1. circulating's Avatar
    There is no "uninstall" when I open this. If the only way is to "root" this, is there someone in the Chicago area I can hire? I am not adept at that type of thing and don't want to ruin a new phone that is already causing more problems than I had with the previous droid I own.

    Thanks,

    Circulating
    04-22-2012 07:37 AM
  2. FrankXS's Avatar
    There is no "uninstall" when I open this. If the only way is to "root" this, is there someone in the Chicago area I can hire? I am not adept at that type of thing and don't want to ruin a new phone that is already causing more problems than I had with the previous droid I own.

    Thanks,

    Circulating
    That guy from Chicago is in jail now. He got caught on the last job I hired him for.

    Two ways...

    1) Google Play > Menu > My Apps > Scroll to NFL Mobile > Select it > press Uninstall.

    2) Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > All Apps > Scroll to NFL Mobile > Select NFL Mobile > press Uninstall.

    -Frank
    04-22-2012 07:59 AM
  3. srkmagnus's Avatar
    Sounds like the app was pre-installed when you purchased the device. The only way to delete it is to root and manually enter the /system/app directory with a file explorer with root permissions to remove it.

    What device do you have? There are many auto root scripts to help with the process. Check the root forum for the device.
    04-22-2012 02:45 PM
  4. circulating's Avatar
    Thank you Frank and Srkmagnus. Hmm...the best I could do was uninstall the updates and then hide the icon. I have a Motorola Droid 4. As I said above, I'm not up to "rooting". I had no choice but to replace my old Droid, but the longer I have this one, the less I'm liking, let alone enjoying it.
    04-26-2012 01:41 PM
  5. MagiiKz's Avatar
    Thank you Frank and Srkmagnus. Hmm...the best I could do was uninstall the updates and then hide the icon. I have a Motorola Droid 4. As I said above, I'm not up to "rooting". I had no choice but to replace my old Droid, but the longer I have this one, the less I'm liking, let alone enjoying it.
    Since you can only uninstall updates, it is a pre-installed app. As said before, the only way to remove it is by rooting the device. It isn't as hard as you would think, PM me and I will help you if you decide to root your phone.
    04-29-2012 06:34 AM
  6. Michael Westermann's Avatar
    Frank, people like you make forums worthless. clearly your response indicating that he can simply uninstall will not work, that is if you took half a second to think about the question that was posted. simply uninstalling it is not possible, you have to root the phone. That said I don't know anyone in Chicago area that can do this.
    12-30-2012 12:21 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The NFL mobile app is often preinstalled on Verizon phones. As people have mentioned here, you can't uninstall this kind of bloatware unless you root your phone. However, if your phone's Android system is 4.0 or above (i.e., Ice Cream Sandwich or Jellybean), you can Disable bloatware. Under Settings/Apps/All Apps, find NFL Mobile. Uninstall any updates first, then see if you get the option to Disable.

    Again, this is for Android 4.0 and above. If you have Gingerbread or below, you can't Disable apps.
    12-30-2012 01:22 PM
  8. BKTraveling's Avatar
    Michael and B. Diddy are correct. Verizon preinstalls this app. As soon as I got my new phone the app updated automatically and file size went from a couple of megs to 15+ mb. I removed the update manually and disabled it but a couple weeks later I checked the app and guess what, the app reloaded the 15mb update. Looks like I'll be rooting the phone.

    BK
    DNA by HTC
    01-11-2013 08:11 AM
  9. Mooncatt's Avatar
    That's odd, BK. Was it re-enabled somehow? Mine stays disabled and not updating. You may want to make sure the auto updates are turned off in Play too.
    01-11-2013 01:14 PM
  10. kdever's Avatar
    B. Diddy, thanks for the info. I followed your instructions to get to the App, I uninstalled the updates a few times but it didn't give me the Disable button until I said yes to restore the default installation (or something like that). Doing that reduced the file size to about 1.3 Mgbs and then the Disable button appeared. I have disabled the app and hope it never shows up again.

    Just wanted to let others know that you may have to do more than just uninstall the updates to get that Disable button to appear.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-05-2013 12:40 PM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Thanks for that heads up. When you uninstall updates of a preinstalled piece of bloatware, the phone essentially has to reinstall the original version that came with the phone (the updates were downloaded and installed from Google Play). In my experience on my Razr Maxx, this reinstallation is automatic. The process might be different on different phones, and I also wonder if certain antivirus apps might also prompt you to accept the reinstallation.

    And welcome to Android Central!
    07-05-2013 02:28 PM
  12. JoeM845's Avatar
    Found more posts after I put this in. My post was redundant. Can't see a delete button.
    01-25-2015 02:37 PM
  13. GuitarPilot's Avatar
    I just switched from an iPhone 4S to an LG G4 at Verizon yesterday.
    As everyone knows, dragging the icon into the remove button doesn't remove it. This pisses me off so I called Verizon and asked how to get rid of it. Here is what I was told and did: Settings > Application manager > (Now here is the secret move!) By default it will be showing you "Downloaded" apps... Swipe that "Downloaded" text sideways past "on SD card", "Running" to "All" and then you will be able to find the NFL Mobile App there.

    I did "Force Stop", cleared its data and cache and then disabled it. So now it shows up in the "Disabled" list along with DT Ignite which I disabled.
    07-24-2015 09:28 PM
  14. Janet Reed's Avatar
    I have Android 5.0.2. When I attempt to "uninstall updates," it says "Do you want to replace this app with the factory version?" I have a choice of "Cancel" or "OK."

    Which is no choice. How do I "root" this thing? Thanks......
    08-20-2015 12:13 PM
  15. gone down south's Avatar
    I have Android 5.0.2. When I attempt to "uninstall updates," it says "Do you want to replace this app with the factory version?" I have a choice of "Cancel" or "OK."

    Which is no choice. How do I "root" this thing? Thanks......
    Once you replace the app with the factory version, you'll be given the option to disable it.
    08-20-2015 02:34 PM
  16. Shannon Clark1's Avatar
    Thanks GuitarPilot. That totally worked. Maybe not a total uninstall, but at least I can forget that the damn app exists now.
    09-20-2015 01:43 PM
  17. Jerome_James's Avatar
    Greetings:
    Please note that I bought the HTC Desire 526 this summer. It did NOT have NFL live on it until I installed it. It does not appear in App manager. The outcome is likely the same but I still write to inquire if my options are different. Already went to google play... Guidance sought
    12-21-2016 03:17 PM
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