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    Default How to hide pre-installed apps

    I have Gingerbread 2.3.6 on an AT&T phone. I want to hide or remove some pre-installed/system apps such as games I will never play. No jailbreaking.
    My research says I must use an app to do it, but I donít know which free one to get.
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    Default Re: How to hide pre-installed apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Loeb View Post
    I have Gingerbread 2.3.6 on an AT&T phone. I want to hide or remove some pre-installed/system apps such as games I will never play. No jailbreaking.
    My research says I must use an app to do it, but I donít know which free one to get.
    To my knowledge you need to be rooted to get rid of bloat.

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    Default Re: How to hide pre-installed apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Loeb View Post
    I have Gingerbread 2.3.6 on an AT&T phone. I want to hide or remove some pre-installed/system apps such as games I will never play. No jailbreaking.
    My research says I must use an app to do it, but I don’t know which free one to get.
    Go settings - applications - all apps - find the apps you dont want - click on them one buy one and click deactivate (top right) and no root needed.
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    Default Re: How to hide pre-installed apps

    Thanks, stalemate1, but that option isn’t available.
    If I go to settings - applications - all apps - find an app I don’t want - and click on it, there is no “deactivate” anywhere. There are things such as Force stop, Cancel, Clear Data, Move to SD card, Clear cache, and Clear defaults.
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    Default Re: How to hide pre-installed apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Loeb View Post
    Thanks, stalemate1, but that option isnít available.
    If I go to settings - applications - all apps - find an app I donít want - and click on it, there is no ďdeactivateĒ anywhere. There are things such as Force stop, Cancel, Clear Data, Move to SD card, Clear cache, and Clear defaults.
    That option was available on 4.0

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    Default Re: How to hide pre-installed apps

    Quote Originally Posted by Niel Loeb View Post
    Thanks, stalemate1, but that option isnít available.
    If I go to settings - applications - all apps - find an app I donít want - and click on it, there is no ďdeactivateĒ anywhere. There are things such as Force stop, Cancel, Clear Data, Move to SD card, Clear cache, and Clear defaults.
    Ok it was worth a try...

    I've found an app on Google play that should do it for you (dont think it needs root.)

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...gphone.hideapp

    Let me know if it helps.
    my devices: Nokia Lumia 520, Samsung Galaxy S2, Nokia Asha 301, Samsung star, samsung E1105T (supper dumb phone)

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