tl:dr; Google phones have the purest Android. They come with Google apps
In Android ecosystem, phones launched by Google are stock Android (aka vanilla). It's the purest form of Android because Google developed the OS and tightly integrated with the hardware (earlier Nexus and now Pixel). They come with Google apps, you can't avoid them, unless you root your ...
As it has already been said: the main difference is that disabling an app simply marks it unavailable (which can easily be reverted), while removing physically removes the app and all connected data from the device.
What was still left open is: What do you gain from removing an app, that you didn't get by disabling it – so it would be worth the risk of not ...
How about looking for models supported by LineageOS? This is a ROM you can flash to your device, and you can even use it without the Google Apps (or flash them later)
Although they are not included in LineageOS as such due to legal
issues, users can flash the normal Google apps, including the
Google Play Store and Play Apps, with a Zip package, usually ...
The question has quite deep implications.
Android is not an OS, it is an "ecosystem".
There is Android Open Source Project. This is the "base" of the Android OS.
Hardly usable and you will not find pure AOSP on any factory phone.
Vendors get AOSP and build over it to make some phone firmware that fits their business model (it may as well ...
On some Android versions you can use adb to disable apps that you would otherwise not be able to deactivate via the UI. The Debloater app linked to above automates and simplifies this process. This answer will explain how to perform the same process manually.
WARNING: Disabling the wrong app or using the wrong commands can leave your device soft-bricked. ...
Requirement: Rooted phone Samsung Phone
AccountAndSyncSettings.apk -- NO, Sync settings, this is required, even if out don´t sync, this is because it syncs more than just calendar and contacts, it is the effective sync to your google account, required for just about anything.
ApplicationsProvider.apk -- NO, required for application installation and ...
This depends on
the manufacturer of the device
the provider where you bought your device.
The manufacturer pre-installs some applications. Also the provider may pre-install some applications.
So this does not depend on the Android version but on the manufacturer and/or provider.
You might consider disabling those apps (starting with ICS, that's possible for some but not all) and "delete their updates". This way you'd solve multiple of your issues:
no more update reminders
app becomes unavailable, so it's no longer shown in the app drawer
being disabled, they should also no longer provide an "attack vector"
plus, the updates deleted,...
Sorry, but you have to root in order to do this. There is no other way.
(optional) Install Titanium Backup and backup your phone. If you mess something up you can restore your phone using this
Now use an app called System App Remover to select the app you want to delete. You will have to grant superuser permission for it to work
There's no official way to install a "pure Android" ROM: the only official ROM is that provided by the manufacturer.
As sameer says in the comments, you can disable bloatware apps from the settings, with almost the same effect as uninstalling them.
If you want to start from a clean slate, you should look for an AOSP-based custom (unofficial) ROM. Although ...
As others said, if you remove the crapware, well, that proves the rooting.
Anyway, you can try towelroot in order to gain temporary root permissions.
Open the app and tap three times on welcome to towelroot;
A text box should appear: substitute 1 to the last 0;
Click on make it ra1n.
This should provide you with a temporary root.
If it came pre-installed with your phone then its a system app. You cannot uninstall it (unless you have your phone rooted, which i think you don't have). Best option for you is to disable the app. In this case, the app won't run and won't consume any CPU or battery (if that's your problem). If you are concerned about storage space running out then this won'...
If you don't use them, there is no point in updating them.
The only benefit of updating would be that they will stop giving annoying reminders to update - at least until their next update.
Many of these bloatware/crapware additions can't be removed without rooting the phone. However, many of them will respond to a Force Stop after which they won't prompt ...
DjeMBeY has created a custom ROM on XDA which contains stock ROM, minus the bloatware. It is pre-rooted; once you flash it, you also get root. There is also a Google Play edition if that's what you want.
Not all apps are safe to delete or disable. Most are, though.
If you are able to remove an app that came with your phone, it is safe to do so.
If you can only freeze the app, then it is in the /system directory, that is why you can not remove it. You can disable nearly any app without bad consequences - but if other apps start to crash, try to re-enable ...
Yes, there is another way :)
You are lucky because you have Android Kitkat version. Just use tool Debloater by Gatesjunior from XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/android/software/debloater-remove-carrier-bloat-t2998294
The program requires that your manufacturer USB drivers are installed for your specific device as well as the following:
Disabling the Google App (com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox) may cause the Voice Input button on some standard keyboards (including the AOSP keyboard) to not appear or not work.
Some alternate keyboards, such as TouchPal, will allow downloading a separate speech-to-text package from Google. Other keyboards, such as Swype, do not require any Google ...
You can hook the tablets one-by-one up to a computer with ADB drivers installed and USB debugging turned on in the tablets' settings, and run a .bat file with the list of stuff to disable which will look like this:
adb shell pm disable com.trash.application
adb shell pm disable com.more.bloatware
It's that easy! Root may be required depending on ...
If the apps in question appears to be user-uninstallable but keeps coming back, they might be in /vendor and /system/vendor. But if they are only available for disabling, then they're real system apps.
Either way, you'll need to gain root to access and eliminate them. As you have pointed out, unlike CM, COS doesn't come with root, so it might pose a problem.
PSNeuter and ZergRush are too old-school (2.3.x-era), no wonder why they won't work.
This is a very unpopular phone so it doesn't have a custom recovery either. If the one-clickers (usually comes with the latest exploits) won't work then you're out of luck for now.
1. All of the system apps cannot be deleted
System apps are not just apps to be used by end users, but many of them don't have any user interface and they provide some core functionality of Android OS. So you cannot remove them. E.g. SystemUI app loads basic user interface including status bar, notifications and theme, while Settings app does what the name ...
It is a 5kB app, with the package name com.evenwell.nps.
It is a system app, which i can't find an option to disable, if you have root your mileage may vary.
You could try opening up Digital Wellbeing (system > Digital Wellbeing), and setting a block on it that way, I have turned off Digital Wellbeing though, so i can't vouch for it
I have a Nokia 3.1, and ...
If you are familiar with adb and the command prompt you can remove any apps including system apps with this command:
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.evenwell.nps
com.evenwell.nps is the package name, you can see every app's package name with an app like APK Manager or Package Manager, etc
Comfirmed successfully done on my nokia 6.1
I do this for ...
You don't have to root your device for debloating.
System apps can be "uninstalled" from adb shell
adb shell pm disable --user 0 <pkgname>
(actually that will disable the app. Do this again after each factory reset)
If your device is rooted with Magisk you can remove apps from system (overlay).
Just create some empty files for the file/...
I have removed Google App on several Orignal stock ROMs without any problems. It provides a Search Bar and some other functionality which is not required for their other apps to function (Maps, Gmail, Store etc). It's a resource hog. I think in the future they will make it harder to remove it by making it integral part of their framework, but for now it's ok ...
Unlikely such a site exists and is complete. See the two links in this answer: The first currently covers 1718 apps, the second ~7,350 apps. My own site currently covers ~13,000+ apps (from multiple sources: GPlay, F-Droid, Aptoide "Apps", Xposed Repo).
Google Play covers >1 Mio apps, and I have a lot of apps not covered there (so do F-Droid (~1,800 apps) ...
If the devices are rooted then you can try ROM Toolbox Lite app.
Otherwise, I think you are out of luck since disabling applications is a feature which requires root access unless done through Settings app.
Note: Most Android builds don't consist of many pre-installed system applications. If the application is not a system application it can only be ...