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    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.

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    Default Re: disabling apps on SGSIII

    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.
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    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.
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    Default Re: disabling apps on SGSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by lavrishevo View Post
    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.
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    I also use a Macbook Pro. I use a virtual machine to root the S3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lavrishevo View Post
    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.
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    Default Re: disabling apps on SGSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    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).
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    Quote Originally Posted by KreepyKen View Post
    Running Windows in a virtual machine on the Mac (like Parallels, VXWorks, or VirtualBox).
    O.K. Got it. Thanks.
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    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.

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    Default Re: disabling apps on SGSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by grunt0300 View Post
    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.

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    @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.
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    Default Re: disabling apps on SGSIII

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Warrior View Post
    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

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