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Root Easiest way to remove bloatware on this phone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DeepwaterKoi, May 4, 2012.

  1. DeepwaterKoi

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    Sorry for the newbie question but this is my first smartphone and I don't really know what I am doing ;) I have read A LITTLE about rooting, but I do not want to get into that just yet b/c I am scared to mess something up. I don't think people have figured out how to root a SGSB 4G yet anyways. I am sure having all of the factory installed apps are slowing things down so I would like to get rid of everything I do not use and what is not necessary to operate the phone. Is there a list of necessary apps that i shouldn't mess with?

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    Easiest way, root it.
    Those bloat ware appa are made so we can't remove them unless we have unrestricted access to the system, what root does.

    Don't try it if you feel to uneasy about it. If you do try it follow instructions carefully and read up on how to get out of problems.
     
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    Thanks for the help! Does removing this extra software actually help with the phones performance? Two things that I heard could be adjusted with rooting is the earpiece and speaker volumes can be increased. I would like to do that at least because driving with the windows down you can't hear jack with the phone the way it is ;)

    Another thing that would be great would be to increase the signal strength of the phone. I don't get coverage at my work warehouse nor on the bottom floor of my apartment building. If that is possible i would love to do that as well.

    Thanks again for the helpful information,
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    No. Having an app installed on the phone doesn't make the phone run slower.
     
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    can take up space on the phone and sometimes they do run. i just recently rooted this phone and began removing the bloatware, now the amount of free ram increased by a bit. this will help a bit when multitasking or having multiple apps open
     
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    about the sound volume, i guess that can be adjusted deep within the system. but if you dont know what you are doing, i wouldnt try it. you could damage something. find what system files, if any, control sound.

    the signal strength cannot be adjusted with rooting. that has to do with coverage from the tmobile towers and how far you are from it. phone does have wifi calling so if possible use a wifi network at home and at work.
     
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    I just ordered mine from t-mobile and can't wait to get it. I had successfully rooted my samsung behold II before so I think I should be able to root the blaze too. Just want to know what are some of the challenges after you root it and try to remove those bloatware? Is there another tutorial somewhere for people who were able to successfully remove all (or some) bloatware? What are those bloatwares? After successfully removing them, did anyone ever try to do a benchmark comparison and see any significant performance gain (or is it just free up more internal memory to install for other apps)?? Thanks!
     
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    I'm satisfied that removing pre-installed software won't affect the performance of my Blaze, which is already good in any case. But I'd like to be able to run the software that regulates the CPU speed to conserve battery life. I'm just hesitant to do anything that might introduce glitches into a smoothly running device.
     
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    Read this thread:

    [HOWTO][TAR][BLAZE 4G] THE ODIN THREAD :: Return to stock, fix soft brick :: 4/9/12 - xda-developers

    Ignore well meaning, but uninformed posts about your phone magically being faster from removing system applications you choose to.
    That nonsense has been completely debunked even as far back as 2 years ago. In short, there are reasons for people to want to remove system applications, but the concept of you getting faster performance for having an application be uninstalled is a complete fabrication just based on people assuming that Android works the same as their Desktop OS.

    What they fail to realize is Android is designed to run on things with small resources, and as such, it handles things differently. An app will stay active in ram even though it is not doing anything at all, if the OS has a reason to believe it will have better battery life by keeping it open. Apps active in ram DO NOT CONSUME CPU CYCLES JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE ACTIVE IN RAM. Additionally, your phone could have only 200 megs of ram available, or 750 megs of ram available, and it will PERFORM JUST THE SAME.

    Pertaining to your "benchmarking" question, that is debatable if it would even apply. There are a bunch of benchmarking applications available but you won't see any difference in before or after using them. Their value is different from what you might think, and the information obtained from using them, is only usable to compare "performance" between different rom's, which we don't have on this phone yet, or to make controlled decisions for people who want to use cpu governing.

    In short, if you want to use something that REQUIRES root access, such as extended bluetooth controls, cpu speed apps, cmw, then by all means that is what the rooted kernel is for.

    Otherwise, you really don't have a reason to.
     
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    The dilemma of to root or not to root has been answered for me. I am completely unable to get the phone into Developer Mode, even after numerous attempts and watching the video on how to do it. All I can get is a brief message of some sort in yellow letters that doesn't stay long enough for me to read, other than something about "NOC block", whatever that means. In any event, I can't root if I can't get past step 1, so that's off the table.
     

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