Originally Posted by alea
do you know if i can get rid of tmob bloatware?
Originally Posted by LoyalServant
You can, if you root.....
There is an alternative method that works almost as well that people do not seem to use for some reason and that is the ability to disable an app.
That kills it off so it won't run and it's no longer in your apps drawer.
I think some people remember the days where you were stuck with it and their first order of business is rooting to get rid of the apps but disabling them works just as well.
If you just want them gone without rooting... disable them.
Not a whole lot of T-MOBILE
bloat to begin with:
1) T-MOBILE My Account
2) T-MOBILE Name ID
3) T-MOBILE TV
4) Mobile Hotspot
5) Visual Voicemail
That's it & I wouldn't necessarily consider 4 & 5 to be bloatware & Each one can be disabled.
This isn't to mention the HTC/SENSE applications,which almost all of them can be disabled.Doing so will also have varying degrees of affecting some of the cool stuff on the phone,such as BLINKFEED & I-R/TV REMOTE/CALENDAR.Not to say some of it can't be disabled,it just depends which features you use & the app(s) that affect it.
Perfect example of this is the TV SCHEDULE/FAVORITES-HTC CALENDAR tie-in:
First instinct is to disable HTC CALENDAR if you are using GOOGLE CALENDAR.The TV remote still works,however,if you like using the program reminder feature w/the I-R/TV remote,it's tied in to HTC CALENDAR & doesn't work w/GOOGLE CALENDAR (lacks shortcut to I/R functions).
mentioned,the "bloat" isn't taking up hardly any space & is using little & in most cases no battery when not in use.
That's not to say I don't have any apps disabled,but,just keep in mind that when you do disable apps,it may have an affect on others that you wouldn't normally consider,so,if you run into problems,just go back & (temporarily) enable apps when troubleshooting until everything is back to normal/determination of the cause of issues.