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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by rustie, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. rustie

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    Blimey - Just got a Samsung Galaxy GTS 5570 and having moved from a phone that just made call - it has blown my mind.............

    It came loaded with Demo's of games that I don't want - does any one know how i get rid. I have tried the manage my applications way - but the uninstall button is greyed out. The games are in Spanish so I don't want them and they are cluttering up my screens..............

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    Hi there... welcome to the forums!

    You can usually remove the preloaded carrier bloatware by rooting your phone. There are sub-forums for each device and, within each device sub-forum, there should be an "all-things-root" sub-section where anything like this would be dealt with.

    If you check out Samsung Galaxy Mini (S5570) - Android Forums then other users will be able to help!
     
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    Welcome to the AndroidForums, Rustie!

    Yeah, there's always some amount of "bloatware" on our Android devices, which I guess is a way that the carriers and manufacturers help subsidize their cost.

    The advice that D-U-R-X is right...the only way to get rid of those apps in your case would be to root your phone (i.e., get superuser access) and de-activate them. The best way is not always deleting the app since that can impede your ability to receive OTA (over-the-air) updates in the future from your carrier. Several root-only apps like Root Explorer or Titanium Backup allow you "freeze" the apps without deleting, moving / renaming them which will accomplish what you want--but you will have to get root access first.

    You'll need to consult the all-things-root sub-forum in the link that D-U-R-X provided for your device's particular rooting method.

    Good luck and make sure you take all appropriate precautions.

    Cheers!
     
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