A System app is an app which is placed under /system/app folder in an Android device. As /system is read-only, such an app cannot be uninstalled by an "ordinary" user.

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Dialer, Contacts and Messenger apps closing automatically in Oneplus X

Since a week, the Dialer, Contacts and Messenger apps have been crashing frequently whenever I try to open them. But after few hours after crashing somehow they start working normally. I have tried ...
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How do I prevent an app from force closing due to low memory

I have a floating application (a paint pad) which "floats as a window" in the foreground, while other apps are running. However, when I open some large applications, it is force closed. What I ...
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Sony Xperia Z1 uninstall system app

Hi I just rooted my Z1 using KingoRoot APK app and I installed Lucky Patcher to install Floating Fake Location as "system app". The thing is, I cannot uninstall Floating Fake Location afterwards using ...
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Why do apps from the play store get moved back to internal storage after update

I've got a good amount of apps installed on my phone's internal storage and I've moved the majority of them (anything taking up more than 15MB) to my SD card. My Android version is Lollipop now. After ...
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Help, I deleted my system apps!

I just got a Lenovo a6010 and I use the LINE launcher app. It shows that the apps; UC Browser, Tap the frog, a news app, and gamestore aren't system apps, so I uninstalled them, but the icon keeps ...
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Where to find com.sonyericsson.android.camera?

i want to update Sony Camera app on my device, i tried to install the new version as normal APK but that didn't work, because of signature problems i think, i get 'package not installed', however, i ...
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What is the procedure for moving user apps to the system partition?

I have read a number of sites that promote this as a simple two step procedure: (Using file manager with root access) 1. cut the .apk file from /data/app and paste it in /system/app 2. change ...
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I turned off some apps that were necessary, now things dont' work

I have a Samsung Galaxy 3, around a year old. Recently it started spontaneously rebooting all the time (like every ten minutes). I looked on line for possible explanations, and found sites telling ...
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Majority of apps deleted themselves (including Google Play services) on a Samsung device

My Samsung Galaxy Note 3 has developed an interesting fault. It happened one evening, after the phone shut down due to low power. Its symptoms: It has deleted (or appears to have deleted) most of ...
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How to disable a notification from Settings app?

I own an LG MS323 from MetroPCS, it comes with a nice Battery Saving option that can be enabled from quick settings, but it places a notification that states Battery saving is turned on. When you tap ...
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A way to automate the creation of flashable ZIPs

So, my question is: is there a way to automate the creation of flashable ZIP archives, in order to avoid having to write the updater-script and update-binary by myself each and every time I want a ZIP ...
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System apps location on Android Jelly Bean

I chose to pose this question here, since I don't have any Jelly Bean device nearby. On Android KitKat, system apps are located at /system/priv-app/. On Lollipop and Marshmallow, instead, they're ...
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Unable to download here maps

Guyzz I am trying to download here maps on my redmi 2. But it's not working I mean while downloading maps for India it keep on saying preparing. To download nothing happens further. Please help me to ...
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Unexpected system app battery usages

Today, I have noticed that, an application named kworker/u:4 using phone's battery. I haven't seen this app before on battery usage section. Also, I have noticed kswapd0 application using battery, ...
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Uninstall via adb without root

I own an Asus Zenfone Go Z00VD running Android 5.1. It came preinstalled with TrendMicro Dr. Safety, which I absolutely have no use for and do not want running at all. This app starts itself ...
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Why a system app disappears unless updated?

I happened on lollipop 5.1.1 and to one or two app at a time, for some reason the said app just won't show app in application list(and i can't use it)... ahh i can still see it in system/app or system/...
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Any way to disable Slide to Call/Message?

Is there a way to disable the Slide function to call/Message contacts in Phone on Lollipop 5.1.1? My phone specs: SM-G925F Android Lollipop 5.1.1 Thanks in advance!
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Does uninstalling updates to system apps wipe the data for it?

Non-rooted users can't uninstall system apps but are able to uninstall updates to them such that they are reverted to the base version of the app that shipped with the system image. When a user does ...
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How to restart a system app from the command line?

After deploying a new APK for a system app, is there a way to restart the app process without rebooting the device? Non-system apps are managed with the Activity Manager through the am command. There ...
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Apps disappear after restart

After an android update, my apps disappeared. The apps cannot be seen in the apps list, and they are seen as 'com.something.something' in the settings app manager. Some of the apps are not in the SD ...
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Phone's inbuilt memory usage goes on increasing, What are the possible solutions?

I'm using Asus Zenfone 2 - 2 GB RAM & 16 GB in-built memory with lollipop 5.0. It was going good since last system update, but after doing last system update in-built memory usage went on ...
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Android System problem - Unable to share files, do factory reset

I am using a Micromax P362 tablet with Android 4.1 Jelly bean (rooted). This problem occurred a month ago. The app named "Android System" appeared in the 'Downloaded' section of apps. Yet it is not ...
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Where are Androids’ developer options stored?

Can anyone please tell me, where Androids’ developer options are stored? I’m trying to modify the Pointer Location developer option in this file. After recompiling Android, where is the file ...
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Convert to system app by manually moving the APK to “system/app” folder in Lollipop

I was checking /system/app folder structure in Android L and realized that it has a new folder structure. It has introduced a new folder with APK name between app folder and the APK, e.g. /system/app/...
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Can I fix the issues I'm experiencing with applications by factory resetting the device?

