To uninstall an application that you have installed on your Android device on Google Play is simple. But and if it wasn’t you who installed it? And if the application that you are trying to remove is one of those that came pre-installed on your device, provided by the manufacturer, your service provider, or as part of own Android? The removal of system applications unwanted from Android can be tricky, but not impossible.
Why Delete Apps From the System?
Before you start deleting apps, however, you should spend a few moments considering just why you want to get them out of your phone.
For example, it may be that they are taking up too much of your home screen. If this is the case, then, tap and hold and dragging to the Remove box at the top of the screen, you should take them out of the way.
On the other hand, these applications can be considered “bloatware” and use valuable resources of your phone. The games pre-installed can take up space in storage, while applications connected to the Internet can use your allowance of data. These applications can even record and/or upload information that you would prefer that it would not be possible. And besides all that, there is the impact on battery life.
Unfortunately, removing these apps is not as easy as it could be, but there are methods for both devices with or without root.
Remover App System for Devices with Root
For those who have root on their phones with a paid app, or through the procedures described on forums and websites on the internet, the options are well varied to uninstall the apps system your Android. After you make the root of your device, simply go in Google Play and choose an app to uninstall system apps. There are several options, and our recommendation is that you choose only the ones that have the most downloads and the best reviews in the Play Store. This way, you can still ensure the security of your device.
But do not forget to ensure that you are not deleting an app essential to the functioning of your device. Search in Google the name of the app to know the function and to know if it is or not Bloatware, or is, an app system that isn’t good for much of anything besides take up space.
Remove App of the System on Devices Not Rooteados
Deleting applications is not possible in the majority of cases, but what you can do is disable them. You should go to Settings -> Device -> Applications and find the application you want to remove. Select Force stop and then Disable. You may not be able to delete the application, but it will stop running on your phone, never to be seen again until you perform a formatting to factory settings. In most cases, to disable and hide an application is undesirable as good as removal.
But if removal is what you want to do without having to perform the root, the procedure is a little tricky, but completely possible.
Install the USB drivers for your device, searching on the website of the manufacturer. Download the ADB and the SDK for your operating system particular (Windows, Mac, Linux) from the official site of the Android. Extract the zip file in a folder that you can access quickly.
On your phone, go to Settings and tap About phone. Find build number and tap it 7 times to enable developer options.
Now, go to the developer options and find USB debugging. You should enable this option.
Plug your phone into your computer and change it to the mode “load” for the mode “file transfer (MTP)”.
On your computer, navigate to the directory where you extracted the binary ADB.
Start a command prompt in the folder ADB. For Windows users, this can be done by keeping Shift pressed and clicking with the right mouse button and selecting the option “open command prompt here”.
When you are in the command prompt, type the following command:
You will see that the system is starting the ADB daemon. If this is your first time running the ADB, you will see a prompt on your phone asking you to authorize a connection with the computer. Grant this.
Now, if you re-run the command adb devices, the terminal will print the serial number of your device. If so, then you are ready to move forward.Type the following command:
Run the command:
pm list packages | grep <OEM/Carrier/Application Name>
To find the names of the packages. you also can easily find the package name of a system app installed by installing the application to the App Inspector on your phone. It is better to do it this way so that you know exactly what is the application name of the application that you are about to uninstall.
Step 1: tap on the “apps List”
Step 2: Find the app that you want to have deleted
Step 3: Find the package name under the Name of the application (for example, “with.huawei.compass”)
Run the command like this:
pm uninstall-k –user 0 <package name>
To uninstall an application specific system. As a warning, uninstalling system apps can be very dangerous, so know what you are deleting before you complete these steps. Failure to do so may result in your phone becoming unusable until you perform a formatting to factory settings. Of course, when you remove any system application, another application of the system that you can depend on him also can stop working, so be careful with what you remove. But if something goes wrong, you can always perform a format to bring things back to how they were.
Do not Forget the Custom ROMs
There is another solution to remove unwanted apps from your Android device: install a custom ROM. Although it may take a little research to find out which new ROM will meet your needs, the solution can leave you with a version of Android that you can keep a control particularly close.
The OmniROM and Paranoid Android are two examples of custom ROMs that are designed for users with attention to performance and privacy, and these are two main reasons why you may want to end up with the bloatware on your phone. You should definitely consider these an option, especially if you already have root on your device.
What is your choice? How to remove apps from the system on your Android?