Originally Posted by Caseyk621
Well if you take OTA while app is either frozen or disabled it works no problem. If you uninstall it it will fail.
Also uninstalling a system app will free up space in ram. Suggesting that is gone. Freezing/disabling will not.
Explain how these are the same.
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I think you misunderstood what I meant. When I said "as if it was uninstalled from the system" I only meant that if you browsed the apps in the settings menu said app would not exist anywhere in that menu, but the actual file would still be in /system/app or /system/priv-app, that is why OTAs are not an issue as the system verification sees the files are still there.
"Freezing" will not free up any user storage space since most apps you freeze reside in /system which doesn't count as user space. but it will certainly free up RAM as the frozen application is not allowed to run.
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