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    Default How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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.

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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    Quote Originally Posted by circulating View Post
    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,

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    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.

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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by circulating View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    Default Re: How do I uninstall the NFL ap?

    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!

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