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    Default Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    Specifically what bloatware are you disabling and how?

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    I only have a few disabled. Some of which you have to uninstall updates, then you will be able to disable them. I can't remember which ones i have disabled but I'm pretty sure someone well name off which ones they have disabled and will match mine lol


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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    Good question -- I would like to know specifically which ones have running processes that use battery. I would like to kill those. In other words, I don't care about their icons being present, just their effect on battery and performance.
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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    So far here's what i've disabled so far, are these apps the same as bloatware?

    Kindle
    Stock Browser
    Google Play Books, movies
    Google +
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    MotoPrint
    Music Store
    My Music
    Netflix
    Slingbox
    Stock text messaging
    Verizon Video
    Video Surf
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venez68 View Post
    So far here's what i've disabled so far, are these apps the same as bloatware?

    Kindle
    Stock Browser
    Google Play Books, movies
    Google +
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    MotoPrint
    Music Store
    My Music
    Netflix
    Slingbox
    Stock text messaging
    Verizon Video
    Video Surf
    Most of it I think could be considered bloatware. Out of curiousity though how are your MMS messages doing coming through? I disabled Stock Text Messaging and was not getting any. Just curious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegaMcClintock View Post
    Most of it I think could be considered bloatware. Out of curiousity though how are your MMS messages doing coming through? I disabled Stock Text Messaging and was not getting any. Just curious.
    I've been using Go SMS Pro and haven't had a problem receiving any, although i've only had pix come through nothing else so far.
    Are you still having issues with yours?
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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    Everything that is disabled on my phone.

    Amazon Kindle
    Apps (Verizon)
    Facebook
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Movies
    Google Play Music
    Google+
    Help Center
    Home Screen Tips
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    MotoPrint
    MusicFX
    My Accounts
    My Music
    My Verizon Mobile
    Netflix
    NFL Mobile
    Rescue Security
    Slacker
    Slingbox
    Sync Service
    Talk (Google)
    TalkBack
    V Cast Tones
    Verizon SSO Engine
    Verizon Video
    Video Surf
    VZ Navigator
    VZW Package Installer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minacious View Post
    Everything that is disabled on my phone.

    Amazon Kindle
    Apps (Verizon)
    Facebook
    Google Play Books
    Google Play Movies
    Google Play Music
    Google+
    Help Center
    Home Screen Tips
    MOG Music
    MOTOACTV
    MotoPrint
    MusicFX
    My Accounts
    My Music
    My Verizon Mobile
    Netflix
    NFL Mobile
    Rescue Security
    Slacker
    Slingbox
    Sync Service
    Talk (Google)
    TalkBack
    V Cast Tones
    Verizon SSO Engine
    Verizon Video
    Video Surf
    VZ Navigator
    VZW Package Installer
    What is Verizon SSO Engine and Rescue Security?
    I wanted to make sure what they were before disabling, i'm guessing they're not needed?
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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    Good timing on this post, for me, because I had some questions about this. Slacker was one that I attempted to do this too because I never use it. So I did the uninstall the updates thing and removed it. However after a restart, I noticed that the Play store downloaded the updates back automatically and thought maybe it reactivated it. I think I realized that you have to take the further step to disable it under the ALL tab and so I think I’m good now.

    Another thing I’m trying is moving unwanted running apps to the internal storage.
    First I found something that was running that I hadn’t use in awhile. Amazon MP3 was one these. I couldn’t remember the last time I used it but there it was under my Running tab. I didn’t want to delete it because occasional I will use it. Ok so I went over to the Downloaded tab, found it and then selected ‘Move to Internal Storage’. It went away from my Running apps immediately and has not returned. I repeated this on 3 others that were bothering me and they have not returned. Since doing this, my RAM has appeared to remain right around 600MB which has kept things very smooth.

