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    Quote Originally Posted by Dopefish View Post
    People complain about it being bloated, but again you have the option to disable apps.
    Not all apps, in fact I think you can't disable anything Samsung force installs. There's a load of stuff on my S4 that auto-runs but I have no option to disable it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtg93 View Post
    if Google are still aiming for Android to be an open platform, surely it's in their best interest to allow items such as this
    Google are trying to make (AOSP) Android as unappealing as possible without their proprietary apps.

    Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary « Ars Technica

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    I used this last night, on a friend's S4.

    I also used it last week to Mod my Nexus 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Not all apps, in fact I think you can't disable anything Samsung force installs. There's a load of stuff on my S4 that auto-runs but I have no option to disable it.
    I do think there is a difference between Samsung and HTC, on my One with Sense I can disable any app I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Not all apps, in fact I think you can't disable anything Samsung force installs. There's a load of stuff on my S4 that auto-runs but I have no option to disable it.
    Same for my XPeria. Some stock apps can be disabled, but not all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Same for my XPeria. Some stock apps can be disabled, but not all of them.
    That's why I rooted mine and got rid of the cruft. Phone works so much better now without crappy Facebook apps running when I don't even have a FB account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    That's why I rooted mine and got rid of the cruft. Phone works so much better now without crappy Facebook apps running when I don't even have a FB account.
    I rooted and flashed my Galaxy S, my battery doesn't even last a day now...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    That's why I rooted mine and got rid of the cruft. Phone works so much better now without crappy Facebook apps running when I don't even have a FB account.
    Workin' on it, but the phone has to be unlocked before you can get into the bootloader (at least, according to the guides I read) and EE won't give me the unlock code 'til 6 months into the contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Workin' on it, but the phone has to be unlocked before you can get into the bootloader (at least, according to the guides I read) and EE won't give me the unlock code 'til 6 months into the contract.
    Does this help: Unlocking the boot loader | Sony Xperia

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    I rooted and flashed my Galaxy S, my battery doesn't even last a day now...
    Isn't that to be expected on a 3+ year old phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    my battery doesn't even last a day now...
    To be fair, I've the same issue on the S2 and have had since it's been about 6months old - and that was on the Stock ROM.

    On a phone of that age, I'd be shocked if it was the ROM causing it, and not just the age of the battery.

    My S2 lasted about half a day until I put Cyanogen on - I get just about a day now.

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    My wife and I both have an Xperia U, I updated mine to ICS, rooted it, took off the unneeded apps. She left hers at stock Gingerbread.
    I barely get a day out of it now, hers goes on forever.

    Though I did read somewhere that Sony's ICS update was less then ideally implemented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Nada.
    In your device, tap Service info > Configuration > Rooting Status. If Bootloader unlock allowed says Yes, then you can continue with the next step. If it says No, or if the status is missing, your device cannot be unlocked.
    'Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes' cannot be achieved whilst the phone is locked to a specific carrier, according to information I found when I first got the phone. Which is why I need the unlock code from EE (I could buy it from one of those dodgy-looking sites online, but as implied by 'dodgy-looking', I don't trust them)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garacesh View Post
    Nada.

    'Bootloader unlock allowed: Yes' cannot be achieved whilst the phone is locked to a specific carrier, according to information I found when I first got the phone. Which is why I need the unlock code from EE (I could buy it from one of those dodgy-looking sites online, but as implied by 'dodgy-looking', I don't trust them)
    Rats! Why do the carriers need to lock the phone >:-o

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    I honestly have no idea. To stop you getting a new phone from them with a cheap contract and then a phone-less contract with someone else for the sim (therefore they don't get any cost for any usage over the limit)? But given you can't get new[er/est] phones with cheap contracts, and you're tied in and have to pay off the charges for the life of the contract even if you cancel early, I don't see the point. Either way, they're getting their money. Surely going over your limit isn't that expensive.



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