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Questions tagged [system-apps]

A System app is an app which is placed under /system/app folder in an Android device. As /system is read-only, such an app cannot be uninstalled by an "ordinary" user.

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Problem with installing a system app on rooted device

I rooted my device to install an app as a system app. However after the installation of the app, I see the following error in the log cat 2019-03-14 18:19:19.319 4197-4197/? E/zygote64: Dex checksum ...
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Odexed stock apks not running on de-odexed rom

Flashed a deodexed rom (StaticROM by RainbowLaw, version 3.2) to my old Galaxy Pocket Plus, wonderful ROM - smooth and fast, but when I flashed back some of the old stock apps (using a zip i created) ...
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How do I get rid of com.android.Pet.mediaproxy?

I found this on my phone on my Files after I woke up. I accidentally fell asleep and I have a housemate who likes messing with my things and decided to put something on my phone that is actually a ...
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Reinstall app removed via ADB

I removed 'MusicFX' via adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 'musicfx package' And now I'm having issue with playing Bluetooth media audio, so I thought maybe it's that Can it be reinstall, maybe an ...
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Looking up words easily in the dictionary

Would it be possible for an entry to be installed on the menu that shows up when I highlight a word, so that I can look up the word on a dictionary, for example from an installed app such as Merriam-...
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Moving app from “/data/app” to “/system/priv-app” leads to reboot (Magisk, Android 8.1) [duplicate]

I have a rooted device Samsung SM-T590 (Galaxy Tab A, 2018, 10.5, Android 8.1.0) I have Root Explorer app installed When I try to move some app from "/data/app" to "/system/priv-app" (using Root ...
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How to transfer system app (built-in app) from android to android?

I have Collins dictionary in my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge which is System app (it can only be disabled, no uninstall option). I want to transfer this dictionary to my j7 mobile but it does not transfers ...
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Replace custom ROM system app with stock variant

I am running Resurrection Remix Oreo (8.1) on my Samsung Galaxy S7 (herolte). This has been my preferred custom ROM for years now. However, I have an annoying problem: the SIM toolkit[*] application ...
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Why can't I kill most processes right now

It all started when mr.douche hacked my phone, I used netstat plus app to monitor his activity and after rooting my android I started killing everything he threw at me. After mr. D failed attempt to ...
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How to stop uncorrect counting of my steps on Huawei Health app?

I have Huawei Mate 9 with Huawei health app preloaded. I travel most of the time by trains. I noticed the Huawei health recogizes any shaking in the train as steps while I am just standing or sitting. ...
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Is Qualcomm safe to be on phone or is it a security threat?

I have alot of stuff downloaded on my phone like com.qualcomm.qti.simsettings all starting with Qualcomm. Should these be on my phone ?? What little I did read it said security threat. Should I delete ...
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Banking auth popups without Wifi & data

I was suppriced to see the popup appear from my online banking authentication system(like notification popup, word of the day and personal password). I have a fresh install firmware and the android is ...
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How to remove a persistent malware that downloads unwanted apps?

Some months ago, I purchased an Azumi cell phone from an official store in a shopping mall in Mexico and subsequently discovered its firmware contains a ton of malware. The malware connects with a ...
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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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How to uninstall/disable system apps on Fire HD 8?

I want to uninstall or disable system apps on my Amazon Fire HD 8 2017. How can I do this? The FireOS version in "System Updates" menu is 5.6.2.0.
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Move apps manually to system

Hi just wanna ask if there's a way to properly install or move apps to /system manually in which the app that being said installed will be considered as system app? It seems that my phone is denying ...
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SystemUI.apk and framework-res.apk causes bootloop after being modified

Hi I'm using a stock LineageOS rom specifically android Pie (LineageOS 16) and I've been modifying system applications, such as SystemUI, framework, gallery, sms etc. before (on samsung ROMS) and so ...
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Can the Play Store (in /system/priv-app/) be reinstalled with a newer version?

Tapping on the build number in the Play Store doesn't really update it anymore on my device; I have no idea why. I've been trying to sideload the apk which just installs the newer version into /data/...
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Crash when switching apps with non default launchers

I just updated a Nokia 6.1 (TA-1054) to Android P and when I change the launcher from the default launcher3 to anything else it keeps opening launcher3 when I try to switch apps and crashes. I tried ...
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Can not re-sign Android system app without app crashing (using LineageOS)

I have re-signed all system apps of LineageOS with my own key and have replaced them all before the first boot. LineageOS boots normally but then all re-signed system apps crash with an error like: ...
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How to downgrade Google search app in recovery?

For some reason, I would like to downgrade the Google search app (com.google.android.quicksearchbox) to a older version, and upgrade later, on a MI 8 running Android Oreo. But when /system is mounted ...
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Why do write attempts to /system/priv-app cause /system to switch to read-only?

I'm trying to write files to the /system/priv-app directory. I boot into recovery (TWRP) and run adb shell. ~ # mount /system ~ # mount rootfs on / type rootfs (rw,seclabel) ... /dev/block/mmcblkXXXX ...
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How to protect a system app's data from factory reset?

Is it possible to protect a system app's data from factory reset? For example: my phone is rooted. I choose to move the Tasker app as a system app. I want all the Profiles, Tasks, Scenes and settings ...
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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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How to edit the list of reserved ports (under 1024) on Android?

