Some manufacturers do not hesitate to add countless completely unnecessary applications to their phones. These preinstalled software (also called Bloatware) supposed to increase the user experience have an impact on the performance of phones and unnecessarily consume data. Here is a trick to delete them without going through a computer.
Say stop to preinstalled apps on Android
The Android mobile operating system has the advantage of offering a high level of customization. Some manufacturers take the opportunity to modify the user interface and add some additional features developed in-house by their team of engineers.
Unfortunately, it often happens that these overlays disappoint users, particularly in terms of ergonomics. Extensive menus, hidden settings, many people do not understand.
And as if that were not enough, some brands have been having fun for a few years now by filling the memory of their smartphones with preinstalled applications. Problem, this bloatware uses a significant amount of storage space and is very difficult to remove. You will find in this link some advice for eliminate this preinstalled software.
Unfortunately, most of these methods prove to be insufficient. Although disabled, bloatware remains in device memory. These bulky software impact the performance of smartphones by artificially reducing available storage space.
Eliminate bloatware without root
Many users wonder if there are any methods to permanently remove this bloatware. Unfortunately these apps are proving difficult to eradicate. By taking a short tour in the settings of your smartphone, you will be surprised to see that the uninstall button is grayed out (disabled).
Fortunately, thanks to the wireless debugging feature introduced on Android version 9, it is now possible to uninstall any preinstalled application without using a computer and without having the rights root.
Warning, this guide allows you to remove the applications provided by the smartphone manufacturer. This can in some cases cause malfunctions or instabilities on the phone. The author of this article and Prodigemobile cannot be held responsible for any problems, blockages or malfunctions following the use of this guide.
Before starting, you will need to make sure you have enabled options for developers. Once this step is validated, don’t forget to enable wireless debugging.
- Open your smartphone settings
- Click on system then on advanced preferences
- Open options for developers
- Scroll down to the debugging section
- Press the switch placed in front of the heading Wireless Debugging
Important detail, on some devices this feature can only be activated if you are connected via Wi-Fi. Similarly, it sometimes happens that manufacturers remove this feature from their smartphones. If that’s the case on your phone, this guide won’t work for you.
Uninstall preinstalled software
There is a lot of software on the net that is supposed to eradicate bloatware. But few are really effective. This method has the disadvantage of being long and complicated but the results are there.
- Download the app from the Play Store Package Name Viewer
- Then open the utility
- Use the search function to find the name of the application package you want to uninstall
- Copy the name then paste it into a text editor
- Keep only the text string between the mention package: and launcher:
- Delete everything else
Your app package should have a name like com.google.android.apps.photos. Obviously the latter differs depending on the apps to uninstall. Now let’s move on to the next step, namely installing the local ADB shell
- Download the app LADB from the Play Store
- The version available on the Google store is chargeable (2.89 euros)
- During the first launch you will be asked to allow USB debugging, click on the always allow button
- Then activate split screen mode on your smartphone
- Put the LADB application on one side and your smartphone settings on the other
- Open developer options and click on wireless debugging mode
- Then pair the device with the pairing code you will find on the LADB app
- If the operation was successful you will receive a wireless connected debugging notification
Now all you have to do is enter the Shell command to delete the application of your choice. Important detail, uninstalled apps will reappear automatically if you reset your phone.
Another important point to know, the removal of preinstalled software can cause malfunctions or bugs. So remember to make a complete backup of your data before embarking on this adventure.