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  1. rkrajnov's Avatar
    Does anyone have a list of bloatware and system apps that are safe to delete? Not really sure what is important to keep and what I should probably get rid of. I know other phones I've owned people had compiled a list of most of the unessential bloatware.
    PamelaMichel likes this.
    06-11-2013 08:55 PM
  2. tarnak's Avatar
    I was looking for the same info.
    06-11-2013 09:23 PM
  3. majorpayne's Avatar
    Search here there is a list already

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-11-2013 10:57 PM
  4. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    AllShare ControlShare Service 1.0.0 (com.sec.android.allshare.service.controlshare)
    AllShare FileShare Service 1.4r476 (com.sec.android.allshare.service.fileshare)
    Amazon 2.2.5 (com.amazon.mShop.android)
    Amazon MP3 2.7.3 (com.amazon.mp3)
    Audible 1.4.3 Market 473 (com.audible.application)
    Backup Assistant Plus 2.0 (com.samsung.vmmhux)
    BlurbCheckout 1.0 (Build 64) (com.blurb.checkout)
    Caller Name ID 1.14.6 (com.cequint.ecid)
    Com2uSPoker 1.2.5 (com.com2us.c2sholdem.normal.freefull.samsungapps. global.android.samsung)
    Email 4.2 (com.android.email)
    EpsonPrintService 1.0.0 (com.epson.mobilephone.samsungprintservice)
    Factory Test 1.0 (com.sec.factory)
    FWUpgrade 1.2.0 (com.sec.android.fwupgrade)
    Google Play Books 2.6.41 (com.google.android.apps.books)
    Google Play Magazines 1.2.0 (com.google.android.apps.magazines)
    Google Play Movies & TV 2.3.7 (com.google.android.videos)
    Google Play Music 4.4.811H.526848 (com.google.android.music)
    Group Play 2.0.253 (com.samsung.groupcast)
    Help 1.0 (com.samsung.helphub)
    HP Print Service 1.0 (com.hp.android.printservice)
    Kies via Wi-Fi v42_1304_1_2 (com.sec.android.app.kieswifi)
    Match3VS 1.0.117 (air.com.playplus.canimalMatch3VS)
    Mobile print 2.0 (com.sec.android.app.mobileprint)
    Mobile tracker 1.0 (com.android.settings.mt)
    MobilePrintSvc_CUPS 1.0 (com.siso.app.generic)
    MobilePrintSvc_CUPS_Backend 1.0 (com.siso.app.genericprintservice)
    My Files 1.0.0 (com.sec.android.app.myfiles)
    NFL Mobile 1.0 (com.mobitv.client.nfl2010)
    S Memo 2.17.422276 (com.sec.android.widgetapp.diotek.smemo)
    S Note Provider 13.01.6000 (com.sec.android.provider.snote)
    Samsung account 1.4.0077 (com.osp.app.signin)
    Samsung Books 1.00.040601.4 (com.sec.readershub)
    Samsung Cloud Data Relay 2.1.4 (com.sec.android.sCloudRelayData)
    Samsung Cloud Quota 1.1.7 (com.sec.android.scloud.quota)
    Samsung Games 1.00.040401.5 (com.sec.android.app.gamehub)
    Samsung Hub 1.00.040603.1 (com.sec.everglades)
    Samsung KNOX 1.0 (com.sec.knox.containeragent)
    Samsung Link 1.6.0405 (com.sec.pcw)
    Samsung Music 1.00.040600.2 (com.samsung.music)
    Samsung Push Service 1.1.7 (com.sec.spp.push)
    Samsung SBrowser Bookmark SyncAdapter 1.1 (com.sec.android.sCloudSyncSBrowserBookMark)
    Samsung SBrowser Tab SyncAdapter 1.2 (com.sec.android.sCloudSyncSBrowserTabs)
    Samsung SNote SyncAdapter 1.2 (com.sec.android.sCloudSyncSNote)
    Samsung Syncadapters 2.5.6 (com.sec.android.sCloudSync)
    SamsungHubUpdater 1.00.040405.1 (com.sec.everglades.update)
    Setup Wizard 1.0 (com.sec.android.app.setupwizard)
    Story Album 1.0 (com.samsung.android.app.episodes)
    Story Album Widget 1.0 (com.samsung.android.app.storyalbumwidget)
    Travel 1.0 (com.samsung.android.tripwidget)
    TripAdvisor 3.0.0 (com.tripadvisor.tripadvisor)
    Verizon Mobile Security 1.3.0 (com.asurion.android.verizon.vms)
    Verizon Tones 5.1.4 (com.vzw.hs.android.modlite)
    Viewdini 1.0 (com.verizon.viewdini)
    Voice Recorder 0.1 (com.sec.android.app.voicerecorder)
    VZ Navigator 1.0 (com.vznavigator.SCHI545)
    Weather Widget 0130418.01 (com.sec.android.widgetapp.ap.hero.accuweather)
    Wi-Fi Direct 2.0.0 (com.sec.android.app.FileShareClient)
    Wi-Fi Direct share 2.0.0 (com.sec.android.app.FileShareServer)
    Yahoo! Finance 130406.01 (com.sec.android.widgetapp.ap.yahoostock.stockcloc k)
    Yahoo! News 13.04.01.01 (com.sec.android.widgetapp.ap.yahoonews)
    06-13-2013 09:06 PM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    And how can you get rid of this junk?
    06-13-2013 09:48 PM
  6. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    And how can you get rid of this junk?
    Use Titanium Backup and freeze it so you can still get OTA updates. You need root of course.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
    06-13-2013 10:02 PM
  7. JQRS's Avatar
    You can disable a good bit of the bloatware without rooting under application management. This will remove them from the app drawer as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    06-14-2013 07:19 AM
  8. jstwondrng's Avatar
    You can disable a good bit of the bloatware without rooting under application management. This will remove them from the app drawer as well.

