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HTC Desire HD - Bloatware?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by eddiewawa, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    hey all i was wondering the levels of bloatware providers are shoehorning onto the DHD? could some of you guys (esp UK users) share an insight into voda's, tmobs, orange's etc attempts to cripple our phones? thanks in advance!

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  2. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    VF upgrade - but from CPW so unbranded and unlocked. So nothing so far. Someone did come out with the suggestion that the carriers may load some bloat in the future via an OTA update but noone knows as yet ...

  3. SpencerUk

    SpencerUk Android Enthusiast

    Don't come with any network crap on so far, but you have

    Adobe Reader
    Amazon MP3
    Sound Hound

  4. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    hey guys, thanks for the above! It's just ive heard horror stories with the orginal desire when it was released with orange and 3uk, and the plethora of carrier bloatware that was installed...so was curious to see if the carriers will take a hands off approach and advertise applications on the market instead? end of the day, it should be consumer choice
  5. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    As yet, there are 2 operator ROMs available - 3 UK and o2 Germany - although I've not heard of anyone having either of these. Seems HTC are just rolling out WWE DHDs
  6. Lalaland

    Lalaland Member

    You can relax in the knowledge that the service providers cannot touch your installed apps or firmware if you've got an unbranded handset.
  7. Lalaland

    Lalaland Member

    I've already removed Amazon MP3 and Sound Hound from my Desire. I never used them so I wanted them off and it wasn't hard to get rid of them.

    If anyone gets a handset with bloatware on it that they don't want they can simply root it (see the one click rooting in the rooting section of this site for DHD) and use a tool like Titanium Backup Pro to either freeze or remove the bloatware that they were previously unable to uninstall.

    I'd advise freezing an app first to make sure if you remove it completely it won't cause any problems. Then if it's fine, remove it.

    So in theory bloatware shouldn't be an issue.
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  8. theoneana

    theoneana Lurker

    Thanks for that Lalaland, I'll try it
  9. RizSher

    RizSher Lurker

    Hi Lalaland

    I (temp) rooted using Vision, enabled start on boot, then removed Twitter and Peep using titanium; the problem said removed, and the two icons disappeared from the phone, however, they re-appeared after a reboot - have your un-installs persisted after a reboot?.

  10. Lalaland

    Lalaland Member

    No, mine have stayed away.

    I don't tend to reboot that often but I have rebooted once since I got rid of them and they've not returned.
  11. eddiewawa

    eddiewawa Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    will defo provide an update on the orange dhd i recieve today, i hope they've kept my batch clean of what-the-hell-is-this-ware :)
  12. ArthurIhde

    ArthurIhde Well-Known Member

    thanks for your share! [​IMG]

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The HTC Desire HD release date was October 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 768GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1230mAh battery.

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