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Question What apps to install when receive the Poco F3 and how to remove the bloatware?

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Hi all,

What application to install when just received the Poco F3 ?? and how to remove the bloatware ??
o_Oo_O
The easiest way to remove bloatware is to unlock the bootloader using mi unlock and then flashing a custom ROM. I suspect there will be popular ROMs built for this device but you can always start with GSIs by phusson
 

ephestione

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I suspect there will be popular ROMs built for this device but you can always start with GSIs by phusson
I understand GSI's by phusson are a barebone software system that approximately covers big hardware families, and in such a way they cannot be really used as a daily system, but rather as a way to build upon it with support for specific devices?
I also understand there is no TWRP currently released for POCO F3, so there is also no way to flash even a GSI?
I have been out of the compulsive ROM flashing scene for a long while, but I just ordered a F3 off Amazon which is incoming in about a month, yet I do expect there will be plenty of resources by then, as it sounds like many people will be owning one in a while.
 
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Jason_Lim

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hmm, in the xiaomi ADB, it dint show whether the google play music, hang out, play movies, mi browser or mi video, or cleaner able to uninstall ? Are these app safe to uninstall ??
 

Jason_Lim

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ahhh gotcha, I think around in 1 month , with this Poco F3, will have the guide to uninstall poco F3 ?? ( As I still haven receive my phone yet)

By the way does Blokada able to block facebook, google from tracking me and showing me ads ? Like for example, I searched poco f3 case in amzaon and poco f3 tempered glass on google, then after that whenever I open any browser or application, All the ads will be on poco f3 ( which is what i searched the most recent).

Does Blokada block applications from showing me ads and tracking me what i searched ?

Thanks :))
 

Kom_zo

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ahhh gotcha, I think around in 1 month , with this Poco F3, will have the guide to uninstall poco F3 ?? ( As I still haven receive my phone yet)

By the way does Blokada able to block facebook, google from tracking me and showing me ads ? Like for example, I searched poco f3 case in amzaon and poco f3 tempered glass on google, then after that whenever I open any browser or application, All the ads will be on poco f3 ( which is what i searched the most recent).

Does Blokada block applications from showing me ads and tracking me what i searched ?

Thanks :))
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Jason_Lim

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hmm, if it is from apps ? let's say Aliexpress or Amazon, when I searched poco F3, then when I browser google or firefox or any other applications on my phone, I will get ads on the poco F3 ( which i was researching in Apliexpress or Amazon) ?.
 

ephestione

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Just received it, more than 2 weeks in advance, and... STILL harassing users with the one week delay to unlock bootloader?!
My last time has been a couple of years back, and I honestly thought that Xiaomi had stopped with this idiocy already!
 

Nagasaky2x

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It's in spanish, but I used this guide to remove the bloatware:

I took out the ones they say and some more:
  • MSA (la app que envía publicidad en los móviles de Xiaomi)
  • Cleaner
  • Mi Cloud
  • Mi Browser
  • GetApps
  • Analytics
  • Joyose
  • Feedback
 
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nicky69100

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juste use this tool from xda, no need to root or unlock, just plug on a pc with usb
 

CedricBo

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Hi,
I removed most of the unused applications as I did on my others xiaomi phones, but I observed that my buttons are not more circular but rectangle. II look like 90's buttons :) I did not remove any theme or other graphical stuff. Any idea, to get back my circular button?

Thx,
 

beggisch

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Hi,
I removed most of the unused applications as I did on my others xiaomi phones, but I observed that my buttons are not more circular but rectangle. II look like 90's buttons :) I did not remove any theme or other graphical stuff. Any idea, to get back my circular button?

Thx,
pretty sure this happens when u disable miui optimizations
 

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    Hi all,

    What application to install when just received the Poco F3 ?? and how to remove the bloatware ??
    o_Oo_O
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    I suspect there will be popular ROMs built for this device but you can always start with GSIs by phusson
    I understand GSI's by phusson are a barebone software system that approximately covers big hardware families, and in such a way they cannot be really used as a daily system, but rather as a way to build upon it with support for specific devices?
    I also understand there is no TWRP currently released for POCO F3, so there is also no way to flash even a GSI?
    I have been out of the compulsive ROM flashing scene for a long while, but I just ordered a F3 off Amazon which is incoming in about a month, yet I do expect there will be plenty of resources by then, as it sounds like many people will be owning one in a while.
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    First thing I did was remove all the bloatware with the Xiaomi ADB/Fastboot Tools. Then I installed Youtube Vanced and Blokada. Now I'll wait for TWRP and custom ROMs to be released.
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    It's in spanish, but I used this guide to remove the bloatware:

    I took out the ones they say and some more:
    • MSA (la app que envía publicidad en los móviles de Xiaomi)
    • Cleaner
    • Mi Cloud
    • Mi Browser
    • GetApps
    • Analytics
    • Joyose
    • Feedback