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    Default New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    This is exactly why I did not want a carrier-branded phone. I've never had one before.
    but it was impossible to buy a developer/non-carrier-locked G3. so...
    Now there's all this crap that I cannot uninstall...AND that's using the DATA I PAY FOR!
    Facebook, the evil data-sucking vampire...nope, can't remove it. Same thing for Twit.
    GoogleDrive is chewing up- my data. I don't use it and I don't want it. Just p*sses me off to pay full-price for this garbage...especially when it's sucking my data or snooping on me.

    My only option to root?
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    Just disable it. What's the big deal?

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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    Quote Originally Posted by aitt View Post
    Just disable it. What's the big deal?

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    On the T-Mobile version many apps can't even be disabled. You can't even disable just the notifications. Its bad.

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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    The M8 I had was a Dev Edition. If you're going to pay full price, should'nt have to deal with this junk.
    Yeah, on a contract plan, they got your nads in the vise anyway.
    I'm going to have to root, aren't' I?
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    Whats funny is when I bought the phone I had little Red X's on them like I could uninstall them. I wish I had. Two days later the AT&T apps get updated and now they can't be uninstalled. Oh well. I've got them hidden since I cant disable them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackdogAC View Post
    The M8 I had was a Dev Edition. If you're going to pay full price, should'nt have to deal with this junk.
    Yeah, on a contract plan, they got your nads in the vise anyway.
    I'm going to have to root, aren't' I?
    Why ask a questions you already know the answer to.

    You're using Google and worried about snooping?

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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    Google towelroot and install and root with that. Download and install superuser from the Play Store. Then download and install System App Remover (or search for 'root uninstaller') and uninstall any app you want. Mine is free from practically all AT&T carrier apps and the whole process only takes a few minutes.
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    The only app that I've seen that you can't disable is the Tmo My Account app. Everything else can be disabled as far as I can see.
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    Quote Originally Posted by bigkevbosky View Post
    The only app that I've seen that you can't disable is the Tmo My Account app. Everything else can be disabled as far as I can see.
    Yeah realized after posting by default lookout is a device admin. That's why it couldn't be disabled. Easy enough to deactivate the admin rights.
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    There's still a few apps you can't remove, but I'll live
    Party like a Ninja Star
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    Quote Originally Posted by AppleTraitor View Post
    Google towelroot and install and root with that. Download and install superuser from the Play Store. Then download and install System App Remover (or search for 'root uninstaller') and uninstall any app you want. Mine is free from practically all AT&T carrier apps and the whole process only takes a few minutes.
    My plan exactly.
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    Default Re: New AT&T G3: Apps that cannot be uninstalled!

    The att bloat was not as bad as last year though. Disabled and forgotten.

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