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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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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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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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Android system app: Installation of system apps on Htc One M8 fails

I want to install a system app on a Htc One M8 which is already rooted. On other devices I managed the installation process lots of times but on the M8 there is a strange behaviour. I placed the apk ...
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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 ...
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Reinstall uninstalled Google Play Store [duplicate]

How do I tackle my problem as I have mentioned in the title? I tried to check many times but I could not install Google Play Store. I have a Micromax a77 Canvas.
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Sony Xperia Ray Superuser?

I have managed to unlock the bootloader and flash the phone with a custom ROM (3.0) I can now disable the many app's I don't want but I can't delete them...How do I go about getting access/permissions ...
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Factory Apps for HTC First

I recently received a HTC First that I'd like to use, and without rooting the phone I'd like to simply disable all the unnecessary apps that come with the phone. I don't really know where to find ...
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What is this “com.android.backupconfirm”?

What is the package on my phone that is called com.android.backupconfirm? I tried Googling and found an answer on a random forum that said that is the UI for the backup confirmation dialog. While this ...
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Is is safe to remove the stock email and calendar app on Cyanogenmod or AOSP?

Is it safe for me to remove the stock email and calendar applications on from Cyanogenmod ROM? I'm using Gmail and Google Calendar so I don't have need for the stock ones. I could simply disable them ...
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Enable and disable system apps via ADB

Is there any adb command to enable/disable a system app? Thanks
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force stopping of a preloaded app on kyocera rise

Can i press force stop on preloaded app on device by pressing on force stop? Would it free internal memory by doing so? i realize that the preloaded device apps cannot b uninstalled however If i ...
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What Could Cause System Apps to Run that Are Not Used

When testing a widget I created, I wanted to make sure that it uses as little CPU power as possible. After some research I downloaded Watchdog to use as a monitoring tool, which works great. When I ...
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People app disappeared from apps on Nexus 4

It's a system app, but somehow I disabled it. Now, it won't show me my contacts or anything. If I try to see a missed call from notification drawer, it leaves me at home screen. I cannot view any of ...
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How to disable system apps, or controll which apps launch automatically?

I've been having this problem where the Navigation app launches every 10 or so seconds. I've heard this is because some pins are short-circuited. I've tried to install 2 apps that should make this ...
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Android does not boot because of missing apk files in system/app folder

I moved the question from http://stackoverflow.com/q/15872848/1665807 I have a rooted Huawei u8825d phone.I want to know if there were no apk files in "/system/app/" folder. So,I moved these apk ...
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Install DSPManager on a non-CM Rom

I would like to install the app DSPManager from Cyanogenmod on my Nexus 4 running ParanoidAndroid. I grabbed the newest CM and extracted "/system/app/DSPManager.apk" and "/system/lib/soundfx/*" and ...
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Replacing SystemUI.apk and dependencies

Device: Motorola RAZR (XT910) MAXX I downloaded a battery mod (percentage display, which replaces the stock icon on status bar) which has 2 main files: services.jar and SystemUI.apk, and all the ...
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Can SwiftKey be moved to the system partition?

I want to move the SwiftKey app from my standard user partition to the system partition (I have root). I am able to use Titanium Backup or Link2SD to turn an app into a system app, but anytime I try ...
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Will factory resetting wipe/clear away pre-installed apps?

I linked my Gmail account to my tablet and I longer want it linked. I have read that it is permanently linked, and I must factory reset the device to unlink the account - is this true? Will factory ...
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Should I backup .odex files too?

I have recently got an app that permits me to view the contents of my phone memory on my rooted Samsung Galaxy Y mobile phone. In /system/app folder, I see all the system apps that came pre-installed ...
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Differnce between abilities of System apps, Apps in phone memory and Apps in the SD card [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What are the differences between a system app and user app? What is the difference between abilities of System apps, Apps in phone memory and that in the memory card? ...
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How do you disable system apps in Android 4.x.x (and up)?

I heard you can "freeze" or "disable" apps starting in Android 4.0 without rooting. How do you do it?
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How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?

I removed a system app (com.android.mms) and I have the .apk needed to restore it, however it won't install through the standard channels (running the .apk gives me "application not installed"). ...