Uninstall Default Apps
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?
- 11-15-2009, 10:29 PM #2
- 12-13-2009, 07:34 AM #3
- 12-30-2009, 02:01 PM #4
- 12-30-2009, 02:41 PM #5
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:
- 12-31-2009, 05:32 PM #6
But once you have rooted your device, what is the process for getting rid of those unwanted applications?
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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.
- 02-04-2010, 07:15 PM #8
- 02-10-2010, 01:49 PM #9
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.
- 12-04-2012, 06:48 PM #11