Removing pre-installed/bloatware apps from Verizon Moto X

The Verizon Motorola Moto X currently comes with a sufficient internal memory capacity, 16 GB total, but the problem is only 11 GB which we can use to store files such as photos, videos, songs, and even apps that we downloaded from Google Play, the remaining 5 GB is used by android systems and Verizon’s pre-installed apps. This is the major drawbacks of course, since for those who like to play HD games or watching 1080p Full HD movie right from their device 11 GB of storage space isn’t enough.


However, there are still many ways to free up some storage space on this smartphone by removing Moto X pre-installed apps or commonly known as bloatware apps that installed on our brand new smartphone. Although it doesn’t not free up a lot of storage space, but still worth to try, considering this is the only way we can do without root access, and perfect for newcomer.

Well, bloatware/pre-installed apps removal from Moto X can be done in two ways, 1st disable it manually and the 2nd by using third-party app that will require root access in order to work.

Moto X disable bloatware/pre-loaded apps manually via the App Manager

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  1. Go to phone’s settings.
  2. From there, scroll down until you find the Manage App menu.
  3. Scroll over to the “All” section , then look for apps that you want to disable, after finding the target app then tap on it.
  4. Now you will be on the App Info window, you will find the Disable button, now just tap on it.

Freeze or uninstall any bloatware apps from Moto X with Titanium Backup root

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For those who already have root access you can even completely remove the bloatware apps from the internal memory, not only disable it, but it is strongly recommended to backup the apps before deleting. However, freeze the apps is less risky instead of get rid of it. Titanium Backup or similar app can perform this job perfectly.



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2 Responses

  1. Sven
    September 8, 2013 at 11:32 PMReply

    The Root method posted is for the Rogers version of the phone. How do we root the Verizon version?

    • Author

      September 9, 2013 at 8:47 PMReply

      Have you try it, the first method works for VZW Moto X.

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