My cousin decided to download an app on my phone as a joke. I tried to uninstall it but it just won't uninstall. It's an administrator app, I tried to deactivate it but it won't deactivate. Whenever I try to deactivate it, it shuts down my phone. What should I do? I tried to root my phone and delete it that didn't work either.

How can I uninstall this app?

  • No cousin is worth this kind of effort. Place in his left hand; retrieve cash from his right. Its his problem then. – wbogacz Dec 3 '14 at 2:13

You can manually uninstall the app with steps below:


I am not responsible if you damage your phone, just follow steps below and nothing will happen.

  1. Download a root file explorer like Root Browser from the play store.
  2. Open the app.
  3. Go to /data/app/.
  4. Delete the apk of the app.
  5. Check if also a directory of the app exists in /data/data/. If so, delete that directory. (The directory is the package name.)
  6. Reboot your phone.
  7. The app now should now be uninstalled.

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