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Questions tagged [bloatware]

For questions concerning Bloatware (pre-installed "value" apps largely unwanted by the customers). See full tag wiki for additional details and first-aid hints/tipps.

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Error mesages after uninstall samsung scloud and youtube

After uninstalling Samsung bloatware (*) (using root), I am receiving the errors "Unfortunately com.samsung.android.scloud has stopped" and "Unfortunately com.google.android.youtube has stopped" even ...
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Pre-install some apps so they can be uninstalled without root by user

Can I (As a AOSP builder) pre install some apps so after burning on device, they can easily be uninstalled (like regular downloaded apps)? I am already familiar with system apps and priv-apps but as ...
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Will deleting all system apps and APKs from Android prevent it from starting up?

The motivations of profit driven corporations like Google, Samsung, Microsoft alongside the motivations of the secret services like GCHQ and the NSA are at odds with my desire to use the expensive ...
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How to prevent phone to install bloatware automatically

I have a THL T9 Plus. I just wonder, why are applications installed automatically in background. I already installed NoRoot Firewall and Avira Antivirus. These are in most cases "HotKnotBean" and "...
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Prevent bloatware which gets reinstalled from starting

I had a problem with this app (I found on a package with the same name on Google Play, but I doubt it's the same thing) which kept getting installed all by itself again and again, and once istalled, ...
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How to remove apps which doesn't allow uninstall option without rooting smartphone?

I'm using Samsung J7Max recently I updated MY AIRTEL app and try to uninstall it app uninstalled but leaves an duplicate MY AIRTEL app which tell me download MY AIRTEL app from playstore. I can't ...
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AppMgrIII doesn't uninstall android bloatware - only disable

I have an old LGLS660 with 4 MB internal memory making install of new apps almost impossible - added MicroSD card to expand by 16 GB - rooted successfully with kingoroot. So I d/l this app I was ...
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How do some system apps prevent themselves from being disabled?

I have been researching about this for quite some time and frankly I haven't found anything that reproduces this effect in any phone that I have tried, as you know there are a few system apps that ...
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SHOULD I remove stock internet app on galaxy J5 2015?

I have rooted my samsung galaxy J5 (2015), but I am not sure whether or not I should remove the preinstalled "Internet"-app. The phone came with both that AND google chrome, and so the question is ...
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How do you delete Alcatel File Manager?

I am sorry I commented in a previous answer without providing an answer myself. I have been working on this for the past several days (obsession) and don't find anyway to get rid of this. Finally I ...
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Is it possible to remove OAT files for unwanted system apps? [rooted locked device]

I have not enough free space on my Moto X, so I want to free up some space in data partition used by system apps bloatware. For example, disabled Slides with uninstalled updates still consumes 31 MB ...
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Bloatware is slowing down Android that I can't Root

Is there a program or method to deleting bloat ware on an Android without having to root the Phone? My LGLS450 -isn't a high end phone but im using it I want it to have little storage. The problem ...
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Verizon app on UK Pixel

I have an original Pixel, running Android 8.1.0(OPP5.170921.005), but the update seems to have added the Verizon app. (I'm in/from the UK and use EE.) I have 2 questions: Is this expected behaviour? ...
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Installing an app after deleting its apk using Bloatware removal tool

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. It's unrooted. My phone has a lot of apps preinstalled that I don't use, like Google Play music and movies and TV. I want to remove these ...
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How does an Android system application restart after you kill it on Rooted devices?

So to clarify, I would like to know how a system app is able to resurrect itself (auto start) after I issue a kill command. There are ways to remove apps, by using apps-removal apps as well as ...
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Is it OK to remove this SaleTracker app?

I was going through apps I could uninstall and discovered this app called "Launcher" which lives in /system/app/SaleTracker.apk. Googling for the APK name suggests this is some sort of malware (...
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Did kingoroot install bloatware on my phone? Or is this a legitimate android locksreen?

Long story short, I have rooted my phone in order to resolve 'low on internal storage' issues (turned out the cache folder grew to almost 2GB). I have used kingoroot as suggested in this answer and it ...
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The process of rooting

Rooting is the process of installing the "Super User" account in Android. Which are the processes carried out in rooting ? I mean how actually it's done ? Apps like Kingroot can root many devices in ...
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How can I remove a System App from my rooted phone?

I have rooted my device, and removed several System apps successfully, including this one. However, I then accidentally restored this particular app and now I seem to be stuck with it. I've also ...
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Android communication sync keeps installing itself

My Android 4.4 based phone somehow gets 'Android communication sync' program which can be removed from downloaded apps. This program shows fullscreen ads whenever I unlock phone. My phone is rooted. ...
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How to remove bloatware in non-rooted android smartphone? [duplicate]

Is therr anyway to remove the system app via adb or else ? I am not talking about disabling application!?
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Deleting system files

I've been trying for a few weeks to root my android device. I'm running a ZTE Whirl 2 (Z667G) and none of the 25 one-click root programs have worked on it. I've given up on that path. So I started ...
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Is it possible to root a Myphone My85

I have a new phone that's a Myphone My85 running Android 6.0. I've tried searching to find how I could root it, but I couldn't find any resources for rooting phones from the Myphone manufacturer, ...
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Is it safe to remove “Google app” from android system completely?

