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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Veregund, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Veregund

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    Hey Guys,

    Just got my DC rooted using the "one-click" gingersnap utility. Now how to I gain access to remove the bloatware and other verizon stuff? Thanks!
     

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    I thought there was some risk to simply removing apps that are built in to a ROM. In my past message board travels, I heard that once rooted, freezing the apps with Titanium Backup is a safer way to prevent them from eating CPU cycles and battery life. http://androidforums.com/droid-2-support-troubleshooting/179975-how-freeze-apps-titanium-backup.html Otherwise, check out XDA. There's a guy on there who's cleaning up and adding functionality to the stock ROM a little bit at a time. Probably a safer way to go if you want the crap off to free up space.
     
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    Great I'll look at XDA. thTanks for the response. Any other ideas?
     
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    Personally, I'd want them off altogether, not just frozen, so I could free up space. I think in some cases you can put them back on yourself if the dev removed something in particular you wanted to keep. Given that, I'd go with the custom ROM over freezing.
     
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    I agree, but I thought there weren't any custom ROMs out yet for the DC?
     
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    Got a list of "Bloatware" that we should be freezing/removing anyone?
     
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    California
    all of the "verizon apps"
    guided tours
    latitude
    media hub
    rhapsody
    lets golf 2
    rock band
    talk
    v cast media
    vz navigator
    tunewiki


    thats my list lol
     
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    Root your phone all that will be gone media hub is still there but the others gone I use DarkchargeTQ has done wonders to my phone and battery:D, as for Titanium Backup be careful if it doesn't work in your phone you can forget a refund there support s***'s also it says $5.99 to purchases but when you are redirected to the market it says for you to Pay $6.58 :thinking:seems they are giving a false advertisement on the purchase of there product..
     

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