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    I just picked up a CLIQ this week and for the most part really love it. There are a few things I'm having to get used to, though (former BlackBerry user). I'm wondering if there is any way to remove default apps the phone shipped with? For example, I couldn't care less about MySpace I killed my account on that site over two years ago and I'd really like to uninstall the MySpace app on the CLIQ. Yet, I can't find a way to do this. Am I just spoiled after three years of BlackBerry and Desktop Manager and the ability to uninstall literally any app on the device?
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    same here former blackberry user and there's alot of stuff that i won't be using the motorblur is all over the place for me lol all i use is facebook and twitter.
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    settings>applications>manage applications

    from here you can delete installed apps. its also the only place to log out of blur and google.
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    Quote Originally Posted by arif View Post
    settings>applications>manage applications

    from here you can delete installed apps. its also the only place to log out of blur and google.
    I followed this path and was able to get a list of apps but I was not able to find a way to delete the apps. Could you offer any other assistance?
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    The advice provided above only applies to apps that you install, not apps that are built-in. In order to delete built-in apps, you will first need to "root" your device:

    http://forum.androidcentral.com/andr...iq-rooted.html
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    But once you have rooted your device, what is the process for getting rid of those unwanted applications?

    Phil.
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    I'm still annoyed that I can't delete these apps without a root. But it doesn't matter that much to me now, as I'm probably going to sell the Cliq on eBay next month and buy a Nexus One instead. Honestly, ahd I known the Nexus One was coming out 60 days after I bought the Cliq, I would have just waited.
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    I used this guide to root and this guide to remove apps.
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    Is there a way to just hide motoblur? Say you don't want to delete it, but you don't care to use it and don't want it showing up on your desktop on the phone. Do you just logout of blur as mentioned above, and that hides it?
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    You can delete any of the Motoblur widgets off your phone's home screens if you don't want to see them there, just like you can delete any other app icon or widget (long press until a short vibrate, and you'll see a trash can appear where the application drawer normally is to drag and drop the icon or widget into). However, this doesn't uninstall it. It just gets it off the desktop.

    I've found you can also log yourself out of most of the accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) that Motoblur uses if you're using apps for those things. I got sick of seeing Facebook notifications showing up in three places e-mail, Facebook app, and Motoblur so I finally logged out of Facebook in Motoblur. Problem solved. The app is much nicer anyway, and does a lot more.

    In my opinion Motoblur is a fairly decent idea in theory, but it was executed in such a way that it's very amateurish. That's fine if you're a low-end user. Some of us want a lot more out of our devices, and I've found myself using full-featured apps a lot more than Motoblur's various widgets and apps. If I could uninstall Motoblur completely I would in a heartbeat.

    But, I guess it really doesn't matter now. I ordered a Nexus One today and the Cliq will be on eBay by week's end.
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    You can get Link2SD after rooting and remove the apps from there under the Actions button... Im just curious to know if removing the email,social hub and talk apps will damage the phone... ( I have a galaxy mini ..)

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