Questions tagged [uninstallation]

Removing installed apps from device.

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Uninstall AVG antivirus [closed]

I have tried all the options for my Samsung Galaxy but the problem is when I uncheck AVG anti-theft administrator, it doesn't. the option remains checked. consequently, I cannot proceed with ...
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How to remove MTK Logger? [closed]

I've got a Sony Xperia E4g which runs on Android 4.4.4. MTK Logger doesn't appear in the apps screen, but it's in the list of apps in the settings app. I can't figure out how to get rid of it. I can't ...
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Is it possible to control an android application via the web?

I have an application that monitors the mobile device and all its features (battery, memory, location, etc.), I can even block installed applications by taking your signature. Is it possible on ...
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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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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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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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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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How to root "Infocus M2" (smartphone on sale at snapdeal from March 2015 in India) so that pre-installed apps can be removed?

Infocus M2 is on sale at snapdealdotcom. Its specifications are as below: 4.2-inch (1280 × 768 pixels) 355PPI LTPS display Android v4.4 (KitKat) OS 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor Mali-...
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How to stop mobogenie auto-download in Android?

mobogenie application auto download in my mobile. My cellphone is Sony Xperia J and my Android version is 4.1.2. Once, I removed it from my device, but it's downloaded automatically again. How to stop ...
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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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Can an app be installed AUTOMATICALLY and SILENTLY without popup/confirmation of install? How can this be possibile?

Is this behaviour doable? How? I have an app which keeps reinstalling. How can I track what is causing the installation? Are there any logs that I can check to see what is really causing this to ...
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There's this app that keeps installing automatically from Google Play Store

The app itself is a bank app. It's also a famous bank (Relax Banking by BCC).. The notification says installed from Play Store, and if I open Play Store and go to the page app, says in fact installed.....
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How to reinstall an accidentally uninstalled app through ADB?

Yesterday when removing bloatware from my phone, I accidentally uninstalled an app using the adb command: pm uninstall -k --user 0 I suspect the culprit to be com.sec.factory.camera, as since that ...
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How to uninstall an application without removing the user data?

The title says it all. Say I have an application, a game for instance. Which I wish to uninstall from my phone, and reinstall sometime in the future. However, I don't want my game save to be lost. ...
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How can I uninstall an app I downloaded, that won't let me uninstall it?

I downloaded this app called 'Photo Editor' (pink logo with letters 'fx' on it) on my HTC Desire 510, I went to uninstall it, but it won't let me do this. Other apps still let me download it. I have ...
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Play store stuck on 'Download Pending' or 'Waiting to Download'. How to fix?

TL;DR - How to uninstall the Google Play store? A friend of mine deleted my Google Account as a prank (don't know how it is a prank). When I came home, I just logged in and tried to install some apps,...
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How do I remove SIM Toolkit app? [duplicate]

About 2 months ago or so, I upgraded my SIM to 4G and I realized after the upgrade there's a SIM Toolkit icon on my home screen and I'm about to move it at least at my Tool folder. Screenshot (click ...
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Uninstall MirrorGo Keyboard

I installed the MirrorGo (Stream & Recorder) app from the Play Store to try but uninstalled it over privacy concerns in my Android 10. Everything looks fine, but recently I discovered it still ...
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Cannot uninstall an app from adb

I am trying to uninstall an app which came to me with the phone ( an app for senior users - sort of launcher). My device is : LG L70 Android version : 4.4.2 However I cannot uninstall it from the ...
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Can't fully delete apps on Android?

Pokemon Go is encountering bugs on my install, and I want to completely uninstall it and reinstall, but Android won't let me. After uninstalling, the icon disappears and the app appears to be gone, ...
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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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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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How to turn off or bypass or uninstall Sophos Mobile Control?

My uncle has a work phone which has Sophos Mobile Control installed. I can't uninstall that app and can't install new ones, like Facebook even through package manager. I even tried to enable USB ...
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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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I accidentally uninstalled the kingroot app and I can't find a way to completely unroot now

So all the sudden after having my phone rooted for a month, my phone freaked out and sent me a notification that said kingroot was "hurting" my phone. So I tried to click on it and apparently I hit ...
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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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Remove stock android apps via file manager

I have a rooted HTC One (M8). I want to remove some pre installed apps like Play Newsstand, Play Movies, Fitbit etc. I tried uninstalling them using System App Remover by jumobile, and Titanium ...
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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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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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Bulk uninstall applications

I like to try out lots of apps. Often a site like Lifehacker or Droidlife will feature several that are similar in functionality and I will install them all in order to compare features. That leaves ...
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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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Uninstall app without deleting data

I am building an app that receives updates from a server. So at the beginning of the app, a download occurs. However, this thing is getting a bit annoying since whenever I want to test a new build, I ...
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How to remove the SIM Toolkit from my phone? (Without root or flashing any ROM) [duplicate]

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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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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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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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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Unwanted apps auto installing without me doing anything. How to stop them?

I have a micromax phone and its autoinstalling some apps. I dont know weather these apps are installed from play store or from the micromax "app center" (which I never used). This problem started ...
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Disable default Internet app on Android 6.0.1 on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

I'm trying to disable the default "Internet" app. I can't deactivate it via the app manager. I need it disabled, because the Tablet should not be allowed to use an internet browser, but other apps ...
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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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