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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ned23, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. ned23

    ned23 Member
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    There is some junk on the applications page that I don't think I'll ever use and would like to delete. For example the Bejeweled Demo and some kind of Nascar thing.

    I followed the basic instructions to press and hold down the icon until the trash appears and then tried dragging them into the trash but they would not disappear. This works for the shortcuts on the first page but not for the two items I've tried on the application "pull-up" They will select and drag but not delete.

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  2. Only way is by rooting the phone
  3. johnbarry3434

    johnbarry3434 Newbie

    If you mean how to uninstall those apps completely you will need root access. There are good instructions on the Something Aweful forums on how to do it. I did it myself yesterday and though it is just temporary root access, it allows you to delete any apps including stock ones. Do so at your own discretion though, there is a way to reflash your phone in the case of a brick but some thing you can do with root access cannot be reversed at this time. Here is the link:
    Samsung Moment hacking and development - The Something Awful Forums
  4. ned23

    ned23 Member
    Thread Starter

    Man that drives me nuts! :eek:

    Anything that comes as a "Demo" should have a "Remove this Demo" option in the settings! :mad:
  5. ronboz

    ronboz Lurker

    So, I know nothing about rooting a phone or anything of the sort but. Deleting apps is much simpler than you guys are making it out to be.
    I found this out when trying to eliminate the demo stuff and the real men of genius app one of my friends put on my moment.
    Simply go to the
    settings>applications>manage applications
    choose the app you want to remove and click uninstall.

    Fairly straightforward unless, of course, you are all talking of a function way over my head. In that case I apologize for my cynicism.
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  6. njbianco

    njbianco Android Enthusiast

    Like others said all apps that come with the phone(sprint nav, nascar, nfl, sprint tv, and ect) you can not delete unless you root. Any app you install yourself its possible to uninstall. Sprint does this alot not just on this phone I also got the blackberry 9630 and the OEM apps are impossible to uninstall.
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  7. mystee_raven

    mystee_raven Lurker

    Thank you, that was simple and easy and best of all it worked!!!
  8. szalony1983

    szalony1983 Lurker

    not all application will come up, i want to remove application that came preloaded with the phone, stupid crap that always runs in the backround and i never use it.
  9. mdbradley85

    mdbradley85 Lurker

    I couldn't agree more!
  10. mdbradley85

    mdbradley85 Lurker

    So just to be sure I understand, the only way to delete the apps that came with the phone like NASCAR, is to root the phone, which can be dangerous if you do not know what you are doing?

    Normally I am pretty good with computer stuff, but lately I have had a string of bad luck and issues with all electronics from my car battery to my pc motherboard needing replaced, my mac having opperating system issues, and I've already had this android replaced once for not turning on and I've only had it about a month... So naturally I'm a bit hesitant to do anything with it if I am not 100 % sure what I'm doing.

    1 what exactly does rooting, or getting root access mean?
    2 will they help me do this at the store? My guess is no, but what do I know, if I knew I wouldn't be asking
    3 when people say it can be dangerous what do they mean? Like is it just that you have to be extra careful not to delete anything important because you can not recover it, or am I risking. Screwing the whole system up simply by going through thbe process of obtaining root access?

  11. someguyatx

    someguyatx Well-Known Member

    mdbradley85 start by looking here Moment - All Things Root - Android Forums and at this guide

    1. Rooting means you have total access to the OS on your phone. Basically you are locked out of the phone you purchased from Sprint/Samsung and rooting allows you to remove stock app, load custom themes etc..
    2. Nope
    3. Rooting may void your warranty and if something is done or loaded incorrectly could brick your phone. Thousands have done it and if you follow an existing method you will be fine

    With that being said I'm running stock DJ07 rooted, but I have tried multiple roms and themes etc.. with no ill effects. In fact I actually like my Moment now that all the bloatware is gone. I finally have a setup I really like so I'm going to write up a how to in simple English soon since I have been documenting my steps.
  12. edp

    edp Android Enthusiast

    even if you mess something up in the process of rooting, it is very easy to flash back to stock, so there really isn't that big of a risk in trying, except the annoying part setting up your phone again, the way you like it.
  13. spock23

    spock23 Lurker

    with yer bad luck m8
    u gotta be my bruver lol

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The Samsung Moment release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1440mAh battery.

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