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    Asus Bloatware That Can Be Disabled

    Most all of you know that you can disable Asus bloatware under Settings / Apps. But there are also a whole bunch that seemingly cannot be disabled (i.e. their "Disable" buttons are greyed out). Some of you may already know this, but for those who don't -- not all, but a lot of the latter can actually be disabled!! What you need to do is first hit their "Uninstall Updates" button. Doing so returns these apps to their Pre-ICS state -- and most times, the "Disable" button will work!

    Here are the crapware and redundant apps that I disabled:

    Android keyboard (I installed a multi-language keyboard)
    Asus Day Scene
    Asus Email (I use Gmail)
    Asus Facebook Poster
    Asus keyboard
    Asus MyWater II
    Asus MyWater
    Asus MyZine
    Asus Weather
    Black Hole
    Books (Google Books)
    Browser (I use Chrome browser)
    Clock (I use the built-in clock shown on the lower right corner of my tablet)
    com.auss.pcsynclauncher (I don't sync my stuff)
    com.asus.youtubesearch
    com.google.android.youtube
    Dictionary Provider
    Downloads
    Email
    Exchange Services
    Face Unlock
    Gallery
    Google Partner Setup
    Market Feedback Agent
    Market Updater
    MEar
    Movie Studio (Google Movie)
    Music (Google Music)
    MusicFX
    My Uploads
    MyCloud
    MyDictionary
    MyNet
    Netflix
    News & Weather
    PixWe
    Polaris Office (I use Docs to Go)
    PressReader
    Splashtop Remote
    Tags
    Talk
    TalkBack
    TegraZone Games
    Videos
    Webstorage
    Zinio

    A small handful of the above might have been my own installations... can't remember anymore.

    My TF and all my apps still work just fine with the above disabled. In any case, the apps are still there -- and it's an easy thing to enable them later, if desired.
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    Don't know if this is a true warning, but just in case! I just went through All my apps and started disabling, right after I disabled the Browser, I got a message that ICS+, which I use, has suddenly stopped working. It was only after I re-enabled Browser, did ICS+ work again! Whatya'think?
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    I am not 100% certain of this but I *think* that a lot of the 3rd party browsers make use of the coding of the stock browser as a foundation...

    So if you disable *it*, they won't work either
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    Quote Originally Posted by janner43 View Post
    I am not 100% certain of this but I *think* that a lot of the 3rd party browsers make use of the coding of the stock browser as a foundation...

    So if you disable *it*, they won't work either
    That would certainly make sense, since ICS+ is based in the stock browser!
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    Without either dismissing or deflating this thread in general...

    ...I'd simply like to point out that the thousands of combinations of apps activated and deactivated cannot be accurately forecast as to the results. In recent months, several attempts to identify "problem apps" were made, and even those pointed out to a much shortly list of candidates for adverse tablet behavior.

    Activating/deactivating apps in list in the first post may or may not result in similar unpredictable behavior on the Transformer or Tansformer Prime tablets, depending on what other apps may be installed.

    Just something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUSFAN0001 View Post
    Without either dismissing or deflating this thread in general...

    ...I'd simply like to point out that the thousands of combinations of apps activated and deactivated cannot be accurately forecast as to the results. In recent months, several attempts to identify "problem apps" were made, and even those pointed out to a much shortly list of candidates for adverse tablet behavior.

    Activating/deactivating apps in list in the first post may or may not result in similar unpredictable behavior on the Transformer or Tansformer Prime tablets, depending on what other apps may be installed.

    Just something to think about.
    I have to agree withe Asusfan0001,
    I have disabled some of my ASUS apps, but the OP's list is quite extensive and some of the things he has disabled have caused problems for some users.
    Sculpedstylus report with disabling the browser is one example

    I would also advise great caution when doing this.
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    I want to add another comment to my above post.
    I have discussed disabling "Un-used Apps" with users on this forum before, so feel an obligation to point some things out that I disagree with in the OP's post.

    This sentence from the OP's post is wrong
    >> My TF and all my apps still work just fine with the above disabled.<<

    He has disabled many things that the regular user needs to use their tablet as it was meant to be used
    He has disabled:
    Synchronizing the tablet
    the Dictionary and dictionary provider (spell check)
    Market update
    YouTube
    And many other things that the tablet was designed to do as an entertainment/work device.

    What he has done is create a barebones tablet that fits his needs
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    Quote Originally Posted by kgragert View Post
    I want to add another comment to my above post.
    I have discussed disabling "Un-used Apps" with users on this forum before, so feel an obligation to point some things out that I disagree with in the OP's post.

    This sentence from the OP's post is wrong
    >> My TF and all my apps still work just fine with the above disabled.<<

    He has disabled many things that the regular user needs to use their tablet as it was meant to be used
    He has disabled:
    Synchronizing the tablet
    the Dictionary and dictionary provider (spell check)
    Market update
    YouTube
    And many other things that the tablet was designed to do as an entertainment/work device.

    What he has done is create a barebones tablet that fits his needs
    I agree that sums things up more accurately.
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    A couple of points to clarify:

    1. I tested my tablet before posting my list. Everything that remains works.
    2. There are, of course, countless permutations depending on what you've got (and actually use) -- common sense and a bit of care should be used.
    3. Just a bit of care, you ask? Yes. Remember, we are not deleting anything -- just disabling! Re-enabling is one click of a button away.

    For me, it's a good thing not having to look at a huge clutter of app icons -- almost half of which I don't use (and likely never wil). Again, if I change my mind, I just need to click "Enable" again.
    Last edited by Ben2World; 04-15-2012 at 03:31 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sculptedstylus View Post
    Don't know if this is a true warning, but just in case! I just went through All my apps and started disabling, right after I disabled the Browser, I got a message that ICS+, which I use, has suddenly stopped working. It was only after I re-enabled Browser, did ICS+ work again! Whatya'think?
    I'm curious did you try rebooting after disabling the browser? I haven't tried this at all as I'm still waiting on Fed Ex!

 

 
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