6 Replies Latest reply: Jul 12, 2012 5:27 PM by darnell RSS

    How to Delete or Disable Apps

    msbree

      I'm beyond frustrated with some of the apps that came with this phone, as I don't use them, and never will!  Is there any way to delete them from the phone?  If not, is there some way to disable them so they stop requesting to be updated?

      thank you!!!

        • 1. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps
          darnell

          No way within warranty.

          • 2. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps
            msbree

            Darn....thanks darnell!  I know ONLY through rooted phones, and I'm not even going down that road!

            • 3. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps

              Htc has a webapp on the dev.htc.com site to gain root access the correct way, it will keep your HTC device waranty intact although tmobile won't process it, have to either unroot it or send it directly to HTC.  It does perform a factory reset as a security measure, but otherwise its simple, its safe, and its all on the level.

              • 4. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps
                darnell

                gusgus wrote:

                 

                Htc has a webapp on the dev.htc.com site to gain root access the correct way, it will keep your HTC device waranty intact although tmobile won't process it, have to either unroot it or send it directly to HTC.  It does perform a factory reset as a security measure, but otherwise its simple, its safe, and its all on the level.

                 

                This is Dev Forum talk, but regarding that method and warranty status.  HTC does not appear to agree with you on the matter.

                 

                 

                http://htcdev.com/bootloader/faq

                What does this mean for me?

                Unlocking the bootloader means that you now have the ability to customize software on your device. Please note that changing your bootloader can cause significant issues with your device and once you have unlocked your device, you have agreed to the disclaimer that states a change in warranty status such that in the event you render your device unusable, you are responsible for the recovery of your device, whether by repair or by other means.

                It's a debatable matter, but could leave someone in a compromising position.  And as you mentioned, it ends any help from T-Mobile.  Which means at best having to pay to send a device overseas for repairs.

                • 5. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps

                  "In the event you render your device unusable"

                   

                  The wording of that warning says that HTC isn't responsible if, through your actions, you break the device.  It doesn't say that the warranty is void if you unlock it. 

                   

                  WIth the bootloader locked, it's almost impossible for the end-user to break the software.  With the bootloader unlocked, you can do whatever you want to it - HTC isn't going to responsible if you do something silly like try to flash the firmware from another device onto it.

                  • 6. Re: How to Delete or Disable Apps
                    darnell

                    You might want to read around some other places a bit more.  Like I said, this is Dev Fourm discussion.  And if you read more of the various dev forums online, you'll find people have been DENIED coverage by HTC after unlocking.  For simply installing a different ROM that did not cause damage, nevermind they flashed back to stock before sending it in.  HTCDev's unlocker lets HTC know.  Who's to say installing a root app would not invoke similar responses?  (Just rooting does not remove unwanted apps.  You've either got to know how to script removal yourself or use a 3rd party app that manages apps via root.)  Yea, HTC claims to some folks if you just unlock and do nothing else at all, the warranty is not void with them.  However, nobody unlocks for the purpose of doing nothing, just to lock again?  So HTC has it set, unlock and do anything they will know and you're left in limbo.  AND, there ARE cases where HTC flat out says just the act of unlocking alone voids warranty, period, end of discussion.

                     

                    See what people who have had to deal with this are saying.