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Yes, you have to be rooted. To get rooted, see this question: How do I root my device? One of the easiest ways to uninstall system apps after rooting is to use Titanium Backup. You can just click an app and choose Uninstall. Note: Be careful what you remove! You might want to use Titanium to back them up before you remove them, in case it makes your ...


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No, that is impossible -- as only root can make the system partition writable (which is required to delete a system app, which is stored there). However, using ICS (Android 4.0) or above, you can at least "freeze" them (make it "invisible and unusable") -- and, if you later decide otherwise, also unfreeze them again (see e.g. How to Remove / Disable the ...


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As Matthew Read noted in a comment: yes, it is. The entire data directory is simply deleted: C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ lib shared_prefs C:\Console2>adb uninstall com.chessclock.android Success C:\Console2>adb shell ls /data/data/com.chessclock.android/ ls: /data/data/com.chessclock.android/: No such ...


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From the homescreen hit the menu button and select Settings. Then select Applications, and then Manage applications. Find the app you want to uninstall and select it, then clear the data associated with it by tapping Clear data and then tap Uninstall. Voila! Edit: I actually just noticed this in Amazon's official help documentation for their Appstore ...


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You can't remove them without root, they're installed to a directory that cannot be accessed without root. However, you can do the next best thing, close your eyes, stick your fingers in your ears, and go la-la-la-la, pretending they don't exist. The way to do this is to get a launcher (such as ADW if memory serves), that allows you to hide icons. In that ...


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On an unrooted phone, apps run as distinct users, and don't have access to any files created by other users or system files, i.e. they are 'sandboxed'. Since they can't make any such changes, I would say the only thing they can leave behind is a little detritus on your SD card. On a rooted phone, an app which has been granted root access can do pretty much ...


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You can uninstall an application from the Market or from the Manage Applications settings screen. From Marketplace: Start the Market app. Hit the menu button and select Downloads. Find the app you want to uninstall and select it. Hit the Uninstall button at the bottom. From Manage Applications: From your Home screen hit the menu button and select ...


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This is probably obvious, but... Some apps that have the permission "Modify/delete USB storage" may use the internal memory for caches etc. and may not necessarily remove the data once the app is deleted. I've seen apps to write in not so obvious directories like /sdcard/data/[package name]/, but mostly they use /sdcard/[app name]/ which is easy to spot and ...


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If you have multiple users on your tablet, this means that the apps are installed by another user, and therefore take up space without being installed under your user account. Just open the other accounts and uninstall the apps from there.


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Start your device in SAFE MODE and then uninstall the app that's causing problems. Rebooting will exit from Safe Mode. Here's how to access SAFE MODE in a few popular devices. HTC devices with physical buttons: Turn off your Android phone. Press the Menu button on your phone. While holding down the Menu button, turn on your device and keep pressing the ...


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One way to achieve what you want would include the following steps: (temporarily) rooting the device converting the app in question into a system app (e.g. using Titanium Backup ★ root, but there are also other apps helping you with this step) unroot the device again As the app now resides in read-only space (/system), the user cannot delete it without ...


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You may also use ADB to remove applications, but the application methods are easier. Since use of ADB does not require a market, this will work for users who are rooted but who cannot or do not wish to use Android market or similar marketplaces. ./adb remount #ROOT IS REQUIRED TO REMOUNT /system read-write ./adb shell cd /system/app To see what's ...


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Though it went unmentioned during today's Google I/O keynote, the Google Play website now offers the option of updating and/or uninstalling apps from Android hardware directly in the browser. By heading to the "My Android Apps" tab of the Play portal, you'll see a list of all applications that reside on your smartphone or tablet; users with multiple ...


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Short answer Generally, apps are cleanly uninstalled, and most if not all of their data will be removed along. Some exceptions may however apply to their data stored on sdcard, if any. Detailed answer Android uses a data structure which is defined by the developers API, and developers should stick to it. There are also not too many ways they could ...


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To create such malicious Launcher it will need to: Disable Settings > Applications > Manage Applications Disable Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging Disable Market (to prevent you from downloading Home Switcher apps) Prevent all other Launcher-type application from opening (otherwise you can just start the other Launcher and go to ...


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Yes, you will have to root and invalidate your warranty to remove these apps. Most of the time however you can "un-root" and no one will be the wiser.


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I agree with Izzy's answer mostly, however technically it is possible to do so without. Background: System apps reside at /system/app/* /system is a separate partition that is mounted read-only during normal use Some phones (HTC) even lock the flash partition to disallow any write Normally one gains root on the normal system to make /system writeable and ...


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In the Play store there is a 'installed' tab which as the name implies is of currently installed applications. The 'all' tab shows apps which have ever been installed on the device. If you don't want a application to show up in this list, then from the phone open Play store, go into your My Apps and on the All tab you can click the circular remove icon to ...


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You need to go into Settings > Security > Device administrators and uncheck the box next to the AVG app. You will then be able to uninstall the application normally.


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There are tons of apps that do batch uninstalling but here's a simple free one that I know works: Uninstaller Pro A lot of the more full featured app managers also have a batch uninstall option. I like to consolidate functions into as few apps as I can. Now I use SmartBar which has a good app manager with batch uninstall.


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unfortunately you need root permission to uninstall system apps. If you are rooted you can use ADB and type adb uinstall <package name>


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Most pre-installed keyboards are system apps. System apps can't be uninstalled without root access.


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There's nothing malicious here. A developer uploaded an app to the play store that has the same package name as a system app from your phone. The new play store update tweaked the detection of system apps and it linked the apps. This will probably resolved soon. No need to bring the big guns. Lookout and other "antivirus" tools don't show anything ...


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If your phone is on the same local Wi-Fi network as your computer then you could use Airdroid for this. If it's not, then Remote Desktop offers a terminal emulator, so you could use that to uninstall the app from the command line: pm uninstall app.package.name Alternatively, you could set up an SSH server and then use the above pm command. Is there some ...


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The Settings application doesn't let you uninstall system apps; it's got nothing to do with root. It doesn't check for root, or anything like that. I recommend using Titanium Backup to remove system apps, it works wonderfully. I even had a regular app yesterday that the Market just couldn't uninstall for some reason, and TB took care of it.


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To remove any system default applications your phone must be rooted. And using this system app remover you can remove the system added applications. But you have to do this on your own risk. I have been doing a lot of research on Android mobiles, I can tell that your system might not work properly if you remove any system added applications. But most of ...


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Apparently the Lotus Notes Traveler app makes itself the Device Administrator on the phone. You need to disable this before uninstalling it. The following quote is from Lotus FAQ: You should uninstall Lotus Notes Traveler by launching the Lotus® mobile installer application, then selecting the Lotus Notes Traveler application and choosing ...


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Try this program SD Maid. Open program, go to AppControl tab and click the app you want. There is an option called, "Remove app but keep its data". Edit: I'm not sure but it might require root.


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You don't have to uninstall, when you install an app already installed, you have to use adb install -r. (for more help, juste type adb) To uninstall an app, you have to use adb uninstall package-name (e.g. adb uninstall com.example.app).



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