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How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor?

I'm using a Samsung I9000 and I have some annoying apps that came pre installed by the phone vendor, like a music store, a custom web browser and other memory leaking apps. Those crappy apps can't be ...
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Is the data associated with an app cleared when an app is uninstalled?

The data associated with an app which we see when we go to Applications > Manage Applications > application, is it cleared when we hit "Uninstall" or is it left untouched by the uninstaller? The ...
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Does uninstalling apps leave any traces?

I come from a Windows background where anything you install-uninstall usually leaves traces which are sometimes hard to detect and remove. Does the same happen when you remove Android apps? I know ...
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How to delete an app installed with Amazon Appstore?

I've installed an app using Amazon Appstore, but I don't see a way to uninstall it. Amazon support has failed to respond to my question after 2 days. I prefer a method that does not involve deleting ...
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How can I deal with unwanted system applications without rooting?

There are a lot of system apps in my mobile that I do not use, and have no intention of ever using. I know that is is possible to uninstall system apps and bloatware with root, but is it possible ...
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How Should I Handle This Suspicious App?

While traversing the 'installed' list of Google Play, I noticed a very odd app named SOUPER ANDROID DEVELOPMENT. What's so suspicious about it is: It does absolutely nothing to explain what it is,...
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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How to uninstall “not installed” apps

I just found out that some apps that I uninstall from my tablet are still listed in "all apps" section by my device, although marked as "not installed": Apps List (click image for larger variant) ...
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Uninstall system app failed using 'adb shell pm uninstall'

I attempted to force uninstall in ADB, but failed: $ adb shell pm uninstall -k org.openintents.filemanager $ adb shell pm list packages -f | grep -i manager package:/system/app/FileManager.apk=org....
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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is there an easy way to remove pre-installed apps on my HTC Droid Incredible? Amazon MP3 Car Panel City ...
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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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How to completely uninstall an app on Android Lollipop?

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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Bulk uninstall applications

I like to try out lots of apps. Often a site like Lifehacker or Droidlife will feature several that are similar in functionality and I will install them all in order to compare features. That leaves ...
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Remotely uninstall apps?

I have tried through the Google Play store and it does not seem possible from there, but does anyone know if it is possible to remove an application remotely? In other words, if I do not have direct ...
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Android OS without Google Services?

I have a Sony Xperia Z with version 4.1.2 running. My question is about removing all of the Google baggage from the phone. I have no Google account tied to my phone and would really like to get rid ...
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How do I uninstall an application?

If I want to completely uninstall an application from the home screen or list of applications; how do I do it?
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How can I prevent an app being uninstalled from the Play Store?

In our organisation, we are providing Android tablets to some users. There is an app we have installed on the devices that we don't want users to be able to remove. I have searched for "app lock" in ...
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How to uninstall an application without removing the user data?

The title says it all. Say I have an application, a game for instance. Which I wish to uninstall from my phone, and reinstall sometime in the future. However, I don't want my game save to be lost. ...
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Uninstalled apps still show up on “Apps installed on” in Google Play Store

I already uninstalled the unwanted applications from my device, but they still show up on "Apps installed on" in my Google Play account. Does it mean that the apps I got rid of are still stored in ...
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If I install something from Google Play, can I be sure it can uninstall itself?

So recently bought an Android tablet, having first had an iPhone. So with Apple's strategy, apps seem quite restricted. They can really only do a couple of minor things outside of the app (like ...
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Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps

So I finally temp-rooted my HTC Desire HD and set about trying to uninstall some of the stock apps that came with it (Stocks (no pun intended), Facebook for HTc and so on). But it won't let me - the '...
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Uninstall app for all profiles

On my tablet I have created restricted profiles for the kids. These restricted profiles have "app protection" enabled to prevent accidental uninstallation of apps. Uninstalling an app that is enabled ...
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Is there a way to download applications from the Android market for offline installation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to download apk file on PC from market? Is there a way to download an Android installation package from the market so that it can be installed offline at a later time (...
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Prevent apps being uninstalled

