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    Default AT&T LG G2: Huge update that put more bloatware on phones today

    So I got an notification that there was an update from ATT. I got extremely happen then I saw that android was updating I got even happier I was sure this was Kitkat. Once the phone finished updating I notice there is a huge featured app add on my home screen now. I am literally about to cancel my att service. The featured app bar scrolls adds across the phone. I paid for this phone this is completely unacceptable.
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    The G2 is easily rooted. It may be fun and time for you to do a quick Google on rooting the G2 so you can delete the bloat. If you don't want to do that you should be able to disable it.


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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    I just got an update today too but I do not have any featured app bar or anything. In fact nothing has changed that I can see. I also was sure it was kitkat as it was updating but no dice.

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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    How big was the update?
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    It didn't say. It just automatically started updating. It just showed it was 2 parts.

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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    If memory serves, I think it was only 15mb.
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Is it the featured app widget? If so, you can just remove it from your home screen.



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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Quote Originally Posted by tyler durden3 View Post
    So I got an notification that there was an update from ATT. I got extremely happen then I saw that android was updating I got even happier I was sure this was Kitkat. Once the phone finished updating I notice there is a huge featured app add on my home screen now. I am literally about to cancel my att service. The featured app bar scrolls adds across the phone. I paid for this phone this is completely unacceptable.
    A little extreme to cancel the provider for putting an easily disabled app on your phone, but not as bad as blowing up your apartment full of IKEA furniture i suppose Mr Durden lol
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    How is 15mb huge? Are you sure it was not the update from a week or 2 ago? That was the size of that one.
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    I have noticed that AT&T has been loading a lot more bloatware onto their phones. I used to think that Verizon was the worst, but AT&T may be the new king of bloatware.
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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Quote Originally Posted by dkhmwilliams View Post
    I have noticed that AT&T has been loading a lot more bloatware onto their phones. I used to think that Verizon was the worst, but AT&T may be the new king of bloatware.
    That's just another reason to root if you don't have iDevices.


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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Quote Originally Posted by Haalcyon View Post
    That's just another reason to root if you don't have iDevices.

    Well, it doesn't bother me at all. If I had bloatware on my phone, I would just disable it or not use it. No biggie to me. I used to get bent out of shape about things like bloatware, carrier branding, and OTA updates. Not anymore. I think that those things made me unnecessarily cranky. I have lowered my stress levels significantly by not worrying about those things related to my smartphones.

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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Disabling at least keeps the yuckiness from running.


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    Default Re: Huge ATT update that put more bloatware on phones today

    Just learn the settings and forget about it! Done...no more unwanted stuff. It seems harmless if you don't know what you are doing. I ran across the same thing, and held/tap the then dragged to remove. The whole thing took me 3 seconds.

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