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Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

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Learner
Message 11 of 19
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Message 11 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

@uliwooly

Well, by reading other reviews and comments I have got the impression other phones might suffer less from bloatware. But yes, future will show. I expect no device to be totally "clean". Preinstalled apps can be accepted as long as they can be removed though.

Emperor
Message 12 of 19
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Message 12 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

@Markus4

 

only Nexus devices have less bloatware BUT they will still include ALL GOOGLE apps/services, other than that, Sony is the brand with less bloatware. 




"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)

Apprentice
Message 13 of 19
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Message 13 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

 

I was surprised to find that Facebook was updating itself; it turns out that Sony baked Facebook and a Facebook automatic update service into the phone, and they can't be uninstalled (the service can't, at least, I didn't check to see if Facebook itself is removeable).  I had to disable the service to keep Facebook from updating itself without my permission.


I've disabled the Facebook application (I use Metal which is a great alternative) but I've noticed occasionally that something tries to update itself without my permission. It disappears before I can react to it so I can't tell what is being updated. Particularly annoying as it uses my mobile data.  How did you disable this please?

Adept
Message 14 of 19
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Message 14 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact


@uliwooly wrote:

@Markus4

 

only Nexus devices have less bloatware BUT they will still include ALL GOOGLE apps/services, other than that, Sony is the brand with less bloatware. 


Pixel devices now that the Nexus line is finished. Motorola and Nokia also offer "vanilla" Android with no bloat. Well, okay, there are 2 small Moto apps on my Moto X Play.

 

How much user space is left on the X Compact when it's fully updated? I'm tempted by the X Compact, but memory is a concern. My current phone only has 16Gb, I forget how much of that is usable space, but I'm really pinched for space now.

Adept
Message 15 of 19
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Message 15 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact


@pj147 wrote:

How much user space is left on the X Compact when it's fully updated? I'm tempted by the X Compact, but memory is a concern. My current phone only has 16Gb, I forget how much of that is usable space, but I'm really pinched for space now.


To answer my own question, after 3 (I think it was 3) updates were applied to my new X Compact to take it from Android 6 to Android 7, and the phone was in a virgin state, there was 11.38GB out of 32GB used by the OS and "bloatware". In other words, there was 20.62GB free for me to use.

Apprentice
Message 16 of 19
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Message 16 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

The best way is to disabled those applications buy mobile carrier data only for social media only and use no root firewall application since sony is forcing users to use those applications and no option for uninstalled. I don't use xperia services because of stupid boatware installed in my phone. 

Apprentice
Message 17 of 19
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Message 17 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

If you buy a cellphone it is no longer owned by someone it is yours. The problem with boatware is even if you don't use those things they still require updates and eating battery, mobile data space. i understand why people root their devices and risk their warranty

Message 18 of 19
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Message 18 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

The output is.

1. Choose the optimal and stable version of Android. For me it is Android 7.1

(Android 8.0 Oreo - disgusting)

2. Make Root system.

3. Install the optimal version of Android and get rid of the installed Sony parasite programs and Google ads.

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Pioneer
Message 19 of 19
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Message 19 of 19

Re: Bloatware on Xperia X Compact

You don't need root access.

ADB will do.

Howto on XDA


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