What pre-installed apps did you disable?General

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  1. phredog

    phredog Well-Known Member

    I think my phone is finally stable. I went wild disabling things. It has gone 75 hours without hanging. I think my battery is doing better as well.

    I disabled everythign I would not possibly use. All of the following is included:

    Android live wallpapers
    AP mobile news
    Aurora 2
    Blue sea
    Calculator - Replaced it with a better calc.
    Face Unclock
    Messaging - Relaced it with WhatsApp - No SPAM! :)
    Mini diary
    Music Hub
    News & Weather
    Photo wall
    Polaris office
    Readers Hub
    Social Hub
    Talk back
    Voice talk
    Yahoo! Finance

    These are for networking, and I can not seem to disable them:
    SNS disclaimer

    I used to have Skype on my phone but I started getting SPAM, so I uninstalled it.

    What did you disble? Any suggestions? Is there anything I should re-enable?

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  2. faberzinho

    faberzinho Active Member

    how did you get to remove them?
  3. phredog

    phredog Well-Known Member

    I am far from being an expert.

    You must have Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0x).

    You can not "remove" them. You can just make some go away indefinitely. Not all the apps allow you to do so. Some can only be made to go away until you power cycle again.

    I went into Settings, then Applications. Then I used the tab on the left to select "All". Scroll down to the app you want to disable Tap on it. Then in this order tap "Clear data", "Force Stop". This will kill the app until you restart the phone. If you want it to day "dead" then select "Disable". You can always go back and select "Enable" to bring it back if you later discover that you disabled something important.

    So far I have caused no harm. My battery life has improved, and my phone is better behaved.
  4. Golfer2020

    Golfer2020 New Member

    Thanks for this post very useful :)
  5. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member

    I've disabled everything same as you except calculator and messaging.

    Btw, does anyone know what DSMLawmo is? Whenever it's running, the little arrows below the wifi symbol are always active and my battery drops really quick. I force stop it, then everything settles back down again. Can't disable the bastard thing though.
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  6. PiscesCloud

    PiscesCloud Well-Known Member

    Thank you phredog and Omar; I have already started the disabling process but I can see that I have much further to go.

    In answer to your question regarding 'DSMLawmo' Omar I found the following link that sheds some light. As mentioned in the posting there may be more on the Galaxy S3 forum but I have not followed up on that yet.

    DSMLawmo.. dafuq is that - xda-developers
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  7. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member


    Still don't understand what it's really for lol.

    But anyways, if anyone else sees it running, just force stop it. Didn't ruin my phone or anything.
  8. bluenova

    bluenova OK Computer VIP Member

    That XDA thread says it might be for carrier access but I also have it on my non-carrier specific N7000.

    I wonder if it might be for Samsung Dive?
  9. Omar Days

    Omar Days Well-Known Member

    Same here, unbranded unlocked note.
  10. zds

    zds Member

    What "better calculator" do you have (I would like to try one that has decent memory functions e.g. M+ and M-) ?
  11. Anruari

    Anruari Member

    My phone has been on for 8 hrs 24 mins after being restarted with a full battery.
    I have not dissabled any pre-installed programmes, and have installed over 97 apps according to the "Downloaded" section. none in the 8 hours specified.

    I have spent time on the internet but not made calls or texts today.

    wifi and GPS are on.
    Push email is on to 2 servers (Google and Exchange)
    my battery is on 82 %
    Screen brightness is at default setting.

    on the other hand - I have found my previous hansdet (had other faults) failed to charge quickly on a generic 2.1 Amp car charger. - whether or not it was in use in the car.
    I have not tested this handset yet. (As said the other one had identified faults.)
  12. juliar

    juliar Member

    Thanks to all for advice on what is safe to disable. I had done some on my own already, but have more from the list above. The problem I'm having is finding a good comprehensive list of what these little apps ARE so I know which ones I don't want running. Most of these lists say "these are safe to kill if you don't want them running" but give no indication of what they do - so I may actually want to leave some running. If someone knows of a comprehensive list of the apps and their functions it would be greatly appreciated!
  13. Howard Hopkinson

    Howard Hopkinson Well-Known Member

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  14. phredog

    phredog Well-Known Member

    I got carried away on one of my phones and killed the UI. I can answer calls, and even get to the settings, but I have no icons. Suggestions? Other than a re flash I guess it is a brick. If I can get back into app remover I can retire whatever I killed. I am not sure how to do so.

    Is there a way?

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