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[Q] Deleting Bloatware

23rd June 2014, 05:01 AM   |  #1  
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I recently rooted my HTC One (M8) so that I can get rid of the bloatware that the phone comes with. However, I seem to be unable to remove the apps. I used Root Uninstaller Pro, Titanium Backup, and going to system/app and system/priv-app using Root Explorer (then reboot), but they continue to come back on. Does anybody know how to permanently remove the bloatware? I am almost to the point that I would just back up the ROM and install a CyanogenMod 11 Nightly.

The Bloatware that I want to remove:
Amazon
Google Drive
Gmail
Kid Mode
Lookout Security
Parent Dashboard
Photos (Google)
Play Books
Play Movies and TV
Play Newsstand
POLARIS Office 5
Stocks
T-Mobile TV
(Possibly) T-Mobile Name ID
Visual Voicemail
Carrier IQ
23rd June 2014, 05:54 AM   |  #2  
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Why don't you just disable each of those apps from within the settings/apps menu?
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Why don't you just disable each of those apps from within the settings/apps menu?

They do not show up on any of the three tabs (Downloaded, SD Card, Running) of Settings/Apps.
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The fourth tab, "All" is where I found them. I have selected "uninstall updates" and "disable" from there. After that, the apps are disabled.

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23rd June 2014, 08:22 AM   |  #5  
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Thank you, I didn't see the fourth tab. Though I found another way to permanently remove those apps. It was posted in the HTC One (M8) generic Forum.

Here it is if anybody wants it.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2702575
25th June 2014, 03:28 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by Rose Commander

I recently rooted my HTC One (M8) so that I can get rid of the bloatware that the phone comes with. However, I seem to be unable to remove the apps. I used Root Uninstaller Pro, Titanium Backup, and going to system/app and system/priv-app using Root Explorer (then reboot), but they continue to come back on. Does anybody know how to permanently remove the bloatware? I am almost to the point that I would just back up the ROM and install a CyanogenMod 11 Nightly.

The Bloatware that I want to remove:
Amazon
Google Drive
Gmail
Kid Mode
Lookout Security
Parent Dashboard
Photos (Google)
Play Books
Play Movies and TV
Play Newsstand
POLARIS Office 5
Stocks
T-Mobile TV
(Possibly) T-Mobile Name ID
Visual Voicemail
Carrier IQ

seems like your issue is sort of resolved but the reason you were having difficulty is there is write protection on the system partition. it can be removed by flashing a custom kernel or there is a mod that will just remove the write protection.

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