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Is there a safe way to uninstall carrier bloatwares?


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#1 Pat(rick)

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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

Is there a safe way to uninstall carrier bloatwares? Currently, I have them disable. Is it possible to uninstall them?

 

My phone (S8) is currently unlocked.



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Posted 28 December 2017 - 12:53 PM

Two things:

 

1.  Is the device rooted?   It would have to be in order for you to remove what you propose to remove.

 

2.  What is it that you're hoping to gain?  I ask only because many expect that they will have additional space they can use for user downloaded apps but those are placed in a different area than system apps (which bloatware still is) and if that's what you're looking for then there's little to be gained.

 

You may also wish to consider asking this question on a fully Android-focused forum site such as xda-developers.com, Android Forums, or similar as the depth of the knowledge bench for this sort of thing is much deeper on Android-focused forum sites.


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Posted 29 December 2017 - 12:38 PM

How can I know it is rooted or not?

 

I think you are right. Go too far to uninstall them to gain a little space is not worth much the effort.



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Posted 29 December 2017 - 02:44 PM

If you didn't root the device it's not rooted.

 

Unlocked generally means not tied to any specific carrier's network and able to accept a SIM card for any carrier's (or most carriers') network.

 

No devices come rooted by default, at least none that I've ever encountered.  Rooting (and I've done this on multiple devices) also voids your warranty, so I don't do it on any phone that's still under warranty.  

 

Which rooter software/root exploit one uses will vary based upon the device itself and/or the version of Android it's running.


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    ~ Ruth Marcus,  November 10, 2017, in Washington Post article, Bannon is right: It’s no coincidence The Post broke the Moore story


 

 

 

              

 





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