12-08-2010 10:29 AM
12-08-2010 04:55 PM
that article only mentions the htc phones. please, please let it be across the board vodafone, otherwise you might get some sort of angry mob kicking your door in.
fair enough, pump all these unwanted demos down to handsets, but at least give us the option to remove them. who's bright idea was it to make them bulletproof?? did someone leave the office cat in charge with that decision?
13-08-2010 07:35 PM
Thank you all for posting. At the moment we haven't heard any information in regards to future software updates for the X10. We do listen to your feedback though, so the points you've raised will be fed back to the relevant people .
In the meantime, our position on firmware can be found here: Firmware Announcement.
30-08-2010 08:41 AM
1 - why are the game demos invincible? i have zero interest in them, yet they are stuck there taking up space on my phone. what part of my customer experience is enhanced by this?
2 - vodafone navigation, why should i pay for this service when the google maps does a better job for free?
i was hoping the update would be the android upgrade, but we all know how voda loves to disappoint.
01-09-2010 09:15 AM
I'm checking for you regarding the removal of firmware added demos - as soon as we get something we can advise, we'll let you know.
For the Vodafone/ Navigation query, this is much clearer - The Vodafone Navigation software, as well as being provided by us and therefore receiving full in-house support, includes full real-time voice commands with routes as it is spec9fically designed as a sat nav, not a map system.
01-09-2010 10:23 AM
I'm unable to lay my hands on an X10 at the moment, but I don't want to slow down getting you ans answer, so can I get some additional information from you to get things moving?
Can you confirm for me what - if anything - this new update added onto the device? Were there any new demos added, or have they been there since day one?
In the same vein, to everyone else on the thread, just so that we can get a better picture what we're discussing, can you confirm which specific demos and software you're asking about uninstalling, and can you confirm if this was there from the start or if they were added as part of an update?
01-09-2010 12:03 PM
On my X10 mini (non-pro) the last update added:
Monopoly Here and Now Trial
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire Trial
Guitar Hero Trial
Peggle Trial (Used to be full game )
I want to be able to remove this junk. 60 sec trials are a total waste of space! I'd also like to remove the Vodafone Music Shop, 360 updates, RoadSync stuff, etc.
01-09-2010 07:33 PM
who wants to be a millionaire
Would also like to remove things like road sync, vodafone 360 stuff but that might be pushing my luck. Am just about to see if it updates OTA as SE still don't see fit to provide SEUS for the Mac (but that's a different matter).
Post update list to follow
01-09-2010 07:43 PM
who wants to be a millionaire
plus i'd like the ability to remove pretty much anything, roadsnyc i'll never use, voda satnav is bestest by google navigation imo. i have no use for any of the vodafone apps really, so i'd like shot of them
basically, i'd like the option to remove any of the apps that are currently locked, but the demos are the ones that frustrate me the most, i cannot understand why vodafone would lock them in the first place.
02-09-2010 09:21 PM
I just installed the latest update on my Xperia X10 Mini, and along came Vodafone 360. I decided to "backup" my contacts to Vodafone 360, of which I had 225. After the "backup" I ended up with 121 contacts. Where have 104 contacts gone?
Luckily it's quite a new phone and I'd downloaded the contacts from a gmail account so I've only lost the last couple of months of additions. I really really really (yes 3 really's) want to get rid of 360, it now seems to control my address book on the device (at the top of address book it now has the Vodafone and 360 Logo)
Will a factory reset (if I can ever find it on this phone) go back to how it was when I bought it? The updates have only slowed down my phone and added garbage like Vodafone 360 and the rest of the junk apps being discussed here.
06-09-2010 11:01 AM
07-09-2010 07:55 PM
I just received my new X10 mini on Vodafone, and installed PC Companion, which prompted me to install a phone software update. On restarting after the update, I have several new apps in my apps pane (e.g. Guitar Hero 5 Trial, Uno Trial, WWTBAM2010, Monopoly Trial and various other nonsense).
I don't want this stuff on my phone. I want ONLY the apps that I actually choose and use.
I've gone to the Settings > Applications > Manage Applications menu, and tapped into the various offending apps, but can't find any way to delete/uninstall them...
This just isn't acceptable behaviour from Vodafone. It seems they have done the same thing recently to HTC Desire users, and then had to back down and promise another "update" to remove the bloatware:
So the question for Vodafone - are x10 users going to get the same promise of fair treatment as the HTC Desire users, and when is the solution likely to be made available to us?
09-09-2010 09:04 AM
09-09-2010 12:28 PM
no way to uninstall it as well is completely unacceptable.
Vodafone MUST offer a revised update to removed these apps, as with the HTC.
Ive currently got a a vodaphone 360 launch prompt sitting atop my home screen that I cannot remove as I dont want to sign up!
Couple this with the fact that I now have a load of utterly bloating & useless demos, im less than happy.
Hey Vodafone, if you dont want to sort it out, you can always just send me a replacement HTC Desire.
Looking forward to a prompt response.
10-09-2010 10:27 AM
Also, there must be a way to get rid of unwanted applications.
As suggested above, I think a lot of us would like rid of:
360 web (I already have a browser icon, thanks)
360 Music Shop
Guitar Hero Demo
Vodafone Navigation (Who in their right mind would use an x10mini as a satnav?!)
As I mentoned in the other thread, this is not a problem with all networks. There are alternatives and if this kind of issue continues some of us will use them when our contracts expire.
Thanks in advance for your help.