Removing ATT Apps

Removing ATT Apps

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How do I get rid of all of the ATT apps on my galaxy S?  This is incredibly simple on my iPhone, but I cannot figure out how to do it on this steaming pile of Samsung. 

 

Any suggestions?

 

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Re: Removing ATT Crap Apps

Go to XDA-Developers and they have many ways for you to remove AT&T apps.

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Thanks,  I'll check it out.   I was hoping that there was a simple solution.   I'm regretting my Samsung/ATT choice more and more every day.  

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dizgruntledA_T_T_Uzr wrote:

Thanks,  I'll check it out.   I was hoping that there was a simple solution.   I'm regretting my Samsung/ATT choice more and more every day.  


Is that so? What are some of the things you don't like about your Captivate? I am very interested in this particular phone, but I may have to come to other options if people say it's this "regretful"... Also, what are some of the "AT&T crap apps" that are on there? Smiley Wink

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Re: Removing ATT Crap Apps

I believe he has a Galaxy S. Minor issue, but just a clarification. I also have the Galaxy S and don't really have any issues with it, but I would like to easily remove the preinstalled apps that I don't wan't/need too. Most of them require additional monthly expenses and while I haven't been fooled into actually choosing that option, I don't always remember which ones they are and need to open them to find out they are not for me. Even having the option to just put them in a separate folder and title it "Junk" or something like that would be nice.

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I have a Captivate, their bloatware is there to try and catch the unsuspecting user, but you can set your defaults and links to whatever you like and forget about them. AT&T Maps, Navigation, and Instant Messenger come to mind, but within a week I figured how to set the defaults to my app of choice.

Now depending on your level of techno junkiness these might be an issue:
- you can't uninstall them, so they will always show up on your Applications menu.
- when you restart the phone some of them get loaded into memory, they don't do anything just sit there. You can just use a task killer to stop them until the next reboot

So it's not that bad, but I'm waiting for Froyo and then I'll try to root my phone and remove them just cuz I'm a nerd
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I was embarrassed about how long it took me to figure out the I needed to put the apps I use on the home screens. I navigate the apps infrequently, making it unlikely that I would select an AT&T billable app. I agree that I should be able to get rid of them. And it would be nice if I could use the Google calendar app.
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Is this thing you're going to do to your phone the same as reformatting the hard drive and re-installing what "YOU WANT".  The advertisers pay to get their App's on there, I assume, but we the customer who is paying the bill should have the option to take them off if we don't want them.

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THese unwanted app do more that jst sit there.  They force you to opt-in your information and track what you are doing.  GO look at what they are tracking on you.  Maybe AT&T should pay us for being force to submit our information to them.

 

I am not sure why it is allowed that we buy a phone and must have their pre-installed apps.  I do not want to root the phone and would like AT&T to justifiy why they can require us to keep these apps?  Am I missing something?

 

Is there no clean way to get AT&T to allow us to control our own applicaiton choices?  What do they do with the data?

 

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Teacher

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AT&T uses this information to exploit it's customers ofcourse. What do we get in return? Jack.

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Please tell me what apps are forcing you to give your information and tracking what you do. Maybe you need a new tin foil hat.

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Root your phone.  Its easy to do, plenty of instructions all around, there's even and easy one click.  I cian't think of a good reason not to be rooted.   Then buy Titanium Backup (2.99) and either freeze or uninstall any apps you like.  If you don't have root, it ain't your phone.

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Rooting your phone is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your android phone.  Don't come crying to us on XDA when you fail to follow directions though and flash the wrong kernel and your phone gets soft-bricked.  Read, read, read.  Read again until you fully understand what you're doing. 

 

If I were you, just stick to rooting your phone first and learning how to create backups and removing unncessary pre-installed apk's that att fills your phone up!

 

If you need help, I'll me more than happy to assist you.

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Sometimes I wonder how much AT&T is actually making off these apps. Don't they just want to make customers happy and just allow them to remove it?

 

If you have a good app (e.g. myATT), it will show up in the Market ranking. There is no need to force them down people's throats.

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roblco wrote:

Sometimes I wonder how much AT&T is actually making off these apps. Don't they just want to make customers happy and just allow them to remove it?

 

If you have a good app (e.g. myATT), it will show up in the Market ranking. There is no need to force them down people's throats.


Please remember, none of these are actually just apps. They are services which require monthly subscription charges. The myATT app is an exception but it is there so that you don't need to call them for the information.

 

If only 1% actually use those services (or accidentally signed up for the service), AT&T can make enough profits out of it. Similar to desktop PCs you bought from Dell or HP. The profit for those PCs are almost entirely from the installed bloatware (which they get paid for put in those PCs, regardless you use it or not).

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