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[Q] How to remove AT&T Address Book

OP EvilShrike

8th December 2013, 08:41 PM   |  #1  
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Hi.
I bought AT&T Moto X from Motorola.com (XT1058) and unlocked it. I'm using the phone on other carrier in other country. But I have a very annoying thing - when I start People app (Contacts) AT&T Address Book jumps in and starts loading. Then it fails, shows me some stupid text with "OK" and opens my contacts. And I have the same thing every time I start People app (if it's unloaded). Needless to say how it's annoying.
XT1058 version has bootloader locked and the phone isn't rooted.

Is it any way to remove this **** (AT&T Address Book)?

I tried:
- go to Settings/Account - there's an account "AT&T" there but it cannot be removed or disabled
- go to Settins/Apps to try to disable ATT Address Book - it can't be disabled(!), 'disable' button is greyed

Please help.
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8th December 2013, 09:11 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by EvilShrike

Hi.
I bought AT&T Moto X from Motorola.com (XT1058) and unlocked it. I'm using the phone on other carrier in other country. But I have a very annoying thing - when I start People app (Contacts) AT&T Address Book jumps in and starts loading. Then it fails, shows me some stupid text with "OK" and opens my contacts. And I have the same thing every time I start People app (if it's unloaded). Needless to say how it's annoying.
XT1058 version has bootloader locked and the phone isn't rooted.

Is it any way to remove this **** (AT&T Address Book)?

I tried:
- go to Settings/Account - there's an account "AT&T" there but it cannot be removed or disabled
- go to Settins/Apps to try to disable ATT Address Book - it can't be disabled(!), 'disable' button is greyed

Please help.

It's a part of My AT&T and is not a register but the system application. You can't remove it without rooting the phone, you can only disable it. But unfortunately the disturbing AT&T contacts remain in your address book.
8th December 2013, 09:36 PM   |  #3  
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It's a part of My AT&T and is not a register but the system application. You can't remove it without rooting the phone, you can only disable it. But unfortunately the disturbing AT&T contacts remain in your address book.

OK. how to disable it?
I just want it not to to pop up when I'm opening my Contacts.
8th December 2013, 09:51 PM   |  #4  
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OK. how to disable it?
I just want it not to to pop up when I'm opening my Contacts.

go to settings - apps - all apps, select all ATT apps and for every of them clear cache, data, force stop and disable them. Also install Clean Master to remove the remains of obsolete applications. But be very careful with it, don't remove anything you are not sure what you are doing.
9th December 2013, 09:11 PM   |  #5  
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go to settings - apps - all apps, select all ATT apps and for every of them clear cache, data, force stop and disable them. Also install Clean Master to remove the remains of obsolete applications. But be very careful with it, don't remove anything you are not sure what you are doing.

thanks for your help, but as I mentioned in the first post that 'disable' button in "AT&T Address Book" app settings is disabled. Other at&t apps can be disabled (myAT&T and something abot VoiceMail) (and actually does) disabled.
11th December 2013, 11:17 PM   |  #6  
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thanks for your help, but as I mentioned in the first post that 'disable' button in "AT&T Address Book" app settings is disabled. Other at&t apps can be disabled (myAT&T and something abot VoiceMail) (and actually does) disabled.

Just have got root via RockMyMoto method and uninstalled all three apps (My AT&T, AT&T Locker and Adress book) in free version of Titanium Backup.
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