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HTC EVO 3D Bloatware Can Be Removed Without Rooting

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Sprint’s HTC EVO 3D, which goes on sale to the public tomorrow, will allow for all of the bloatware aka pre-installed software that comes on the device to be uninstalled without the need to root. Every single mobile carrier and manufacturer should be taking notes here.

HTC EVO 3D

If you’ve never owned an Android device, almost all of them come with some pre-installed software. The Blockbuster app. Game demos. And more often than not, you need to root your device to gain the ability to wipe them off your device. On the EVO 3D, all one has to do is head to the application list and uninstall the bloatware like you would with any other application. Presto. No more garbage.

There is one application that you won’t be able to delete and that’s Sprint ID but that shouldn’t bother anybody in the slightest.

The fact is, no one likes having precious storage space taken up by junk and what Sprint and HTC have done here is admirable and should be the standard for new Android phones. Let’s hope Motorola follows suit just like they are in response to HTC’s unlocked bootloader policy.

Via: Android Central

3 Comments

  1. Guest

    06/24/2011 at 8:11 pm

    ummmm lie, I cant install several apps, yes some bloatware can be removed, but not all. Who needs an FM radio on their phone?

  2. Omnius

    06/24/2011 at 11:46 pm

    And Peep (Twitter something or other) can’t be uninstalled.  So, it’s not everything.

  3. Captain Packrat

    07/01/2011 at 4:10 am

    Alas, it doesn’t actually remove the software, it just hides the icon.

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