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Removing installed apps from device.

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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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How can I uninstall Firefox OS?

I was handed a phone from my friend who installed Firefox OS over Android, but now wants Android back. I know roughly how to flash ROMs, but am not sure how to go into download mode or equivalent in ...
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Who can see how many people have uninstalled an app?

A few months ago I installed a free comic viewer app from a local publisher because I always have bought the comics on paper anyway so it seemed a logical way to do. This publisher is boasting about ...
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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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Uninstall from emulator doesn't work

I'm doing my first steps with Android. I'm using a Mac, and no Eclipse. I've installed my first toy application with adb install bin/*.apk and verified that it existed in the emulator. Then I made ...
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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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can't uninstall app

My Samsung Galaxy Mega with Android 4.2.2 will not allow me to uninstall an app (Gravity Screen 1.80.8) even when I stop its running service. When I select it from downloaded apps the Stop and ...
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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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Should I re-install certain programs after upgrading from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2?

I upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S phone from Android 2.1 to Android 2.2 over the weekend. Today, for the first time since buying the phone ( two months now ) I had to reboot the phone when starting one ...
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Unable to update Google App on Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview

A few weeks ago I installed Google App version 5.14.15.NYC.21.arm64 on my Nexus 6P running Android N Developer Preview 3. Now this app is not getting any updates from the Play Store and not letting me ...
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Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition Crash when Uninstalling

I decided to move from Verizon Samsung Note 2 to a T-Mobile Sony Z Ultra Google Play Edition. When I logged in to my new phone, all my apps (including Verizon undeletable crapware) synced through my ...
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Do you need to run uninstallers/cleaners on Android to maintain performance levels like on Windows?

You'll have to forgive me as I'm not as familiar with the internal workings of Android/Linux as I am with Windows. I'm curious about performance degrading on an Android device in the absence of, for ...
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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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Remove bloatware from Acer Liquid Mini (E310)

I am trying to remove Apps installed from phone vendor, like docs to go, without success. I have read How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? and similar topics and I have ...
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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 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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Can I remove all these garbage apps without rooting the phone? [duplicate]

I just got a Samsung Galaxy 2 from Docomo in Japan. The only thing I don't like about it is that it came with about a million pre-installed apps, 99% of which are just garbage that clutter my ...
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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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Removing or blocking default Android apps

I have developed a software for a company, not for a personal use, and I need to block some app access on Android. I need to block the user from making calls, sending sms, using the Android Market, ...
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How can I uninstall Lock Screen Widget from my Nexus One?

I am trying to Lock Screen Widget, But I am getting the following error from 'adb logcat' as I uninstall it. W/PackageManager( 96): Not removing package com.droidmania.lockscreenwidget: has ...
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Google Play updates a non-existing application

Recently, on my Moto G5 I was hit with a situation of Google Play updating an application that is not listed in the application list: Situation on right screenshot remained only until given update ...
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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 to delete a system app? [duplicate]

How can I delete any system app? I deleted a wallpaper app in my app folder but I don't see any changes? I want to delete some apps especially default factory-installed apps. Is there a simple way?
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Disable or uninstall side bar on android [duplicate]

I'm wondering if it is possible to disable or uninstall this bar that I show on this image. I'm sorry i don't know what it is named that is why I included the image (click to enlarge). I'm using ...
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How to completely clear my device of a particular company's apps?

Owing to a recent Motley Fool report of Google's actions pertaining to Cheetah Mobile apps, it occured to me that I would like to either uninstall or disable (in case uninstall fails), the apps ...
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custom rom with only selected apps and no play store

I'd like to restrict my mobile usage to a few apps only (basically phone, contacts, camera, google photo, whatsapp) and disallow installation of new apps and especially remove all browsers from the ...
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Safe to uninstall AOSP keyboard?

Using XPrivacy, I noticed that the AOSP keyboard is loading once in a while. The interesting thing is that I don't use the AOSP keyboard on that device. It came preinstalled, but I use a different ...
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App page sorting after app uninstall

My Galaxy S3-alpha runs Android version 4.1.1. Recently I uninstalled some of the apps I didn't use. But when I go into the "Apps" page, with all the apps lined up, the places of the old apps (that ...
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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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Uninstall the applications provided by the company [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I am using the LG P500 phone, running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). I want to uninstall the applications ...
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Internal memory decreased even if no apps is installed

I have an Alcatel 918N Glory X with internal memory of around 320MB (160 of which goes to RAM) I have been installing quite a few apps and moved them to SD card and I notice that the internal memory ...
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Once uninstalled, is data stored by an app on SD card also removed simultaneously?

As an example - newer games once downloaded and installed from the Market (Play Store), also subsequently download extra data to a user's SD card. When one opts to uninstall said app/game, is the ...
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completely remove kingroot when I can't find it

I installed kingroot and tried it, I closed it thinking it finished and rebooted my phone. After reboot root checker says I have su binary but not root access. My problem is I can't find ...
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Re-Installing an unpublished purchased app?

Can i install a purchased app from playstore even if its unpublished from store? I know it will be displayed on my apps list, but i think we can delete apps from that list too.In that case how I can ...
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chrome uninstall left behind com.android.chrome[noinfo] apk with active connections

I have an unrooted Samsung Note phone (active service with AT&T). It is almost two years old and became slower and slower. I do not have any unnecessary apps and I mostly use my phone for email ...
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KitKat uninstalling app from device

I ran into a weird issue on my Nexus 7 running 4.4.2. If I uninstall an app from the device, it still shows up in Settings -> Apps -> Downloaded at the bottom, and it says not installed. However, it ...
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Installation/uninstallation of apps

I noticed that when I install and uninstall applications slow down the phone and it is necessary to restart to restore normal function of the phone. Is it a case like a computer's, after installation ...
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How to uninstall SuperManager

I installed the SuperManager app and every time I try to uninstall it it just stays there. Has anyone experienced that and found a solution?
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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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Uninstalled system applications appear after reboot on HTC Desire X

I have tried a lot of things which mentioned in different forums such as: delete using root ES File Explorer. delete apk files from /system/app. clear Dalvik cache after uninstall (manually removing /...
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Remove Google App from non-rooted phone

Is it possible to Uninstall Google App without root permissions ? It consumes more internal memory and drains battery. I already gone through a thread to disable it but uninstalling may free-up ...
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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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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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Application in Market that Open click returns you back to the market

I had NetFlix installed on ASUS Eee Transformer and since I am not using it, I uninstalled it. But now Android Market tells me there are updates, which I do not wish to do, and it acts as though it ...
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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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Can Puffin browser easily be uninstalled?

I have bought an online study course but I am told I need Puffin web browser to view the course. It appears I can install Puffin browser on my Android phone (Vodafone Smart Prime 7), but if I decide ...