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Old September 13th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JIMV View Post
Nothing in the mobile world annoys me more than bloatware on a product I own....Someone should invent an app that removes this crap even if the carrier loves them.
Do you really "own" a carrier supplied and subsidised phone? - not until you've finished your contract commitment. More like a product that's leased to you IMO. You default on contract payments they IMEI blacklist it rendering it useless as a phone. Plus it's unlawful to unlock it while still subject to contract in the US. To avoid any of these issues you can always buy a non-carrier S4 direct from Samsung, but it will probably cost you around $800 up-front.

From what funky posts, it looks like Samsung has put some kind of self-destruction thing into the S4 to try and deter using unofficial ROMs, voids the warranty. Is it really a "product I own"?
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