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Remove bloatware and install Android 4.2 apps on the Galaxy S III with PalaTool

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Remove bloatware and install Android 4.2 apps on the Galaxy S III with PalaTool

XDA-Devs member shahar2k9 has come up with a wonderful little PalaTool that removes bloatware of your choosing from the Samsung Galaxy S III, and installs Android 4.2 versions of many default apps on the handset.

You need to be rooted, and CWM recovery installed, but after that, it's fairly straightforward - just boot into recovery mode from ROM Manager, and point to the PalaTool zip file.

Here's the full list of what gets removed, and which Android 4.2 apps can be added:

Bloatware Remove:

* Stock Widgets
* Live Wallpapers
* Samsung Hubs
* Samsung Email
* Kies
* SMemo & PaperArtist
* AllShare
* S Cloud
* Yahoo Widgets
* SSuggest
* Flipboard
* Samsung Account
* Samsung Push Service
* Samsung Apps
* Samsung Update
* Other Sammy bloatware - Test apps etc.

Android 4.2 Apps:

* Android 4.2 Camera & Gallery
* Android 4.2 Desk Clock
* Android 4.2 Gmail
* Android 4.2 Wallet
* Android 4.2 Google Ears
* Android 4.2 Genie Widget
* Android 4.2 CyanogenMod File Manager
* Android 4.2 Calendar
* Android 4.2 Keyboard

Nexus 4 UI:

* Nexus 4 Audio
* Nexus 4 BootAnimation
* Nexus 4 Fonts
* Nexus 4 WallPapers

As you can see, the author also throws in Nexus 4 UI elements like fonts and wallpapers, as well as CyanogenMod APN list, and he promises many other mods to be added in the future. Saves time in removing bloatware piece by piece, and installing newest app versions, no doubt.

source: shahar2k9 (XDA-Devs)

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posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:23 2

1. Cesar (Posts: 140; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)

Cool! very nice!!!

i will try that

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 07:32 3

2. syedej123 (banned) (Posts: 71; Member since: 08 Jan 2013)

Anything Everything Posible In one Click When it Comes SAMSUNG + Google's Android !

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:08

3. Tones (Posts: 74; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Very useful

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:10

4. lallolu (Posts: 551; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

will the camera work fully? **wink: photosphere**

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:11

5. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

As much as i like customising my phones and tab i'd totally advise against rooting. Warrantys are instantly voided. I've seen it many times phones coming in for problems and repair being refused by manufacturers because the device is rooted and "altered beyond manufacturers set specificaions,warranty voided"

See the many issues that can happen to phones on a daily basis a warranty is something not to be messed with wether its the 1 year apple warranty or the 2 year from any of the other manufacturers.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 14:59 1

9. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

thing is, what manufacturer offers a 2 year warranty? 1 year is pretty much the standard in the industry. In fact Apple is one of the few manufacturers that actually offers extended warranty options, most require you to get these services through carriers.

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 17:01 1

10. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Anywhere in the EU anyhow. Its your legal free right to have a full 2yr warranty. Every manufacturer obeys this law except apple. Every manufacturer gives the 2 yr cover free. Apple still fights this and offers one. If your iphone breaks down after 14 month for instance its time to buy a new one. Some saps do pay apple extraordinary amount of cash to apple under the title "apple care" and receive the free legal 2 ye warranty for a nice cash payment

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 08:18

6. p0rkguy (Posts: 685; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)

So... this is just a /wipe system and install 4.2 gapps with some Nexus 4 aroma...

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 09:19 2

7. thelegend6657 (unregistered)

Touch wiz sucks

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 12:10

8. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 406; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)

Only for the quad-cores.

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