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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by IOWA, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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  2. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    People who care can root and delete that stuff. People who don't care can, well, keep doing what they are doing and not care. Either way, I'd say that saying it "sucks" to be on Verizon right now is kind of an exaggeration. You get bloatware stuff like this on all the carriers.
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  3. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Android Expert

    yeah, its just more crapware, thats it. if you're rooted, then no issue. if you're not, hide it with launcherpro.
  4. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I'm willing to bet this update breaks root.
  5. Martimus

    Martimus One bite at a time...

    Wait a minute... that article seems to contridict itself!

    First Engadget states that Verizon is going to push the V.CAST apps App store.
    Then Verizon states that they are going to pre-install V.CAST apps.
    Then Verizon states that the Incredible will be the first Android phone with the store.

    So what are the DINC users actually going to get? Multiple pre-installed V.CAST apps loaded on their phones? Or a single V.CAST app store? :thinking:
  6. Hrethgir

    Hrethgir Android Expert

    Sounds like a C-Cast App Store to me, but who knows. Guess we'll find out soon enough.

    And within a few days a new way to root will be out. People have been jailbreaking iPhones for years, I'm sure Verizon hasn't figured out how to keep people from rooting. Besides, this isn't a Sense update from HTC, it's just an install from Verizon, I doubt it will affect root.
  7. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    I'm rooted and running a custom rom so the update won't run right?
  8. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    IF you delete the VZW updater app, then no, it shouldnt update
  9. Sulfur

    Sulfur Member

    Scanning it, it looks as though "V CAST Apps" is the name of VZW's new market app, and that the market app itself is what they're talking about being bundled.
  10. jamor

    jamor Android Expert

    I don't care about the addition of the V-Cast store.

    I'm just worried about what it might do to a rooted phone if we update.
  11. tommy_ed

    tommy_ed Android Expert

    i'm not even going to run the update... big red can suck it
  12. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    Right. With the path VZW is taking, it seems like just LOVE to break phones with root. Who knows, you could end up on a boot loop because of the update.
  13. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    I'll take a boot loop over the bricks Sprint made out of perfectly good evos with one of their updates :p
  14. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    I'll take permanent rootable phones over the bloat infested VZW phones any day. VZW is back to their old shenanigans again.
  15. sal_shawn

    sal_shawn Member

    It doesn't really bother me, the only thing is the extra apps but owell. At least we'll get a great app store.
  16. Demache

    Demache Android Expert

    One good thing about having a EOL phone (Droid Eris). We'll never have to worry about bloat even on stock!
  17. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    Which phone isn't rootable? Still thought they all were...have to admit I don't keep up as my Incredible has been rooted and bloat free for quite some time, don't think I've ever got an acutal OTA update on it.

    VZW is the king of bloat, I will agree... I do hate sprints SPL lock though so....whatever they all have their + and -
  18. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
    Thread Starter

    Droid X/ Droid 2 can't have permanent root.
  19. gruss

    gruss Android Expert

    oh yeah the whole bootloader thing, MOTO has always whacky with their hardware, not sure I'd place all the blame on VZW. Even their dumbphones still require a driver to charge from a pc....
  20. ashykat

    ashykat Android Expert

    VZW was always known for crippling their phones so that every damn thing you wanted to do you were nickeled and dimed for. I'm not surprised that after preaching the openness of android with the Droid they're heading back in that direction. I won't be surprised if they eventually stop putting the android market on in favor of their own. Of course there will always be the wonderful tech guru's that discover how to root and post it for all of us to follow, but it sure sucks that you have to go that route.
  21. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants
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    Yup. Even their version of the touch pro and touch pro 2 were nerfed .

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