If you have a carrier exclusive device or an Android phone from an OEM from who likes to throw in a lot of Bloatware, then you’re at the right place. As it might be taking too much space in the internal storage or you already have a better alternative for that app and its lying in your app drawer for no reason.
To get rid of the carrier bloatware from your devices, just follow the following steps and make sure you have the USB drivers downloaded and installed on your PC. As well as, you need the ADB fast boot also installed on your PC, you can download the ADB fast boot file from the given link below.
Things you need to download
You need to download USB drivers for your respective device.
Download ADB Fast Boot Tools
How to uninstall/hide system bloatware on your Android device
- First, you need to enable the developer option on your phone
- To enable it, go to Settings > About Phone > And then Tap on the build number 7 times, till it says you’re now a developer
- Next, again navigate back to Settings > and you’ll see a new option called developer options, tap on it and scroll down to the Debugging
- Now, just enable the USB debugging option
- After that, connect your device to your PC
- At this time you should be ready with the USB drivers and the ADB fastboot tools installed on your system
- If again asked to enable USB debugging just do it
- Now, go to the adb fastboot folder
- Once, you’re into adb fastboot folder, just press the SHIFT key + Right Click, and you’ll see a pop menu
- In the pop-menu, select the option Open Command here
ADB doesn’t have a universal command prompt access, so it’s necessary that you open command prompt in the adb folder or, just open the ADB fastboot.exe
- Once, the Command Prompt is opened, Type this command to check the connected ADB device to your PC: Type the Command: adb devices
- Next, enter this command —> adb shell
Here you’ll see your device named listed waiting for the next command, in this case, it shows the codename of my moto x 2
- Now you need that App Inspector because it will tell us the package name as we need to know it to enter it into the ADB command prompting
app inspector img 1
- Next, after you know what app you have to get rid of, just remember or write down the package name as we’ll need it, now!To uninstall the app type this command:
pm uninstall –k —user 0 <name of package>In this case, I uninstalled the Google Play Movies and TV app, and its package name is com.google.android.videos and when pressed entered, I got rid of it, and the confirmation shows Success!
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.videos
- And you’re done, if this didn’t show success than follow the step again, also check your USB drivers are installed, and the connection between your device and the PC.
Now, you might think you could get rid of your phone’s System web-view, OEM notifications or any other necessary system app; then you better be careful as this might cause your Android device to become unstable as these apps are needed in the background to get things right on your system.