Is it possible to edit list of reserved ports on Android (0 - 1023) to move lower port (under 1024) to higher port (equal or above 1024). My mobile phone is rooted and I want to use lower port. One ...
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How to deal with dm-verity on a Samsung S7 Edge when installing a custom recovery like TWRP

I'm just starting to explore how to customize my Samsung S7 Edge and I'm interested in moving an application over to the system partition. It's currently running Android 8.0. I've been doing a lot of ...
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Unable to run pushed binary

I've pushed executable adb file to /system for using it to connect to other devices, but shell can't execute this file. Why? chiron / # file `which adb` /system/xbin/adb: ELF executable, 64-bit LSB ...
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How to update Android System WebView on MIUI

I'm on rooted MIUI 10 8.8.9 Android 8.1 Currently there is WebView version 62.0.3202.84 installed inside /system/app/WebViewGoogle/WebViewGoogle.apk with /oat/arm and /oat/arm64 directories ...
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What system application handles Lockscreen? Android 8.0 OREO

What I'm trying to do is I'm using AutoInput to capture a UI update event in the lockscreen. Is this possible? What application handle the locksreen?
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Updating system app without root and apk install in custom ROM

Custom ROM in Redmi 3S I have installed Gapps(from opengapps) using TWRP recovery. Recently, I got an update from play store for dialer app, but not for messages which released recently. Why message ...
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Updating system app without root and apk install in stock ROM

I need to update system apps like phone, contacts etc without installing apk or rooting. Is this possible? Stock ROM in Moto X4 How can I update my phone, contact etc with latest version from moto? ...
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How to restrict an app to make changes in a folder?

There is an app that sucks my tablet and i don't won't to delete it. This app causes a huge trouble for me. I have granted it Storage Permission. But the apps also deletes some other folders, I want ...
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How to get com.android.settings folder?

My tablet is an educational tab. They have removed much of the preinstalled apps like settings,launcher3,wallpaper. They have restricted any further priv-apps to be installed. I just want to get the ...
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is there any way to convert system apps to user apps?

Hi I have a rooted device and I am stuck at converting Settings from system apps to user apps. Background: Actually there is an education company which provide tablets with their software loaded, I ...
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How can I install a system app that I uninstalled?

I used a backup app to first make a backup of the .apk file of the system app, and then uninstalled it. When I try installing it again, I get "application not installed". How can I go about that? I ...
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How to bypass system /signature level for a modified system apk?

I made a modification on a system app but it should be signed with the same certificate as the Firmware to work properly, is there any workaround to bypass this ?
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Change version number of apk?

I'm unfortunately not rooted, so can't fix my issue the easy way. But, on an unrooted phone, can you stop a system app from updating? The only way i've been able to figure out, would be to change ...
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Is it safe to uninstall AudioFX from CyanogenMod 13?

Background: I recently upgraded a Samsung Galaxy S4 from Cyanogenmod 11 (KitKat) to Cyanogenmod 13 (Marshmallow). Everything seems to work fine except that AudioFX crashes several times in a row ("...
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Will I be granted system level run-time permissions if I put apk in /system/app or /system/priv-app on 6.0+?

I was searching around for the answer to this question and found different answers. If I make an app and move it to /system/app or /system/priv-app, will that app have access to permissions such as ...
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If I convert android system app into user app, will it give any performance improvement?

There is something called "Background cache" in which the some system apps are listed similar to the list of apps occupied RAM memory. If I convert system apps into user apps,ex: chrome, will it gives ...
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Is system apps and pre-installed apps two different concepts?

I recently started learning android ROMs. I have heard system apps with some special (not root) permissions. Is there a difference between system apps and pre-installed app when we build a ROM? I ...
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msa couldn't install error

I got a notification to install a system app msa update in my Redmi 4 Android Mobile. Whenever I'm trying to update the app it has been failing. I tried restarting my mobile as well but nothing worked....
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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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How to make a restore image / export ISO to restore later?

My Samsung galaxy S6 edge+ from Verizon came along with a lot of bloatware I really do not need. First of all it has many pre-installed apps from google which is sadly the case for every android ...
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Is this malware behavior ?Q memo+keeps asking me to grant permission to wri

My metro pcs LG stylo 2 plus' andriod system 7.0 system app(q memo plus and pen settings) keeps asking me to grant a permission request(to draw over other apps)-pen setting-& Q-memo plus,keeps ...
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Why “System Update” app of “android 6.0” is draining battery

I am using Yu Yunicorn (5530) android phone. It has android marshmallow update. Recently I noticed when I put the phone on charging it takes long time to charge and never goes to 100%, also during the ...
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System app reverts to original version after device reboot

I have created a custom System.img for my device, I need to put an APK as a system app, and I have places the app within /System/priv-app, app works flawlessly, I can download and install app updates ...
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Contacts and telephone applications crash

On my Galaxy Note 4, when I launch the phone and contacts apps, they say "Unfortunately, Phone has stopped" or likewise for "Contacts". I have to go through message program to make a call. What's the ...
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Why is Android System using Data

Hi guys I have an android running custom rom on 8.1 . I found this problem when I was downloading files from ANDROID DOWNLOAD MANAGER the speed shown by ADM was very less in comparison to that shown ...
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app installed to /system/priv-app won't run

Prerequisites: a rooted Rockchip-based China tablet device running Android 6, patched to disable SystemUI own-developed app which declares LAUNCHER category and is intended to take full conrol of the ...