1. IAmAnOptimist's Avatar
    Hi All

    My first post!

    So, I finished my contract with AT&T and had them unlock my Galaxy Note 3. I did this because I've moved back to the UK and didn't need my US contract anymore.

    So. There's a tonne of crap (apps and general operating system stuff) on my phone and I'd really like to bring my phone back to as if it never was an AT&T phone. Basically raw Android.

    I've been digging for a few days online and either I don't know how to ask this question properly (most likely) or its an uncommon question - but I can't for the life of me figure out how to start.

    Thank you all!!

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-30-2014 02:41 PM
  2. VDub2174's Avatar
    Welcome to AC!!

    Are you asking what apps you can safely delete?
    05-30-2014 02:58 PM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    You can root and remove the att apps

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
    05-30-2014 03:09 PM
  4. IAmAnOptimist's Avatar
    Thank you both.

    So I want to remove more than just the apps. It's more the at&t specific version of android I'd like to get rid of. It does annoying things when I'm in the UK. Boooo.

    So if I root the phone, I am assuming then I need to install KitKat? Is that right?

    Mega thanks!

    Posted via Android Central App
    05-30-2014 03:25 PM
  5. VDub2174's Avatar
    Yes, root your phone and install a ROM that's pure vanilla Android. I have the T-Mobile variant of the Note 3 but I installed an IOKP ROM which is basic Android. Even the gapps I installed are basic (gmail, maps, calendar).
    dpham00 likes this.
    06-02-2014 07:56 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    What vdub said.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Moto G
    VDub2174 likes this.
    06-02-2014 12:42 PM
  7. Stryker-x10101's Avatar
    No. You don't have to install Kitkat to root your phone. On a Windows computer, go to www.kingoapp.com. On the top right click on devices, find your phone, click on it, then continue to file, disregard the pop-up, download the file. Install. On your phone, go to settings, general, about device. On the build number, tap it 4 times to enable developer options. Go back to general, developer options, make sure to check mark USB debugging. Plug your phone in to your computer. Let Kingo find your phone, when it does click "Root". Your phone will reboot. Find the "SuperSu" icon, click on it to make sure everything is ok. Unplug your phone. Go to Google play and in the search box type "Uninstall". Find the app with a red icon called "Uninstall (ROOT)". You can Uninstall anything with that app so be careful and Google apps and processes you are not sure about.

    ***** Make sure your phone is charged to at least 70% before doing this. *****

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-05-2014 03:43 AM
  8. Stryker-x10101's Avatar
    Also if you want, you can download the "Xposed installer" with the "Xblast module" to remove AT&T from the Statusbar and anywhere else for that matter.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-05-2014 03:52 AM

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