Please do not respond to another member by saying "root it". I appreciate your concerns towards rickap are all in helping with the stated issue but there is more to rooting than just doing it. You never know what rooting can do to a phone if the user does not execute it correctly. I am not saying that Rickap is Android illiterate but what I am saying is that you never know if the person on the other side conversation is aware of all the potentially negative consequences to rooting. Like voiding warranty (if you are unable to unroot), bricking device (if not done correctly) and a hand full of other things that could be bad.
Originally Posted by Pre-dawn raid
I am not trying to say that rooting a device is bad because it's not (like i have said multiple times) if done correctly by someone who has done the research and is aware of what to do and also knows how they can reverse root access.
Like Chris stated, you can't remove pre-installed apps without rooting but you can hide them with 3rd party launchers. I think DX Top (i think that is what it's called) and also I think i have heard Launcher Pro can as well.
If you do choose to root your device please make sure that you read through some of the material on how to do it and also how to reverse it, if you haven't already. Better safe than sorry.