I just discovered this amazing app! It lets you remove (or just disable) preinstalled apps like Facebook, Netflix, etc. and system apps like samsung knox apps, diagnostic, bixby, and even One UI (but you must have installed other launcher). You can’t brick your device, worst case it falls into a boot loop and after 5 reboots it will factory reset.

Debloating your device will make it faster, more private and more secure (less atack surface).

  • @JubilantJaguar
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    5 months ago

    Is this better, or just quicker, than going thru the apps in Settings>Apps one by one and hitting “Uninstall” “Uninstall” or “Disable” whenever the button is available?

    • @[email protected]
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      125 months ago

      Not every app is graphical. Not all can be disabled.

      Using “package manager” from F-Droid you can list them and simply use adb uninstall --user 0 APP for all apps. Copy paste, appname, thats it.

      Just be sure to keep the logs to reinstall when needed?

    • @[email protected]
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      85 months ago

      some apps are installed by your system. you can only “disable” them through the settings but not uninstall them.

      • @JubilantJaguar
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        35 months ago

        Yes yes I understand that. But is this ADB trick anything other than a time-saver? As you say, they cannot be uninstalled either way.

          • @JubilantJaguar
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            25 months ago

            Right. I’ve even done that in the past. Would be nice to see the evidence that uninstalling is any more useful than disabling.