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Update is loaded with bloat

chriskk68

Dec 16, 2010, 9:20 AM
I dont need the blockbuster, trial gameware stuff, etc. that cant be uninstalled, other than swype update, is a pretty much useless update
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chriskk68

Dec 16, 2010, 9:25 AM
Add to say this regards the Evo update
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phatmanxxl

Dec 16, 2010, 9:34 AM
More reasons to root, but yea this was disappointing.
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chriskk68

Dec 16, 2010, 9:40 AM
i would love to figure out how to root, but what i have read is rooting cant be done once software was updated from original phone release software.
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Slammer

Dec 16, 2010, 11:41 AM
People always ask me why I never experience a lot of issues with my phones.

It's quite simple really. I don't ever modify them. I purchase a device for the best it can do. If you modify your device, you void the warranty and could open up your expensive piece of hardware to more fragmentation.

Money is tight on my end. I don't need to be shelling out dollars to insurance companies for replacements when it could've been avoided in the first place.

Many may argue my case, but most everyone I know personally that has jailbroken or rooted their devices over the years, has seen their share of trips to the service center. Those that didn't, seem to have less problems. It appears this is the only common denominator other than the occas...
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Slammer

Dec 16, 2010, 11:45 AM
If you own the Evo, why would you want to root it? This device does just about anything you want.

John B.
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Dakidobf

Dec 16, 2010, 12:16 PM
Slammer said:
If you own the Evo, why would you want to root it? This device does just about anything you want.

John B.


I own an Evo and was hesitant to root for a long time, but being a phone geek I got bored with the device and decided to root and I'm glad i took the plunge. Don't get me wrong, the Evo is great stock, but its so much better rooted. It opens up the customization and the developers tweak it to make it a lot faster. Free wifi tethering is also a plus. You can also delete all that bloatware and other crap apps that are constantly running in the background. I haven't had one issue once I rooted. The key thing in what you said was "if you know what you're doing." People that have issue...
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Slammer

Dec 16, 2010, 1:34 PM
I hear what you're saying. Yes. The key is knowing what your doing. I choose not to take the chance. Many of my colleagues did and practically bricked their devices. I will NEVER recommend modifying. If one phone doesn't do what you're looking for, move on to the next. The more people purchase on this principle, the more companies will open up their products to compete with others that do the same. The Evo is a perfect example. It encompasses a huge offering of new standards, people flock to purchase, and other companies now match or better the offerings. No stagnation. Consumers now control the progression, not the other way around.

As far as tethering: I am more of an ethical individual. I will not steal from the carrier even though th...
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rarodrig26

Dec 16, 2010, 11:24 PM
Theres no place for your kind of ethics on our internet. Wink

/s
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Dollgrin

Dec 17, 2010, 9:45 PM
I'd have to agree with you! I've never modified my software on any of the phones I've ever owned and I have minimal problems. The one phone that gave me TONS of problems was the Samsung Moment that a coworker of mine gave me since I had dropped mine in water (booo) and it was rooted. Like you said, people can swear one way or the other, but better safe than sorry. I have so many other gadgets I really have no desire to modify anything.
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