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Removing installed apps from device.

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When I uninstall updates of system apps is it persistent?

I don't want some apps updated (especially some of built-in apps). If I uninstall updates in settings is it for good or only to next phone restart? (I want to have auto updating in google play ...
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Does uninstalling updates to system apps wipe the data for it?

Non-rooted users can't uninstall system apps but are able to uninstall updates to them such that they are reverted to the base version of the app that shipped with the system image. When a user does ...
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Got stuck with a Pop-up on the main screen

I have Samsung Galaxy E5 (SM-E500H) with Android 5.1.1. Recently, I installed few apps and after that, I encountered an annoying little pop-up below the screen sometimes. I got into uninstalling some ...
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Icon remains in drawer after removing stock app

I removed Google Drive from system/app using Root Explorer. However, when I check the app drawer, the icon is still there. (When I removed other system apps like samsung's ChatOn, the icon disappeared)...
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Uninstall Stock Apps on Motorola Droid!

I need to know if I can uninstall the following apps without causing any adverse impact on the phone. I have already uninstalled FACEBOOK and TWITTER app. I am with Verizon and I am planning to ...
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Application ROM Manager is uninstalled, but market wants to update it every day

I uninstalled ROM Manager. Since I did so, I've received daily notifications from the Market saying there's an update. I've logged into the market via the desktop browser and ROM manager is not ...
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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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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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Uninstall official lollipop Samsung Galaxy s5

Yesterday, I installed android Lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5. It was an offical update, since I dont like to flash my device, because it is a work mobile. However, this offical lollipop release ...
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uninstalling WhatsApp

I want to uninstall WhatsApp from my phone fully so there should not be any data left, as it was preinstalled its not removing fully. I have only 2 options, force stop or disable but they're not ...
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Uninstalling app from specific device only

Is there a way to remove an app from only one device when using the same account over two devices? I've just got a tablet - which is currently syncing settings and downloading all the apps that I ...
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Android directly uninstall from home screen by drag and drop

Currently it takes me two steps to uninstall one application - go to application list and drag and drop it onto the bin icon. I dont like this way since it requires me to look for the application ...
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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 to prevent deletion of /data/data/<pckg_name> while Uninstalling Apps (ROOTED DEVICE)

When I push a command adb uninstall com.pckg the /data/data/com.pckg is deleted, but I want to preserve the folder w/o using adb uninstall -k com.pckg as I need to install another app with same ...
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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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Can I uninstall apps in Lollipop without clearing data?

I'm paranoid when uninstalling apps because I'm under the impression that uninstalling them directly without using the "Clear Data" function on the app's page first will result in leftover files ...
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What is this Finder shortcut?

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S6 added a shortcut to "Finder" on my home screen. I looked through my app list, and I can't find an app with that name. What exactly is it, and how did it get ...
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Assistant 1.0 Malicious app cannot uninstall or delete.

! Is there any other way to remove this app without preforming a factory wipe? And Can I still trust my SD Card? Even Hornet Antivirus is foiled by this app. It's permissions never showed. Even ...
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uninstalled play services&google app - system unstable

I uninstalled updates for Google App and Google PLay Services apps, and suddenly my phone started to turn off and back on again, non-stop. I can't do anything because it is up for no more than 10 ...
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How do I uninstall Cool Browser?

There was an app called Cool Browser which always showed up as an advertisment so, I installed it because it was always showing up. I did not want to use the app, so I tried to uninstall it it but I ...
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Is there a way to hide the ugly SIM Tool Kit icon from the launcher?

The SIM Tool Kit icon is ugly and app is one that I never used. Unfortunately, I've read that it is one of those system apps that cannot be removed so I'd like to simply hide the icon from my launcher....
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Get rid of Google Play [duplicate]

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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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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What system apps can be safely removed with Titanium backup on Nexus 4?

Is there an official list or something? :D I'd like to remove some of them to improve battery life, but not sure which are safe to remove
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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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Remove Account Without Resetting Phone

I have a Galaxy Nexus. However, I know someone that is having the exact same issue that has an older Android phone. The account I want to remove is not the Google account. We have Lotus Notes ...
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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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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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Can't uninstall an app in android which is showing ads frequently

An app is showing ads frequently on my device. I can't find it in the app collection. I also tried Settings -> Device Administration but didn't get it there. Then I looked for it in Xender (app like ...
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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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Someone is installing apps in my android [closed]

I have a Xiomi Redmi HM1SW with android 4.3 and MIUI. I notice one month ago that some process is installing apps in my desktop that I don't selected. How can I disable this option? or kill this ...
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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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How to uninstall app installed on non-present SD card

I've got a Samsung 10.1 2014 which recently stopped recognizing the card in the SD card slot. Card is recognized fine by a PC, but in the tablet, nothing. Apparently, some of my apps installed ...
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How to know which apk correspond to a shortcut?

My Chinese smartphone VIVO S7i has some shortcuts which I want to remove. Those are: LifeHUB, BeautyHUB, MediaHUB, ReadingHUB and GameHUB. I could remove the shortcuts with a long press on them. Then,...
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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 uninstall default apps [duplicate]

I wish to uninstall (or at least disable) some of the applications that the manufacturer installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab computer. I tried Settings → Application manager → ALL, but ...
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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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How do you remove locked apps without rooting? With Android SDK? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? I really don't want to root my phone. It works fine as is, except for having the extra unwated apps. Can one ...
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How to remove Samsung native email app from Galaxy S2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: How can I uninstall applications that are locked by phone vendor? How can you uninstall an app that you didn't install on your Droid? How can I uninstall built-in apps? ...