The DROID Turbo, which was announced last month during October 2014, is one of the most powerful Android smartphones out there. It sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED high density display, which makes the Turbo a smartphone with the sharpest display. It also offers a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 chipset running Quad-core Krait 450 processor at 2.7 GHz with abundant 3 GB RAM, accompanied by a 21 MP high-res camera with Dual-LED flash for best digital photography.
Motorola lately introduced its very intelligent Turbo Charging module, which is already contained in the Nexus 6 and formally introduced with the DROID Turbo. It comprises of a 3900 mAh battery which can last as long as 48 hours without any need to charge, and add additional 8 hours of battery with Turbo Charging within 15 minutes.
The Motorola Droid Turbo was released exclusively for the users of Verizon but the OEM has now launched the international version of the device. Being locked to Verizon, the Droid Turbo comes with a host of Verizon bloats and certain limitations which can be overcome using root access. Sadly, there is no working root method for the device but it does not mean at all that our developer community will keep sitting silently. If you wish to get rid of the unwanted bloat apps found on the Verizon Droid Turbo, there is now a way you can remove unwanted apps using a simple ADB command.
Below is the list of all the Apps that are going to be disabled:
- Amazon kindle
- Amazon Music
- Amazon App Store
- Caller Name ID
- Droid Zap
- Verizon Message
- My Verizon Mobile
- NFL Mobile
- Slacker Radio
- Verizon Voice mail
- VZ navigation
- VZ protect
- VZ Family
- vcast media manager
- Motorola Demomode
- Motorola care internal
We would thank RootJunky for sharing his excellent knowledge via the script that shall be used to perform all the actions. Let us begin now on How to Disable Unwanted Apps on Droid Turbo running Verizon.
This tutorial involves altering the system files, which could soft-brick your device. Understand the risks and proceed only then. DroidViews or any of its community members shall not be held responsible for any damage to your device.
Get Everything Ready
- Compatible USB cable
- Enable USB Debugging: Click to view guide
- Backup your device storage, SMS, contacts, and calendars etc.
- Install Motorola drivers: Click to download
- Setup Android SDK for adb and Fastboot: Click to view guide
Download and extract the tools package (Filename: Droid-Turbo-Block-Bloat-Ware.zip): Link | Mirror
Disable Unwanted Apps on Droid Turbo
- Connect your Droid Turbo to the PC via USB data cable.
- Open the extracted Droid-Turbo-Block-Bloat-Ware folder and double-click on Block Bloat Ware.bat
- This will take sufficient time to complete. Just sit back and wait.
- Once done, you can reboot your Droid and all the annoying apps shall be gone.
- In case, you want to include any other app to be disabled, go to Droid-Turbo-Block-Bloat-Ware/tools, press SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder. Select Open command window here and enter the following command:
adb shell “pm block <package-name>
Here, replace “<package-name>” with the name of the corresponding app, e.g. com.imdb.mobile.
- Similarly, if you would like to exclude or unblock a package, type in the following command:
adb shell “pm unblock <package-name>
Please note, avoid the last two commands if you don’t know how it works or to want extent can harm your device. This was an easy attempt, wasn’t it? Just a click away to remove all the unwanted apps/bloat ware from your Droid Turbo.
Do you think there is an app missing from the list above that should be removed too? Give us some feedback and mention it in the comments.