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[Q] Help : Unable to uninstall Hangouts from S4 mini GT-I9195

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8th January 2014, 03:14 PM   |  #1  
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I recently got this Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9195. Its shipped with Android 4.2.2
The device is not rooted yet,
When i go to application manager -> Hangouts
i do not see uninstall button. All what I see is, 'Force Stop' & 'Turn Off'

I want to uninstall this annoying app and want to use Google Talk. I do have Gtalk APK with me.
When I try to install it, it says App cant be installed,

Could anyone please guide me through. Many thanks in Advance.
9th January 2014, 05:25 AM   |  #2  
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I think you should turn off first can you upload the apk you have to test it on my rooted hangouts free phone
9th January 2014, 05:54 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by fburgos

I think you should turn off first can you upload the apk you have to test it on my rooted hangouts free phone


hi fburgos,
thanks..
could you please let me kmow how do i post .apk here?
and well, i have tested on galaxy note with android 4.2.2
only difference here is it was shipped with gtalk installed, i updated to hangouts. uninstalled it now and installed gtalk back.
but my new device s4 mini 9195 has been shipped with hangouts as preinstalled app and hence the trouboe.
any help / suggestions here??
10th January 2014, 12:20 AM   |  #4  
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Upload it to any host
10th January 2014, 04:24 PM   |  #5  
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Upload it to any host

fburgos,
finally i found the way to insert link here. Sorry for my bad
you can download and check .apk from here.


http://code.google.com/p/sawsan-andr...1.2-509230.apk

google still supports Google talk.
I have same on my Galaxy Note which has got it pre-installed.
I am just not opting for the update play store prompts me to do and this is how I can enjoy gtalk
Please help
11th January 2014, 01:16 PM   |  #6  
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Firat you can't uninstall hangouts because it's a system app, and turning off dond't let you install talk.
Your apk works fine on my phone.

The only way to uninstall a system app is to have root access
11th January 2014, 03:24 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by fburgos

Firat you can't uninstall hangouts because it's a system app, and turning off dond't let you install talk.
Your apk works fine on my phone.

The only way to uninstall a system app is to have root access

Thanks fburgos,

I am going to perform root by using post given by arco68 sir. Lets hope everything works out fine.

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