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After spending more than an hour searching through F-Droid for an app to disable system apps, I gave up. The only thing I was able to find was Disable Manager and that doesn't seem to be able to anything that I can't already do using Android's Settings ui.
I know there are quite a few tools on the Play Store that can disable system apps, but I couldn't find one that is open source.

So I was wondering if it would it be possible to force Android's Settings ui to enable the "Disable/Enable" button for system apps.
Or, if that's not possible, if there is an open source app that would allow me to do it.

My phone: OnePlus One; Running CyanogenMod 13 without gapps; Rooted
Using microG, F-Droid and Xposed...

  • Giving that you use microG, you seem at least a bit adept with technology, thus a valid approach would be to use the app Termux (available on F-Droid) and disable the interested packages via su, then pm disable <package_name>. Notice that you'll have to find out packages' names manually. – Death Mask Salesman Nov 19 '16 at 23:24
  • Hmm.. CyanogenMod has a terminal app built in, but I would really prefer a graphical user interface. – Forivin Nov 20 '16 at 17:45
  • You could try the InstallerOpt XPosed module (open source, see Github). It even allows you to have the "Uninstall" button (long-press "Disable"), so it should do that as well. Not yet tried myself, though :) – Izzy Nov 24 '16 at 18:13

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