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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by biotob, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. biotob

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    Good god, man. This is my first Android phone, I've had it for less than 24 and i'm enjoying the crap out of it. Now, if only I can rid it of the 3 pages of garbage that's in the Applications screen. Seriously, most of it is bloatware mixed in with useful shtuff like your alarm clock, settings, etc.
    Anywho, yay DROID! I think i'll stay around for a while. :)
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    You can't uninstall it but you can hide it by using Go Launcher, creating a folder named "Bloatware" (or anything you want to name it) and moving those apps into it. They'll still be there you just won't have to see them.
     
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    That's great :) is GoLauncher a pre-installed app? (i don't have my phone with me atm, so please excuse my "lack of proactive research")
     
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    Its a launcher replacement you get from the market. It replaces Touch Wiz. Get it and love it!
     
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    I'll have to do this as soon as i get to my vehicle :) I also saw some SMS type apps to replace the stock one....any recommendations as to which one is a viable replacement?
     
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    x2 on GoLauncher. I also just joined the droid world with a charge from a BB Tour and love it!
     
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    When you get to the point when you feel like "hacking" your phone, you can always root it and delete the bloatware. :)
     
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    Just make sure there's a way to flash back. I just got a charge and loving it. Came from many android phones, last was a droid x. I remember some issues where if some apps weren't installed, updates could not be applied or something like that.
     
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    You'll have the same issue here. But, as always, there are ways around it. :D

    Having a way of going back to stock is ALWAYS something useful to have laying around!
     
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    you guys think the droid blow your minds..... I can from a Motorola Razr with no internet at all... and suddenly, this latest greatest phone period(yes,I think this phone with the 4G=LTE speed blow any Iphone in the market today)....wow.... what all these apps.... Need to find out something...wikipedia is a few click away.(no need to get to a PC)....
    and that camera.... It is almost as good as my $300+ Sony camera bought last year...
    it acts as GPS too.....
    and I kept the Razr for all these years??????
     
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    To those who've suggested Go launcher EX, you're all my new best friends. it's pretty much awesome. I DID try some others (Launcher Pro, and ADW), but they pale in comparison. The Go-line of widgets are pretty sexy and well developed, and the UI is incredibly smooth with almost no lag. There IS one issue I had, and I'm not sure if it's with Go-Launcher EX or Android in general; it took way to long for me to figure out how to set my own wallpaper. I must be doing something wrong, because when i try to open the .jpg file from my SD (into the gallery) I can't set it to be my wallpaper, and the gallery crashes. Regardless, somehow I got it to work...don't ask me how, because I don't know off the top of my head.

    Believe me, I've had intentions of hacking the phone b4 I even bought it lol. But, I'm skeptical, and slightly paranoid since it voids the warranty (I know, there's a way around that too, like I said...I'm a lil skeptical). I just want to make sure I get into the "ins and outs" of the phone b4 I go that route. I don't like fumbling around when I'm doing something like that...I don't want a $300 paper weight.

    ROCK ON DUDE!, I remember when i had a Razr...I can only imagine what you're feeling right now; complete and utter amazement if I'm correct.

    On a separate note, this is the second greatest move I've made...the first being from Windows to Ubunutu 10.10 a few weeks ago (It took a few tries to convince me, but after this last one when I dove in full-force, I never looked back). For those of you who DO have Ubuntu, the Ubuntu One app should be one of your first apps...seriously, it's indispensable.
     

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