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Can I remove an app that I've bought from my account and re-purchase it again?

To thank the developer on Steam you can repeatedly buy games as gifts or remove them from the account and re-buy them again (I think it still works). How to do a similar thing on Google Play Store?
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Downgrade an apk with different signature, without root

I'm trying to do the following things to an Android app without root access: De-compile the apk with adb d xxx.apk (done) Modify some files in /res/xml/ (done) Re-build the apk with adb b xxx (done) ...
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INSTALL_FAILED_DUPLICATE_PERMISSION: Package com.google.ar.core attempting to redeclare permission

After the deletion of Google Play Services for AR I can't install it anymore. Google Play Store shows an error when I'm trying to install: Can't install Google Play Services for AR I have checked ...
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How does the app SD Maid find leftover files from apps that the user has already uninstalled?

I read on https://techcult.com/how-to-delete-uninstalled-app-data-on-android/: The “CorpseFinder” option is specifically there on the SD Maid to find any leftover files from apps that the user has ...
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How to make an app that users can't uninstall for a set period of time?

Related to this question. I want to make an app that users can download from the Play Store, set a time range in different ways, and cannot uninstall the app during that time period. Once the time ...
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Howto get ONLY uninstalled packages list with associated apk (if any)?

(rooted galaxy j5 7.1.1) As pm list packages -u shows ALL packages including uninstalled (at least on my system), what should be the right command to show ONLY uninstalled apps? Or is this an ...
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What is the package name of the default overlay audio/music/MP3 player of Android 9?

I might have accidentally disabled it on my Samsung A40 by doing pm uninstall --user 0 in the adb shell. The player is rather minimalist, featuring only a rudimentary overlay bar with play/pause/stop ...
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Does Google still have the ability to uninstall apps without user permission (in 2023)?

In the past, Google has admitted that they have the ability to uninstall apps without user permission Exercising Our Remote Application Removal Feature This post is almost 13 years old, Android was at ...
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How to uninstall without the usual button?

A bunch of apps that I do not want and did not install, mainly games, have appeared on my Samsung Galaxy 71 5G, UI 5.1, Android 13, not jailbroke. Settings shows them as installed by the Verizon app ...
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I am not able to uninstall "Island" app. What should I do now?

I installed Island app after some YouTubers said. But it is now not uninstalling itself. Plus it is also not showing in the admin app list. As it gained admin access. Whenever I try to uninstall it, ...
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Remove Family Link from Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra. No longer supervised but impossible to remove

Things I tried: Changed age (even though it wasn't under an age limiter as I am 53) Stopped supervision from "parent phone" but it's impossible to uninstall the parental control app ...
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How do I prevent uninstall/disabling/force stopping apps in newer Android versions?

Earlier Android versions provided the ability for apps like Applock to prevent users from disabling or force-stopping the app, but I don't believe the current version allows for this (meaning Applock ...
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How to completely remove Google from an Android device?

So tired of Google running in the background even when I block it. Installing unauthorized apps. Monitoring and snooping. It's involved in many places and not security minded. I am for privacy and I ...
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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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What happens when Google decides an app is "bad"?

An Android 7 (Nougat) device that hadn't been used in a while (perhaps a few months) was recently turned on. That device has Nova Launcher Pro installed. It does not have external (microSD card) ...
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Rolling back an APK install to a previous version

I have been using APKMirror update which helps me see if any app updates are available. I had it connected to only check Google Play which worked great for a long time My problem is that there was an ...
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How do I block an app from ever installing in Android 12?

There is one notorious app. That gets installed every now and then. How do I stop it from happening in Android 12. Is there a way to block it from ever installing from google play store?
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Cannot uninstall apps that are not system apps, but downloaded from the play store

I am unable to uninstall apps like Amazon Shopping and Call Guardian from my Android phone although they are non-essential and were downloaded from the Google Play Store. I can only disable them as ...
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How do I eliminate system admin application permanently on my Android phone

My friend registered on an app with my phone to get a loan from the PalmPay application. The management asked him to install an app before the loan will be given to him, they say the application will ...
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What EXACTLY does "pm uninstall" do on an unrooted Android 9.0 device?

There seems to be confusion regarding the behavior of pm uninstall from the ADB shell, see also here and here. Question: What configuration files does pm uninstall write to, is it /data/system/...
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Where are Android app settings stored?

If I uninstall apps/services on an unrooted Android device via the ADB shell (e.g. by doing pm uninstall), where is this information stored? Note that I'm not referring to settings within individual ...
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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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How to remove the "SecurityPlugin" device admin app?

I don't know how I installed the below application to my phone and now I can't remove it or uninstall it. The app is called "SecurityPlugin". Anyone can help?
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How did my work profile get on my phone?

This is a personal device. Its never been tied to any employer. I've only had it around 6 months, purchased through carrier website, outright/ unlocked. I'm absolutely lost and I cannot uninstall. It ...
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What info/data can a fresh installed app without permission gather?

