Google App

Is it possible to Uninstall Google App without root permissions ?

It consumes more internal memory and drains battery.

I already gone through a thread to disable it but uninstalling may free-up some space and saves battery.

  • AFAIK, no. It's considered as a system app and thus, impossible to remove (though I'm curious how you disabled it without root)
    – Andrew T.
    Oct 5, 2015 at 6:05
  • Its my primary phone that's why I'm worried off. rooting makes phone bit unstable and shows annoying popups asking root permissions every time.
    – AndroidDev
    Oct 5, 2015 at 6:08
  • I would just disable it just as you would do to any bloatware, but besides removing updates it is impossible to completely remove the app.
    – Ethan Z
    Oct 5, 2015 at 10:54
  • It's not rooting which causes those (annoying) popups. It's a superuser app which shows them whenever an app demands root access, and you would see them if only you've not set a custom default policy. // I'm curious how exactly did you conclude that rooting decreases any amount of stability?
    – Firelord
    Oct 5, 2015 at 14:06

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It's not just about Google apps. You can't remove any system app without root privileges. The reason is very simple. You need higher privileges (system; root) to write the system partition which contains those system apps and you don't have it. system partition is mounted in read-only mode by-default.

Unless that partition is already mounted in read-write mode, a system app uninstaller would first have to remount the partition in read-write mode and then would begin the procedure of removing the app. To remount, they require root permissions while you're asking something impossible here.

Thinking about wouldn't help here because it doesn't have the privilege to remount that partition too.

As for freeing some disk space, know that disabling those Google apps and clearing their data from Settings → Apps → All apps should be enough because even if you somehow end up achieving the impossible, you won't be able to see any difference since the issue is associated with data partition, not with system. See Where in the file system are applications installed?

As for any concern about the battery, you may be able to save some juice using Greenify.

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