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How to remove the locked Verizon bookmarks

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By danieljw, Member on 24th October 2012, 04:49 AM
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Now that we have root on the M, I wanted to inform or remind users of the possibility of disabling Verizon's locked bookmarks in Chrome. I found these bookmarks to be quite meddlesome. Whenever I opened Chrome on the M, the screen would seem to default to the Verizon bookmarks. Anyway, on to the fix.

It's quite easy. You need Titanium Backup. That's it.

Simply freeze the following app:

com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
(This app cannot be disabled by stock software.)

Then, restart Chrome on the M. I did this by just tossing it from the multitask screen. When you open Chrome again, they should be gone from Mobile Bookmarks.

Say goodbye to Verizon's bookmarks!
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26th February 2013, 05:46 PM |#2  
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Originally Posted by danieljw

Simply freeze the following app:

com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks
(This app cannot be disabled by stock software.)

Then, restart Chrome on the M. I did this by just tossing it from the multitask screen. When you open Chrome again, they should be gone from Mobile Bookmarks.

Say goodbye to Verizon's bookmarks!

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I love you!
27th February 2013, 09:43 AM |#3  
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Re: How to remove the locked Verizon bookmarks
Thank you for the tip

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4th March 2013, 04:07 AM |#4  
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Just as an extra note, if you don't have Titanium Backup's donate version, it works with any other app that lets you disable system apps, like NoBloat.
4th March 2013, 02:44 PM |#5  
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This has been bothering me since the day I go my M. Thank you so much.
10th March 2013, 04:29 AM |#6  
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Thanks so much for this Stupid Telstra bookmarks.
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Actually, I removed it from my Razr by just disabling it in the app setting. My phone is not rooted. Thanks for the info though. The bookmark thing was getting under my skin
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16th May 2013, 08:15 PM |#8  
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Actually, I removed it from my Razr by just disabling it in the app setting. My phone is not rooted. Thanks for the info though. The bookmark thing was getting under my skin



I disabled it without root as well, VZW bookmarks gone.

Thanks!

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