1. Ihauntu2's Avatar
    I just got done playing with an AT&T Priv in store. It was running slow after startup due to the number of apps in the background.

    I took a look at what was installed vs download & was surprised at the bloat I saw. Uber, yahoo, various AT&T apps, etc etc. The problem is you have to disable the bloat to improve the phone.

    So as a service to those of us who haven't decided on a Priv model or carrier yet, I thought it would be nice to start a list to reference.

    Please post your carrier, the model type, and what bloatware you find. Maybe add to the list if you can disable or uninstall the offending apps.

    If your Priv came straight from BlackBerry unlocked, I'd be interested in seeing what apps it comes preloaded with as well.

    Thanks

    Posted via the CrackBerry App for Android
    11-09-15 01:46 PM
  2. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    Can you not simply uninstall any carrier added apps?
    11-09-15 01:56 PM
  3. benbraun322's Avatar
    Can you not simply uninstall any carrier added apps?
    I believe some you can and some you can't.

    Although you can disable them all using ADB so they do not run.

    Look up Snazzy Labs on YouTube he made a video about it recently.

     BlackBerry Z30 Chenpion 
    11-09-15 01:59 PM
  4. donnation's Avatar
    I don't think you can uninstall them, but you can disable them. My AT&T Priv came loaded with a bunch of junk from them and if you try to delete it says you can disable instead of uninstall like it does other apps.
    11-09-15 02:00 PM
  5. Steve Rizla's Avatar
    Can you not simply uninstall any carrier added apps?
    one does not simply uninstall carrier apps.
    11-09-15 02:06 PM
  6. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    one does not simply uninstall carrier apps.
    I forgot.... you can't root the PRIV, so I guess no you can't remove carrier apps.

    Now some you can remove if you go to the Play Store and then to My Apps and delete them from there. They do the auto-update and they will be removed. But that doesn't work on all of them.
    11-09-15 02:20 PM
  7. Ihauntu2's Avatar
    I don't think you can uninstall them, but you can disable them. My AT&T Priv came loaded with a bunch of junk from them and if you try to delete it says you can disable instead of uninstall like it does other apps.
    That's why I'm looking to start these lists. Some carriers list bloatware as a system app. It helps to know how much bloat we're dealing with, especially since superuser access is going to get difficult on this device. No superuser = no bloatware removal. Disable becomes your only option.

    Posted via CB Android by Note 3 running Priv VKB.
    11-09-15 02:23 PM
  8. ealvnv's Avatar
    Here's what I have disabled, AT&T model.

    Uber if you use it keep it.
    Yp
    AT&T Smart Limits
    Retail Demo
    Mobile TV
    Lookout
    Yahoo
    AT&T Drive Mode
    Directly TV useful if you're a direct TV user
    AT&T Smart WiFi
    AT&T Protect Plus
    AT&T Navigator
    AT&T Hot Spots
    AT&T Family Maps

    I've also disabled all the Google Apps I don't use.
    Chrome
    Books
    Movies and TV
    Gmail
    News and weather
    Docs
    Drive
    Music
    Sheets
    Slides
    Photos.

    And lastly since I use lastpass also disabled password keeper

    Pro tip: when you disable an app make sure you clear all its data and force stop it.

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    11-09-15 03:25 PM
  9. Ihauntu2's Avatar
    Thank you. Looks like 14 pieces of bloat for AT&T. Any other apps that you didn't disable, but were installed from the start?

    Posted via CB Android by Note 3 running Priv VKB.
    11-09-15 04:12 PM

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