decrapification - The act of removing all the pre-installed crap from yourOther than the one time problem I had with Carrier IQ I really never had a problem with the AT&T bloatware on the BlackBerry PRIV.
Dell or HP computerPRIV smartphone.
In late summer 2016 many PRIVs started experiencing "No Service" when using LTE. There was some speculation that the problem was related to changes AT&T made in their LTE network to support the iPhone 7 running a new radio chip. In early November BlackBerry released an apk that corrected the "No Service" situation.
But that was just the tip of the iceberg.
It seems that AT&T has pretty much walked away from the PRIV. Obviously they dumped a large portion of their PRIV inventory onto liquidators as I bought mine for $300 with a carrier unlock code taped to the unsealed AT&T box.
A couple of days after BlackBerry released the "No Service" apk they rolled out a 1.8GB (not a typo) Over the Air (OTA) update to remove all the AT&T software from the now orphaned AT&T BlackBerry PRIVs.
Just for icing on the cake, this OTA included the Android November security updates.
The AT&T boot animation (including music) is gone and the software updates now come from BlackBerry, not AT&T.
Maybe it should be called the Nexus PRIV.
You really have to give some props to BlackBerry for this.
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