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New to this whole android game and needing some advice/help.

I want to set my old galaxy note 4 up for my younger daughter. I want to install a Custom Rom on it that will allow me to set up a handful of “default apps” (Talk, Text, Spotify, Kindle or Overdrive, clock, calculator, notes, and a couple of Games) but also remove the play store so no other apps can be downloaded and remove any browsers.

Is there a custom rom out there that can support this? Also... if play store is not on the phone how will updates work?

Thanks in advance!

  • This isn't a site to recommend different ROMs, because recommendation questions tend to be opinion-based, but if you're interested in how to lock down a device this way, and the answer might not be a custom ROM, then that's a problem we can help you with. Please edit your question if you're happy with other solutions. – Dan Hulme Feb 8 '18 at 16:15
  • @DanHulme wouldn't a custom rom be the only way to lock it down? Otherwise a factor reset would just remove anything that makes it locked down. (of course using googles newer security changes some things about a factory reset but still) – LateralTerminal Feb 8 '18 at 16:38
  • Thanks for the responses, sorry for being the dumb new guy haha. The reason i asked about custom roms is because i did a bunch of research and that was the only solution i could find... however i don’t know how those work and what all the different kinds are, hence my question. I apologize if I’m off topic. – RyanF Feb 8 '18 at 19:57
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    @LateralTerminal (and to OP too) You can always just root then move apps into / remove apps from /system - untouched by factory reset, and will save the hassle of figuring out custom ROMs. – Andy Yan Feb 8 '18 at 23:45
  • @RyanF I still don't think it's totally off topic. But it will be until you update what Note 4 you have. Give us exact model number. You know the carrier, att, tmobile? Don't forget give us the android version!!! I can't give you a suggestion without that info. (Because I know custom roms for that phone) – LateralTerminal Feb 9 '18 at 14:10

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