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Questions tagged [uninstallation]

Removing installed apps from device.

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Uninstall apps locked by phone vendor

I'm using a Samsung I9000 and I have some annoying apps that came pre installed by the phone vendor, like a music store, a custom web browser and other memory leaking apps. Those crappy apps can't be ...
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How can I deal with unwanted system applications without rooting?

There are a lot of system apps in my mobile that I do not use, and have no intention of ever using. I know that is is possible to uninstall system apps and bloatware with root, but is it possible ...
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Completely uninstall an app on Lollipop

I am having a problem with uninstalling apps on Android 5.0 (Nexus 5). I am developing an Android app, so I debug/run the app directly on my device. For production, I exported the same app with my ...
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How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is there an easy way to remove pre-installed apps on my HTC Droid Incredible? Amazon MP3 Car Panel City ID ...
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Android OS without Google Services?

I have a Sony Xperia Z with version 4.1.2 running. My question is about removing all of the Google baggage from the phone. I have no Google account tied to my phone and would really like to get rid ...
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How can you uninstall an app that you didn't install on your Droid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I want to uninstall the facebook app, as I don't use facebook. The phone won't let me uninstall that app. I ...
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Prevent apps being uninstalled

My kids love playing with my Android. However, they don't always understand what they are doing, and occasionally I find that they have deleted some of my apps (strangely, never the ones they play). ...
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Rooted Phone but still can't uninstall Apps

So I finally temp-rooted my HTC Desire HD and set about trying to uninstall some of the stock apps that came with it (Stocks (no pun intended), Facebook for HTc and so on). But it won't let me - the '...
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Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?

Believe it or not, but I want to remove a few Google Apps which I have no use for and want to free up space, resources and mobile data usage by not having them on my phone at all. These include: ...
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Uninstall system app failed using 'adb shell pm uninstall'

I attempted to force uninstall in ADB, but failed: $ adb shell pm uninstall -k org.openintents.filemanager $ adb shell pm list packages -f | grep -i manager package:/system/app/FileManager.apk=org....
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Does uninstalling apps leave any traces?

I come from a Windows background where anything you install-uninstall usually leaves traces which are sometimes hard to detect and remove. Does the same happen when you remove Android apps? I know ...
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Remotely uninstall apps?

I have tried through the Google Play store and it does not seem possible from there, but does anyone know if it is possible to remove an application remotely? In other words, if I do not have direct ...
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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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How to delete an app installed with Amazon Appstore?

I've installed an app using Amazon Appstore, but I don't see a way to uninstall it. Amazon support has failed to respond to my question after 2 days. I prefer a method that does not involve deleting ...
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How do one know which folder is created by which Android apps?

From my understanding, a majority of Android apps may have created some folders on either local storage or the SD Card. So, how do I know which folders belong to which apps? (I know that some apps ...
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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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Can I uninstall built in apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Can I uninstall default applications that come with the Android OS? For eg:contacts,calendar,message.
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Is the data associated with an app cleared when an app is uninstalled?

The data associated with an app which we see when we go to Applications > Manage Applications > application, is it cleared when we hit "Uninstall" or is it left untouched by the uninstaller? The ...
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Uninstalled apps still show up on “Apps installed on” in Google Play Store

I already uninstalled the unwanted applications from my device, but they still show up on "Apps installed on" in my Google Play account. Does it mean that the apps I got rid of are still stored in ...
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How do I uninstall an application?

If I want to completely uninstall an application from the home screen or list of applications; how do I do it?
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Uninstall Sprint apps without rooting? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? Is it possible to uninstall stock Sprint apps (such as Sprint TV and Nascar) without rooting the phone? If ...
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How can I remove system apps / stock apps? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? There are alot of stock ...
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How do some android apps remember that this is not the first time they are being installed?

Some android apps are can remember whether they were installed on the same device earlier. Suppose you uninstalled an app a year ago. After one year if you install that same app again, that app will ...
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History of installed/uninstalled apps

I don't know if there is already a thread about this particular issue, but if so forgive me. I would like to know how can I see the date when I installed and uninstalled a certain app some time ago (...
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How to reinstall Calendar Storage?

I wanted to uninstall the default Calendar app to replace with Google Calendar. However, I accidentally uninstalled Calendar Storage before uninstalled the default Calendar app. The Google Calendar ...
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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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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 can I delete AVG Antivirus on my Xperia Z1?

I have installed AVG Antivirus Free Edition, but when I go to setting to delete it I can't do it, neither the data, only I can delete the cache. If I go to google play and to AVG Free edition there ...
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Help Uninstalling Stubborn Application

I have the original Motorola Droid. I recently installed Lotus Notes Traveler on it (we use Lotus Notes at work). The application is giving some issues, so I was going to uninstall it and re-install ...
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How to Uninstall HTC Applications/Widgets [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to remove pre-installed apps like Peep and Friend Stream from my HTC phone? How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I've just treated myself to ...
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How to clean up related files from deleted apps?

AppCleaner will delete related files from the Mac when an application is dragged to the trash. How does one clean up remains of uninstalled apps on Android?
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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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Wiping dalvik cache - Dalvik cache of uninstalled apps

I just came across the folder dalvik-cache having size of about 750MB. I searched for dalvik cache on google, and came to know that it is builded during boot up, and wiping this will make the next ...
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Can a app store data beyond uninstallation?

I've an app that creates an account for me but uses no login credentials (starting the app logs me into the account). When I uninstall and reinstall the app it still logs mit into my account. When I ...
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Are there any side effects of uninstalling Apps

Are there any side effects of Installing and uninstalling lots of apps on an Android smart phone? Specifically are there any things that do not get cleaned up that I need to be aware off?
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Remotely uninstall an app via Play Store [duplicate]

Is it still possible to remotely uninstall an android application from a web browser via the Google Play Store? According to the question that this is a supposed duplicate of, this was possible in ...
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Re-install app without losing personal data

How do you re-install an app without losing personal data? In this case its Plants vs. Zombies 2 that hangs when loading the game. I thought a re-install might solve the issue. But I don't want to ...
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Trying to uninstall a keyboard, 'uninstall' grayed out, no root

I'm trying to uninstall PDAC Multilinugal keyboard and its language packs. The uninstall button on the app is grayed out, and I don't yet have root - is it possible to remove it without root access?
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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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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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MTK Logger Application

At the moment I am using an ALCATEL ONE TOUCH PIXI android mobile. im currently deleting apps that I don't use. And I was wondering if u could please tell me and explain what the "MTK Logger" app is ...
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How do I remove an app installed if the buttons in “Manage Applications” are locked and can't be pressed?

I didn't download the application from Google Play and got the apk from a website and installed it on my tablet. But the app wasn't the one I needed and it was just making offers for me to get other ...
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Can Gmail be uninstalled on Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)?

Somehow the Gmail app has disappeared from my new Android phone (Motorola Moto G 3, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop). I thought it was impossible to uninstall Gmail so I suspect a hardware failure or an ...
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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).