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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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AOSP pre-installed/system apps guidelines

Are there any customization guidelines or specifications for Android pre-installed/system apps provided by google that the AOSP developer needs to be aware?
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What is system app called "iconnect" in huawei Y9 2019

My phone is Huawei Y9 2019, EMUI 8.2.0 Android 8.2.1 In my app list, I found app called "iconnect" with green android icon, I'm not sure it is pre-installed system app from Huawei or not. So,...
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How can third-party apps be set as system apps on Redmi Note 11 running MIUI 14? [duplicate]

I'm thinking about turning this third-party app into a system app. It has some great functionalities that could benefit me. Can you help me understand the process
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Who signs the system apps?

Who signs the system apps? Google, or is it the OEM when they build the ROM? Also, has this changed over the years?
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What does "Hide" and "Vessel" system apps on Motorola devices do?

I have a Motorola Moto G Pure (XT2163DL) running Android 12. I came across a system app named Hide. Also, one named Vessel. I am curious as to what it does. What purpose do they serve?
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Some apps re-enabling themselves in my Redmi phone

I use Redmi Note11 with MIUI14 For example, I disabled Xiaomi account app and Music app from "Modify system settings" and I disabled Phone permissions from MIUI security components app. But ...
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Export Recorder tracks preserve file dates

I need to copy tracks from the system app Recorder (apk: com.android.soundrecorder) onto Google Drive and/or Linux PC with file dates preserved. I've tried Send and Save options to phone SD and Google ...
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How to use `adb push` after mounting /system R/W without losing R/W permissions to install app as /system/apps?

I'm using a rooted Revvl 6 5G - TMAF025G_0.05.29 - MT6833 - Android 12. Without a recovery.img, I rooted using Magisk_Patched-boot_a.img. After this, I used the RO2RW module to aid in making the ...
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What is the Crocro and Friends app on Samsung devices?

What is the Crocro and Friends app on the Samsung Galaxy S20? I didn't install it, so I take it to be a pre-installed Android app.
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How to access iotHiddenMenu

How do I access the iotHiddenMenu on Samsung galaxy? The dial code (* #21*#) doesn't work. For that matter no dial code seems to work on my device...
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Android 10: Difference Between System, Product and Vendor Partition

Android has read only A/B partitions where different apps are preloaded by OEM: /system/app /system/priv-app /product/app /product/priv-app /vendor/app /vendor/priv-app Questions: What is privilege/...
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What is the "MTK Non-Framework LBS" app?

I have a Blackview BV8800 running stock Doke OS 3.0 (their version of Android 11). The "MTK Non-Framework LBS" app is non-removable so I assume it's part of the ROM from the manufacturer. ...
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How MDM and Remote Access Control apps obtain OEM platform key?

How MDM and Remote Access Control apps obtain OEM platform key? What's necessary do to obtain a OEM platform key? How these famous MDM and Remote Access Control do? TeamViewer AnyDesk AirDroid (...
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App/website blocker for S23 Ultra that cannot be removed

I am using blocking apps to try and put as many barriers in place as possible to prevent me accessing gambling websites/Apps. I have a Samsung galaxy S23 Ultra running Android 13. I haven't been able ...
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Work profile - Turn off auto rotate / access settings

I am using a work profile (set up via Insular) in order to clone some apps. I have an issue I can't seem to find any info about on the internet and I'm hoping someone can help me here. I am using ...
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Android system fonts and other fonts and dyslexia

I would like to know whether Android fonts are optimized for dyslexia. Because, to my understanding, dyslexia users read better when specific fonts that have gaps and unevennesses in the spacing and ...
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Change default camera lens for all apps

I'm using realme x2 pro and have damaged my main camera lens (Because I mounted it on a bike holder) . I got it repaired once and it cost me about 15% of phone's value. But it got spoiled again. ...
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Two Android System apps after AVG/Avast flagged it as false positive. Normal?

I have a Samsung s22. Yesterday AVG flagged an "Android system" app as malware with no ability to disable it. Appears it happened to many people. AVG looked into it and declared it to be a ...
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Is it possible to give a system app full read and write access to the main external storage in Android 11?

We're building our own ROM from AOSP, and the ROM will have a third-party app installed to /system/priv-app but we need to give that app read and write access to the main external storage without any ...
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Phone bricks when I uninstall package installer - can I block app install?

I have a phone that I am trying to block from being able to install apps. I tried removing package installer via ADB, but when I did that the phone bricked upon being restarted, and had to be hard ...
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Is it possible to change the default telephone calling app for another of different brand?

I want to use the telephone calling/SMS app that I have in a LG G4 in a Samsung S9. Is it that possible? The LG G4 has a feature that the Samsung app doesn't have and I use a lot.
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How can I install a system app without restarting the device?

I have a requirement to install two APKs in the /system/priv-app directory. But I can't restart the device (this is due to business requirements). So, is there any way I can install the two APKs in ...
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What is a system app "AgingFunction"?

Was just messing around with the list of apps in my phone and found an app named "AgingFunction". No, it is not one of those apps that have that aging filter that make you look old or ...
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Soft-bricked A40 after uninstalling apps ADB

I may have just messed up my smartphone and really need your help. I wanted to get rid of some of the bloatware on my A40 and read online that one can actually uninstall many apps via the Windows ...
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Cannot remove default apps on TCL 30 XE 5G using ADB shell

I'm trying to remove a few apps that came pre-installed on my TCL 30XE 5G. I read online that I could use the... ADB, SDK, something like that, platform tools? So I downloaded those, got the files ...
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BRATA (Brazilian RAT Android) - is there any action and treatment from it?

