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AT&T Galaxy S5 gets a small update, adds two bloatware apps

Posted In NEWS - By DailyNews on Friday, May 9th, 2014 With No Comments »

In the world of carrier-branded devices, there is no way to escape bloat unless you root and remove all of it. Maybe some AT&T Galaxy S5 users thought they were lucky, and they had somehow avoided getting Lookout installed on their devices. It’s been on every other Samsung device as part of a deal, so why not on the AT&T Galaxy S5?

Well, it turns out that was simply a mistake, and one AT&T is glad to correct. A new update is going out for the device which is only 46.73MB in size, and all it does is install Lookout Security and Yellow Pages. Two bloatware apps no one wants and are not removable. What a wonderful update!

Be warned that ignoring the update notification will most likely force the update on you, but disabling the update service in Settings may help. However, if there are any future updates, you’ll need this one installed anyway. There’s no escaping the bloat. How many of you guys have gotten this update, and how pissed are you? Leave a comment!

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