Questions tagged [uninstallation]

Removing installed apps from device.

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How will I know what exactly I need to uninstall

I'm on a galaxy s10+ and let me just say, I have OCD really bad lol. So the s10+ came with a lot of bloatware, and currently there's no root method for the phone I have, which leads me to use adb PM ...
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Prevent user to uninstall application from android phone

I have Moto G5 Plus Android phone. I don't want to allow someone to uninstall the application from my android phone. The android phone allows to press on the application and drag it to delete icon and ...
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Unrooting phone

I bought a new phone from someone the other day and I would like to use it. The only problem is when I was going through it I noticed that they at some point rooted their phone and put some of there ...
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When an app is uninstalled, is its SharedPreferences database cleared?

When an app is uninstalled, is the data in its SharedPreferences database deleted? If not, without a device being rooted, is there any way to clear that data? (Or at least view it?)
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Does installing, deleting and reinstalling an app make your phone slower?

I recently bought my oneplus 7 pro and I was wondering if installing a certain app, deleting it, and reinstalling it again makes my phone slower. I was forced to do this to a certain application today....
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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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How to remove package uninstaller notification (in notification bar)?

I installed tower fortress game from playstore and after when I uninstalled it this notification sticked in my notification bar and is not going away! It's been more than 4-5 hours and still it's ...
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ADB claims that app is not installed when uninstalling and that it is installed when installing

Gboard kept crashing when trying to open the settings, so I wanted to uninstall and reinstall it. Google Play Store kept giving me the error code 910, the advice for that was installing it with ADB. ...
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Can't uninstall an app

I downloaded a locator app not thru google play and after turning off all permissions, it still in my applications.
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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 can I make an app impossible to uninstall or least very hard too?

I want "DisableChromeIncognitoMode" to be uninstallable or at least very hard to uninstall. I would also like to be unable to change its settings to "off" (meaning i can use incognito mode). Or i ...
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How to remove a persistent malware?

My Samsung Note 8 has gotten very weird lately. I get programs I never have installed, and when I try to reboot/reset my device with no backup they still come up after I'm finished with the reboot. I ...
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How to uninstall an app which restarts the phone when uninstalling it?

This app named Handwriting Fonts for Samsung, Oppo and HTC phones is acting like a malware. Whenever I try to uninstall it, my phone restarts (or probably reboots) and the app doesn't get uninstalled. ...
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How do you uninstall apps from your desktop web-browser?

I was trying to remove a bunch of old apps from my android phone. I used to be able to uninstall apps from my desktop web browser by going to google play and then just clicking uninstall. But today ...
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Prevent uninstall app - Honor 6A

After some research, I can't prevent apps to be uninstalled on my phone - Honor 6A. When an app will be uninstalled, I would want a pop-up with a password. I see a lot of app which can do this feature,...
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How do I disinfect my device infected with a malware?

In the process of trying to resolve the infection, I kept hitting major, dangerous hurdles. I had a pretty good guess as to what had led to the infection, but hit hurdle after hurdle as I tried to ...
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Persistent data after application removal

After uninstalling some apps, some data remain Where are these files located ? All of them Where is licensing data stored ? SD maid nor Revo Uninstaller Mobile could find anything, but data DO ...
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How to completely clear my device of a particular company's apps?

Owing to a recent Motley Fool report of Google's actions pertaining to Cheetah Mobile apps, it occured to me that I would like to either uninstall or disable (in case uninstall fails), the apps ...
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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 uninstall an app when “Uninstall” dialog is not shown?

How to uninstall this app where after clicking uninstall, only the picture of the app shows up and there's no "OK, cancel" prompt? My device is Asus Zenfone 2 Laser 5.5 (ZE550KL).
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How to manually remove an app?

I lack proper keywords to google efficiently to know how to manually remove an app. Basically I want to uninstall Chrome, but I also want to know deeper about Android system rather than rely on a ...
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Why do I have to uninstall apps twice?

On my LG Aristo, I uninstall an app by dragging it to the uninstall interface at the top. But then when I go on Google Play I find that the app isn't uninstalled, only disabled. What gives? I'm not ...
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Uninstalling 360 Security

I'm trying to delete 360 Security from my phone ( Samsung J 6 3 ), and it is activated as my device Administrator, when I go to deactivate the device administrative permission it shuts down my ...
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android 8.1.0 - unable to reinstall apk

Pixel 2, Android 8.1.0 I have an .apk which has been signed by a developer on our team. The first time I install one of the builds, it installs fine. If I uninstall the app and try to reinstall it ...
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Uninstall TWRP application without PlayStore?

I accidentally agreed to the annoying TWRP application (me.twrp.twrpapp: the android application that keeps TWRP Recovery up to date.). Is it possible to remove this application from the install? Is ...
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Google Play updates a non-existing application

Recently, on my Moto G5 I was hit with a situation of Google Play updating an application that is not listed in the application list: Situation on right screenshot remained only until given update ...
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How can I remove adware that I can't uninstall, without resetting my phone?