As far as is known, with this virus, the attacker, in addition to stopping antivirus programs, can also block the system menu while working with it by the user. The virus copies system data and then ...
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how to stop google's phone app of being auto allowed to display over the apps?

i have a poco x3 nfc with arrowsOs android 11. I use google's vanilla phone app as my default phone app. I don't want to have a bubble when minimizing my phone app. for this, i go to app info > ...
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How to uninstall default Samsung Dialer + Contacts + Call apps

I am Samsung One UI 3.1, Android 11 (no custom ROM/GSI, no root). I removed default Google apps and I also want to uninstall default Samsung Dialer + Phone + Call + Contacts apps via ADB after ...
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What is GROWTH_TEST and appGrowthLog.txt inside of it?

I recently found the folder GROWTH_TEST on my Samsung phone, and it has the file appGrowthLog.txt in it that says "com.android.volley.NetworkErrorcom.android.volley.VolleyError: Network ...
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Purge /data/system/packages.xml from manually deleted packages

I manually deleted around 50 obsolete Trichrome Library packages using rm as explained here. Of course doing this brutal rm delete thing instead of a more graceful pm uninstall leaves all of the old ...
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"cold Blooded" hotspot : frequent internet connection failures. ... why do they happen

Short Story shorter Hotspot denies internet access to Puppy Linux client only on a specific laptop while all other clients have no issue ( the same laptop with Windows partition can connect ...
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Replace EMUI systemui with stock

My phone broke just a bit too early. I am currently waiting for a Fairphone 4, but the delivery time is quite long, so I am stuck with an old Honor 9 Lite which we had lying around. But EMUI is really ...
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Suspicious pre-installed Google Files app on Infinix HOT 10

I'm using Infinix HOT 10. I got tired of the buggy pre-installed File Manager, so I started looking for alternatives on Google Play Store. To my surprise, I found the Google Files app (which is ...
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How to start service 'package' with ADB

Using adb, I uninstalled some system apps on my device. Sadly, I uninstalled something important, and now the device is in a bootloop. During boot there is a window of time which I'm able to login ...
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Does uninstalling system apps using ADB commands increase internal storage?

I just wanted to know if uninstalling system apps or bloatware using adb commands frees up storage space. I know that uninstalling system apps using adb doesn't actually removes the app from your ...
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🤔❓APK components - services, activities, broadcast & content receivers where's their data Stored?

As I understand Every APK install is associated with these components. Trying to figure out precisely where they are stored. Services Activities Broadcast receivers Content receivers For most apps ...
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Which Apps can be deleted from an Android?

Are there any pre-loaded apps that can be deleted without affecting the operation of the phone, or of other apps? The purpose is for ease of use, and to save space. Hi, thank you. I have a Wiko 2 ...
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Tried to ungoogle my android device, but accidentally removed a vital package, and neither it or google play store reinstalls through adb or apk's

I've got Coolpad Porto S, which is running Android 5.1. The apps I have been trying to reinstall were com.android.vending and com.google.android.webview (I don't have concrete evidence but after ...
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What is the Root app in Android and why is it connecting to the Internet?

The Root app is showing up in ProtectStar Firewall, but not the Settings app list with System Apps visible. It tried to connect to 99.86.100.101, an AWS (Amazon Web Services) IP address according to ...
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Why is impossible to remove system apps and preinstalled apps like 'Facebook' (with Android OS & without rooting) and can they be suppressed?

What is the explanation offered by manufacturers and vendors for why this is the case? Have there been legal challenges to this practice? For instance, I can't remove the apps 'Facebook' (not OS-...
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Does `pm uninstall` also automatically execute `force-stop` and `clear` on a non-rooted device?

This is for non-rooted stock ROM's. To get rid of one single app, I've been executing the following commands: (Step 1) disable-user (2) force-stop (3) clear (4) uninstall (5) clear Steps (1) and (2) ...
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Chrome app returns after restart

I have a rooted OnePlus 5t, I'm trying to remove the Chrome app (same problem with Google Duo), using a system app remover, or through Total Commander delete it from its folder. As soon as I do that ...
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Does android keystore and “Clear data” of the “Settings” app are related?

I am working on a system app where i am storing some sensitive data in EncryptedSharedPreference. I realise that my app is not working as expected if I do clear data of android Settings app. That is ...
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How can be deleted the com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim?

I have been told this is a compatibility test suite, but it is safe to delete? if so, how can be deleted from the device?
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What Is "Font Server"? And is it a virus?

I've been doing malware scans for my phone pretty often recently, along with browsing and searching up apps/ files on my internal storage. I found one called "Font Server" which has a blue ...
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Phone app keeps crashing

Launch the Phone app, then 3 dots > Settings and every time the app crashes with the message "Phone has stopped". I was trying to block a number. How do I go about diagnosing why this is ...
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Getting devices with custom system app

So, I am looking into getting devices with a custom app pre-installed from factory on the system image in a "device as a service" scenario. I am specifically interested in the app having ...
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Can factory reset recover deleted built-in apps?

If ill root my phone and delete the browser and the play store for example... and then ill go into recovery mode and make a factory reset, will those app will come back? If yes, is there a way to ...
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How can I restore Google Chrome after I deleted it on my rooted phone?

I have a rooted Mototrola G6 Play, and today I deleted google chrome because I don't use it, but once I deleted it a bunch of apps stopped working like LastPass and Coursera just to name a few... I ...
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Sideload non-'Android TV' app to show on the home screen

I've sideloaded an app on my Xiaomi Mi Box adb install myapk.apk. It worked and I can start it. My problem is, that it got installed as system app, which is only accesible over the settings and ...
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