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Old November 23rd, 2011, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Given the staggering amount of bullcrap Verizon has put on this phone, we need to determine what exactly is safe to remove (if we get a custom ROM though, the point is moot). I'd love to start a list in this forum for reference, but I don't wanna brick my new best friend. Does anyone have experience removing bloat with minimal side effects on this phone?

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Given the staggering amount of bullcrap Verizon has put on this phone, we need to determine what exactly is safe to remove (if we get a custom ROM though, the point is moot). I'd love to start a list in this forum for reference, but I don't wanna brick my new best friend. Does anyone have experience removing bloat with minimal side effects on this phone?

I will start the list...I have removed bloat from 3 phones.

All VZW apps including Backup Assistant.

Pre-installed games.

I wouldn't touch anything else...only because I don't know which Samsung apps are tied to Android's framework; haven't dug that deep yet.

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For now on my wifes phone, I just put all the crapware in a separate folder.
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*Removed list* i removed and uninstalled with titanium backup (most of these apps were on my xperia play and i never had a problem)

411
weather clock
allshare
analog duel clock
analog clock
blockbuster
books
browser (make sure to download a replacement in market)
car cradle
city id
desk cradle
digital clock
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music player (download one in market)
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google talk
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vcast (everything that is Vcast i deleted)
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My verizon mobile
setup wizard 1.0
setup wizard 1.3
touchwiz (make sure you have another launcher or you will bootloop ADW or launcher pro are pretty good but make sure those are installed and set up before u delete touchwiz)
license settings
swype keyboard

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i want to delete this stuff can someone check and see if these can be deleted?
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let me know if u can remove those safely
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Thing is, I like having the My Verizon app. The data tracking widget is awesome.

Can you grab the APK names for those? If so then I'll edit the first post with the list.
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apk names? those are the names? (i removed the myverizon app because i would like to have a stock android GB as close i can get it) those are the names it listed in TB when i uninstalled them so far phone has had no Force closes or random reboots and it starts up faster and im gonna say better battery life but im gonna go pick up that extended battery later today
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I rooted, installed Titanium backup, and removed some of the bloatware.

titanium said it was removed, but is is still there! Never got uninstalled??
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