    I am now following the suggestions on this post to ‘Disable or Remove’ everything I don’t use. Thanks for the guidance and let me know if there is anything to my suggestion above for moving, apps that appear to be running for no reason, to the Internal Storage. Let me know if it helps or negatively effects anyone else.

    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rbess1965 View Post
    Good timing on this post, for me, because I had some questions about this. Slacker was one that I attempted to do this too because I never use it. So I did the uninstall the updates thing and removed it. However after a restart, I noticed that the Play store downloaded the updates back automatically and thought maybe it reactivated it. I think I realized that you have to take the further step to disable it under the ALL tab and so I think Im good now.
    You may have figgered this out already, but you oughtta go into Play Store and un-check Auto Update on the ones you disable.
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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    What about LiveWallpapers, Stock Calculator, Stock Calendar, Stock Weather, FaceUnlock(?), QuickOffice, SmartActions, SocialLocation/Sharing, Swype, VideoCalling, Voice Search, Voice Commands, Google Search, and YouTube? I've got no use for these, especially YouTube.

    Does this affect your ability to get System Updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venez68 View Post
    What is Verizon SSO Engine?
    It has something to do with the My Verizon app. I disabled that Verizon SSO engine and was not able to log onto my Verizon account through the My Verizon app to see my data and voice usage. I re-enabled the SSO engine and the problem resolved.

    Honestly, I would leave that Verizon SSO engine alone. I use the GSam Battery Monitor app that tracks which specific apps are using what percentage of battery life. I have never seen the Verizon SSO engine take more than 0.1% battery life.


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    Default Re: Let's talk disabling your bloatware

    'Uninstall Updates' and 'Disable'....?????
    I mean, why not just disable and be done with it.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by droidntn View Post
    'Uninstall Updates' and 'Disable'....?????
    I mean, why not just disable and be done with it.....
    Some apps don't give you the option of disabling it until you uninstall the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Venez68 View Post
    Some apps don't give you the option of disabling it until you uninstall the update.
    Thanks....
    I guess someone at Motorola thought that made sense. Lol.
    On other hand, makes it more difficult to disable it. And that bound to make the bloatware vendors happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venez68 View Post
    What is Verizon SSO Engine and Rescue Security?
    I wanted to make sure what they were before disabling, i'm guessing they're not needed?
    The SSO Engine deals with signing on to Verizon from your phone, and the Rescue Security allows remote access to your phone for technical support. Neither I will ever need.

    Anything related to a Verizon App, or that ties the phone to Verizon, I kill. It has nothing to do with the amount of memory or battery they may use, I simply do not want them running on my phones if they are never to be used.
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    Root. Flash ROM. Forget what bloatware is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    Root. Flash ROM. Forget what bloatware is...
    Disabling a few apps doesn't bother me enough to root my device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optid View Post
    Disabling a few apps doesn't bother me enough to root my device.
    but, the end product is oh so nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    but, the end product is oh so nice.
    Stop it! I've thought about , but I just get the bad feeling that I would end up with a brick!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optid View Post
    Stop it! I've thought about , but I just get the bad feeling that I would end up with a brick!
    unlikely. just use Matt's 1.8 Utility. i walked a forum member through it just last night.

    Droid Razr Utility 1.81 [Windows] For Verizon Droid Razr/maxx Only! - DroidRzr.com

    just hit me up on Google Talk if you want a helping hand
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    Quote Originally Posted by bradenfontaine View Post
    unlikely. just use Matt's 1.8 Utility. i walked a forum member through it just last night.

    Droid Razr Utility 1.81 [Windows] For Verizon Droid Razr/maxx Only! - DroidRzr.com

    just hit me up on Google Talk if you want a helping hand
    Will do. I am out of town atm, when I get back ill shoot you a pm. Thanks for the help man!
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    Anyone know what "data collector service"is? I see it in my running apps using 1.8 MB
    Seems to be a Motorola function, just curious, sounds a little big brotherish.
    EDIT: I disabled "data collector service" and all is well so far.
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    probably is ...

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