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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How to uninstall Quickoffice from HTC Nexus One

Quickoffice 2.0-GEP is listed in my manage application lists and I want to uninstall it. It's not listed in my programs list. I am not even sure what it's used for. When I click on it from the ...
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Reapplying market updates after using “uninstall updates”

I had an issue with an application that couldn't be updated, and solved it by uninstalling the market updates (maybe there was another method, but in my case it worked). Problem is, now I can't find a ...
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Unknown not removable apps

I have two apps: informacje and Czasoumilacz which I cant remove through Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. What's that and how do I handle the problem?
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How do one know which folder is created by which Android apps?

From my understanding, a majority of Android apps may have created some folders on either local storage or the SD Card. So, how do I know which folders belong to which apps? (I know that some apps ...
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Unable to uninstall apps

I am unable to uninstall any application on my Samsung Galaxy S. I have tried all possible ways (settings-applications-manage applications-uninstall and with the edit option). These applications are ...
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Deleted Google Talk on accident

Okay, got a bit carried away in Root Explorer and deleted GTalk. Cant access Google Play. I tried reinstalling versions online, those crashed instantly. Then, i grabbed my ROM zip and pulled out Talk....
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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Trying to uninstall a keyboard, 'uninstall' grayed out, no root

I'm trying to uninstall PDAC Multilinugal keyboard and its language packs. The uninstall button on the app is grayed out, and I don't yet have root - is it possible to remove it without root access?
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Unable to update Google App on Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview

A few weeks ago I installed Google App version 5.14.15.NYC.21.arm64 on my Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview 3. Now this app is not getting any updates from the Play Store and not letting me ...
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How do I uninstall MultiROM?

I have a rooted Nexus 4 with stock Android on it. I decided to try out the MultiROM app on the play store. I am now trying to uninstall it, however the MultiROM app does two things: It installs a ...
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How to uninstall preinstalled apps on Gingerbread? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I have Samsung Galaxy Note running Android Gingerbread. I have several apps like Crayon Physics that don't ...
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Uninstall Sprint apps without rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is it possible to uninstall stock Sprint apps (such as Sprint TV and Nascar) without rooting the phone? ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago (...
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Who can see how many people have uninstalled an app?

A few months ago I installed a free comic viewer app from a local publisher because I always have bought the comics on paper anyway so it seemed a logical way to do. This publisher is boasting about ...
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How can I uninstall Firefox OS?

I was handed a phone from my friend who installed Firefox OS over Android, but now wants Android back. I know roughly how to flash ROMs, but am not sure how to go into download mode or equivalent in ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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Re-install app without losing personal data

How do you re-install an app without losing personal data? In this case its Plants vs. Zombies 2 that hangs when loading the game. I thought a re-install might solve the issue. But I don't want to ...
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Uninstall from emulator doesn't work

I'm doing my first steps with Android. I'm using a Mac, and no Eclipse. I've installed my first toy application with adb install bin/*.apk and verified that it existed in the emulator. Then I made ...
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated myself ...
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Should I re-install certain programs after upgrading from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?

I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S phone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 over the weekend. Today, for the first time since buying the phone ( two months now ) I had to reboot the phone when starting one ...
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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Crash when Uninstalling

I decided to move from Verizon Samsung Note 2 to a T-Mobile Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. When I logged in to my new phone, all my apps (including Verizon undeletable crapware) synced through my ...
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can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall an app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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Do you need to run uninstallers/cleaners on Android to maintain performance levels like on Windows?

You'll have to forgive me as I'm not as familiar with the internal workings of Android/Linux as I am with Windows. I'm curious about performance degrading on an Android device in the absence of, for ...
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Remotely uninstall an app via Play Store [duplicate]

Is it still possible to remotely uninstall an android application from a web browser via the Google Play Store? According to the question that this is a supposed duplicate of, this was possible in ...
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Remove bloatware from Acer Liquid Mini (E310)

I am trying to remove Apps installed from phone vendor, like docs to go, without success. I have read How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? and similar topics and I have ...