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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Button/ toggle access

What is the symbol of a phone with an ! In the middle. It shows up in enabling all permissions in appp settings. I have a note 5 on nouget 7.0. is it a secret access switch and if so how do I access ...
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Detect blacklisted phone's presence

Okay, so basically i need a way to alert me if someone unwanted is around me. I mean I'd have a list of whitelisted people (devices). If anyone except these are found around i want the app to alert me....
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When we make an external app default, will native app still be having access to the data [closed]

I am planning to build a secure SMS app on android. I want my secure app(only) to handle SMS and native app should not get any access to SMS as it is vulnerable. Is it possible, if so how ? ...
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I can't integrate updates to system

I am using Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus. Unlocked the bootloader and installed TWRP recovery. Then installed Magisk as root agent. Everything seems to be working fine. But I can't integrate updates of the ...
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Android Keeps reinstalling Apps Removed with System App Safe Remover

I rooted my phone and uninstalled all the bloatware with System App Safe Remover. Google Drive, Galaxy Store, Samsung Music, etc. When in restart the phone Android re-installs them. It's a Galaxy S5 ...
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How to remove a system app from the Play Store updates list [duplicate]

I wonder how I can remove SwiftKey Keyboard form the updates list. Notes It's a system app. Its Disable button is grayed out.
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Why deleting system files on a rooted Android says “device or resource is busy”?

I have FX Explorer, I was trying to delete some stuff in /system/app (the stuff are just empty folders) but it keep saying The operation isn't permitted on a mounted filesystem. What should I do to ...
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Developer permissions

Is there a way to remove or deny permission of system packages Example an app has permission to com.android.vending.BILLING? I have root access
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Getting signature error while installing a different version of the app

Recently I install a custom ROM named eelo https://e.foundation/. It comes with pre-installed Telegram app. After much research I was able to uninstall if from the system with the command adb shell pm ...
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Get Android activities and sub activities path programmatically

This is my first question on AE forum, so excuse me for my ignorance. I'm searching for a method to get the complete path through the system apps like Music, Video, Settings, etc... The goal is to ...
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how to replace android system.apk with one custom made version of it

I have created a copy of one of the main system apps(android system.apk) in which i have replaced some files to improve graphical view of my phone. is there any way to replace the two files or any ...
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Does deleting your Android apps data delete your personal files?

I use Redmi Note 3 with Android 6.0.1. Out of 10 GB internal storage, 4.5 GB is occupied only by apps. I see that app data and app cache eat up a lot of free space. I safely delete app cache data.But ...
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Convert system app to a user app without root

Is there any way to make a system app a user app using adb and without root?
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Internet Problem only in Some apps, even Wifi or Mobile Data?

thanks for helping me, I have XT1789-05, Some apps can't access internet and some apps (one of them Google Translate) can access internet, with WiFi or Mobile Data, nothing change, in another device ...
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My gallery app enable button is grayed out

My gallery app was accidentally disabled and my photos are not showing there anymore. I tried to enable it but the enable button is grayed out. What can I do?
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Reinstall System app which is uninstalled for the current user?

So, I have already posted this on reddit, but I might reach a better audience here. I "uninstalled" google play games using this guide by XDA. Now I need to reinstall it. This is the command, how I ...
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Backup System App

I have my phone rooted with magisk and am running a ROM based on Android Pie, which doesn't come with GApps, and therefore has builtin apps to do stuff, my interest is in the gallery app. I configured ...
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List of system apps, remove unwanted app [WELCOME P20 Pro]

I bought a low-budget china no-brand phone brand: 'WELCOME' model: 'P20 Pro' , and some things seem a little odd. Before using the phone, I did a factory reset. When I first turned it on before the ...
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How to install Split APK as system app?

I have copied it's APK to /system/app, but it crashes after a restart and also tried using Lucky patcher to move to system, but failed. Android 7.0 Rooted with SuperSU.
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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? [duplicate]

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? ...