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    Red face Bloatware safe to freeze

    I guess I'll start a list. Here is the stuff that I have frozen without any noticeable ill effects. Feel free to update since I wasnt too daring with other possibilities. Most of these are not running so it could be best to just ignore them anyway.

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    Alarm Clock
    Amazon Kindle
    Analog Clock Widget
    Android Live Wallpapers
    Backup Assistant
    Bing
    Bing Voice
    Bitbop
    BlockBuster
    Carhome
    City ID
    Deskhome
    Digital Clock Widget
    email
    Favorite contacts widget
    Finance
    Friends +
    Guided Tours
    Home - Install another launcher first
    Home Screen tips
    In touch widget
    Lets Golf 2
    Mobile IM
    Music
    Music Visualization Wallpapers
    Music Widget
    My Verizon Mobile
    Netflix
    News
    Photo Album Widget
    Photo Frame Widget
    Polaris Office
    PowerControl Widget
    Rhapsody
    Rockband
    Setup wizard
    Slacker
    SmartShare
    Swype
    Talk
    Today+ Widget
    Tunewiki
    User Guide
    VCast Apps
    Voice Dialer
    Voice Recorder
    VZ Navigator
    Weather
    Verizon SMS Filter widget
    Whats new
    Whats new widget
    Wifi Control Widget
    World Clock Widget
    Youtube
    Last edited by navycow; 05-31-2011 at 01:49 PM. Reason: Adding my list
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    Preface...I'm new to rooting/Android. Bare with me....

    What do you mean by "freeze?" Renaming the files to .bak?
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    Thanks NavyCow. I was just talking to Ivalum21 about this. Ivalum21, freezing is like hiding/removing unwanted apps from your system. This does a few things...It may allow you to gain some system space if some of these are actually taking up space and running in the background. (All of the bloatware on your phone,is not actually on your phone if that makes any sense.) Some stuff you have to download (full version games) or initiate for it actually be running on your phone. Freezing kills this process, so that app is unusable. It also removes the icons so your app draw doesn't look so cluttered. Now if you ever decide you want to start using that app, you can unfreeze it and start using it like it was always there(because it was, it was just hidden.) Renaming the extention from .apk to .bak is the same thing.
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    Makes perfect sense. Thanks!
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    Just wondering, but what ROM did you use to freeze all these apps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saillling4life View Post
    Just wondering, but what ROM did you use to freeze all these apps.
    Stock rom, no roms for this guy yet that I am aware of. Just rooted and used titanium backup to freeze them.
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    Yep, all of those are OK to freeze. However I kept some that I actually like.
    Quick question though if anyone knows. What is VZ SMS Filter? Haven't seen it on my previous Droid phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by panerai7 View Post
    Yep, all of those are OK to freeze. However I kept some that I actually like.
    Quick question though if anyone knows. What is VZ SMS Filter? Haven't seen it on my previous Droid phones.
    My understanding is that it is the service to filter sms from block lists that you set up on the verizon site.

    Sent from my VS910 4G using Tapatalk
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    Quote Originally Posted by navycow View Post
    My understanding is that it is the service to filter sms from block lists that you set up on the verizon site.

    Sent from my VS910 4G using Tapatalk
    Thank you, that makes sense.
    What about LTE Test Application, safe to freeze?
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    Quote Originally Posted by panerai7 View Post
    Thank you, that makes sense.
    What about LTE Test Application, safe to freeze?
    just froze that, no problems , but I am partially in a 3g zone some times so ill see on lte saturation area at work later
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    Do you need to rename the respective 'odex' files with the apks?
    InTouchWidget.apk
    InTouchWidget.odex

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