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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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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Notification “not enough system space” appears when using Internet in Vivo Y15

When I surf the internet in my Vivo Y15 I see a notification "not enough system space". I cleaned the cache and system trash in my phone, but the notification still appears. How do I resolve this ...
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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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Lenovo S960 Missing stock battery saver app

I am a Lenovo s960 (Vibe X) user with root access. I uninstalled my stock battery saver app and now I seriously want it back. I checked on the internet but nothing worked. I even did a factory reset, ...
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Google Settings “Unfortunately, Google Play services has stopped.” on Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note Edge

Recently I got an Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from China. Sadly it doesn't have any Google services, even Google Play store on it. I tried almost every tutorial I can find, but it still doesn't work ...
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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 ...
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System App - Extra privileges, Read Only file system permission

I would like to read wpa_supplicant.conf file on android system that stores saved wifi network details along with credentials. The file is available and as a super user on a rooted device i can read ...
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Lg g3 smart cleaning stops working occasionally

I use LG G3 and I periodically cleanup my phone with the inbuilt smart cleaning but from 1-2 weeks now when I click on delete temporary files the app stops working and every time I try to do that it ...
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How can I install Touchwiz apps on Cyanogenmod? [duplicate]

I would like to know how to install Touchwiz apps on Cyanogenmod 12.X.
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Bootloop because of deleted preinstalled lockscreen in system apps

**I rooted my phone because i want to disable to preinstalled lockscreen app and replace it with a customize lockscreen app. I accidentally deleted the lockscreen in system apps, now everytime my ...
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System app was not signed correctly

My phone shipped with an outdated version of TouchPal. When I try to update the app through the Play Store, I get this error: Package file was not signed correctly. Uninstall the previous copy of ...
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How to get back system apps?

Recently i ran into a problem, i have linked all my apps including the system apps to the External partition using the link2sd app. unconsciously, i have taken the memory card and formatted the whole ...
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How do app updates work if the system partition is read only?

I have a Android phone (Samsung). It comes with a whole bunch of pre-installed stock apps. Q1: Is it correct that these stock apps are stored in the read-only partition /system? Since getting the ...
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Trigger re-read(or update) of (System)App database

System apps or apps in general are capable of storing information within a database. My problem is now: for example the Launcher app does store settings like the amount of apps and their position on ...
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Motorola moto 4g, battery drain, always high media server actitivity

I recently bought a motorola moto 4g, and I quickly noticed that the battery is going low very fast! With no use at all, it's going down 15% percent per hour... The mediaserver is always taking up ...
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How to install system app on Lollipop as su doesn't exist

I want to install a system apk (its the Dialer.apk) on Lollipop and am following these instructions How do I properly install a system app given its .apk? However after doing adb shell I get an ...
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How to save an ISO (or similar) of a whole Lexibook tablet (Android SO)? [duplicate]

A friend has 2 Lexibook android tablets (kids' tablets). One is completely clean and the other is fine. He wants his clean android to be exactly the same as his good one. How does he copy? I got ...
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App that survives a factory reset

My problem is theoretical at this moment. I am investigating if it is possible or not, before spending hours on it. I have a rooted phone. I want to add an entry to the IPTABLES on startup. If the ...
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Delete unused apk files from system memory

I own a Xperia M running on Jelly Bean 4.3. I have uninstalled unwanted apps like PicsArt, Cricbuzz, Xperia privilege and so many so on... a long time ago. Now I found the apk files of those apps here ...
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Permission denied while installing a system app with SSH

I have the APK file for an application I want to install as a system application via SSH on rooted Android tablets. I'm able to install this application via ADB with a script but the installation ...
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Modifying android system apps

Does anyone know a good articles or tutorials explaining how to go about it? Do I need to recompile android sources after modifying system apps and then install them on my emulator device somehow? ...
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Installing system apps on Android 4.4

I've installed apps on the system partition on Android 4.1 and it's as easy as moving an APK to the /system/app/ folder and restart the device. The PackageManager (I assume) will recognize a change in ...
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What is the advantage of making f-droid a system app?

F-droid (0.7) has two options: One to grant it "root" powers, and another to give it "system-app" powers. Just using it as a "root" app will let it install apps without going through the whole "Are ...
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How to re-install updates to Google system apps?

I have Android 4.2.2 on my phone. A few weeks ago Google Play was acting weird and would not install updates to some of the apps. I tried lots of things but nothings worked. Eventually I uninstalled ...
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How can I easily backup data from external card on Android 4.0.4 to a new external card?

I intend to buy a new external card of larger capacity for Android 4.0.4 phone and would like to backup and restore data from currently installed external card to a new card so I can restore the data ...
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How to reinstall the uninstalled system apps (that arent availble on Google Play)

What if you accidentally deleted some important apps and couldn't install them back because Google Play doesn't have them? For example android system, com.android dun server and com.android.lgsetup ...
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Make “tap to add priority senders” disappear

I have recently updated the OS of my phone, and since then I have the following "Tap to add priority senders." on my SMS app which I don't like, it just uses screen space. How can I remove it? ...
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Cyanogenmod “assert failed” error after deleting system apps

After having rooted my phone, I removed some system apps. Now, when I try to install an incremental OTA update, I get "assert failed" errors relating to the apps I removed. I understand that one way ...
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Icon remains in drawer after removing stock app

I removed Google Drive from system/app using Root Explorer. However, when I check the app drawer, the icon is still there. (When I removed other system apps like samsung's ChatOn, the icon ...
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Help me reinstall Gapps in my Rooted Xperia SP

Recently, I rooted my Xperia SP (running on Stock Jellybean 4.3). Out of excitement, I uninstalled a few Google Apps (gapps) from my phone. But I think I require the Play Store. How can I reinstall ...
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Name of app that sets up accounts etc on first boot

I am trying to find the app within aosp that is run on first boot to set up accounts, WiFi, Google etc but I can't seem to find it. Does anyone know it's name/location
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Re-enable Disabled App (Enable option greyed out)

I disabled my default Messaging app some time ago, but now I need to Re-enable it, but when I go to the Disabled tab under Apps, the option to Enable it is greyed out.
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how to freeze/hibernate system apps in non-root android mobilephones [duplicate]

is there any methods to freeze/hibernate bloatwares on android phones? using samsung galaxy note 3
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How to Install App as System App [duplicate]

My S3 has a damaged motherboard (says Samsung Tech Center), only boots into safe mode. If I am to keep using the device I have to make the apps into system apps, so they run in safe mode. One way is ...
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Reinstall system apps after removal

I rooted my phone and, perhaps over-zealously, removed many of the system apps which I deemed junk. But, now I'm trying to restore one of the apps I removed, but simply restoring the file to the ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision ...
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Delete pre installed apps under oem/apps folder?

I have already rooted my android tablet. I am able to access internal system locations e.g. data/data/com.example.src. However, I am unable to delete aps's under oem/apps folder. I have already tried ...
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What is the difference between Android user app with root access and a system app

The answer I am looking for is in the aspect of permissions. Can a system app do everything? Can a user app with root access (on rooted device) do everything? If so, are they the same? For example ...
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How to delete ROOT APPS from Andoid jelly beans?

I am using Galaxy s3 dous, Whenever I turn on my wifi my phone itself start downloading google apps, and I am unable to uninstall them, In application manager there is no option to remove but to ...