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Old 03-18-2011, 07:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?


Thanks.
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 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?
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I'm not running any applications on a permanent basis.

Thanks for your advice though...
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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?
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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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