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Support skype included w/froyo and wont uninstall?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by xorez, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. xorez

    xorez Member
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    Skype seems to be preloaded with froyo and it wont let me uninstall it! It shows it running in the background constantly and when I try to kill it it just starts back up again and wont let me uninstall...frustrating!
     

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  2. actofgod

    actofgod Well-Known Member
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    welcome to the terrordrome. Froyo is loaded with crap no one wants.
     
  3. yojoe600

    yojoe600 Well-Known Member
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    if you are rooted you or have s-off you can remove it
     
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  4. AHanks12

    AHanks12 Well-Known Member
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    Skype is part of the bloatware package that was installed when you updated to Froyo 2.2. It can not be uninstalled w/o root. Also, don't keep force closing it b/c, as you have already noticed, it will just start back up again in a matter of seconds. From what I have seen it does not use much of the battery to let it run in the background and it certainly uses a lot less battery than it takes for your phone to close the program and re open it immediately.

    Additional bloatware that can not be uninstalled w/o root is VZ Navigator and CityID among others.
     
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  5. literacolax

    literacolax Well-Known Member
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    I cant wait until someone roots froyo so i dont have to go back to 2.1 and do it with s-off. then i can get rid of all those BS apps.
     
  6. asahi

    asahi Active Member
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