If I just install an app BUT DON'T OPEN it, can it do/get something? Maybe during installation process, even if I didn't open it yet? If I didn't give the app any permission, what can it do/know? Can ...
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Cannot uninstall app via adb

I'm trying to update an app on a smartwatch, but whatever I try, I ran into errors. adb install newversion.apk => [INSTALL_FAILED_VERSION_DOWNGRADE] adb install -r -d newversion.apk => [...
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How to remove uninstalled app?

I know the title might sound strange, but it does happen on my phone (Samsung). As you can see here, these apps can't be viewed (opened), uninstalled, nor hidden because they don't exist and never be ...
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Cant uninstall but device admistrative is empty

I have an app which was downloaded by pre-owner of the phone and I can't uninstall.That app uses all permissions and I cant change its permissions nor uninstall.Im using samsung galaxy A8 star (...
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Getting "java.lang.SecurityException: Shell does not have permission to access user 150" when uninstalling apps from Samsung Secure folder using ADB

I am using Samsung Galaxy A50, Android 11, One UI 3.1. I use Samsung Secure folder. There are many bloatware in it and I could not find a way to uninstall (and disable) them via ADB. Owner profile ...
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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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How to uninstall gmail app on android without root

I'm looking for a way to remove the preinstalled Gmail app (not account, I meant the app itself). My web searches yield methods to remove gmail account, not the app. Just to add, I had managed 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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Mass uninstall apps

My phone is massively cluttered - I've got something on the order of 50 (!) apps I am not using at all. I could manually uninstall them, but the wait for the uninstallation to finish between selecting ...
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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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Make system app remain uninstalled/disabled permanently

I already know that I can uninstall an android system app using adb pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.package.name, which is quite useful but not enough. There are some system apps that I have to ...
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Deleting data and cache of an app after being uninstalled with adb

I used ADB commands to delete the following from my Pixel: com.verizon.mips.services com.android.stk com.google.android.apps.youtube.music com.google.android.videos My mistake is that i forgot to ...
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Can't remove bloatware after rooted

After my phone is rooted (confirmed by Advanced Root Checker*) using this tutorial, I can't remove bloatware. Normally this can be done by System app remover pro, but now the removal keeps failing. Do ...
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Cannot install apps after removing memory card [closed]

The memory card slot of my phone stopped working and some of my apps were stored in the memory card. Now i am unable to install the app again in the phone memory. So any idea? I tried to follow the ...
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Uninstall Android app from Google Play website

I have installed one of the android apps, which is for double tap to screen on/off, but this app is misleading. Unfortunately I gave admin permission for this app, after installing this android app, ...
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Drag-n-drop Uninstall

I have a Moro G5 and would like to know if there is any way I can disable the Android drag-n-drop Uninstall feature from the homepage which allows little fingers to uninstall parental apps by just ...
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"Package installer keeps stopping" error when trying to uninstall Zoom Android app

I have a Nokia 6.1 Plus running Android 10. I am unable to uninstall the Zoom Android app. When I try to uninstall, I receive an error message "Package installer keeps stopping". I don't ...
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how to uninstall beta gcamera app downloaded from unknown installation source for samsung galaxy a50s (SM-A507FN)

I have a new phone. Samsung Galaxy A50s. Model number SM-A507FN https://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_a50s-9806.php I downloaded Arnova's Beta 6: GCam_5beta6.200105.0445build-7.2.018.apk for ...
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How can I remove system apps on my amazon fire 7 9th gen tablet using adb commands? [duplicate]

I'm tired of bloatware on my amazon fire 7 tablet (9th gen)
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How can I clear the "Auto Backup" data to get a clean install?

When I delete and then later re-add an app, the app doesn't start "clean". Instead it "remembers" things from the last time the app was installed, which I do not want. I have tried settings > (...
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Getting DeadObjectException on uninstalling any app using adb

On a fairly old non-rooted Galaxy Tab A-tablet I wanted to uninstall all the Samsung and Microsoft apps and most of the Google packages to make it faster. Using adb shell pm uninstall -k user 0 I ...
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How can I disable the confirmation pop-up when uninstalling an app?

I have multiple apps that I want to uninstall but it becomes really tedious having to sit and watch as each individual one uninstalls and confirm deletion one at a time. I have a Samsung a50
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Reclaim space occupied by an uninstalled app

I have recently uninstalled Economist. According to Settings -> Apps, it was taking up ca. 530Mb in data (from the internal memory). After uninstalling, I did not get that space freed. Is there any ...
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How To Install New Android Apps without Uninstalling Other Installed Apps?

I'm using Android 8.1.0 on my latest Huawei smartphone. I'm constantly using several apps at a time & installing new ones as required.. but this problem (a sort of nuisance) is that I need to ...
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How to get rid of Microsoft Authenticator?

I have Office 365 subscription and it works well. However, I got the Microsoft Authenticator app installed on my Samsung Galaxy and it got my Outlook account added there. I have no idea how that ...
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