I rooted my device and I removed some obvious bloat-ware, such as Cardio trainer (I bike to work, I definitely do not need that), some Google music, Google books, Google maps and many other Google XXX ...
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Cyanogen installs bloatware automatically

I'm using a OnePlus One, running Cyanogen OS 13.1 (build date June 16, 2016), stock, non-rooted. I usually disable/uninstall all bloatware like a knee-jerk reaction. But recently I've noticed that ...
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Restoring 'bloatware' on a Samsung Galaxy S7

I have rooted and customised my phone and I am loving it. I just realised that I have removed without backing up a few of the Samsung bloatware apps (notably the Samsung Keyboard). Is there a simple ...
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Android app identifier?

Is there such a thing as a searchable database or a website anywhere online where someone can type in the name of an app or a package name and see a summary of what the app is for, if it is a system ...
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Android - Application Manager - Disable multiple apps at once?

Let me first say I am not an Android person and new to this. I am needing to disable applications on 300+ devices. I have a list that they want disabled, now I've been just manually going in and ...
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Remove google app (velvet) from android marshmallow

I want to remove bloatware Velvet apk (Google app) from stock Android Marshmallow on a Nexus 5. I had no problems on Lollipop removing the Google app. It worked perfectly. But on Marshmallow, I get a ...
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uninstall preloaded apps on intex aqua power II

i currently use the intex aqua power 2 smart phone with android 5.0 . There is a bunch of preloaded apps on it and i want to remove them . How to do it?
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Work around on an unrooted LG 4

Had a rooted phone for years til and LG update bricked my last phone. Now I had to upgrade to an LG 4 ( Sprint is my carrier BTW) Problem is... I can't find the setting to enable USB debugging, nor, ...
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How to root “Infocus M2” (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor Mali-...
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Why is my Nvidia tablet looking for chinese servers(baidu.com)?

I am not sure if this is the right area for the question, or if it is even a big deal, but here i go. When using by Nvidia tablet to develop an app I realized that it was attempting to reach a server ...
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How can I disable a stock app that has its Disable button greyed out?

There is a pesky bloatware app (specificlly VUDU Version 1.0) that came preinstalled on my device. Whenever I boot my device, it starts up an app process, so every time I boot I have to open up the ...
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Samsung WhatsOn Video won't unintsall/disable

I tried to uninstall/disable it but the "Disable" and "Show notifications" are greyed out -- I have not rooted phone. I am running Android 4.2.2 on a GT-19205 Mega. Note that the normal "Whatson" app ...
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Can I delete factory apps

What all apps that come factory on a LG 70 are safe to delete, or force stop, or disable without affecting the phones performance.
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How to delete bloatware from Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 without a PC

How can I permanently delete Samsung Bloatware from my Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 without connecting to a PC?(I don't have a PC, only a Mac) I understand that there is a way, but none that show it will work ...
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How can I see what exactly an application does?

I'm a bit surprised I couldn't find this answers myself. I am a major minimalist when it comes to computers (my desktop and laptop both run strip-down Linuces) and I wanted to get rid of some of the ...
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how to freeze/hibernate system apps in non-root android mobilephones [duplicate]

is there any methods to freeze/hibernate bloatwares on android phones? using samsung galaxy note 3
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How can I install pure android and get rid of bloatware?

I am new here and already posted question on one of the google group, I am curious to know few things regarding android OS. I have Micromax Canvas HD 116 with Android 4.2.2 installed on it. What I ...
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Rooted phone - Cannot remove some bloatware

I have an LG Optimus Elite (Sprint/Ting) thats been rooted. Since its a Sprint phone, it had voluminous crapware, which an install of the NoBloat app took care of a good part of it but I still have a ...
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I have less than 40 apps (including system apps); What else can I remove?

I'm trying to remove as much bloatware as possible, but there is no information about some of them on Google. Here is the list of apps I'm not sure what they are for: com.android.provision com....
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Is removing an app any different from disabling an app?

One of the main advantage of rooting is removing bloatware [I guess]. Is removing unwanted brand-based or operator-based app any different from disabling it from All Application in Settings? I don't ...
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HTC One VX - Rooted and I can't remove bloatware!

My Note 2 was stolen during a mugging recently and I'm using an HTC One VX (ATT) until I can afford to get a better phone; insurance wasn't much help. The problem I'm having is that I unlocked the ...
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Sony Xperia Ray Superuser?

I have managed to unlock the bootloader and flash the phone with a custom ROM (3.0) I can now disable the many app's I don't want but I can't delete them...How do I go about getting access/permissions ...
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Can I reduce app space by deleting unwanted files?

Specifically, I'm an artist and use PicsArt photo studio a lot, which is a great app. The issue is that my phone is ALWAYS low on space (thanks a bunch, sprint bloatware!) So this app is awesome, but ...
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Remove bloatware from a Samsung Galaxy S4 [duplicate]

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I'd like to get rid of a lot of applications I found installed but I'm not going to use. What options do I have? Surfing the web it seems that I cannot do it ...
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Should I update those pre-installed programs that I never use?

There are quite a number of applications that came pre-installed onto my phone when I bought it. I am unable to uninstall any of these without rooting my phone. Every now and then, Google Play will ...
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Facebook and Office suite preinstalled on new Gingerbread device?

I just bought a Gingerbread phone and I was surprised to find Facebook and Office Suite already installed. Do these apps come preinstalled on Gingerbread as on my previous android which was a older ...
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Is there a “temporary root” for Samsung phones?

I have a Samsung stellar from Verizon. I want to temporarily root it (I think the iPhone/iPod one is a tethered root). After I restart my phone, I want it to act like it never was rooted. Ever. If I ...