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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bojingles, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. bojingles

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    So I must say I am already annoyed with the bloatware. First thing I got was Advanced App Killer and wow to all the BS Verizon has on auto run. Cleaned up 200+MB of Ram on first run :eek:
     

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    Yea tell me about it.. Cant even remove the useless apps..
     
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    Amazing how fast it is with all the crap. I want to remove it all now lol
     
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    so you installed or removed the task killer?
     
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    Stop using task killers!!!!!! Read the countless posts on this forums and you'll learn task killers on android 2.2 and up are NOT needed. Get Juice Defender, uninstall your task killer and enjoy better battery and reliable performance.
     
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    For the love of the FSM, DO NOT USE TASK KILLERS. They hinder performance and battery life. They're only useful if you have one particularly badly coded app. That doesn't happen anymore on Android from top tier devs.

    Ah grasshopper ... wait for the magic of root to become available. You shall see your bloatware problems vanish faster than you can say "sudo rm".
     
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    Had the Inspire 4G for a day on AT&T. Until I realized it had horrible battery life and the alerts and ringtones were ultra quiet also the loudspeaker sounded like a tin can.

    Anyway, you could remove all the bloat ware without root right out of the box! Damn you VZW!
     
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    Why is anyone surprised by this????? Bloatware come with the territory.
     
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    Stupid preinstalled "free" golf game informed me of some sort of charge I had incurred within 60 seconds. I called VZW immediately. These need to be removed.

    Come on root!
     
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    I thought this phone came rooted?
     
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    Verizon has all of these programs running that I have never even heard of so I don't know which ones I can turn off :(
     
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    Considering 2.1 and lower were capped at using 256mb ram and 2.2 and higher use any ram based on the particular usage algorithm it sees with your device for apps- a task killer is even better to have now.

    Just exclude system apps and the process can be useful.
     
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    Considering the large TB demo app, and near worthless trial apps that can not be removed, the TB goes above and beyond ;) Not to mention advertising 8gb internal when they disabled 4gb. :eek:
     
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    To be honest I dont think the every said 8gb in phone storage.. Even with my rom I still get only 3gbs
     
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    Root and delete to hearts content...
     
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    8gb internal is listed as a spec. If 4gb is disabled (as VZW tech level 2 states) the device actually has 4gb internal.

    Still surprised few find this odd. More to the point, why does Motorola have no problem with 8gb internal, but HTC had to kill 4gb?
     
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    Considering maybe 5% of folks rooted in the first place and the process is even more complex, not a practical option for most. VZW stepped up their game with bloatware.

    I fully expect the Bionic to get bloat luv too. At least it has 16gb internal, but Blur is the demon spawn.
     
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    I'll second that.
     

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