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  1. Germaphobic

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    I got a new phone (sony Xperia X10i) on a plan, and the phone comes with apps that i dont want. I cant seem to delete/un-install these apps with a standard un-installer app. Anything on the Android market that will un-install and get rid of these unwanted apps?

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    There are a few apps that will do it, but to delete pre-installed apps you have to first root your phone.
     
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    Thank you for the quick reply.
    What does root my phone mean? (sorry im new to Android.)
    And if i dont "root" my phone, is there no app available to uninstall apps that come with the phone?

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    Root simply means getting access to the whole phone. Sprint, Verizon and all the carriers restrict access to the phone when you buy it. Root gives you back control. It's like the administrator on Windows or Mac.
     
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    I don't know the specifics about your phone but I'd suggest being very careful deleting your bloatware apps. On the DroidX there were quite a few posts of people who just deleted whatever they felt like then were screwed when a new upgrade of Android came out. Apparently those apps were necessary for the upgrade. They fumed, cursed and cried (blaming Motorola for their mistake) that they crippled their phones and begged others for the installs so they could get the upgrade. Others just deleted whatever they thought didn't look interesting then found out the files WERE important for some other app they did want.

    Since you are new to the phone and are still learning, I'd suggest NOT deleting anything and just live with them. It sucks that manufacturers bloat our devices with garbage, but it's better than deleting something you can't get back and is necessary for the phone to function correctly. Once you get some experience you can root and get something like Titanium Backup which can freeze an app and accomplish the same thing in a reversible way.
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I dont think i'll ROOT my phone. Not really my thing.
    I'll just have to live with these apps.

    Thanks again.
     

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