1. grunt0300's Avatar
    When i had my Vivid, i disabled some of the AT&T bloatware apps, with no ill effects to the phone. Can i do the same with my new SGSIII? It's brand new, and i don't want to screw it up. Thanks for any help.

    P.S. I use a MacBook Pro, so rooting is a no go.
    10-09-2012 06:54 PM
  2. lavrishevo's Avatar
    It is no probIem. Just uninstall updates and disable. You can also setup a windows VM to root. Almost all the AT&T bloatware can be disabled. Personally, I have 15 apps disabled.
    grunt0300 likes this.
    10-09-2012 09:38 PM
  3. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Yes you can.. being able to disable apps without root is one of the new features that ICS brought along. If you're unsure.. just post which apps and either myself or someone else will give you the thumbs up/down.
    riderrick65 and grunt0300 like this.
    10-09-2012 09:41 PM
  4. grunt0300's Avatar
    It is no probIem. Just uninstall updates and disable. You can also setup a windows VM to root. Almost all the AT&T bloatware can be disabled. Personally, I have 15 apps disabled.
    I can't root because i use a MacBook Pro.
    10-10-2012 08:08 AM
  5. lavrishevo's Avatar
    I also use a Macbook Pro. I use a virtual machine to root the S3.
    10-10-2012 08:25 AM
  6. grunt0300's Avatar
    I also use a Macbook Pro. I use a virtual machine to root the S3.
    Could you please explain what a virtual machine is? I've never rooted an Android phone. Thanks.
    Borarjti likes this.
    10-10-2012 08:44 AM
  7. KreepyKen's Avatar
    Could you please explain what a virtual machine is? I've never rooted an Android phone. Thanks.
    Running Windows in a virtual machine on the Mac (like Parallels, VXWorks, or VirtualBox).
    10-10-2012 08:31 PM
  8. grunt0300's Avatar
    Running Windows in a virtual machine on the Mac (like Parallels, VXWorks, or VirtualBox).
    O.K. Got it. Thanks.
    10-11-2012 07:27 AM
  9. grunt0300's Avatar
    I've disabled 20 apps on my SGSIII.So far, everything seems o.k., except that my download speed dropped from 19kbs to around 15kbs. Don't know if any of the apps are to blame, but i'd appreciate anyone's intel. Thanks.

    Trim TalkBack Talk SNS S Suggest Polaris Viewer 4.0
    Media Hub Luminous dots Kies air Helv Neue S Google+ Google Play Music
    Google Play Books Flipboard Face Unlock ChatOn AT&T Navigator AT&T Messages
    AllShare Play AllShare Controller
    10-13-2012 07:47 PM
  10. grunt0300's Avatar
    Bump
    10-18-2012 03:47 PM
  11. jsntrenkler's Avatar
    I can't root because i use a MacBook Pro.
    I just rooted my GS3 with a macbook pro. PM me and I will link you to the video I used. Took a couple of minutes and did not need any drivers. Was a nice one click root.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    10-18-2012 05:31 PM
  12. grunt0300's Avatar
    @jsntrenkler: Checked out several videos, hopefully one was the right one, but they all leave out the Google apps, including the Play Store. Still undecided, but thanks for the info.
    10-18-2012 07:50 PM
  13. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Yes you can.. being able to disable apps without root is one of the new features that ICS brought along. If you're unsure.. just post which apps and either myself or someone else will give you the thumbs up/down.
    Is there a list of apps that are safe to disable? Nevermind found a list on google

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
    10-22-2012 03:59 PM

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