I have LG Prada 3.0 P940 running Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread. I am experiencing a growing number of problems with apps, including system apps. For example, I used to use the ROM Toolbox app without any ...
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Lollipop 5.0.1 RAM usage

How much should Lollipop use RAM memory on avarage? I find it very strange for it to use 500mb of RAM, but when i restart it it only uses about 150mb with all the same apps used. My phone is LG MAGNA (...
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What is android.process.acore?

What is the purpose of android.process.acore? I see many, many questions about acore-related error messages and how to fix them, but not really anything about what the process is in the first place. ...
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How to put signal and wifi signals on left leaving battery and notifs on right

Here is what I want my status bar to look like. edited from photo below Here is my status bar now. Im new to this android stuff. All I know is i need to decompile my SystemUI.apk and framework-res....
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Droid Explorer wont change anything (Delete, Paste, Uninstall)

I want change files in root but I can't. It can't delete any system file (No change). It can't add any file in system/app or anywhere in root! It can't uninstall any system app from system/app. (Droid ...
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XOLO Q600s ADB Android Device Unauthorized

Few days back I rooted my XOLO Q600s with the help of Kingo ROOT and removed System UI. :) Now I am not able to see Notification Bar, Lock Screen, Wall Paper. I have removed all the applications ...
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System app Uninstallation without rooting

How to Uninstall system apps without rooting? I have tried many applications but all of them require root permissions. Please help.
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What is “Assistant 1.0” app and how do I get rid of it?

I have MetroPCS and a ZTE ZMAX Z970 phone with Android 4.4.4 This app appeared, I don't know exactly when, and it's got some worrisome permissions and I want it off my phone, but it has no uninstall ...
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Software to monitor file owner

I have one file which appears from time to time on /sdcard and it grows large and eventually eats up all available space. Need to find out the application which opens this file and keeps it growing. ...
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SystemUI/lockscreen malfunction on DROID Turbo

I have a Motorola DROID Turbo running Android 5.1, unrooted, and I cannot unlock the phone because the lockscreen does not appear. This problem started occurring after the phone ran out of battery and ...
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Vodaphone 875 Uninstall SuperSu

I own a Vodaphone 875 model phone, which I rooted previously using Cydia Impactor. Installed SuperSU, everything was fine and dandy, and when I needed to transfer it to another person who wasn't ...
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“Calendar Storage” uninstalled. Calendar doesn't work

I had uninstalled the "Calendar Storage" system app from my device. Now I cannot use my Calendar Application. I assume this because I had uninstalled Calendar Storage. I haven't got any backup for ...
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How to delete an stock app in Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime? [duplicate]

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (SM-G530H) running Android 4.4.4. I would like to gain more memory space on device. I can only disable not necessary (for me) stock apps, but nothing changes ...
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Is there a way to reinstall a built in application in my Android phone?

I accidentally (unknowingly ) disabled built in apps, I recently realized that I really need a few of them back. How do I reinstall them or bring them back?
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F-Droid 0.91 disappears after being installed as system app on cyanogenmod 12

I tried to install F-Droid (0.91) as system app on Cyanogenmod 12. The installation succeed but after that the F-Droid icon disappears. Of course i tried to restart more times, i tried also to ...
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Is it possible to uninstall stock apps in Sony Xperia E3 Dual? [duplicate]

My device has 4GB of internal Storage, but it only shows 2GB. Apps have taken 1.7GB of space alone. Any idea for how to uninstall the stock apps such as as Hike,Line, and others. The only option I ...
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Where I can find factory home screen layout file?

Where I can find factory home screen layout file? I would like modify default layout which will persist after I will make a hard reset. Best Edit device: Lenovo A6000, kitkat 4.4.4 rom: orignal ...
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Making an applications stay on the phone “permanently”

I would like to be able to make an Android application remain on the phone even after a factory reset and/or a system upgrade. Some people suggested that the way to accomplish this is to root the ...
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retrieving and classifying Notes with time and date of creation

I wrote hundreds of messages in 'Notes' of my smartphone (the system app), and I would like to retrieve them and put them in a CSV file, (or Excel) with one column for the content of the message, and ...
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Copy YouTube APK from Android Phone to PC

My Question is specific to copying the YouTube APK file from My Android device (Micromax Canvas 4 - Android 4.2, Non-rooted device)to PC/Laptop. The YouTube App is a system app in my device. Below ...
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Detect when an app crashes with tasker and force close it and finally launch it again

On my phone the app Bluetooth Share crashes randomly. With Tasker I want to be able to detect that crash, and then force close Bluetooth Share and finally launch Bluetooth Share again. (Or turn on ...
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Help I accidentally removed the Media Scanner

A couple of hours ago I was cleaning out unnecessary apps on my phone (LG G3) using 3C Toolbox when I must have accidentally removed the app responsible for scanning my media. The Gallery & Music ...
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Will removing /system apps give any usable space on lollipop?

In earlier versions I've pushed updated apk's to /system manually from time to time as it annoyed me to have an extra older version of Google+, Play store, Youtube, Keep, actually ALL the preinstalled ...
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Unknown Permissions on VirusTotal analysis

I have noticed unusual and unwanted behavior from a few of my system apps, most notably Google Play Services, Google Account Manager, and Google Services Framework. These apps cause force closes on ...
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Convert to system app using Link2SD doesn't work on CM11

I am using Galaxy Y (S5360) with CyanogenMod 11 build date Feb 2015. Previously on stock ROM, I was using Link2SD to move apps to system/app. Trying to do the same now is giving the following error. ...
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How can I update a system application without re-installing the OS?

I have create an application and installed it to a device in the Android system image. Now I have added some new features to my app and I want to update my current install app with that new feature....