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Removing installed apps from device.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Get rid of Google Play

I would like to freeze, or in any way disable Google Play on my Android 2.3.6. I tried to prevent the autorun: it always finds its way. I tried to freeze it with Gemini App Manager: even blocked it ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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uninstalling a self built app, which was created in two copies accidentally

I built an app through android studio but two copies were created and I could uninstall one copy but the other says that the app is not present in the list of installed apps, but the icon remains.. ...
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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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How to remove app-malware-virus that's not visilbe in the app list

I downloaded an apk from this site that it was supposed to be a modified app for a game (Candy Crush Saga). Here you can find the download link. The problem is that not only the app doesn't do what ...
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Device administrator can not be deactivated

I installed a security app on my Samsung phone and it blocks the device from going to Odin mode (bootloader) so I can not update the software. I can not remove this app because it is a device ...
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Is it possible to disable admin rights of a malware?

There is a smartphone with anroid 5.1. Another user installed an app from a non-verified source (some hacks for Clash of Clans afaik). To uninstall it I have to drop its administrator rights in ...
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how to uninstall apps installed on non existing sdcard

I've moved some apps on my lollipop to sdcard after I formated the sdcard I cannot uninstall those apps from the device they appears like this :
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Uninstall AVG antivirus

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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Screen permanently black with broken proximity sensor and Proximity Sensor Accelerometer App

My phone's proximity sensor is broken and constantly signals "covered". The screen turns black when I'm called. I installed an app Proximity Sensor Accelerometer to solve this and played around with ...
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External SD Card removed - Apps can't be deinstalled :-(

My external SD card seems to be broken. I removed it and inserted a new one. Now the apps don't work any more. That's all right. But: I can't uninstall or re-install the apps any more. If I try to, ...
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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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Undo app updates?

How to undo app updates? I was on terraria while it was updating, after that I lost my character and my world! It says the save file of my character was created with a newer version and could not be ...
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com.newrelic.agent.android: how to get rid of it?

Phone: Nexus 5 OS: 5.1.1 I have a lot of apps on my phone: probably 100+. A lot of them I use only once or twice a month. I hooked up my phone to ADB recently and saw a ton of crashes, etc. But ...