Originally Posted by CodeWarriorFX
The Note 3 is my first android phone, so I'm a newbie. First Do I need to root the phone to remove all this crap of AT&T bloatware? I don't want to remove the Samsung apps such as the s voice, Samsung hub, etc.., all I need to is modify the script to remove the samsung apks from the list? Please advise.
Thanks in advance.
Yes, you need to root first (I used the long route instead of the one click software solution). Then install SafeStrap. Only after then you will be able to choose SafeStrap's recovery menu, and run the script/zip package from there. But make sure you make a backup before you run the script.
I just got my Note3 yesterday and edited the script a little (commenting out some of the delete commands), tried all this while leaving some stuff that I though I wanted. But after that, I encountered lots of problems such as force closing because of missing apps, and lot of features seemed to be missing (such as Samsung account sync - I'd rather sync my notes with Samsung than Evernote). I decided to go back and just restored from a previous backup and just disabled some features I don't need. Surprisingly, I found lots of features to be useful and more than a gimmick. I don't know the names, but hovering over to see the time and notifications are pretty good, answering the phone by waving my hand looks good too. Some features such as staring and eye tracking are totally gimmick so I disabled all those ones. I also turned off S-voice because I don't want it to waste battery.
Anyways, I'll pass on using the script (removes too much stuff), but I appreciate OP for creating one.