1. connerflnn's Avatar
    So today I finally got tired of the damn Backup Assistant Plus that comes preloaded on the Verizon Wireless GS3 and removed it. Now that I have the APK off my phone I still have the section in the settings for it, and it really annoys me, does anyone know of a way to remove it. I saw someone had created a replacement settings APK without it but it wouldn't download on my phone because it wasn't in the right format for US. Thanks.
    09-26-2012 07:11 PM
  2. pblakk's Avatar
    From what I know you can't remove it, but only disable it via ICS Settings for Apps. As long as you have the App process disabled via ICS settings then you're fine. If btw you disable it via your Verizon account online, you will run into Gmail syncing issues, if that matters to you. The native ICS mail app will stop syncing with your gmail account, found this out the hard way.

    EDIT: If the above syncing issue happens, the Gmail app will still work perfectly btw.
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    09-30-2012 11:23 PM
  3. connerflnn's Avatar
    Thanks so much!
    10-08-2012 11:38 PM
  4. Cyber Warrior's Avatar
    Only way to completely remove it would be with a custom ROM.
    10-09-2012 11:21 AM
  5. Ryan Bluemel's Avatar
    I had that issue today. I went online to verizon wireless and had to change it under my account settings.
    04-08-2013 02:19 AM
  6. Nicholi2789's Avatar
    I hate that app. worthless. I just used TItanium backup to freeze it. It's still in my settings menu but at least it no longer puts backup pics in my gallery and clutters it up.
    04-10-2013 01:05 AM
  7. Chris Walker5's Avatar
    I hate this ******* app!
    Constantly pops up asking me to autherize.... for the 1000th time
    Go figure right a vzw system app that does not work...
    So sick of this **** and this ****ty ******* phone... id take it to
    Vzw to have them fix it but im sure they will just say reformat ot.... cuz
    to them thats all they know!!!! Its ******* ridiculous!!!
    So does anyone know how to get it to stop constantly wanting me to authinticate
    even though i have a ******* **** load of times already????
    And can it be done with out root?
    Even though i know rooting will unlock my pos
    phone and make it a 100 times better...
    I just dont have a PC to root my phone nor the time...
    Nor the time to really sit here trying to fix and get what should not be broke to work!
    This is the LAST contract after im free from VZW
    and i swear if i had the cash id end my contract now destroy and trash this ****ty *** fucling LG
    and go to AT&T especially cuz i know their answer to everything
    is not always Re****ingformat!
    05-15-2013 08:13 PM
  8. redcat22's Avatar
    Not nearly as angry as Chris^ but it is definitely annoying. Anybody know how to stop Backup Assistand Plus from popping up all the time? I can't even disable it.
    05-19-2013 09:38 PM
  9. insink71's Avatar
    Only way to completely remove it would be with a custom ROM.
    I managed to remove without going custom, but you do have to root your razr m. So, a good guide for my target [the verizon xt907] I used this handy guide: [SCRIPT/UTILITY] ROOT RAZR M XT907 for LOCKED Devices on 9.18.78 - VZW Droid Razr M Development [XT907] - DroidRzr.com . Then, you just download your handy-dandy es file explorer [from the play store], enable root privileges and mount system r/w, then go to /system/app and delete [or I cut and pasted them to a directory I made on the sdcard] the following: BackupAssistantClient.apk [and corresponding odex file], BuaContactAdapter.apk [and corresponding odex file] and FileManager.apk [and corresponding odex file]. Voila! your phone is Backup Assistant free w/o having to flash someone else's custom rom, and if you copied and pasted them somewhere, they can be restored before VZW updates. Hope that helps someone.

    09-12-2013 05:11 PM
  10. dslomer64's Avatar
    I used to be in this situation (I don't know if it's the situation described above):

    Connecting my Motorola Razr M Android phone to my Windows PC via USB cable made Google Chrome browser automatically go to the Backup Assistant web page at Verizon, interrupting whatever I was browsing. Big pain.

    To stop this, I went into Windows Control Panel and uninstalled Motorola Device Manager.

    Problem solved.
    11-01-2014 01:20 PM

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