1. CRACKBERRYstudent's Avatar
    I am wanting to free up some space on my Android 2.3 device and one of the biggest offenders is an app called ThinkFree Office. I have never used it and it takes up nearly 10MB of space. Is there a way to uninstall this app which came with my phone?
    11-01-2011 07:30 PM
  2. Paul627g's Avatar
    Go to Settings/Manage Apps/ThinkFree and see if it gives you the option to uninstall..

    If it doesn't then its bloatware that can't be uninstalled without rooting your device and using other means to uninstall it.
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    11-01-2011 10:34 PM
  3. androidtechrep's Avatar
    Like Paul was saying, ThinkFree is preloaded so it cant be removed without rooting your device. SDX Developers website has a great app for removing preloaded apps once you have root access to your device. It is called the SDX Stock App Removal. To gain root access I used Bonsai, which was pretty simple. You can get to their website using the following link: Bonsai for Android |
    11-03-2011 05:18 PM
  4. jlmoon's Avatar
    What if I just delete the folder via my PC and the USB Storage connection? What will that impact?
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    12-31-2011 11:45 AM
  5. Paul627g's Avatar
    The folder on your sdcard is just a data storage, the main app still resides on your device's /system/ area.

    Unless you have used ThinkFree that folder is probably empty.
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    12-31-2011 02:36 PM
  6. Outcasted66's Avatar
    I have been banned from bonsai for android considering I've never even been to the site but to try to remove thinkfreeoffice how do I check or whom do I talk to about my being banned
    05-27-2012 08:54 AM
  7. Bungie95's Avatar
    If it can't be uninstalled the normal way, you'll have to root your phone and use a special app to do so. Titanium Backup is the simplest way IMO; so find instructions for your specific phone and then download from the Market.

    If you don't want to root, I guess you could find a way to hide the apps in your launcher. It won't delete it technically, but it's something...
    05-27-2012 07:17 PM
  8. litchie's Avatar
    Paul if you don't mind asking a dumb question why the hell do they put a 10 dollar app into all these phones for people that aren't going to use it.And is there a rooting for knuckleheads any where, so I can dump these.And thank you for your post!

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    06-27-2015 11:37 AM
  9. JETTWOLF's Avatar
    Litchie, yes its a book called "Rooting For Dummies" the 'For Knuckleheads' series is not as good as the original. A cheap knockoff. More like the 'Cliff Notes' version of the real McCoy!
    01-12-2017 08:35 PM