HTC EVO 3D lets you uninstall carrier-loaded applications without rooting

HTC EVO 3D lets you uninstall carrier-loaded applications without rooting
Sprint's HTC EVO 3D, as most other carrier-subsidized phones, comes with all sorts of preinstalled applications, which, for the lack of a better word, are universally known as bloatware.

On Android devices you needed root access to get them out of your sight, if you didn't need any of those, which potentially voids the warranty, so a lot of users choose to just live with the unneeded nav apps or game zones the carriers are pushing onto your unsuspecting hardware. That's one of the prices to pay for a carrier subsidy, after all.

On the HTC EVO 3D, however, it seems that a different approach has been taken. Coming from users of the recently released 3D-enabled handset, most carrier apps, save for Sprint Zone, can be uninstalled just like you would do with a regular application you got from Android Market, including things like the Nascar or Blockbuster apps. This is certainly an interesting turn of events, since it's hard to believe it's just an omission on Sprint's part, although it could be. Here's to hoping it's actually the dawn of a new era.

via AndroidCentral (forums)

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EVO 3D
  • Display 4.3" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S3, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1730 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. King unregistered

Awsome !!

2. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

That will most likely change after a quick update. They call it "oversight".....we call it a "glitch"

3. guest unregistered

Who cares. You would have to be an idiot to get one of these new snapdragon chipsets if your lookingfor a nice dual core phone. I thought people looking for a dual core wanted up to date tech, not last years tech with moded A-8 cores that qualcomm is trying to pass off as this years big thing.

4. matistight

Posts: 997; Member since: May 13, 2009

yawn, the more power they have the more they will use it. if they had pure android gingerbread on this, they would never make more money because this phone would fly. they smash sense and plenty of apps and widgets and the phone will be fast and lag a little, next model take off some apps and BLAM! Next best thing, til they make it faster

5. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

I Wish I could do this on my EVO

6. theo14461 unregistered

Surprisingly, the same can be done on the Atrix.

7. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

I can do this on my Samsung Focus too....

8. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

@ guest...first of all who gives a s**t everything we get in the states is old or outdated technology! the phone is still very smooth and fast. it will be put to the real test when it gets ice cream sandwich.

9. Cory unregistered

Don't worry, HTC/Sprint has fixed this function... ie, you can no longer delete bloatware. Stock Widget, there forever now. Peep, that gonna stay... and a mighty FU to us users.

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