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Several apps come preloaded on the tablet and I want to trash them. What's the way out?

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  • You must have root permissions to remove systems apps. Is you device rooted?
    – Lucky
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:21
  • @Lucky I don't know. How to find out? Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:22
  • Easiest way is to download Root Checker from the playstore. play.google.com/store/apps/… Edit. Also not all preloaded apps are "system" apps. Some of the preloaded apps can be removed without root.
    – jer3my
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:23
  • What does “to root a phone” mean?
    – Lucky
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:26

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To uninstall apps. Open Settings and find the Application Manager and select the app you want to uninstall. Then you will see the option to uninstall it. If you only see disable, that means it's a system app and will require root to remove.

What does "to root a phone" mean?
How do I root my Android device?
I've rooted my phone. Now what? What do I gain from rooting?

WARNING: Removing system apps can impact your system. Certain apps need each other to function.

DISCLAIMER: ROOTING YOUR PHONE WILL PROBABLY VOID YOUR WARRANTY FROM BOTH THE CARRIER AND THE MANUFACTURER.

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  • I checked w.r.t Dropbox. There is an option of "Uninstall updates", "disable", "force stop". nothing more than that. Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:25
  • That means Samsung labels that as a system app. Which will require root to remove. You can always disable it to hide it from the app drawer.
    – jer3my
    Commented Jun 25, 2015 at 8:28

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