04-13-2014 11:26 AM
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  1. sparker781's Avatar
    I am thinking of switching to the HTC One M8 on Att....I've countless reviews about the bloatware that comes packaged with the device on the carrier versions....Aside from rooting it (Which I don't think you can do just yet) there really is no other way to get rid of it right?

    Thanks
    04-10-2014 08:30 AM
  2. mcox1124's Avatar
    You have to root and/or go the custom ROM route. Good news is root, unlocked bootloader, and s-off are all released. I've done all this and I have the AT&T variant.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 09:19 AM
  3. j7469's Avatar
    Could you please provide links on the methods used to achieve these items listed?

    Thanks


    You have to root and/or go the custom ROM route. Good news is root, unlocked bootloader, and s-off are all released. I've done all this and I have the AT&T variant.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 10:08 AM
  4. mcox1124's Avatar
    Guide for unlocking bootloader : http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2265618

    Recommended ROM (Android Revolution HD - Sense): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2694917

    S-off (guide says Verizon variant, but it works on AT&T version): http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2697240

    Don't do s-off unless you know what you are doing. You don't really NEED it, unless you plan on updating radios/formware/modified hboot.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
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    04-10-2014 10:16 AM
  5. sparker781's Avatar
    something to look forward to when I get this gem

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using The Android Central App
    04-10-2014 01:07 PM
  6. jneusch's Avatar
    I bought the unlocked version and it has no bloat. You can buy directly from HTC or Amazon.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-10-2014 01:40 PM
  7. jd914's Avatar
    I am thinking of switching to the HTC One M8 on Att....I've countless reviews about the bloatware that comes packaged with the device on the carrier versions....Aside from rooting it (Which I don't think you can do just yet) there really is no other way to get rid of it right?

    Thanks
    Buy a developer edition or unlocked M8 get on the ATT Next plan and save yourself a ton of money that is if you have more than one line. No bloatware on developer or unlocked devices and you don't need to worry about rooting.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-10-2014 02:17 PM
  8. MrRicks84's Avatar
    Could you please provide links on the methods used to achieve these items listed?

    Thanks
    https://www.youtube.com/user/DroidModd3rX

    This guy has some great video walkthroughs that may help you if you don't understand what everyone is saying in the threads. He keeps it simple when showing you exactly what to do.
    04-10-2014 02:46 PM
  9. sparker781's Avatar
    Buy a developer edition or unlocked M8 get on the ATT Next plan and save yourself a ton of money that is if you have more than one line. No bloatware on developer or unlocked devices and you don't need to worry about rooting.

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    Okay how much are we talking for either one? Preferrably the unlocked version as i am not a developer. i am already on the ATT next plan too
    04-11-2014 09:14 AM
  10. aandrew610's Avatar
    I got my m8 yesterday from att there is quite a bit of bloatware however there is still about 25gb of available space

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    04-11-2014 09:38 AM
  11. warpdrive's Avatar
    Okay how much are we talking for either one? Preferrably the unlocked version as i am not a developer. i am already on the ATT next plan too
    The unlocked phone is $649.99 and the AT&T 32 gig model is $32 a month for 20 months or $640...a $10 savings.

    I have the AT&T One and don't mind the bloat. But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result... I just can't have that black bar for "all" of my games and apps. Making the screen smaller than my S4.

    I just don't know if I want to drop that much money all at once. I shouldn't have to, and at least I'm not on Verizon and have the stock browser and radio disabled.

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    04-11-2014 09:49 AM
  12. sparker781's Avatar
    "But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result." What are you reffering to?
    04-11-2014 09:52 AM
  13. warpdrive's Avatar
    "But AT&T removed a setting regarding the on screen buttons and I'm thinking of returning it as a result." What are you reffering to?
    On the unlocked one there is a setting that allows the on screen buttons to have a black background or clear. It also work like how the AT&T model does in the camera app (just try it in the store). But sadly on the AT&T model it is always with a black background instead of clear like in the camera app and blinkfeed. Nor can they ever go away like in the camera app. They are stuck on, and thus take up screen real estate on everything including all my games.

    Can I please have a US carrier that has good to great service and refuses to mess up what HTC worked hard at?

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    04-11-2014 10:02 AM
  14. warpdrive's Avatar
    Just tested Riptide 2, and have the buttons go away. I'm hoping that apps like the AC app gives an update to make this work.

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    04-11-2014 10:10 AM
  15. dtblair24's Avatar
    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-11-2014 10:16 AM
  16. grunt0300's Avatar
    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

    Posted via Android Central App
    How where you able to achieve this? Please give details. Thanks.
    04-11-2014 11:15 AM
  17. sparker781's Avatar
    On the unlocked one there is a setting that allows the on screen buttons to have a black background or clear. It also work like how the AT&T model does in the camera app (just try it in the store). But sadly on the AT&T model it is always with a black background instead of clear like in the camera app and blinkfeed. Nor can they ever go away like in the camera app. They are stuck on, and thus take up screen real estate on everything including all my games.

    Can I please have a US carrier that has good to great service and refuses to mess up what HTC worked hard at?

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    with the Google play ROM does this fix that issue?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using The Android Central App
    04-11-2014 12:10 PM
  18. warpdrive's Avatar
    with the Google play ROM does this fix that issue?

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 using The Android Central App
    I don't see why not. It will be the full Google experience.

    Just to give an idea of what I'm talking about...

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234441586.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234497867.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234523247.jpg

    Because of the lack of setting on the AT&T model, the black bar can't go away if I want it to, and I would prefer a clear bar (buttons).

    On Riptide 2 it has an update that has the buttons hid for full screen use, that only comes on if you swipe the screen.

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234791509.jpg

    AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234810787.jpg

    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-11-2014 12:46 PM
  19. warpdrive's Avatar
    Ooops, double post
    Attached Thumbnails AT&T HTC One (M8): Removing Bloatware?-uploadfromtaptalk1397234890018.jpg  
    04-11-2014 12:48 PM
  20. miggdmac's Avatar
    Where is the setting in the unlocked version, I don't see this. Thanks.
    04-11-2014 01:24 PM
  21. warpdrive's Avatar
    Where is the setting in the unlocked version, I don't see this. Thanks.
    I belive it is in the display and gesture menu.

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    04-11-2014 02:01 PM
  22. sparker781's Avatar
    why what do you mean black bar buttons on the top
    04-11-2014 02:44 PM
  23. fernandez21's Avatar
    Good thing about being on at&t is our development is quick. I easily changed my carrier m8 to a Google play edition. I couldn't stand all the bloat and extra nonsense they force us to have on our phones. I wish manufacturers would take a stand like apple.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Is there a way to flash it to stock sense, like what you get when you get the unlocked model? Also, will it receive ota updates from HTC like the Google play edition conversions people were doing with the m7 last year?
    04-11-2014 03:53 PM
  24. mchockeyvette27's Avatar
    I belive it is in the display and gesture menu.

    Posted via Android Central App on my all new One
    I don't think that's an actual setting...
    04-11-2014 04:59 PM
  25. warpdrive's Avatar
    I don't think that's an actual setting...
    Oh, are you saying that on the unlocked model you can't choose a black or clear bar? That the on screen buttons, never go away?


    Sent from my HTC One_M8 using Tapatalk
    04-11-2014 05:56 PM
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