My device has Android 7.0. I believe my device is affected with some malware. Symptoms: Pop up ads in the middle of the screen. When I click on the close button, it starts downloading random apps. ...
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How to prevent deletion of /data/data/<pckg_name> while Uninstalling Apps (ROOTED DEVICE)

When I push a command adb uninstall com.pckg the /data/data/com.pckg is deleted, but I want to preserve the folder w/o using adb uninstall -k com.pckg as I need to install another app with same ...
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APK version downgrade impossible on Rooted Nougat 7.0?

From the title it's weird that i've removed a system app and it's data folder from system and data locations by using this batch : abd root adb remount adb shell rm -r /system/app/apkfolder adb ...
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Can't Reinstall Removed App

Have android 5.1.1. Removed app the usual way - uninstall as could not open app. (veryfitpro). Tried to reinstall and can't. App says still installed and won't list my device. Checked list of all ...
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Can I delete an app I got on sale?

I recently downloaded an app for free from Google play store. It usually costs $0.99, but is now free. If I were to delete it, will google remember that I purchased it, even though I paid nothing? Can ...
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How can I get rid of this anonymous app?

I have just found an app in my apps menu (pictured below), but it doesn't have a name or proper icon. I have looked in the app info menu in settings, but I can't see anything. My phone is a Sony ...
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Remove Google Apps mini and install another version - LineageOS

I have installed LineageOS 14.1 (+TWRP) on Samsung S5 g900f (klte) with Google Apps mini. I followed this guide: https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/klte/install I also added Google Apps Mini zip ...
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Message “Uninstalling…”, but no result

I can't uninstall an application from my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. I go to Settings -> Applications -> Application manager, select any application and uninstall. I see a message "Uninstalling..." for a ...
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Where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall?

TL;DR On non-rooted devices, where do Android apps store data that survives uninstall? Backstory: I installed an Android app a couple months ago and configured it to my liking. After a couple weeks, ...
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Switch user mode locally via ADB?

I followed the XDA guide on uninstalling bloatware, but it turns out that it only disables the app for the current user (user 0 in this case), and disabled Settings for the default user by mistake. I'...
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HTC One M9 google pixel launcher experience app removel

My HTC One M9 with Android 7.0 will not allow me to uninstall an app which is flashed by TWRP Recovery. Actually its a google pixel launcher experience app by XDA forum.
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Is there a way by which I can uninstall a specific update to an app?

I have an app, Uber, that is taking up huge space on my phone. It cannot be moved to sd card. Recently, they've launched an update of size 21MB. I'm afraid of the fact that, every time there is a new ...
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“Uninstall old version” before installing, but can't find it

Spotify doesn't show up anywhere (I used to have it). When I try to install the app, it wants me to uninstall the old version. But the old version doesn't show up anywhere. Tried going through "My ...
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Can Puffin browser easily be uninstalled?

I have bought an online study course but I am told I need Puffin web browser to view the course. It appears I can install Puffin browser on my Android phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 7), but if I decide ...
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Remove Phh's superuser?

I have TCL Alcatel Pixi 4 (5) 5010D phone that i bought and decided to root it. I was kinda new to this kind of rooting (a bit complex) because i used kingroot before and it worked just fine till i ...
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Uninstalled system applications appear after reboot on HTC Desire X

I have tried a lot of things which mentioned in different forums such as: delete using root ES File Explorer. delete apk files from /system/app. clear Dalvik cache after uninstall (manually removing /...
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How to remove the SIM Toolkit from my phone? (Without root or flashing any ROM)

This application is sending a lot of spam to my phone recently, two or three times a day. I deactivated broadcast messages, tried converting USSD pop-ups into notifications to avoid being interrupted (...
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Can not uninstall an app(hi app lock) which has device administrator rights

I have installed "hi app lock" application 2 year ago. But rarely used it. Now when i open it, it doesn't open. So i decided to uninstall it, but first i have to revoke its administration rights. So i ...
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Prevent App Install On Andriod By Removing Package Installer

I know there are lot's of questions about this, but I haven't seen any that specifically match my question. I am trying to lock down a galaxy player 5.0 for a friend, so that it is virtually ...
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Uninstall Work account and wipe all associated apps

I recently tried ManageEnigne Mobile Device Mangement plus for my phone. It was working fine. It created a work account and installed secondary Chrome, Play Store with a work icon. Now I have ...
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Remove preinstalled malicious software from smartphone

I bought a THL T9 Plus recently and get some preintalled apps on it, like YouTube. I thought, that this apps are original, because Google Play client recognised these too. My phone behaved strange in ...
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Removing apk of inbuilt apps completely (without rooting)

I'm working on Samsung Galaxy On7, Android 6.0.1-Marshmallow. My internal memory is 8 GB, due to which I have disabled several inbuilt apps which I do not need at all. The problem is that, these ...
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How to uninstall a system app using adb uninstall command (NOT remove via rm or any other way)

Have to mention this to avoid possible confusion, this question is not duplicate. This question is specific to using adb to uninstall a package. There are several similar questions but are all ...
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Can I uninstall apps in Lollipop without clearing data?

I'm paranoid when uninstalling apps because I'm under the impression that uninstalling them directly without using the "Clear Data" function on the app's page first will result in leftover files ...