I have a rooted HTC One (M8). I want to remove some pre installed apps like Play Newsstand, Play Movies, Fitbit etc.
I tried uninstalling them using System App Remover by jumobile, and Titanium Backup.
But after uninstalling, even removing the backup of the app, and then rebooting my phone, I find the app still there and it opens and works too. I deleted the apk of an app that was the factory version. So it's apk was not there in
/data/app, I checked. So basically it reappeared in
/system/app after reboot.
I read somewhere that if I delete the app folder in
/system/app via root file explorer then the app will be uninstalled. Is this method ok? Or are there drawbacks? And if its fine, will it work on Android Lollipop?
If there is any workaround or alternate method, please suggest.