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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Why can't I uninstall/disable all bloatware through ADB without root?

I recently tried to disable bloatware in my cheap Vivo and Oppo smartphones. These apps named Themes, Game Center, etc. keep giving me notifications that can't be disabled through the UI. The ...
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What is the package name of the default overlay audio/music/MP3 player of Android 9?

I have accidentally disabled it on my Samsung A40 by doing pm uninstall --user 0 in the adb shell and would like to reinstall it, but cannot remember the package name. The player is very minimalist, ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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