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Support Removing Apps that came with Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ivanhead, Nov 9, 2009.

  1. Ivanhead

    Ivanhead Well-Known Member
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    OK how do you delete factory installed apps. I know how to delete downloaded apps, but I don't give a rats ass about Amazon mp3 and about five other factory apps. Want them gone! How do you do that?
     

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  2. blazingwolf

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    You don't. They are part of the factory ROM and can't be removed.
     
  3. DrDude

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    I agree with Ivanhead. One should be able to remove some of these factory-installed apps.
     
  4. DocEsp

    DocEsp Active Member
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    I was hoping that Advanced Task Manager would let me since it can uninstall apps too, but it didn't allow me.
     
  5. CRPercodani

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    Not possible unfortunately.
     
  6. Shiggs

    Shiggs Active Member
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    I feel the same about the visual voicemail app, I am never gonna pay $2.99 for it so why do i need the icon for it. Too bad you can't atleast hide the icons like you can on a Blackberry
     
  7. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Well-Known Member
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    Once Droids are rooted you should be able to remove any app.

    However It may be awhile before someone gets it figured out.
     
  8. rotor george

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  9. Duke of Earl

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    I agree with you. I think this is an invasion of my privacy. Maybe we should consider a class action against Google for the crap they pre-install that takes up memory that I paid for.
     
  10. porky101

    porky101 Well-Known Member
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    lol!
     
  11. gerryabates

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    I'm annoyed because I have several 'factory installed'(?) apps on my hTC DesireZ which are, quite literally, useless. They are all web links, with entirely unrelated icons, to a Vodafone page which advises me about "Travelling Abroad"!
    Most annoyingly, there are two 'Music' icons, one of which takes me to the music feature on the phone, the other to the said Vodafone web page. (There is a Vodafone icon which takes me to the very same page!)
    I also have a 'Who2Call' app which I can't use because it appears to be set up for Vodafone or 3 Australia. I presume that means Vodafone in Australia as well because, when I'm asked to check my number, it won't let me enter all the digits.
    I see it's a couple of years since the first post on this topic so does anyone have any ideas now?
     

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