    Posted via Android Central App
    Stupid question... If you disable any of these apps, will it free up space on internal memory?

    J
    06-14-2013 08:14 AM
  9. H3Dude's Avatar
    Yes. Deleting them will, freezing them won't.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    06-14-2013 08:36 AM
  10. fatboy97's Avatar
    Stupid question... If you disable any of these apps, will it free up space on internal memory?

    J
    Disabling apps will not free any space, but since they are disabled you will not loose anymore if they push an update to your phone that is larger than the original app. And disabling an app is slightly different than freezing an app... for one thing you don't need to use Titanium Backup app to disable an app.
    06-14-2013 08:56 AM
  11. charkzilla20's Avatar
    Disabling apps will not free any space, but since they are disabled you will not loose anymore if they push an update to your phone that is larger than the original app. And disabling an app is slightly different than freezing an app... for one thing you don't need to use Titanium Backup app to disable an app.
    Some apps aren't able to be disabled without root. Rooting, using titanium backup and using the freezing is the best way to get rid of them. Verizon's Backup service is an example of that.
    06-14-2013 10:22 AM
  12. fatboy97's Avatar
    Some apps aren't able to be disabled without root. Rooting, using titanium backup and using the freezing is the best way to get rid of them. Verizon's Backup service is an example of that.
    True... but not everybody wants to root their phone... and I do not use Verizon's Backup, and never will. So far disabling apps works just fine for me... no need to use Titanium Backup.
    06-14-2013 10:48 AM
  13. charkzilla20's Avatar
    True... but not everybody wants to root their phone... and I do not use Verizon's Backup, and never will. So far disabling apps works just fine for me... no need to use Titanium Backup.
    At least on the s3, Verizon Backup can't be disabled:


    But notice that it still starts and runs on boot:


    I don't use it either, but it still has the opportunity to make annoyances and/or battery drain.

    Is this disableable on the S4?
    06-14-2013 11:12 AM
  14. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    There's also a 1 click method on XDA to disable all the bloatware in a single click. Root is required for that method I do believe.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    06-14-2013 11:41 AM
  15. charkzilla20's Avatar
    There's also a 1 click method on XDA to disable all the bloatware in a single click. Root is required for that method I do believe.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tapatalk 2
    Wait what? Where? How?
    06-14-2013 11:51 AM
  16. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    Wait what? Where? How?
    Right here. Make sure you do a Titanium Backup first so you can reinstall the bloat for updates because I think it deletes them.
    06-14-2013 12:42 PM
  17. fatboy97's Avatar
    At least on the s3, Verizon Backup can't be disabled:
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/15/6e7u4uza.jpg

    But notice that it still starts and runs on boot:
    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/06/15/tehurama.jpg

    I don't use it either, but it still has the opportunity to make annoyances and/or battery drain.

