Bloatware (Some default system Apps that can’t be uninstalled) on Android are always problematic in some of the other ways but the only reason to bear them is the hesitation of taking risk of rooting. Rooting is a double-edged sword that offers privileged administrative access unlike unrooted phones but voids the device warranty forever. Although, some of the apps can be disabled without root disabling doesn’t mean the uninstallation.
It won’t bring much changes in terms of storage space, battery drainage and device performance. So, hitherto if you’re put up with bloatware, forget about rooting because in this tech article you’ll get to know about deleting the bloatware permanently on Android smartphones without any root access. All you have to do is just make click on the download button.
Few Requirements Before We Proceed
- Install ‘App Inspector’ app from Google Play Store. This tells the file path of the Apps to uninstall.
- Enable USB debugging. Read how:
- Go to ‘Settings’ >
- Scroll down to find ‘About phone’ >
- Tap ‘Build Number’ for 7 times in a row.
- A screen showing developer options will appear.
- Enable ‘USB debugging’ there.
- Install ADB tool on your PC. This helps in executing commands on Android using the PC.
How To Wipeout All the Android Bloatware Without Root Access
- Open the ‘App Inspector’ application as mentioned above.
- In the list of apps, go to the app that needs to be uninstalled.
- Make note of the App path.
- Connect the PC and Android phone through USB cable.
- When connected, go with the ‘Transfer files’ option in order to transfer the files between Android and PC.
- From the ‘Start’ menu, go to ‘Command Prompt’ app.
- Enter the code – “adb devices”
- To activate the shell mode, enter the code – “adb shell”.
- Copy this command 👉 “pm uninstall -k –user 0 <name of package>”
- In place of <name of package>, write the path of the app which is to be uninstalled. You’ve noted this path in
- step 3 above.
- Hit ‘Enter’ key.
- Wait for the ‘Success’ message.
- And, soon the app will be uninstalled.
To get back the uninstalled system apps, simply ‘Factory reset’ your Android phone. All the previous apps will be back.
Be it fast battery consumption or it’s about the limitation of storage space, removing bloatware is always a good workaround. There’re a lot of techniques to get rid of it for a rooted Android phone but if you prefer not to root, the above-explained method is ultimate. Hope it helps in clearing all the clutter of unwanted apps.
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