I have searched for a way to prevent the pre-installed Sprint apps from running on my Epic, but can't seem to find one that doesn't involve rooting and un-installing them. As much as I don't want to have them starting up on me all the time, I am not comfortable rooting my phone. I have tried to "kill" them using both Samsung's task manager and Advanced Task Killer. The continue to start up on their own periodically. Anyone else noticing this? If so, have you found a fix? I think this is the biggest killer of my battery. I am new to Android, and might just be showing it, but any help would be appreciated. Thank you.