    Is this disableable on the S4?
    Interesting, but I setup my own S4... no Verizon CSR touched it except to insert the SIM card. Just to test some of what you said, I rebooted my device just before taking this screen image of my Active applications...

    Even when I look for it I don't have app... I do have a "Backup Assistant Plus", but have never started it... it is there and I can not disable it, but it's not running.... and I just checked again while typing this and I still have 0 apps running.
    Attached Thumbnails Verizon bloatware?-screenshot_2013-06-14-12-47-02-1-.jpg  
    06-14-2013 12:54 PM
  18. charkzilla20's Avatar
    Interesting, but I setup my own S4... no Verizon CSR touched it except to insert the SIM card. Just to test some of what you said, I rebooted my device just before taking this screen image of my Active applications...

    Even when I look for it I don't have app... I do have a "Backup Assistant Plus", but have never started it... it is there and I can not disable it, but it's not running.... and I just checked again while typing this and I still have 0 apps running.
    Try using the other Activity Monitor. It's in Settings > Application Manager > and swipe to go into the Running Tab. There will most likely be 1-3 different Maps Icons.
    06-14-2013 01:12 PM
  19. fatboy97's Avatar
    Try using the other Activity Monitor. It's in Settings > Application Manager > and swipe to go into the Running Tab. There will most likely be 1-3 different Maps Icons.
    I did that a long time before I found the one I snapped earlier... Maps is not what you were asking about... it was "Backup+ Media"... the only thing with that icon is "Sync Services"... that is the ONLY icon that looks like that I have running... otherwise there is NO backup type icon.
    06-14-2013 05:41 PM
  20. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    Verizon is in the process of pushing "Cloud" to replace the original media backup software they have been using for several years. That's what my icon changed to. I jsut have it set to backup call logs and texts. Thinking of removing it though. I still get a lot of good battery life with nothing disabled but Samsung Link because it would constantly use 30-50% CPU for some reason. Never had the issue on my S3 or my Tab 2 7.0. Samsung Link ran fine on those devices with never being #2 in usage. Right now I'm trying to figure out what is causing Android System to be %1 on some days and some days not use anything at all. Even with it being #1 I still get 16+ hours of usage. I think it has to do with my lack of using the phone and it sitting idle. The day it wasn't #1 I used a lot of applications and did other things. Screen was actually #1 on that day.
    06-14-2013 06:39 PM
  21. charkzilla20's Avatar
    I did that a long time before I found the one I snapped earlier... Maps is not what you were asking about... it was "Backup+ Media"... the only thing with that icon is "Sync Services"... that is the ONLY icon that looks like that I have running... otherwise there is NO backup type icon.
    Woops, I think i mixed up threads :P sorry
    06-14-2013 07:27 PM
  22. n0m0n's Avatar
    I found a little app called NoBloat.
    I used it to backup and delete, but I don't want to get stuck with not being able to restore.
    Am I wrong to think that all I need to do it unroot and restore or am I mixing up jailbreaking/rooting methods?

    Thanks
    07-04-2013 09:10 AM
  23. DarkSorrow's Avatar
    I found a little app called NoBloat.
    I used it to backup and delete, but I don't want to get stuck with not being able to restore.
    Am I wrong to think that all I need to do it unroot and restore or am I mixing up jailbreaking/rooting methods?

    Thanks
    As long as you can get in to Odin you can do a System Restore. However it's better to use Titanium Backup to freeze such apps instead of delete or remove them because it could cause issues.
    07-04-2013 10:02 AM
  24. whirledpeaz's Avatar
    I used Titanium backup pro to freeze everything from the list. One of them was the weather widget. I decided I wanted it back. But, even after a defrost and reset of the phone it still is nowhere to be found. Does it rely on something else in that list in order to work?

    I have used TiBU to back up all apps and data and TWRP to make a nandroid backup both of which I have copied to my PC. I am still using the stock rom.

    Thanks

    Don
    08-11-2013 11:29 AM
  25. whirledpeaz's Avatar
    Well I've since defrosted all the apps that were frozen but the weather widget is STILL not there. Am I going to have to unroot and return to stock to get it back? This seems a little silly?
    08-11-2013 12:30 PM
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