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Old April 25th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default AT&T Safe to disable bloatware

  • Swype (if you don't use it, disable it)
  • Story Album
  • Story Album Widget
  • Samsung Link
  • Mobile TV
  • CoolEUKor
  • RoseEUKor
  • Com2uSPoker
  • ChocoEUKor
  • ChatON
  • AT&T Navigator
  • AT&T Locker
  • AT&T FamilyMap
  • AT&T Messages
  • AT&T DriveMode (Seriously, do we really need an app for this? Just put the damn phone in your pocket when you’re driving and LEAVE IT THERE!)
  • FlipBoard
So that's my list of apps that you can safely disable via the Android OS without root and most importantly without crippling your phone.

Feel free to add more if you would like as a reply.

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Can they be removed to free up space????? I plan to try to disable, remove and delete anything I can when mine comes today but I am on Sprint.
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I'm sure that they can, if and when you have root. But as for myself, I don't plan on rooting it.
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Old April 28th, 2013, 08:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Good list.
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I disable everything I don't use. I even disable Google+, other Google services I don't use, all the Samsung apps it will allow, widgets I don't use...pretty much anything it will allow. I like how Jelly Bean even lets you hide icons from the application list that you don't use.

If you have root, you probably can disable system functions. With the stock AT&T OS, it's not going to let you disable something vital to the system.

Long story short, disable it unless you find a reason to turn it back on :-)
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5.00M Swype (if you don't use it, disable it)
4.00M Story Album *
0.02M Story Album Widget*
3.50M Samsung Link*
6.67M Mobile TV*
0.27M CoolEUKor*
0.27M RoseEUKor*
1.34M Com2uSPoker*
0.27M ChocoEUKor*
5.40M ChatON*
26.88M ChatOn V*
4.00M AT&T Navigator*
1.60M AT&T Locker*
0.01M AT&T FamilyMap*
7.67M AT&T Messages
0.77M AT&T DriveMode*
52.00M FlipBoard
1.30M Group Play*
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~121M saved

That's not really that much compared to the total storage and I use Flipboard anyway. The ones I marked I just disabled to clear up the app listing.

I glad i did this. I was going to root the phone just to delete the bloatware but I see now that there's not much on there in terms of size which is the only real reason to delete them. The new OS allows you to hide the apps and icons so it's kind of a "see no evil, hear no evil" thing. Why bother?
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Plus those disabled apps don't run as well. It's like freezing the apps like when you're rooted but does it via an internal Android API.
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