folder. I have not rooted my phone yet.

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That is hide the apps not house the house.

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I tried downloading Go Launcher, but it said it was only usable on a rooted phone. So I quit.

um, i'm not rooted and use go launcher so that's not what you were looking at for sure, or maybe you misunderstood. Go Launcher EX is the one you want :)
 

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Yes, I use Go Launcher EX on a non rooted charge with no issues. I set u a folder labeled bloat instead of hiding the apps I didn't want.

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you cant remove the bloateware from the phone unless you root it. All you can do is trash icons from your launcher. The apps will still be there in the apps menu. Got to love Verizon bloatware. I rooted mine and loaded a humble removed most of that crap. For the rest you can download an app from the market to manual remove bloateware like the stupid golf game asumming your rooted.

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My next phone is going to be an iPhone for this reason

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but then you have to worry about poor reception and dropped calls. Just easier to root the damn phone and in less than 20 min you good to go.

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My next phone is going to be an iPhone for this reason

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Consider that the iphone doesn't run flash either, unless they released an update or something since I changed back

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