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Sped up my device drastically without rooting.

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By supremekizzle, Senior Member on 12th March 2014, 12:22 AM
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If anyone is not wanting to root, but speed up your device just do what I did.

If you go into the app drawer and click the capacitive settings button, you can select the option to uninstall/disable apps. Some of the samsung and google ones are in folders within the app drawer. By disabling trip advisor, knox, news week, various Samsung apps, etc. I sped up a lot. No custom Rom or launcher needed. I actually enjoy using this thing now.
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Hmm... This is probably a dumb question, but if you can disable Knox, would you be able to avoid the issues that come along with rooting?

Have you noticed a difference in battery life?

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If anyone is not wanting to root, but speed up your device just do what I did. If you go into the app drawer and click settings, you can disable stock apps. By disabling trip advisor, knox, news week, various Samsung apps, etc. I sped up a lot. No custom Rom or launcher needed. I actually enjoy using this thing now.

Well that's new.....nice work man
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How did you disable Knox? The option is grayed out.

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I do not even see the stock apps. Just my stuff. What do I need to do to see them. I cannot find such an option anywhere. Thanks!


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I do not even see the stock apps. Just my stuff. What do I need to do to see them. I cannot find such an option anywhere. Thanks!


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How did you disable Knox? The option is grayed out.

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You open the app drawer not app manager. Knox and some of the other apps are grouped in the Samsung, Galaxy Plus and Google folders.

Once you open the app drawer touch the settings button to the left of the home button. You will then see the option uninstall/disable apps, after you click that option the apps that can be disabled or uninstalled will have a red - beside them. System apps will be disabled and non-system will be uninstalled.
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You open the app drawer not app manager. Knox and some of the other apps are grouped in the Samsung, Galaxy Plus and Google folders.

Once you open the app drawer touch the settings button to the left of the home button. You will then see the option uninstall/disable apps, after you click that option the apps that can be disabled or uninstalled will have a red - beside them. System apps will be disabled and non-system will be uninstalled.

This is what I did. Havent noticed a difference in battery life as this thing lasts forever as is.
12th March 2014, 11:26 AM |#8  
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Noticed a slight improvement in battery life, maybe a tad less lag ...?
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You open the app drawer not app manager. Knox and some of the other apps are grouped in the Samsung, Galaxy Plus and Google folders.

Once you open the app drawer touch the settings button to the left of the home button. You will then see the option uninstall/disable apps, after you click that option the apps that can be disabled or uninstalled will have a red - beside them. System apps will be disabled and non-system will be uninstalled.

Ahh. You need to be using touchwiz to do this. I was using nova launcher and the option was not available. Now to see if they actually stay off. Business week and a few others have kept turning themselves back on without me touching them in the past.

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nope, did not made any difference (at least significantto me) chrome still lags, touchwiz is still laggish
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The main killer on this tablet is the display. From a weighted perspective it is about 30% more hungry than my previous tablets including the current Air and V11. The display seems very inefficient.

Seems only having the display really dim is the only significant battery saver, IMO.

Though I prefer Android, I may return this and wait for a 32gb model of the 8.4 that just got released. I will tinker some more, but battery life is bugging me compared to what I am used to, and current tablets to compare with.
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