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  1. lattemaker's Avatar
    This is my current situation also. From my understanding the August security patch is out and I can't download it until the software check lock is over...
    08-18-2016 08:32 PM
  2. badMojo69's Avatar
    wow that is a lot of crap from ATT...ewwww
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    08-18-2016 08:40 PM
  3. Android Optimizer's Avatar
    I have an unlocked exnos s7 edge on AT&T and it has all the AT&T apps that can't be Uninstalled. Getting an unlocked one won't help, it's the Sim that does it.
    Its been awhile since I've bought a new phone, and installed a SIM card, so I don't know if this would work....
    If you're saying the SIM card sets the lock on the apps so they can't be uninstalled: Could you boot the phone for the first time without a SIM card, delete/uninstall the apps, shutdown the phone, and then install the SIM card? (I'm sure if it was that easy people would already be doing it).
    08-18-2016 08:53 PM
  4. sean8102's Avatar
    This is my current situation also. From my understanding the August security patch is out and I can't download it until the software check lock is over...
    Don't know if AT&T fixed this, but try changing the date and time on your note 7 a day or two forward.
    08-18-2016 08:55 PM
  5. buddhake's Avatar
    Its been awhile since I've bought a new phone, and installed a SIM card, so I don't know if this would work....
    If you're saying the SIM card sets the lock on the apps so they can't be uninstalled: Could you boot the phone for the first time without a SIM card, delete/uninstall the apps, shutdown the phone, and then install the SIM card? (I'm sure if it was that easy people would already be doing it).
    I did that the first time out of the box - I loaded up w/o a SIM and it still had all the horrible AT&T stuff on it. The Nexus 6-style "load the crap based on the SIM" seems to be limited to the Canadian version that loads the carrier bloatware for Rogers, Wind, Fido, et. al. based on the SIM inserted, but in the US it is hard coded into the ROM itself.
    08-18-2016 09:17 PM
  6. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    AT&T branded phones have all the bloatware installed, regardless of what SIM you choose to put in. That's just the carrier's bloatware that they implemented into the phone. Same for Verizon and T-Mobile, though the latter two aren't nearly as bad as AT&T, I admit. Luckily, there are ways to disable apps you no longer wish to use/see through package disabler pro. That's what I use on my S7 Edge and it's working wonders for me. I don't have to see the bloatware that I don't like using and I am glad that there is an option for me to get rid of it, even if it's by disabling it. At least that is an option, compared to Apple's software where you're not even allowed to hide any apps, except for placing it in an unwanted folder at the last possible page you can set it to lol that is one of many things I did not like about having an iPhone lol so, when it comes down to having bloatware and being able to disable/hide them, even through an app, or being forced to keep all apps on the home screen, regardless if I use them or not. I prefer the former lol
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    08-18-2016 09:32 PM
  7. sqa4life's Avatar
    Yes the bloat is bad. However thankfully all of it can be disabled, except for one which almost seems like a bug. You can't disable "Usage manager" app for some reason. Everything took about 1 min to disable. It sucks that its their in the first place I agree.

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    Can you clear caches after disabled?
    08-18-2016 09:40 PM
  8. sean8102's Avatar
    Can you clear caches after disabled?
    Yeah. You have to tap on the app, then on storage, then you can clear its cache if there is any data.

    Ten minutes with an AT&T Branded Note 7-qdkbqm1.jpg
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    08-18-2016 09:46 PM
  9. bobxxz's Avatar
    I'm disappointed with the speakers coming from Note 4 because its not as loud as the Note 4 but thats due to the water proofing. Otherwise this phone is the best phone out there in 2016.

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    08-18-2016 09:52 PM
  10. sean8102's Avatar
    I'm disappointed with the speakers coming from Note 4 because its not as loud as the Note 4 but thats due to the water proofing. Otherwise this phone is the best phone out there in 2016.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I'm loving it so far as well. I'm shocked with how good and quick the retina scanner is, was not expecting it to be near as good as it is.
    08-18-2016 09:55 PM
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