1. Mikest's Avatar
    Just got my blue 32 gig 10.1 yesterday and I'm loving it, it's a beast. It compliments my blue GSIII perfectly. One hitch, I cant seem to find a way to uninstall the textbook app, netflix or the bn nook app. I dont plan on using any of them. I can uninstall updates but I cant remove the apps, are they locked onto the device?

    I tried running a forum search but im somewhat limited using tapatalk on my phone. Thanks

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    12-26-2012 02:42 PM
  2. Astron206's Avatar
    As far as I am aware I was just able to remove them like any other application.

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    12-26-2012 03:01 PM
  3. Mikest's Avatar
    I'm no android rookie but this is my first android tablet experience so maybe I'm missing the obvious. The play store only gives me the option to uninstall updates or open the apps and the app manager only shows I can disable them. If I do disable it gives me a message about android system apps. I'm at a loss on this one.

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    12-26-2012 06:54 PM
  4. Mikest's Avatar
    Even stranger, they don't even have the option to delete them from the launcher.

    Notice no red minus on the apps

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    12-26-2012 07:02 PM
  5. Mikest's Avatar
    ok finally downloaded the PDF manual and found the answer to my question. Applications pre-installed on the device cannot be uninstalled. A mild annoyance.

    Oh well I'll live with it.
    12-27-2012 12:35 AM
  6. J Teezy's Avatar
    Commonly known as bloatware can't be removed unless you use a Rom

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    12-27-2012 06:44 AM
  7. Mikest's Avatar
    Commonly known as bloatware can't be removed unless you use a Rom

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    Yep, I was just surprised to see bloatware on a wifi only tablet. I usually associate bloat with cell phone carriers which is a sure sign ive been using macs to long since desktop pcs do it all the time. I forgot about that stuff


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    12-27-2012 12:50 PM
  8. brainfarm's Avatar
    Bloatware allows subsidization and ultimately brings down the prices of hardware, so I doubt we will ever see it completely vanish. Even the Google owned Nexus 7 has some.

    It doesn't mean I like it, but at least mine isn't a 3G tablet full of more service provider garbage.
    12-27-2012 04:19 PM
  9. contrive's Avatar
    I have the dreaded Netflix bloatware and wish to uninstall it. How do I get this ROM from the forum?
    05-06-2013 01:07 PM
  10. Cheyenne321's Avatar
    Just got my blue 32 gig 10.1 yesterday and I'm loving it, it's a beast. It compliments my blue GSIII perfectly. One hitch, I cant seem to find a way to uninstall the textbook app, netflix or the bn nook app. I dont plan on using any of them. I can uninstall updates but I cant remove the apps, are they locked onto the device?

    I tried running a forum search but im somewhat limited using tapatalk on my phone. Thanks

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    02-12-2014 07:48 PM
  11. Cheyenne321's Avatar
    I have samsung galaxy tab 2 and also android razr.....in ordrr to remove preinstalled apps, you have to go into the manqge applicarions at force stop them. On the droid razr you just hold the icon down and it will show app info....click the force stop. Doing this removes the app from your app screen.
    02-12-2014 07:50 PM
  12. ERROLL BRONSTEIN's Avatar
    I cann't uninstall pre install netflix from my samsung galaxy 2 tablet . Pleasr Help.!!!
    07-22-2014 10:30 AM
  13. starbuckk's Avatar
    You can't remove preinstalled apps without rooting. And rooting removes protections meant to protect your phone/tablet from beyond repair damage.

    Most launchers allow you to hide unwanted bloat ware. Out of sight out of mind.

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    07-22-2014 11:40 PM
  14. enigmax's Avatar
    Go to Settings, Uninstall updates, then Disable. It should remove it from the app page.

    Sent from my phone - Note 10.1 (N8000)
    07-27-2014 01:03 PM

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