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    Question What is bloatware and what is needed?

    I have a new GS4 on Sprint. Because of my love of games and apps, I keep getting warnings of low memory, so I would like to dump the apps I don't need/want. Not to mention, I want a streamlined phone that has what I want without being buried under things I don't. A LOT of this is Sprint stock apps. I am limited on my knowledge though, so I am afraid to uninstall apps willy nilly and cause issues with my phone. Can someone tell me what the vital apps are so I can get rid of some of the crap I will never use? No offense to anyone, but Nascar for instance....I am not a fan. Why should I have this taking up space on my phone?
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    Default Re: What is bloatware and what is needed?

    Bloatware is just anything that come pre-installed from the carrier that you don't want/need. As far as apps go, you should be able to delete any of them without effecting how your phone works...that being said some carrier apps will not let you uninstall them without root access.
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    Default Re: What is bloatware and what is needed?

    Okay. I was just nervous because every time I start to uninstall one I get a warning that by uninstalling the preloaded app it could affect the performance of the phone. It's that just a scare tactic?

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    Default Re: What is bloatware and what is needed?

    Be careful. Some apps control the touch screen and can cause issues. I would suggest stopping them first. Move as many to your SD card as well. And get something like clean master to help you out.
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    Default Re: What is bloatware and what is needed?

    Quote Originally Posted by bltserv View Post
    Be careful. Some apps control the touch screen and can cause issues. I would suggest stopping them first. Move as many to your SD card as well. And get something like clean master to help you out.
    You can't move system apps to the SD card...
    Anyway, OP, like he said, stop the apps first and see if anything stops working before you freeze or delete it.
    You need root access and something like Titanium Backup Pro to delete bloatware

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    Everything in this post is 100% accurate...I think

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