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richard49 03-18-2011 07:10 AM

Can't Uninstall Applications
I have the blackberry 8520 and recently have had problems with the battery draining quickly so...

I've found two applications on my phone I don't recall requesting.

One is called 'Music Sync' and has the Virgin symbol.

The second is called '100% Games'

I've also found a game called 'Bubble Bash 2.0' which I don't want.

My problem is that there appears to be no way to remove these applications from my phone.

Other applications have to option of Delete, these don't.

How can I remove them from my phone?


NJBlackBerry 03-18-2011 07:18 AM

Re: Can't Uninstall Applications
They aren't installed applications. They are shortcuts which allow you to download and install them. There is nothing to uninstall. They aren't running. Put them in a folder called Useless Carrier Installed Applications That (OK, just Useless) and hide the folder.

Twitter and Facebook have been known to run down batteries. What applications are actually running?

richard49 03-18-2011 07:39 AM

Re: Can't Uninstall Applications
I'm not running any applications on a permanent basis.

Thanks for your advice though... :)

richard49 03-18-2011 10:21 AM

Re: Can't Uninstall Applications
Just a thought...

I didn't ask for these short-cuts (or apps.) to be install so surely this is an infringement in the same way that a virus is; being installed without my authorisation?

Motorcycle Mama 03-18-2011 10:41 AM

Re: Can't Uninstall Applications
If you read your agreement/contract with your carrier, you probably already agreed to allow the carrier to modify the software on the device (even if you didn't realize that you were agreeing to it).

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