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FINALLY! Remove Vlingo / Voice Command without root (ICS Only)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alexp86, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. alexp86

    alexp86 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I upgraded to ICS yesterday via Kies (I have the XEU version) and was under the impression that I'd be able to finally disable Vlingo. However, when I select voice command in the applications, the "uninstall" option is still grayed out!

    Has anyone managed to find a way around this without rooting / voiding warranty? I can't stand the bloody thing, I hate that it activates when you accidentally double click the middle button!

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  2. bluejava2

    bluejava2 Newbie


    guess no one else out there thinks Vlingo is unworthy?
  3. sparxuk

    sparxuk Lurker

    i wish i could do this, i hate it when im at work and it activates "what would you like to do", gets some funny looks, and i swear i only press home once half the time!
  4. sparxuk

    sparxuk Lurker

    ok figured it out! you cant uninstal voice command in the settings menu, however there is a way, if you use go launcher you can unistall voice command by going into the app draw and long pressing on the voice command app, then hit the red cross once it pops up, you will then be taken to the unistal page, job done! no more vlingo!
    fcore, omnetician, codral and 6 others like this.
  5. alexp86

    alexp86 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    sparxuk - thanks - this seemed to work! Had to install go launcher, followed your steps and then uninstalled go launcher afterwards. The stupid thing now doesn't pop up when I double tap the middle button!
    ted123321 and bluejava2 like this.
  6. bluejava2

    bluejava2 Newbie

    Very nice sparxuk and alexp86. Did it as well and bye bye Vlingo! Thanks! :)
  7. vasush

    vasush Lurker

    thank you so much! I was looking for a solution for this for eternity. God it was irritating!
  8. Marrr

    Marrr Newbie

    That's right. And it's so stupidly easy you'll be kicking yourself. I still am.

    > Firstly, you'll need to install Go Launcher. Search on the Play Store for it.

    > Then, when you've installed it, go into the app drawer and press and hold the 'Voice Command' icon (the blue one).

    > It will shake with a red cross next to it, click to uninstall and follow the prompts.

    > That's it. Gone. You can uninstall Go Launcher at this point if you want.

    There doesn't seem to be a way to install it again, unless a factory reset brings it back (but that's no loss, i've been close to chucking my phone out of the window because of that thing keep popping up)

    Also, this does only seems to work with ICS. My wife has a newer GT-I9100G S2 which is still on gingerbread (O2 UK) and this trick doesn't work.
    trevytrev, Gembeck, max0603 and 2 others like this.
  9. DaveSyd

    DaveSyd Android Enthusiast

    Which network are you on Marr O2UK also - I think it might vary by which mobile network build you are on and not the OS version? Certain apps seem to be removable or not depending on how the Network views the world?
  10. Marrr

    Marrr Newbie

    I'm on Three UK.

    The uninstall option is greyed out in Applications on my phone.

    It also can't be disabled using the application manager like much of the bloatware (most carrier crud can be disabled on my phone), it's strange Go Launcher can rid of it.
  11. Deleted User

    Deleted User Guest

    Quite right it worked! Stupid thing never worked very well anyway!
  12. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    It worked!

    Unbranded UK SGS2 on official ICS, no root, totally stock, and it worked. Through app manager, Voice command's uninstall option was greyed out. However, Go Launcher let me uninstall it. No more launching of that PITA app with an accidental double-tap of the home button!
  13. ted123321

    ted123321 Lurker

    Thanks! This worked for me!
  14. Roy Jones

    Roy Jones Lurker

    I have a number of ''Go Launcher'' on my play store. So which one would it be please? Many thanks !!
  15. matttye

    matttye Android Expert

  16. rachaelnz

    rachaelnz Lurker

    However, with new ICS update, double tap of home button wont open "What would you like to do" unless you re-accept the terms and conditions. I'm just not going to accept them for now... until then, thanks for this helpful post!

    GoLauncher is fantastic btw
  17. max0603

    max0603 Newbie

    Well done bro!
  18. sweden721127

    sweden721127 Lurker

    I love you man, I've tried everything and nothing worked beside your way. Thanks mate!!
  19. stemel

    stemel Lurker

    I was going nuts with the app activating even on single homescreen button click on my SG2 running on 4.0.3 and disabling my bt earphones blasting the music through the speaker while it did so.

    I registered just to thank you, you can have my sister pal

  20. trevytrev

    trevytrev Well-Known Member

    This is good to know, I'm using Apex but can still do it. One question though, what's the difference between Voice Command and Voice Talk or are they the same? I have both in my app drawer.
  21. RobertCBoston

    RobertCBoston Lurker

    Thank you so much for the go launcher tip to remove this nuisance!
  22. sonofwil

    sonofwil Lurker

    I love you man!
  23. Ashen

    Ashen Lurker

    You Sir, deserves a medal!

    Can't find the words to express myself how many times I've been raging about this SHIT called Vlingo! And the problem that Samsung has ignored it.
    And by the look of things wheen I googled the problem, it's quite a few people with this problem!

    Thanks yet again my good man!
  24. jfinlayson

    jfinlayson Lurker

    I didn't see a Go Launcher, but found and installed Go Launcher EX.

    Where is "the app draw". I don't see it. Nor could I find any voice command app.

    Trying to fix the same problem running cyanogenmod9 on Touch pad.
  25. Russell Ng

    Russell Ng Android Expert

    Go Launcher = Go Launcher Ex (its the same)

    App draw = Applications Drawer. Its where the list of apps are shown. Tap on the app drawer button on the homescreen dock to get to the app drawer.

    You can see the voice command app in the app drawer if there are no shortcuts on the homescreen. Or just double tap the home key to activate.

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