I am running CM11(Nightly) on my Galaxy Tab P1000 and I cannot remove the camera app that came with it. I have tried the following command-:

adb shell rm -f /system/app/camera2.apk

But this has absolutely no effect. Please advise on how to remove the camera app because it is not working properly.

  • 1
    Is /system mounted as rw (read-write)? Also check if you need root permission to delete that file.
    – GiantTree
    Jun 21, 2015 at 19:18
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    To mount /system RW, look here: android.stackexchange.com/q/110927/95577
    – Thomas Vos
    Jun 22, 2015 at 8:05
  • @SuperThomasLab Yup it was mounted as rw. Just checked it. So what do I do now ? Nothing happens when I rm the app apk. It still stays in /system/
    – Heidi
    Jun 22, 2015 at 18:42
  • @SuperThomasLab Can tell me how to set root permissions to delete that file ?
    – Heidi
    Jun 22, 2015 at 18:48
  • Can someone help me out ?
    – Heidi
    Jun 23, 2015 at 19:50

1 Answer 1


Okay I figured out how to do this. It seems since I didn't have root permission on the app therefore I was not able to delete it.

I did the following-:

  1. First I set up ADB on Windows.
  2. Connected my device
  3. Typed in adb root
  4. adb remount
  5. adb shell
  6. su
  7. chmod 777 /system/app/Camera2.apk
  8. rm -f /system/app/Camera2.apk

And voila I could delete the app.

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