1. Jas00555's Avatar
    So the very long title says it all. My friend has a Galaxy Note 3 and he can't stand touchwiz (and frankly, I can't blame him), so he really wants to root his phone, but the only bloatware that he uses on it from Samsung is the S-pen software, so he really wants to keep that. Is there any way to root the phone to get rid of only certain Samsung software or is it an all or none?
    06-02-2014 05:52 PM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    Yes, he could root to get rid of the Samsung bloatware but it will get rid of S Pen functions too. There are apps that could possibly replicate S Pen though.
    06-03-2014 08:44 AM
  3. Jas00555's Avatar
    So if he roots his phone, all of the Samsung apps will disappear? It's all or nothing?
    06-03-2014 02:24 PM
  4. VDub2174's Avatar
    So if he roots his phone, all of the Samsung apps will disappear? It's all or nothing?
    Pretty much.

    An Android Open Source Project (AOSP) ROM will be pure vanilla Android, no TW at all. Some Samsung apps aren't available on the Play Store either but there may be some apps that are comparable to S Pen.

    Another option would be to root and flash a TW ROM but freeze some of the other apps but I don't know how that will affect features on his phone.
    06-03-2014 02:36 PM

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