07-04-2013 04:36 AM
- Does anyone know how to remove Rogers default apps? Their visual voicemail app is driving me nuts. Every time I connect to wifi, I get a notification that the visual voicemail app does not work over wifi. I want to remove all their junk apps from the phone.
Any help will be appreciated.07-16-2012 04:53 PM
- 08-28-2012 04:31 PM
- If you really wanted rid of them you could root and uninstall them using titanium backup which can remove system apps. Or you could flash a non carrier branded firmware through Odin. Both very drastic measures though and disabling them will work just fine
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 208-28-2012 04:46 PM
- Simple solution is just uninstalled updates and disable.
The one app that is actually useful is the visual voice mail. The problem is the notifications don't go away even when you subscribe to the service. It's driving me nuts and no one from Rogers is offering any help.
Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 208-28-2012 05:07 PM
- 08-28-2012 05:07 PM
- 08-28-2012 05:30 PM
- 08-28-2012 05:41 PM
- While we're on the topic of uninstalling Rogers apps: and particularly their silly Visual Voicemail:
Has any one tried another visual voicemail app, like YouMail. They seem to get raving reviews.
I switch my iPhone (after several devices for 5 years) for the Motorola RAZR HD. Love the phone, just that the visual voicemail app on iPhone s way better than the Rogers attempt.
So: like to hear of any better alternatices for V-Voicemail. Thanks !01-24-2013 11:03 AM
- No, all a Factory Reset will do is reset the phone back to the way it was when you took it out of the box.
Why do you need to get rid of the Rogers apps?
You can disable most (but not all) bloatware that comes on the various carrier-specific phones, and if you add it all up it's probably only taking up 300MB or so of space on your internal storage. So even if you only have 16GB total (around 11GB usable) it's so miniscule as to be irrelevant.
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 407-03-2013 09:08 PM
- Well, I don't know that you could flash different firmware (for whoever your carrier is now) on that phone, and even if you did, it would have THEIR bloatware on it. There's really only two things you can do:
1. Root the phone as it is, then use a tool like Titanium Backup: http://market.android.com/details?id...TitaniumBackup to remove the bloatware. Be sure to make a backup before you get rid of apps in case doing so has unintended consequences.
2. Load an AOSP/AOKP ROM, which won't have any/much bloatware. Learn to do without some of the features working the way they do with the stock ROM.
Frankly I wouldn't recommend either route - just read all of the stories from people that have trashed their phones; voided the warranty; etc, because they had no idea what they were doing. Is it really worth all of that to get rid of some carrier's crapware? Just hide the stuff in the app drawer and disable what you can.
But, as you said, it's your phone...
Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 407-04-2013 04:36 AM
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