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Old December 20th, 2010, 10:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I looked through the forums and I can't find anything to address my problem. I want to hide all the AT&T bloatware that is on my captivate and I've tried using LauncherPro but I like the layout of the default homescreen and apps page that came originally with the phone. My phone is no rooted and I dont want to root it either. My question is, is there a way to hide apps/bloatware without rooting my phone and have it still look like the stock phone? I like the default horizontal swiping of the apps list. I also would prefer that the process used is free...so freezing them with titanium backup wouldnt count....

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Old December 20th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope, sorry. You know your options, so you just need to choose.
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 11:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You could try ADWLauncher, its still not the stock TWLauncher, but it has the horizontal setup in the app drawer, but you can set up a group and exclude the AT&T apps, so when you tap the app drawer you don't see them. Plus you can get some cool themes for ADW
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Old December 23rd, 2010, 11:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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You can also use Smart Taskbar to group your apps into categories. If you don't add the bloatware into any of the groups, you effectively hide them.

I love Smart Taskbar. I can get to any app from any screen (even in-app) without first going back to a homescreen. Free version also includes a nice task switcher.
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I just made folders on a screen by category, didnt have to install anything. I grouped my commonly used apps there.
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