how to deactivate social media, not Google, on LG Optimumus V Hi. I just purchased this phone for a kid. I want the kid to be able to access Google and just use as a phone. any suggestions on how to get everyone else off it, especially social media links???
Although you can't remove those applications without "rooting" your phone, there is a way to hide certain programs from the app drawer. If you install a free launcher such as Launcher Pro from the Android Market, you can select a feature in the launcher configuration where you can "hide" Facebook, Twitter and other social media type programs. The programs are still on the phone, but not obvious to the normal user.
Also, if you want to get rid of certain "links" in the web browser, you can "long press" the bookmark and select delete from the context menu. Finally, you might try installing an application called Webnanny in the Android Market to provide some level of content filtering in the browser.