Sick of Surprise Crap ware


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  1. streetslide

    streetslide Member This Topic's Starter

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    Verizon was bad enough but at least I knew going in that I would have My Verizon. I am getting real sick of UNREMOVEABLE crap ware or features, some just showing up on my phone.

    One day it's Kindle, now it's Places. I keep waking up to new junk or built in ahem...features that I don't want and can't remove. Let see - this is what I can't remove so far:

    Amazon MP3 - Don't play music on phone, don't need it
    Blockbuster - Same - have a 55" TV for that
    City ID - What useless junk and they actually want you to pay
    Corporate Directory - - Ain't a corporation, don't need two contact lists
    Kindle - Want me to read a book on a phone, send me a battery
    Latitude - Ah - Not No, hell no
    Places - - At least I can remove Yelp
    Skpe Don't care - give me front camera I might be interested
    Social networking- Antisocial Mom taught me to mind my own business !

    Yeah I know I can root but I don't want to be an Android guru. I just want to use the phone to make calls and use the Apps that I want vs what Google or Verizon thinks is the greatest thing since milk.

    Jeez - people complain about Jobs having to much control with Apple, this isn't that much different.

    I feel better but I hope Google and Verizon can YOU HEAR ME NOW. Let us remove this useless junk.
     

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  2. Pryomancer

    Pryomancer Well-Known Member

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    Rooting really is simple, it's just a few steps, and you get control over your phone. I'd say the carriers are far worse than Google. They just try to pile on their own rubbish because they want a presence on the phone, and want the user to notice them. Google at least makes apps that are useful, and you don't have to pay for most (all?) of them.

    But yeah, I agree, I hate carrier customisation. Not only does it delay things like froyo for their customers, it's usually rushed and full of bugs, and generally worthless in the first place.
     
  3. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

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    its part of buying a carrier based phone........ you get what they give you........ or you can root and make it your own phone......... I still havent convinced Chevy to sell me a truck without an ashtray that I have no use for....... and my tv has all kinds of channels that I would really rather wish didnt exist....... fortunately there are ways to remedy things you dont want........ in this case its root
     
  4. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member

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    hmm what's the point of getting a smartphone if you're not going to play music, watch movies read books and all kinds of other things?

    Bundling is a way to get more developers interested in android. It circumvents many of the problems of the app market so they have a better incentive to bring more apps.
     
  5. mrmojoz

    mrmojoz Well-Known Member

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    Considering how easy this is to do, is this actually an issue?
     
  6. ari-free

    ari-free Well-Known Member

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    unfortunately, you can't root your chevy or TV.
     
  7. copestag

    copestag Well-Known Member

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    nope cant root the chevy or tv......... but I can replace the console on the chevy....... and I can program the tv to only show the channels I want....... and I can also root my phone and get rid of all bloatware installed by the carrier

    just have to be resourceful and use the tools given to you..... you can have what you want
     

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