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    Default AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?

    I am thinking of switching to the HTC One M8 on Att....I've countless reviews about the bloatware that comes packaged with the device on the carrier versions....Aside from rooting it (Which I don't think you can do just yet) there really is no other way to get rid of it right?

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    You have to root and/or go the custom ROM route. Good news is root, unlocked bootloader, and s-off are all released. I've done all this and I have the AT&T variant.

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    Could you please provide links on the methods used to achieve these items listed?

    Thanks


    Quote Originally Posted by mcox1124 View Post
    You have to root and/or go the custom ROM route. Good news is root, unlocked bootloader, and s-off are all released. I've done all this and I have the AT&T variant.

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    Guide for unlocking bootloader : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2265618

    Recommended ROM (Android Revolution HD - Sense): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2694917

    S-off (guide says Verizon variant, but it works on AT&T version): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2697240

    Don't do s-off unless you know what you are doing. You don't really NEED it, unless you plan on updating radios/formware/modified hboot.

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    something to look forward to when I get this gem

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    I bought the unlocked version and it has no bloat. You can buy directly from HTC or Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    I am thinking of switching to the HTC One M8 on Att....I've countless reviews about the bloatware that comes packaged with the device on the carrier versions....Aside from rooting it (Which I don't think you can do just yet) there really is no other way to get rid of it right?

    Thanks
    Buy a developer edition or unlocked M8 get on the ATT Next plan and save yourself a ton of money that is if you have more than one line. No bloatware on developer or unlocked devices and you don't need to worry about rooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j7469 View Post
    Could you please provide links on the methods used to achieve these items listed?

    Thanks
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DroidModd3rX

    This guy has some great video walkthroughs that may help you if you don't understand what everyone is saying in the threads. He keeps it simple when showing you exactly what to do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd914 View Post
    Buy a developer edition or unlocked M8 get on the ATT Next plan and save yourself a ton of money that is if you have more than one line. No bloatware on developer or unlocked devices and you don't need to worry about rooting.

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    Okay how much are we talking for either one? Preferrably the unlocked version as i am not a developer. i am already on the ATT next plan too
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    I got my m8 yesterday from att there is quite a bit of bloatware however there is still about 25gb of available space

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    Okay how much are we talking for either one? Preferrably the unlocked version as i am not a developer. i am already on the ATT next plan too
    The unlocked phone is $649.99 and the AT&T 32 gig model is $32 a month for 20 months or $640...a $10 savings.

    I have the AT&T One and don't mind the bloat. But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result... I just can't have that black bar for "all" of my games and apps. Making the screen smaller than my S4.

    I just don't know if I want to drop that much money all at once. I shouldn't have to, and at least I'm not on Verizon and have the stock browser and radio disabled.

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    "But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result." What are you reffering to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    "But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result." What are you reffering to?
    On the unlocked one there is a setting that allows the on screen buttons to have a black background or clear. It also work like how the AT&T model does in the camera app (just try it in the store). But sadly on the AT&T model it is always with a black background instead of clear like in the camera app and blinkfeed. Nor can they ever go away like in the camera app. They are stuck on, and thus take up screen real estate on everything including all my games.

    Can I please have a US carrier that has good to great service and refuses to mess up what HTC worked hard at?

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    Just tested Riptide 2, and have the buttons go away. I'm hoping that apps like the AC app gives an update to make this work.

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    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtblair24 View Post
    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

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    How where you able to achieve this? Please give details. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    On the unlocked one there is a setting that allows the on screen buttons to have a black background or clear. It also work like how the AT&T model does in the camera app (just try it in the store). But sadly on the AT&T model it is always with a black background instead of clear like in the camera app and blinkfeed. Nor can they ever go away like in the camera app. They are stuck on, and thus take up screen real estate on everything including all my games.

    Can I please have a US carrier that has good to great service and refuses to mess up what HTC worked hard at?

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    with the Google play ROM does this fix that issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparker781 View Post
    with the Google play ROM does this fix that issue?

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    I don't see why not. It will be the full Google experience.

    Just to give an idea of what I'm talking about...

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234441586.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234497867.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234523247.jpg

    Because of the lack of setting on the AT&T model, the black bar can't go away if I want it to, and I would prefer a clear bar (buttons).

    On Riptide 2 it has an update that has the buttons hid for full screen use, that only comes on if you swipe the screen.

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234791509.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234810787.jpg

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    Ooops, double post
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    Where is the setting in the unlocked version, I don't see this. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by miggdmac View Post
    Where is the setting in the unlocked version, I don't see this. Thanks.
    I belive it is in the display and gesture menu.

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    why what do you mean black bar buttons on the top
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtblair24 View Post
    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

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    Is there a way to flash it to stock sense, like what you get when you get the unlocked model? Also, will it receive ota updates from HTC like the Google play edition conversions people were doing with the m7 last year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warpdrive View Post
    I belive it is in the display and gesture menu.

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    I don't think that's an actual setting...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchockeyvette27 View Post
    I don't think that's an actual setting...
    Oh, are you saying that on the unlocked model you can't choose a black or clear bar? That the on screen buttons, never go away?


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