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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...