Now I understand why people root their devices. I did it for one reason, I
was "ticked" that I couldn't uninstall or even stop unwanted apps. I
downloaded one app that requires rooting, Bloat Freezer, that let's you
"freeze" unwanted apps. They won't load, won't show up, won't run --
they're just frozen. The advantage over uninstalling them is that, if
Sprint updates the phone, you can "thaw" all the apps and Sprint sees what
it needs to see to complete the update. I was able to freeze about fifteen
apps that I never used, like Sprint TV, Sprint Music, NASCAR and something
called "DNLA" -- which had kept coming up to in my notification bar even
though I never used the freaking program. The phone is much snappier now.
It was beginning to feel like I was running Windows.
Now I guess it's time to look into dual-booting the HP TouchPad -- though
I'm finding I like webOS.
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