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Discussion in 'Virgin Mobile' started by jbrice21, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. jbrice21

    jbrice21 Lurker
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    so id like to start by saying that i apologize if this thread has already been created, i just couldn't find it.

    so i have i virgin mobile Galaxy s3, it was running slow so i factory restored it. And yes, i did try the "developer options" and they worked but didn't fix my issue completely. After i did the reset the phone booted up and everything is fine, but instead of just virgin mobile apps, i have both virgin mobile AND boost mobile. has this happened to anyone else? And if so does anyone know why its happening?

    and yes i realize ill probably get some shit for this, im just curious as to why my phone now has double the bloatware.

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Could be that someone used a Boost ROM to build a Virgin ROM and left some of the Boost apps in.
  3. jbrice21

    jbrice21 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    that would make sense, but i think unlikely as virgin mobile had the galaxy s3 first, if not im not mistaken
  4. MLSS

    MLSS Android Expert

    Id say it has something to do with sprint.
  5. hchen42

    hchen42 Well-Known Member

    When did you get the S3? I got mine last week. After activation, bunch of VM/Boost icons were installed. They are not apps, just icons to either a link or app to be downloaded. I just remove all the icons. I noticed all this download must be done while on 3G/4G or I'd keep getting some download errors.

    Not sure if you are encountering the same.
  6. Petrah

    Petrah Psychotic Female

    Not sure why you would get any flack for this... you've done nothing wrong. :)

    It's more than likely just like the previous person said and they're just links. Even so it sounds normal since VM and Boost are both subsidiaries of Sprint.
  7. Firewill10

    Firewill10 Android Enthusiast

    they were released the same day, june 12, unless u went to radioshack who had them about 4 days early

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