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#1 Just_One_Question

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

After you root an Android smartphone, can you directly remove the Facebook pre-installed app or do you have to download an additional app such as SD Maid or ES Explorer in order to delete Facebook?

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 07:29 PM

Did you not read the article about the power of root, that I linked you to about three weeks ago? Is your ability to Google most of your questions restricted by your ISP?

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 08:02 PM

I'm sorry, I don't think you understood my question.
I meant, after you root your Android smartphone, are you able to directly delete any pre-installed app from the built-in stock Settings menu (where on unrooted devices the 'Uninstall' button is unclickable) or do you now need to use a 3d party app to uninstall Facebook, for example?

TL;DR: Does the 'Uninstall' button in Settings>Apps>Facebook become clickable as soon as you root your phone?

P.S. Thank you for your help on my previous topics once again!

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

Rooting an Android device mean giving admin rights to yourself so yes.


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Posted 11 April 2017 - 02:24 PM

One of several I found, articles from Google: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/remove-unwanted-apps-android-device/

Scroll to: Rooted? Try These Tools

Looks like they suggest using another app, after rooting. For deletions and or backups of to be deleted said apps.

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 04:05 PM

Thank you, that's precisely what I was looking for!
Too bad so few Android-related websites & articles disclose that while with Android OS you get the power of root, you need to have a generally kinda famous brand smartphone in order to root it successfully relatively easily. My Wink City S smartphone has literally 0 information about it on-line. At BC, XDA devs & Android Central nobody knew about it and neither KingRoot, nor KingoRoot worked, either on Android or via a PC. Shame... But what can I expect, it's a $66 device after all.
Anyways, thank you! :)

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Posted 11 April 2017 - 10:07 PM

Well, there's also to something else to consider (unless that's been changed since I last checked) but even if you're using a rooted device and remove system apps (and that includes most things that come with the phone) you don't free up space that becomes part of the "user area" pool.  But since I last checked this several sweets ago heaven knows what may have changed.

 

I've had two devices that I rooted and my latest, a Samsung Galaxy S7, I have not.  It's not that there can't be a number of very good reasons for rooting, but knowing why you're doing it is vital.


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Posted 12 April 2017 - 03:37 AM

But since I last checked this several sweets ago heaven knows what may have changed.

Man, you sure are hungry, lol. Funny lapsus.:lmao:

Anyways, I just wanted to tinker around and see what I can do of my phone when granted the super-user privileges, nothing in particular. I've already decided I am selling it in about a month or so, so it's not that big of a deal.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:46 AM

I also want to delete my Pre-loaded Facebook app. Is there any way of deleting this app without rooting?


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 11:54 AM

I also want to delete my Pre-loaded Facebook app. Is there any way of deleting this app without rooting?


No, there is no way of deleting pre-loaded apps. You can only disable them through Settings. :)

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 09:58 AM

Yes, you can delete the app directly no need to install a third party app for removing Facebook.

 

I'm sorry, I don't think you understood my question.
I meant, after you root your Android smartphone, are you able to directly delete any pre-installed app from the built-in stock Settings menu (where on unrooted devices the 'Uninstall' button is unclickable) or do you now need to use a 3d party app to uninstall Facebook, for example?

TL;DR: Does the 'Uninstall' button in Settings>Apps>Facebook become clickable as soon as you root your phone?

P.S. Thank you for your help on my previous topics once again!



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Posted 14 April 2017 - 01:32 PM

@elizbethsewell666 Not if the app is preinstalled by the vendor or carrier. Your statement is true if you install the app from Google Play.

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Posted 15 April 2017 - 08:49 AM

if you're using a rooted device and remove system apps (and that includes most things that come with the phone) you don't free up space that becomes part of the "user area" pool.  But since I last checked this several sweets ago heaven knows what may have changed.

Actually, it frees up the shared data storage used by apps in my phone. I am using Intex Aqua i5 which comes with Jelly Bean :)






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