I want to disable or delete google play store (I don't want the person who has access to the device to install any apps, and I want to free up some space while I'm at it).

I have root. Where are the files stored (such as the apk, odex)?

Is it in /system/app?


Use titanium backup, which lets you disable/remove apps like that. Or, flash a new rom that doesn't include gapps, download a gapps package and remove the Play Store, then flash that modified package.

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  • Do I have to get rid of all gapps to remove google play? Can I first install google maps and then remove google play? – androidfan Apr 2 '14 at 1:22
  • You shouldn't have to remove everything just to disable the one app. Google Maps? Sorry, I can't really follow haha. Should be a simple task to use an app such as Titanium Backup to disable/remove the Play Store by itself. If you ever do want to put it back on your device you can always download and install the apk from here: androidpolice.com/2014/03/13/… (I believe that is the latest version of the store, but I may be wrong). – alexlee97 Apr 2 '14 at 22:45

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