07-20-2016 11:45 AM
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  1. Ry's Avatar
    What carrier software have you disabled with no issues?

    What carrier-included games and apps have you disabled or deleted?
    UJ95x likes this.
    11-09-2015 01:30 PM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Anything that the system let's toy disable in the application manager should be ok. System apps can't be disabled
    11-09-2015 02:10 PM
  3. tlacour's Avatar
    I forgot to include Amazing app store and DT ignite
    11-10-2015 02:07 PM
  4. Masheen's Avatar
    My main reason for rooting a non-Nexus phone is to, of course, remove the bloatware. It really does significantly increase the phones speed because many of the bloat apps persist in the phone's active RAM (and cache) until the phone's RAM capacity is fully in use, then Android automatically kills off processes that it deems low in priority to make room for the processes one demands. This is the main reason behind Why Task Killers Are Useless

    I have much experience changing the suffix of the apks via root explorer to remove bloat, as I have with my OG Droid, Droid X and various other Verizon phones that my friends had. I made an aggressive list in the developer section of the Droid 3 for Corey, (http://forums.androidcentral.com/dro...ml#post1234181) which he added to his post. However, Google's App menu does not allow every app to be disabled. Most can.

    I have tested all of these, and the device is proven to work without damaging or preventing the phone from running correctly.

    This does NOT require root, and is a perfect solution to those who want to de-bloat and not have to root their phones.

    *If you use any of these apps ie: Google Music then obviously do not disable. This is just a list of the apps that are able to be disabled:

    Android Version: 5.1.1
    System Version: 23.31.23.kinzie_verizon.verizon.en.us
    Kernel Version: 3.10.49-perf-ge851b65

    Amazon
    Amazon Kindle
    Amazon Music
    Android Live Wallpapers
    Android Work Assistant
    Appstore (Amazon)
    Audible
    Audio Effects (may help with external speaker volume issues)
    Badger
    Basic Daydreams
    Black Hole (Live wallpaper)
    BrowserMessage
    Bubbles (Live wallpaper)
    Calculator
    Calendar (Native phone calendar) Note: Do not disable calendar storage
    Camera (Stock)
    Caller Name ID (Trial caller id)
    Chrome
    Clock (Stock)
    Cloud (Verizon)
    Cloud Print
    Command Center (Motorola command center widget)
    Connect (Moto)
    Com.android.wallpaper.holospiral (Live wallpaper engine for holospiral)
    Com.verizon.permissions.appdirecte...
    Com.verizon.permissions.vzwappapn (Engine for vzw apn)
    Com.verizon.vzwavs
    Drive (Google)
    Droid Zap
    DT Ignite
    Email
    Gmail
    Google App (Google Now/Search)
    Google+
    Google Hindi Input
    Google Japanese Input
    Google Keyboard
    Google Korean Input
    Google Pinyin Input
    Google Play Movies & TV
    Google Play Music
    Hangouts (Google)
    IMDB (International Movie Data Base)
    Help (On screen tips)
    Loop
    Maps
    Message+
    Messaging
    Mobile Hotspot
    Moto (App suite)
    Moto Actions
    Moto Display
    Moto Voice
    Motorola Flip Case (For use exclusively with the Motorola flip case phone case)
    Music Visualization Wallpapers
    My Verizon Mobile
    NFL Mobile
    Phase Beam
    Photos (Google. Both of them)
    Photo Screensavers
    Print Spooler
    Setup (Checklist for first time phone setup)
    Setup Wizard (Another first time phone setup wizard/checklist)
    Slacker Radio
    SmartcardService
    Street View (Now standalone app to view pictures of locations taken by satellite)
    Sound Recorder (Never any native option to record memos on Android anyway)
    Support & Protection (Vzw's Android antivirus)
    Tags (For use with NFC)
    TalkBack (Accessibility feature)
    Trusted Face (For facial unlocking of phone)
    User Dictionary (Stored phrases for stock keyboard)
    Verizon Location Agent (Separate location tracker for Vzw apps)
    Verizon Login (Vzw apps still work even without this)
    Vz Navigator (Vzw own, inferior GPS/Navigator)
    vzw_api (Used for various Vzw branded bloat apps)
    VZWAPN (Unnecessary. Used for various Vzw branded bloat apps)
    Wallet (Google)
    YouTube

