03-30-2012 5:08 AM
AT&T has installed some bloatware on my phone - Where, Family Tracker, Radio, and similar. They are now nagging me to update. I do not accept the terms and do not accept the updates, but the notifications keep coming back. How do I tell the phone, once and for all, that I will never update these applications? I know that AT&T won't allow me to uninstall applications that I don't want, but they could at least stop bugging me about them.
04-02-2012 8:35 PM
04-13-2012 5:11 PM
04-16-2012 10:31 PM
Unfortunately the firmware/android version that AT&T MAKES YOU USE is the BLOATWARE. AT&T likes to handcuff their phones to lesser software, causing you to just upgrade to a new contract/phone. They also integrate AT&T apps into the firmware so you can't un-install them.
No matter what phone you have chances are there is a way to put your phone manufactures stock
(or a customized/faster) firmware on your phone.
Forums like XDA Developers could change all of that for you. Just find your device and research/read up on it. The XDA developers (DEVS for short) are much faster at fixing problems than AT&T. SONY now works with the XDA crew on phone development.
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