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).

  • @MisterD@lemmy.ca
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    217 months ago

    The key part:

    You can’t brick your device, worst case it falls into a boot loop and after 5 reboots it will factory reset.

    • @Booteille@lemmy.ml
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      Actually you can brick it. You need to check recommendations from users in the note part of the app and never uninstall something you’re not sure about. Especially on Xiaomi and Huawei phones which are, from my experiences, the hardest to clean without breaking a phone.

      Also, I don’t remember if it’s Huawei or Xiaomi but on phones from one of this brand, you need to remember the google account bound to the phone for do a factory reset on it.

      Edit: Anyway this app is amazing and helps a lot. For some reasons, some apps won’t be uninstalled through this app, on some phones versions. In these cases, you can still use adb to uninstall it.

  • @forensic_potato@lemmy.world
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    97 months ago

    Definetly recommend this as well! There’s also a list of suggested apps to remove if unsure of which to keep, as well as an explanation of what each app does

  • @codenul@lemmy.ml
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    77 months ago

    Been able to do this for some time via Adb shell. Nice to see a proper app that handles the commands

  • @MotherFlocker@jlai.lu
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    37 months ago

    It could be helpful about unloading some crap though It does say that “system apps cannot be truly uninstalled without root”.

  • Polar
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    17 months ago

    How about buying a phone that doesn’t come with all that shit pre-installed?

      • Polar
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        77 months ago

        I mean pixel doesn’t, and they’re unlockable and rootable from day 1.

          • Polar
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            07 months ago

            And you can root and install a custom ROM day 1.

            • @miss_brainfart@lemmy.ml
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              27 months ago

              Which is something I’d expect people who visit this community to do anyway, so fair enough.

              Still though, call me a purist for saying that, but Google takes AOSP and puts their own apps on top, that’s technically bloatware imo.

              To be fair, Googles’ apps are actually useful at least. Can’t say that about the stuff some other manufacturers preinstall.

      • Polar
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        67 months ago

        A pixel? None of that comes pre-installed and it’s one of the only devices that comes with the ability to unlock it and flash a custom ROM day 1.

        • 🧟‍♂️ Cadaver
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          Not everybody lives with gold coming out of their hands. Some of us have shitty phones because either we don’t want to invest in an expensive one or we are too poor for that.

          • Polar
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            07 months ago

            Okay?

            Someone asked which phone, I replied.

              • Polar
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                07 months ago

                What?

                My answer is valid. A Pixel is a phone that doesn’t come with bloat and allows you to root and flash a custom ROM on release day.

                Sounds like you’re a little challenged, so I’ll forgive you. Have a great day today, sport!

    • T (they/she)
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      27 months ago

      In the perfect universe all people have access to phones without bloatware. Unfortunately this isn’t one.

      • Polar
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        37 months ago

        Yea, I pay for mine. The fuck is this entitled ass comment about?

        • @Perfide@reddthat.com
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          You’re the fucking entitled one, bro. My phone cost $100, good for you that you can afford a Pixel, the cheapest Pixel is over 3x what my phone costs.

          • Polar
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            27 months ago

            Entitled? I never asked anyone to buy me a phone. Go be angry elsewhere. The fuck 😂