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After updating my Samsung phone to Android 12 I wanted to remove the Android 11 easter egg, but since I have Android 12 now I can't do it. Does anyone know how to fix this (apart from factory reset)?

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    The question is why? The easter egg(s) are part of the system so "uninstalling" (effectively disabling) them has no advantage as they reside on the read-only system partition.
    – Robert
    Jan 31 at 8:15
  • I don't think there is a way to do that, since those Easter eggs are part of the system, and not an app you can install/uninstall as you wish. I think the best you could do is to report a bug to Google saying the old Easter egg wasn't removed when you updated to Android 12 - maybe they'll fix it and release in a system update (however, I'll hardly believe they will spend time fixing such small thing). Jan 31 at 13:54

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Find out the package name for the easter egg (which will be something like "com.android.egg") using something like this:App Inspector. Then you can proceed to uninstall the app follwing this guide,connecting the phone to a PC through adb(Android Debug bridge) and using the command:

"adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 ".

Though in case of system apps it is pretty much just disabling it: they will be back on a factory reset or you can even choose to reinstall it using the "abd shell cmd package install-existing "** command.

You can use this method to remove any useless system apps which can't be uninstalled from inside the phone's menu.

*install adb from here. **replace <package name> with the appropriate pacakge name.

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