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[Q] Turning off or uninstalling magazines and s finder

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11th December 2013, 11:14 PM   |  #1  
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Is there anyway to disable magazines and s finder? I really don't use them and it's really annoying to accidentally swipe up or accidentally hold the menu button. I'd rather not root just because of the knox issue. I really depend on this thing for school work and don't want to run the risk of bricking it or anything.
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Originally Posted by gina$zanboti

Is there anyway to disable magazines and s finder? I really don't use them and it's really annoying to accidentally swipe up or accidentally hold the menu button. I'd rather not root just because of the knox issue. I really depend on this thing for school work and don't want to run the risk of bricking it or anything.

I don't know of a way to turn the whole app off yet but if you open up MyMagazine and hit Menu button > settings > open using the home key > and uncheck.

about S-Finder no idea mate.
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12th December 2013, 08:00 PM   |  #3  
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I didn't know about the setting mentioned above, but I just rooted my tablet and froze both S-Finder and MyMagazine with Titanium Backup. I don't use those apps anyway and MyMagazine was annoying the cr@p out of me.
27th December 2013, 03:44 AM   |  #4  
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I didn't know about the setting mentioned above, but I just rooted my tablet and froze both S-Finder and MyMagazine with Titanium Backup. I don't use those apps anyway and MyMagazine was annoying the cr@p out of me.

Have you noticed a significant improvement in performance since doing this? I'm really tempted to root, because the sluggishness of this tablet (god I hate admitting this) is becoming increasingly annoying and apparent. I wish we could get rid of it all together.
8th January 2014, 05:51 AM   |  #5  
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Have you noticed a significant improvement in performance since doing this? I'm really tempted to root, because the sluggishness of this tablet (god I hate admitting this) is becoming increasingly annoying and apparent. I wish we could get rid of it all together.

I did this about 10 minutes after taking my tablet out of the box, so I really can't compare it now to how it was before. The magazine thing was bugging me right out of the box though.
I don't notice any of this so-called "lag" that everyone complains about. To me, this tablet is super fast and smooth. So either I just don't know what this "lag" is, or what I did actually helped (I froze Knox and a bunch of other stuff, so maybe something did help?).

BTW: I should note too that my previous tablet was a single-core Tegra CPU. After the OS was officially upgraded to Android 4.0.3, REAL lag was a part of everyday use for me (it took about a second to switch between home screens!). So after coming to this quad-core CPU, any lag is most likely not seen by me. Everything seems super fast. So basically, I may not see lag simply due to my experiences with a true laggy tablet.


Sorry I can't be of much help.
8th January 2014, 04:08 PM   |  #6  
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Have you noticed a significant improvement in performance since doing this? I'm really tempted to root, because the sluggishness of this tablet (god I hate admitting this) is becoming increasingly annoying and apparent. I wish we could get rid of it all together.

Rooted Running Clean Rom it feels 10X faster than Stock. Like if should have been out of the box

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Really annoying is the NY Times app. It's not free after the trial, i'm German, i don't need it, but i can only disable it. Already disabled, it produced a notification, so i had to disable these also.
27th January 2014, 04:47 PM   |  #8  
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FWIW, I'm rooted and the first thing I did was install Titanium and froze:

All Knox files (obvious reasons)
S-Finder (having it pop up every time I hit the menu key for too long was driving me insane)
Gallery. Sucks up battery and the device actually got hot. Soon's I froze it problem went away.
Index service. A real disaster ! Ditto the above. Between this crap and Gallery the battery actually started to swell.
My Magazine and other useless apps, live wallpapers, screen saver, Yahoo finance. (broke anyway!) Search around the forum and you'll find what else you can freeze.

I use the NY Times app, but I went into the settings and disabled all notifications, as I do with most apps anyway. No more crap now!

Oh, yeah, one more. I had Nova Launcher and got fed up with the crashes and lockups it was causing on a more and more frequent basis on more than one device. I switched to KK Launcher and took care of that. I don't think Nova like Samsungs much-had the same with a Note 8.

Hope this helps!

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Disable S finder
I got my phone damp, and now the annoying S Finder pops up NON STOP. I'm talking every couple seconds. Everything else works fine....but I have to end what I'm doing every couple of seconds because that stupid app pops up and I can't get it to leave. I need help
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I got my phone damp, and now the annoying S Finder pops up NON STOP. I'm talking every couple seconds. Everything else works fine....but I have to end what I'm doing every couple of seconds because that stupid app pops up and I can't get it to leave. I need help

I have the SAME PROBLEM. S finder will NOT quit popping up unless I have my stylus out & it's touching the screen it's driving me NUTS. did you get yours fixed. I was using my phone on an important call in the rain & it's started & hasn't stopped. I'm going to go crazy. I'm rooted and don't want to go through the trouble of un-rooting to use my warranty but dang

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