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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by rufford155, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
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    Motorola Moto G4, Android 7.0
    Easy Uninstaller found these apps, not appearing in the main app list :-
    App Box; My Consumer Cellular; Prip OMEGA (2 versions); Republic Wireless
    None of these was installed by me and they will not uninstall.
    Google searches suggest they might be for phone or wifi networks in foreign lands which I have never visited.
    What are they doing on my phone and how can I get rid of them ?
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    if there is no option to uninstall, then that means that these are system apps that came with the phone.....not much you can do. you can always root the phone to gain permission to read and write onto the system partition......then you can go ahead and delete your os to your hearts content.
     
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  3. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Those are American carriers. I take it you're not in the US? But it sounds like you got a US carrier version phone. I don't think you will be able to remove them, not without somehow rooting your phone.
     
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  4. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
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    Thank you both for your help.
    Looks like I will have to leave them then just wasting space !
     
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  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Some devices do land in foreign places, far far away. Like this Verizon(US carrier) tablet on sale in China, a long way from home.

    verizon.jpg
     
    #5 mikedt, Apr 5, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2021
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  6. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
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    It was bought brand new from a UK department store !
     
  7. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    The Motorola Moto G4 was released in 2016, it's a five year old model running a no longer support version of Android. Since you purchased it 'new', that department store sold you a dated, carrier-branded phone. Most likely bulk surplus that the store obtained at bargain pricing. Hopefully you bought at a bargain-bin price.
     
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  8. rufford155

    rufford155 Newbie
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    Yes, I did pay a good price but I have not had it 5 years, more like 3 I think.
    And I have been more than happy with it.
     
  9. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    The new Verizon tablet I posted(also discontinued and no longer supported), I suspect it never even left Guangdong Province, where it was made, and just ended up for sale on Taobao at bargain pricing.

    BTW I remember when the Ellipsis tablet was once the darling of AF and Phandroid.
     
    #9 mikedt, Apr 5, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2021
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  10. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    My mistake, I misinterpreted what you meant by, "...it was bought brand new" without all the proper context ('new' being years ago).
     
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