    That's my list so far. If anybody has any questions please feel free to ask.
    If anybody has anything to add, please PM me or post. Thank you!
    11-12-2015 06:59 PM
  5. kmf1's Avatar
    Great list. Thanks for the work and sharing.
    Masheen likes this.
    11-12-2015 08:24 PM
  6. Masheen's Avatar
    Great list. Thanks for the work and sharing.
    You're welcome. I'll keep updating it as I learn what some of the unknown processes and apps do.
    11-20-2015 08:41 AM
  7. cjp39's Avatar
    Thanks, great idea for a thread, and great post. Why in the heck no one thought of this sooner is beyond me. Someone should create a website with the info for each phone and/or O/S.
    Masheen likes this.
    11-22-2015 03:11 AM
  8. Ry's Avatar
    Thanks, great idea for a thread, and great post. Why in the heck no one thought of this sooner is beyond me. Someone should create a website with the info for each phone and/or O/S.
    We try to do this for every carrier phone.
    gimme2more likes this.
    11-25-2015 02:59 PM
  9. FiniC's Avatar
    Ok, I just got the Turbo 2 this past weekend and I always remove or disable anything I know I'm never going to use. And just yesterday I've been reading that DT Ignite is one thing I definitely want to disable, however, when I go to Settings, Apps, select DT Ignite and select Disable and tell it OK , then just asks if I want to replace this app with the factory version? And the only choices are Cancel or OK. So if I tell it ok, what happens? Doesn't seem like this will disable it. Am I missing something?
    12-24-2015 05:35 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    Ok, I just got the Turbo 2 this past weekend and I always remove or disable anything I know I'm never going to use. And just yesterday I've been reading that DT Ignite is one thing I definitely want to disable, however, when I go to Settings, Apps, select DT Ignite and select Disable and tell it OK , then just asks if I want to replace this app with the factory version? And the only choices are Cancel or OK. So if I tell it ok, what happens? Doesn't seem like this will disable it. Am I missing something?
    Yes, you have to uninstall the first play store update for any pre installed app in order to disable it.
    12-24-2015 07:04 PM
  11. honda1k's Avatar
    12-24-2015 07:17 PM
  12. FiniC's Avatar
    Thank you doogald & honda1k! DT ignite gone & quite a few others to boot!
    weatherlover1 likes this.
    12-24-2015 08:20 PM
  13. weatherlover1's Avatar
    I am finding the more apps on that list above I disable the better my battery ๐Ÿ”‹ life is getting. My held awake time has gone down big time.
    12-25-2015 04:36 PM
  14. frankemtp's Avatar
    I am wondering if anyone has prepared a list ๐Ÿ“ƒ of the utility of each of the apps on the list and can share it? I have disabled the vast majority of apps on the list and am quite satisfied with the results.
    12-25-2015 05:10 PM
  15. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Ok time for a dumb question: by disabling these listed apps, does reselecting the app re-enable it? There are many here I use and am not sure if disabling makes sense.
    12-25-2015 09:18 PM
  16. kmf1's Avatar
    When you go back into Settings/Apps and scroll all the way to the right you will see the list of disabled apps. Clicking on any of those apps gives you the option to Enable. I wouldn't disable apps that you will use from time to time.
    12-25-2015 11:44 PM
  17. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    That's what I was thinking thanks!
    12-26-2015 09:49 AM
  18. recDNA's Avatar
    I use Amazon maybe once a month but it can be a battery hog so even so I disable it when jot using.
    01-24-2016 06:13 PM
  19. catstide's Avatar
    Aight,,,I did a bunch of the disabling and deleting of worthless stuff. One pretty cool feature was sacrificed in the process (oops). It was when you came close to your phone,or moved it, a screen came on with the the time and you could unlock from there. I think it used the proximity sensor. Can someone tell me with app that was?
    01-26-2016 04:14 PM
  20. Masheen's Avatar
    Aight,,,I did a bunch of the disabling and deleting of worthless stuff. One pretty cool feature was sacrificed in the process (oops). It was when you came close to your phone,or moved it, a screen came on with the the time and you could unlock from there. I think it used the proximity sensor. Can someone tell me with app that was?
    That's Moto display, re-enable that, or the Moto app, or just anything Moto to be safe.
    01-26-2016 06:43 PM
  21. catstide's Avatar
    Thanks mate

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    01-26-2016 07:43 PM
  22. grofflance's Avatar
    I bought 2 new Turbo 2 phones for myself and my wife. Hers is white mine is gray. I did the updates on both but the app menu is different. The white one shows many more apps. Also at the top the white one shows "DOWNLOADED, RUNNING, ALL, DISABLED," and they scroll across. Mine the gray one does not it only shows a drop down menu with ALL APPS, ENABLED, DISABLED. The white phone shows way more apps especially the ones on your list of bloat app. I want to get rid of the on the black phone, but I can't if I can;t see them.
    05-14-2016 10:22 AM
  23. doogald's Avatar
    I bought 2 new Turbo 2 phones for myself and my wife. Hers is white mine is gray. I did the updates on both but the app menu is different. The white one shows many more apps. Also at the top the white one shows "DOWNLOADED, RUNNING, ALL, DISABLED," and they scroll across. Mine the gray one does not it only shows a drop down menu with ALL APPS, ENABLED, DISABLED. The white phone shows way more apps especially the ones on your list of bloat app. I want to get rid of the on the black phone, but I can't if I can;t see them.
    You have Marshmallow (Android version 6.0) on yours and she still has Lollipop (version 5.1.1)? Check for sure in settings / about phone.
    05-14-2016 10:59 AM
  24. grofflance's Avatar
    Thanks. I thought that might have been an issue cause I was in the process of updating hers still. Only had 1 of the 2 updates installed. Now having the Marshmallow will it make it that I can't disable some of the bloat apps since I can't see them on the menu, or are they just there anymore?
    05-14-2016 11:14 AM
  25. doogald's Avatar
    You may want to list what you don't see anymore. It's possible that they are now gone.

    That list is *very* aggressive, BTW. I'd be careful to disable only the things that you know you don't want.
    05-14-2016 11:43 AM
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