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    Default Bloat Freezer - Freeze your Preinstalled System Apps

    I mentioned that i was working on this earlier and I JUST published it on the Market (so it might take a while for it to show up). Here is the description I put on the Market, I'll be taking suggestions, bug reports, questions, anything here or Email/PM me. I can also offer a Free version to the first few people who PM me requesting one to help me solve some bugs! Hope you guys find it useful!


    - REQUIRES ROOT
    - Android 1.6-2.3+
    - Problem? Email BloatFreezer@gmail.com

    The ONLY tool available that can Freeze ALL of your pre-installed system bloatware apps! Even Freezes Amazon MP3 which Titanium Backup cannot Freeze! Freeze any protected system app with one click and prevent it from running in the background downloading data and killing your battery when you don't even use it!

    Freezing an app prevents it from running constantly in the background on its own and pretty much makes it invisible to the system. With a simple Defrost a frozen app will be right back to the way it was before freezing.

    Deleting/Uninstalling system apps will NEARLY ALWAYS prevent you from ever getting OTA updates on your phone again. Freezing allows you to get the same benefits as uninstalling while allowing you to Defrost at anytime to get an OTA update or use the frozen app.

    Please report ANY bugs (force closes, not working as expected, weird graphic errors) to the email address above and we will do our best to quickly fix them BEFORE reviewing.



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    I don't enough posts to send a PM, but I would still like to help test this out! It sounds promising.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramathorn View Post
    I don't enough posts to send a PM, but I would still like to help test this out! It sounds promising.
    Send me an email BloatFreezer@gmail.com with the email your phone is registered to and I will add you as a tester and send the Apk.

    NOTE: that this is only Free for people that are going to provide feedback and help me track down any bugs, if you take a license and disappear, the license will be deactivated.
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    Sent you a PM.
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    Receiving some reports of users getting Number of Apps Loaded: 0

    Mainly on Droid X's, looking into it right now, if you are experiencing this please contact me immediately.
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    How about making one for non-rooted phones...that would be awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rushrl View Post
    How about making one for non-rooted phones...that would be awesome.
    That would be really awesome if it were possible. Unfortunately there is a lo that goes on behind the scenes with the file system that needs root access to make this possible.

    I have received reports that it works fine even with temporary root that unroots your phone after a reboot. It looks like you have an EVO which can be temporarily rooted with the z4 root app, you should look into that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modplan View Post
    That would be really awesome if it were possible. Unfortunately there is a lo that goes on behind the scenes with the file system that needs root access to make this possible.

    I have received reports that it works fine even with temporary root that unroots your phone after a reboot. It looks like you have an EVO which can be temporarily rooted with the z4 root app, you should look into that.
    I've always feel like rooting my EVO isn't necessary. Maybe when I get another one - then maybe I'll think about it.

    Thanks anyway.
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    Email sent
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    With the update coming out, I was able to reduce a bunch of bloat on my Droid X. I successfully froze the following Apps:
    3g Mobile Hotspot
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon MP3
    Backup Assistant
    City ID
    FM Radio
    Madden NFL 11
    My Verizon Mobile
    Skype Mobile
    VZ Navigator

    I booted and everything is still good. Using z4root. As I understand it, its actually a bad idea to delete the bloat, especially if you want to update later on... So this is an awesome program that actually works. Five Stars.
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    Update to fix issues on the Droid X and other Moto phones is now live in the Market.

    No other bugs are currently known.

    Would like to get this tested on a Galaxy S device so if anyone is out there with one and wants to be a tester let me know.
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    Huge 'under the hood' update coming tomorrow to improve stability and speed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by modplan View Post
    Huge 'under the hood' update coming tomorrow to improve stability and speed.
    Doing some good work man keep it up.
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    If you're rooted, why don't you just remove the apps instead of freezing them? That's what I did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by know1 View Post
    If you're rooted, why don't you just remove the apps instead of freezing them? That's what I did.
    Are you using a Custom Rom or a stock Rom? If you are using a stock Rom you will NEVER be able to get OTA updates again. So far all carriers check to make sure all these apps are still there or the OTA check fails and you can't get the update until you go find all the Apks you deleted and put them back and set all the Unix permissions correctly.

    With Bloat Freezer and Titanium Backup Premium you just defrost the apps you froze, get the OTA update, and then refreeze the apps you don't want running.

    I would suggest you immediately try to find and restore all the apps you deleted and then look into a freezing solution such as Bloat Freezer or TB Premium.
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    Want to know why its better to freeze than delete? I had previously uninstalled Blockbuster using root explorer. This morning I tried to reload it following very specific instructions (see the post link below). It bricked my X. I had to do a hard reset, wipe everything, and reinstall all the software. That's why I really like Bloat Freezer. After I got everything up and running, I reinstalled the updated bloat freezer, and it works... I'm a believer... Freeze On!

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/andr...er-booboo.html
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    Looking for more EVO users rooted with z4 temp root to help test a bug that is causing the phone to reboot. Current EVO z4 users that purchased the app and have helped with any testing or that are experiencing the bug and would like to help, will get a full refund for your help, just contact me.
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    Have enough testers, found the issue, update coming soon
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    Three more reasons I like this app... First, great support. Second, if you freeze adservice, no more ads!!! I removed adfree and its continual updating... Third, my Droid X boots super fast now. I mean less than half a minute... I'm coming from the 10 minute reboots on BB Storm so this is fast!
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    Update now in the market to address Z4 rooted EVOs, minor bugs, and to improve stability.

    Galaxy Tab support also confirmed!
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    I have Droid 2, and I'm going to purchase your app. Is there a list somewhere that tells all the pre-installed apps that come with the Droid 2, the ones that are continuousness running.
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    what is the version number that fixes the HTC EVO problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by macman4 View Post
    I have Droid 2, and I'm going to purchase your app. Is there a list somewhere that tells all the pre-installed apps that come with the Droid 2, the ones that are continuousness running.
    Bloat Freezer will actually show you which ones are currently running and which are not. I don't know of a list for the D2 but seeing which ones are always running in Bloat Freezer should help you decide what to freeze.

    Quote Originally Posted by bjharada View Post
    what is the version number that fixes the HTC EVO problem?
    The EVO problem with Z4? Freezing or deleting apps is not currently possible on most HTC phones when they are TEMPORARY rooted, with any app, not just mine. PERMANENT root works fine on every phone, including the EVO, I have one myself.

    Does that answer your question?
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    I was hoping there was a way with z4 root on the EVO. Thanks for the info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjharada View Post
    I was hoping there was a way with z4 root on the EVO. Thanks for the info.
    I wish it was possible but it simply isn't with the NAND being locked. Permanent rooting with 1-click methods like Unrevoked is nearly as easy as Z4 though and you can easily unroot if you have to take your phone into Sprint for some reason.
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