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Programs won't uninstall
ArtHansen
Member

I have several application which won't uninstall including Lets Golf 2 and NFS shift which were loaded with my Samsung Stratosphere.  Can any tell how to get rid of this application which do not delete from the menu Setting then Application then  Manage Application then select App then Uninstall?  They also can be dragged in to the trash and still again do not delete.

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Re: Programs won't uninstall
tikibar1
MVP MVP
MVP

the added bloatware can't be uninstalled

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ArtHansen
Member

Thanks I was going to try to get it from the file system ....

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tikibar1
MVP MVP
MVP

If you have a phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, that OS lets you disable the bloatware; unfortunately, that's not an option with your phone (AFAIK)

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Ann154
Expert
Expert

The OS level of the file system on Android devices aren't accessible to the user without going through a method that also voids the phone's warranty and can't be discussed on this community because of the Terms of Service here.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Programs won't uninstall
maya0630
Novice

How do you disable them? The only thing I have found is to hide them. Is that the same?

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tikibar1
MVP MVP
MVP

go to Manage Apps

press on App you want to disable

you'll then see the details for that app, with options to Force stop, Disable, Clear data, etc.

choose Disable

your disabled apps will appear at the bottom of your app list, should you want to re-enable them

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maya0630
Novice

I tried it but the only option missing is ''disable''. It gives me clear data, force stop, clear cache, and uninstall updates. That's it.

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Ann154
Expert
Expert

If you are on Android 4.0+, you have to uninstall the updates before the disable option is available.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

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Re: Programs won't uninstall
maya0630
Novice

Yes Ann, I am on ICS. Thank you very much for your help.

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