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Removing installed apps from device.

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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 do I remove orphaned permissions that are preventing an app reinstalling on Android lollipop

I have a ZTE phone I'm unable to reinstall facebook on using the Google Play Store - I get the notorious -505 unknown error. If I install a downloaded facebook apk using adb I get the following error....
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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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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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Proof for the application XYZ is never installed on a non-rooted Android phone

With adb, we can list the applications. In the documentation, the -u option also lists the uninstalled applications. I'd tested and this is not working! I need at least one way to prove or at least ...
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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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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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Is it possible to batch remove apps in the Web Google Play

This question has been asked in the past (together with several duplicated pointing to it) but the answer is not relevant anymore (as of March 2015). The current version is 5.3.6 while the solutions ...
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randomly uninstalled apps from sd card

Lately I've noticed that some apps get constantly uninstalled from my sd card. I figured it had to do with little free space left but apparently I had almost 3 GB left and after monitoring for a ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uninstalled app reappears after boot

I have a problematic LG P715 which keeps randomly rebooting every few seconds after boot, and I'd like to remove some sensitive data before sending it to a random technician. I cannot factory erase ...
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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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How to completely remove Clean Master?

I am having some troubles with my android phone. It's a Nexus 5 running CyanogenMod 11. I once installed Clean Master from the Google Play Store and decided (non long after) to uninstall it. The ...
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Paid app uninstalls after reboot of the device

I have one paid app, which is uninstalls after a reboot of the device. So, I have to re-install it from Google Play after every boot. All other apps are still installed. Does anyone know what the ...
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How to stop Vlingo Voice Talk coming up on double-tapping?

Maybe my home button is getting a bit bouncy but I'm getting this annoying app constantly coming up, blasting out "What would you like do". O/S 2.3.5. Is there a way of reconfiguring double-tap or ...
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Android uninstall app before boot completion

A strange one this. I have got myself into a situation where I think that a single apk is causing boot to fail. I have the same situation on a Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 running 4.4. Running adb install &...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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