1. Randy Freemire's Avatar
    According the sticky post in the AT&T S2 section of this forum, "25 reasons to consider the AT&T Galaxy S2":

    It's Not Bloated
    Some may love the pre-installed apps. Others may want to delete them. Carriers often prevent you from removing pre-installed "bloatware" without breaking your warranty. Samsung is allowing users to uninstall bloatware. Tap Home > Menu > Settings> Applications > Manage Applications to delete apps.

    Is that really possible? I found no way of doing that with my un-rooted T-Mobile S2. I've never heard of an Android phone that you could do that with.

    I was also surprised to see that the screen on the AT&T version is only 4.2", not 4.5", and that it used a slower CPU.

    Getting rid of bloatware without rooting would be great!
    11-25-2013 03:05 PM
  2. Haalcyon's Avatar
    Without rooting the best you can typically do is "disable" or "freeze" apps so they can't run, but there are even a few pieces that that won't work on. Rooting and the use of something like TiTanium BackUp will allow you to actually uninstall the bloatware, IME.
    11-25-2013 03:24 PM
  3. witstert's Avatar
    I have an S2, which I purchased unlocked in 2012, which is so choked up I am surprised that I managed to root it, I think and hope. i haven't been able to verify that it is rooted because there is "insufficient storage space". I am now at an impasse because I don't have enough (any?) knowledge to delete any of the applications that I don't need and/or want. I will be grateful for any advice offered.
    05-31-2016 11:50 AM

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