Last Updated: Nov 09,2010
Droid Incredible getting V CAST Apps next week, whether you like it or not -- Engadget
People who care can root and delete that stuff. People who don't care can, well, keep doing what they are doing and not care. Either way, I'd say that saying it "sucks" to be on Verizon right now is kind of an exaggeration. You get bloatware stuff like this on all the carriers.
yeah, its just more crapware, thats it. if you're rooted, then no issue. if you're not, hide it with launcherpro.
I'm willing to bet this update breaks root.
Wait a minute... that article seems to contridict itself!
First Engadget states that Verizon is going to push the V.CAST apps App store.
Then Verizon states that they are going to pre-install V.CAST apps.
Then Verizon states that the Incredible will be the first Android phone with the store.
So what are the DINC users actually going to get? Multiple pre-installed V.CAST apps loaded on their phones? Or a single V.CAST app store?
Sounds like a C-Cast App Store to me, but who knows. Guess we'll find out soon enough.
And within a few days a new way to root will be out. People have been jailbreaking iPhones for years, I'm sure Verizon hasn't figured out how to keep people from rooting. Besides, this isn't a Sense update from HTC, it's just an install from Verizon, I doubt it will affect root.
I'm rooted and running a custom rom so the update won't run right?
IF you delete the VZW updater app, then no, it shouldnt update
Scanning it, it looks as though "V CAST Apps" is the name of VZW's new market app, and that the market app itself is what they're talking about being bundled.
I don't care about the addition of the V-Cast store.
I'm just worried about what it might do to a rooted phone if we update.
i'm not even going to run the update... big red can suck it
Right. With the path VZW is taking, it seems like just LOVE to break phones with root. Who knows, you could end up on a boot loop because of the update.
I'll take a boot loop over the bricks Sprint made out of perfectly good evos with one of their updates
I'll take permanent rootable phones over the bloat infested VZW phones any day. VZW is back to their old shenanigans again.
It doesn't really bother me, the only thing is the extra apps but owell. At least we'll get a great app store.
One good thing about having a EOL phone (Droid Eris). We'll never have to worry about bloat even on stock!
Which phone isn't rootable? Still thought they all were...have to admit I don't keep up as my Incredible has been rooted and bloat free for quite some time, don't think I've ever got an acutal OTA update on it.
VZW is the king of bloat, I will agree... I do hate sprints SPL lock though so....whatever they all have their + and -
Droid X/ Droid 2 can't have permanent root.
oh yeah the whole bootloader thing, MOTO has always whacky with their hardware, not sure I'd place all the blame on VZW. Even their dumbphones still require a driver to charge from a pc....
VZW was always known for crippling their phones so that every damn thing you wanted to do you were nickeled and dimed for. I'm not surprised that after preaching the openness of android with the Droid they're heading back in that direction. I won't be surprised if they eventually stop putting the android market on in favor of their own. Of course there will always be the wonderful tech guru's that discover how to root and post it for all of us to follow, but it sure sucks that you have to go that route.
Yup. Even their version of the touch pro and touch pro 2 were nerfed .
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