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By Robi959, Senior Member on 24th August 2014, 04:08 PM
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Is it better to just disable system apps or fully delete them ?
 
 
24th August 2014, 05:19 PM |#2  
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Is it better to just disable system apps or fully delete them ?

There is ABSOLUTELY zero reason to touch any apps in /system, period. Ever. If you do, it will break OTAs, if you delete the wrong thing you'll have to reflash the ROM to recover, etc.

Settings-Apps->All, look for the ones you want to disable, do it there. If you can't disable them there, use pm disable com.app.name. If somehow you disable something critical, you can always factory reset to go back to normal.

If you touch /system, factory reset won't un-break what you did.
24th August 2014, 06:44 PM |#3  
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I use System app remover (ROOT) to delete system apps.
24th August 2014, 07:57 PM |#4  
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I always delete apps I dont use and want by deleting them from /system/app and /system/priv-app and I never had any problem or issue with it.

Also, currently, I use CloudyStock so I dont worry about OTA incompatibility.
24th August 2014, 08:58 PM |#5  
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More better is to disable or freeze unused apps. Why to delete? If you delete any essentially app from system your phone can be damaged.

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Yes i think same maybe is better just disable apps. They will not work and that is it. Maybe phone when we delete some app trying to find that app and just cause problems. With disable is more secure..
25th August 2014, 12:32 AM |#7  
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I always delete what I don't want from my phone rather than simply disabling the apps. Of course, I've been tinkering with my phones for years, so I know what I'm doing. I also don't take OTA updates, so ruining the ability to do so is not a concern for me.
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More better is to disable or freeze unused apps. Why to delete? If you delete any essentially app from system your phone can be damaged.

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Why yes, deleting stuff like Chrome, Google+, Maps or any other app that can be downloaded from the Play Store will certainly damage the phone.
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Why yes, deleting stuff like Chrome, Google+, Maps or any other app that can be downloaded from the Play Store will certainly damage the phone.

Chrome, Maps, Google + is not esentialy apps. Dont be ironic, try to be helpfull or keep thread clean

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