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    Default Got new apps after 4.3 upgrade!!!???

    After the upgrade, I can see the following new apps and I am unable to uninstall them. Did ATT just add them to their list?

    1. ATT Code Scanner
    2. ATT Ready2Go
    3. WildTangent Games App
    4. KeyVPN
    5. Wi-Fi Hotspot


    I can assure you they were not present before the upgrade and also confirm I dont have any dodgy app that could have downloaded these other apps!

    Does anybody these? Easiest way is to open app drawer and scroll to the bottom to find these apps.
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    Same here. One of the first things I did was disable them all and then hide them from the app drawer.

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    Damn ATT! Why do they keep adding these (cr)apps!
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    For real. I also noticed the carrier string in the corner is now persistent. It used to go away after a few seconds.

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    You mean top left? I don't see any change there - It goes away after a few seconds for me.
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    Yeah. It's staying on screen for me. Perhaps there is a setting somewhere.

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    I got the same issue. It stays there... I'll try to see what I can do. I notice that if I put airplane mode on, it will constantly say "Airplane mode is on" in that area too.
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    The only AT&T programs I leave enabled are wifi and hotspot to save data
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    Multiple restarts and other random methods have not helped with the AT&T logo. If there are no notifications to display in the top left of the status bar, it says AT&T. It doesn't fade away unless there is a notification...
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    Quote Originally Posted by shadow536 View Post
    Multiple restarts and other random methods have not helped with the AT&T logo. If there are no notifications to display in the top left of the status bar, it says AT&T. It doesn't fade away unless there is a notification...
    I don't have that problem.

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    I use the Power Toggles notification widget and that makes the AT&T label go away. Don't know why but it works.

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    The Wi-Fi app just seems to be a faster way to get to the Internet sharing/Hot Spot abilities of the HTC One. It used to be buried in the Wireless and Networks settings, now it's faster to access if you use it often and want to leave the app on one of your home screens.
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    Default Re: Got new apps after 4.3 upgrade!!!???

    Quote Originally Posted by shadow536 View Post
    Multiple restarts and other random methods have not helped with the AT&T logo. If there are no notifications to display in the top left of the status bar, it says AT&T. It doesn't fade away unless there is a notification...
    Mine is the same way unless I have a notification showing, once I clear the notification though AT&T comes back. Not a big deal though to me.
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    So I have extra phone, camrea, internet, power, and usage icons in my app drawer after the update...any thoughts on what to do with these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garyf33 View Post
    Mine is the same way unless I have a notification showing, once I clear the notification though AT&T comes back. Not a big deal though to me.
    Hmm... I'm going to say this is not a bug. I can live with it. It was just odd at first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ET1078 View Post
    So I have extra phone, camrea, internet, power, and usage icons in my app drawer after the update...any thoughts on what to do with these?
    Before the update any icon in the quick launch bar wouldn't show up in the app drawer. That was changed with this update.

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    Ah, didn't see that in the change list, can they be hidden from the app drawer or do I need to just stick them in a folder or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ET1078 View Post
    Ah, didn't see that in the change list, can they be hidden from the app drawer or do I need to just stick them in a folder or something?

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    Just put them in a folder. If you hide them it will remove them from the quick launcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaHui623 View Post
    Just put them in a folder. If you hide them it will remove them from the quick launcher.

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    thanks!
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    I'd say the dirtiest new app is the Wild Tangent Games app. You open it and it starts downloading games right away. The worst thing about it is that these games are ad-based. You can't uninstall this app. All you can do is disable it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfilias View Post
    I'd say the dirtiest new app is the Wild Tangent Games app. You open it and it starts downloading games right away. The worst thing about it is that these games are ad-based. You can't uninstall this app. All you can do is disable it.

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    Seconded. The addition of that app was pretty shady. I disabled it and hid it immediately.

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    If I am not mistaken it looks like a bunch of AT&T bloatware (pinch me) was removed with the upgrade. I had foldered up a bunch in the app tray and that folder is far less populated than it was prior to upgrade.
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    That sucks, I've been a loyal ATT customer for at least 15 years this pisses me off, why would you make a game app mandatory?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyCt View Post
    That sucks, I've been a loyal ATT customer for at least 15 years this pisses me off, why would you make a game app mandatory?
    $.


    Also.... AT&T adding bloatware? This isn't new! :P.

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