If you have entered into a mobile phone contract when purchasing a new cell phone, it is very likely that the phone is jam-packed with apps from your mobile service provider.
Providers often install their own current software on the smartphone. Some of them are useful, but many are not. The problem here is that the applications cannot be removed easily and will soon eat up a lot of memory!
To get rid of those applications you need root privileges. Instructions for rooting can be found online on the individual devices. Let me warn you, this will void your warranty.
Worry not, however. I will show you a workaround.
Annoying Manufacturer and Service Provider Apps
For this, download the application Titanium Backup. Before using the app, you should activate it in the “Developer Tools” and their settings mode for USB debugging should be switched on to avoid performance problems.
This is a backup program, but it is great for deleting hard-to-remove preinstalled apps that have been created and installed by the manufacturer or service provider.
Proceed to use the “Backup/Restore,” select the app you want to delete and then tap “Uninstall.” We advise you create backup for all applications and associated data. In the Pro version of the app, which costs about a few dollars, you can use the same backup tool to upload your files to Dropbox so as not to burden the phone memory.
In addition, you should not overzealously delete apps without knowing their tasks. To test whether a system failure could result from deleting the app, you can just freeze a program in the Pro version. The freezing is equivalent to deactivation, the app is still there but it’s not working. If no errors occur and you do not use the application, you can delete.
When All Else Fails
Is your Android Smartphone already beyond repair? Do malfunctions occur? Is the system unbearably slow and apps take forever to launch?
When all else fails, resetting the operating system is your solution. However, before you perform a reset, backup your data and store them. Most management programs from smartphone manufacturers such as Samsung offer this feature.
Even with the free program My Phone Explorer, you can create a backup of your system. In addition, store your data with the previously mentioned Titanium Backup application, provided that you have root privileges. After your data are backed up and stored, start the reset by going to “Privacy Factory Data Reset” and “Factory data reset > Save and Reset” on Android 4.0 in System Preferences. Your data will be removed, and it will initiate an automatic restart. From here, you can configure your smartphone again and reinstall your backup data.
To measure the speed of your Android phone, there are different benchmarks to look at. CPU capacity is one of the most important benchmarks and it is easily calculated by another tool – Smartbench 2012.