VZW bloatware keeps redownloading after being removed even on custom/rooted ROMs
I don't know if there's a thread that already covered this. I searched the forum and only turned up one slightly similar topic. Anyway, I've got s-off on my M8, I've been flashing ROMs, and anytime I use anything Sense-based, all of the Verizon bloat redownloads upon reboot. Every time. Even after uninstalling, going into the play store, and removing the apps from my account, it all reinstalls after I shut the phone off and turn it back on again.
It's happened for me on:
The only ROM that doesn't do this to me (that I've tried) is digitalhigh's GPE, which makes me think it has something to do with Sense/some kinda HTC sync/something I'm missing that isn't in GPE.
Take cleanROM for example. It doesn't have any bloat included, but upon setup my phone immediately began downloading those bloatware apps, which appeared again on my play store app list. I'm stumped.
Anybody have a similar experience/know the answer? The whole reason I went through the trouble of rooting, getting s-off, flashing a recovery, and flashing ROMs is to get rid of the bloatware, but if it just keeps redownloading no matter what, that defeats the purpose. I could stick with digitalhigh's GPE, which is a great ROM, but it's got a bit of lag, the camera is ****, and the carrier information is unknown, so I don't consider it stable enough to be my daily driver yet.
Thanks in advance!