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Unhappy [Q] Just got the GTP 8.4. What to do with all this bloatcr*p?

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13th August 2014, 04:14 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys. So I just got a Samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4 and it's full of crap. I also read that installing a new rom will mess your warranty right? Will rooting it also mess it?
13th August 2014, 04:45 PM   |  #2  
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Hey guys. So I just got a Samsung galaxy tab pro 8.4 and it's full of crap. I also read that installing a new rom will mess your warranty right? Will rooting it also mess it?

yes both rooting and flashing puts an end to your warranty

the first thing you can do which will make quite a difference is go to settings / general /application manager and tap on each one of Samsung's bloats - there must be more than 30- and see which ones can be disabled. they are quite plenty. disable them you will end up with a much lighter touchwiz

it is totally harmless and needs no rooting.

off course after rooting you can freeze all of them but first things first

oh and enjoy your tab!

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13th August 2014, 05:41 PM   |  #3  
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Thanks!

I already deactivated some of them, but I'm a bit afraid of deactivating something I shouldn't. Is there a list of what I can deactivate?
I also installed nova launcher and the same icon pack I use on my phone.

EDIT: also, how do you add/remove widgets on the lockscreen?
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14th August 2014, 01:01 AM   |  #4  
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It will definitely not remove the hardware warranty...
14th August 2014, 11:37 AM   |  #5  
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It will definitely not remove the hardware warranty...

wut? the rooting or installing new rom?
14th August 2014, 02:34 PM   |  #6  
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Why not install towel root (depending on what firmware you have) then su pro and then install titanium backup and remove or freeze the bloat Ware. If anything goes wrong just reflash the original firmware for your region and all is good again. That's exactly what I have done mate and it didn't trip knox either.
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14th August 2014, 04:09 PM   |  #7  
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The problem is that I heard that it eliminates all warranty..
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The problem is that I heard that it eliminates all warranty..

Towel root does not trip knox.

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14th August 2014, 04:47 PM   |  #9  
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Really? I thought there was no way to do it.
15th August 2014, 12:23 AM   |  #10  
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wut? the rooting or installing new rom?

Both. You'll find nothing that states this nor I the contract you so signed or on Samsungknox website. That's a myth.
And even if it was this wouldn't apply in Europe or in the US..
Was is removed is Knox warranty. Meaning that the device has been tampered with.

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