I'm looking for a way to remove the preinstalled Gmail app (not account, I meant the app itself). My web searches yield methods to remove gmail account, not the app. Just to add, I had managed to finish the default android setup/installation (when the phone was 1st activated after purchase) by using a non-gmail account. It worked just fine til today (almost 1 year).
Gmail/Gmaps/Photos/Other G-Apps is just another app in android. Just quite puzzled why it can't be uninstalled just like any other app. I'd prefer a non-root removal solution if possible.
If it is not, appreciate if you can include a way to 'undo' the root after the app removal. Terminal based or debug mode solution are still acceptable as long as the phone can still be switched back to 'non-root' mode later. Fyi, I'd prefer the phone to operate in 'non-root' whenever possible as a (tiny) phone cybersecurity effort.
p/s : This post share a method to disable it.. but not (afaik) uninstall.