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For those with the S5e wanting to debloat your tablet without rooting I have some, hopefully, useful info.

I used the app Package Disabler Pro+ (Samsung) by policedeveloper available on Play Store here https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...g.batteryaddon

But for those with better skills and a computer, using adb's 'pm uninstall -k --user 0 <package name>' is an option, too.

IMPORTANT: You won't really know the true effects of your disabling til you restart the tablet! On the other hand, it seems that undisabling (re-enabling?) takes effect immediately.

I did a web search and found an .xml file that had packages disabled on a Galaxy S10 or S8. Unfortunately I don't remember from where I got the file but this and other files are available in my shared pCloud folder https://bit.ly/2VXRoLt You'll find below files, among others, there:

disabledpackages-Package Disabler Pro+ DEFAULT ALL BLOATWARE-46ofthem.xml
>>The default packages using 'Disable all Bloatware' option in Package Disabler Pro+

disabledpackages-S8orS10-125ofthem.xml
>>The file I found. When I used this the tablet UI slowed to a crawl. From my previous experimentation I suspected that disabling the phone apps was the culprit. I was right, and am currently using my tablet without any discernable issues using the xml file below. Obviously, examine the file before using it to see if it fits your needs. For instance, I don't use Bixby, so I disabled it.
[EDIT] File deleted.

disabledpackages-WORKINGFINE-SOMEphoneStuffReEnabled-119ofthem.xml
>>The file I exported from Package Disabler Pro+ after reenabling some packages.
[EDIT] Replaced by disabledpackages133-OK.xml

Below are the packages I reenabled in order to get the tab back to 'normal'. I'll continue with experimentation to see which one(s) are causing the slow-down, and report back here.
Code:
00001  <importExportSetting>     
00002     <disabledPackages class="java.util.ArrayList">     
00003        <string>com.android.carrierconfig</string>     
00004        <string>com.android.carrierdefaultapp</string>     
00005        <string>com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim</string>          
00006        <string>com.android.phone</string>     
00007        <string>com.android.providers.telephony</string>     
00008        <string>com.samsung.android.dialer</string>     
00009        <string>com.samsung.android.providers.contacts</string>     
00010        <string>com.sec.phone</string>     
00011     </disabledPackages>     
00012  </importExportSetting>
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Few More Packages Disabled
Here are some more. Haven't really messed with the phone stuff yet, but this addition brings total disabled packages to 126.
Code:
+00024        <string>com.qualcomm.qti.qms.service.connectionsecurity</string>     
+00025        <string>com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent</string>     
+00064        <string>com.samsung.android.kgclient</string>     
+00076        <string>com.android.chrome</string>     
+00101        <string>com.sec.android.soagent</string>     
+00120        <string>com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload</string>     
+00123        <string>com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch</string>
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Figured Out What Caused Slow UI
With further testing I figured out that com.android.providers.telephony DIALER STORAGEis what was causing slowness. Who'd a thunk it?

This is probably my last post in this thread, and present below what I currently have disabled while maintaining, for me, full functionality. In my case 'full funtionality' means no Bixby, Knox, Phone stuff, Telemetry (as far as I can using this method), most Samsung bloat as well as a few other things. I'll continue experimenting, though.

My choices might not meet everyone's needs, but they work for me. Use the code below as a starting point, and, Happy Deloating!
Code:
<importExportSetting>
   <disabledPackages class="java.util.ArrayList">
      <string>android.autoinstalls.config.samsung</string>
      <string>com.android.bookmarkprovider</string>
      <string>com.android.calllogbackup</string>
      <string>com.android.carrierconfig</string>
      <string>com.android.carrierdefaultapp</string>
      <string>com.android.chrome</string>
      <string>com.android.cts.ctsshim</string>
      <string>com.android.cts.priv.ctsshim</string>
      <string>com.android.dreams.basic</string>
      <string>com.android.dreams.phototable</string>
      <string>com.android.hotwordenrollment.okgoogle</string>
      <string>com.android.hotwordenrollment.xgoogle</string>
      <string>com.android.managedprovisioning</string>
      <string>com.android.phone</string>
      <string>com.android.printspooler</string>
      <string>com.android.providers.partnerbookmarks</string>
      <string>com.android.server.telecom</string>
      <string>com.android.sharedstoragebackup</string>
      <string>com.android.simappdialog</string>
      <string>com.android.stk</string>
      <string>com.android.wallpaper.livepicker</string>
      <string>com.android.wallpapercropper</string>
      <string>com.audible.application</string>
      <string>com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus</string>
      <string>com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels</string>
      <string>com.dsi.ant.server</string>
      <string>com.dsi.ant.service.socket</string>
      <string>com.google.android.apps.maps</string>
      <string>com.google.android.apps.turbo</string>
      <string>com.google.android.gm</string>
      <string>com.google.android.googlequicksearchbox</string>
      <string>com.google.android.setupwizard</string>
      <string>com.google.android.syncadapters.calendar</string>
      <string>com.google.android.syncadapters.contacts</string>
      <string>com.google.android.tts</string>
      <string>com.google.android.youtube</string>
      <string>com.knox.vpn.proxyhandler</string>
      <string>com.microsoft.skydrive</string>
      <string>com.monotype.android.font.foundation</string>
      <string>com.osp.app.signin</string>
      <string>com.qualcomm.qti.qms.service.connectionsecurity</string>
      <string>com.qualcomm.qti.qms.service.telemetry</string>
      <string>com.samsung.aasaservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.advp.imssettings</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.aircommandmanager</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.allshare.service.fileshare</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.allshare.service.mediashare</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.facear.preload</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.camera.sticker.stamp.preload</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.galaxyfinder</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.reminder</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.settings.bixby</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.social</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.spage</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.app.watchmanagerstub</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.authfw</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.bbc.bbcagent</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.beaconmanager</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.bio.face.service</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.bixby.service</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.calendar</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.clipboarduiservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.contacts</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.dialer</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.dqagent</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.easysetup</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.emojiupdater</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.fmm</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.game.gamehome</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.game.gametools</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.game.gos</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.homemode</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.incallui</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.kgclient</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.kidsinstaller</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.knox.analytics.uploader</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.knox.containeragent</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.knox.containercore</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.knox.containerdesktop</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.location</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.lool</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.mdecservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.mdm</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.messaging</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.mobileservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.net.wifi.wifiguider</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.provider.stickerprovider</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.samsungpass</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.scloud</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.securitylogagent</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.smartface</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.smartswitchassistant</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.stickercenter</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.tadownloader</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.video</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.visionintelligence</string>
      <string>com.samsung.android.wellbeing</string>
      <string>com.samsung.app.newtrim</string>
      <string>com.samsung.clipboardsaveservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.cmh</string>
      <string>com.samsung.ims.smk</string>
      <string>com.samsung.knox.keychain</string>
      <string>com.samsung.knox.securefolder</string>
      <string>com.samsung.mlp</string>
      <string>com.samsung.oh</string>
      <string>com.samsung.safetyinformation</string>
      <string>com.samsung.sec.android.application.csc</string>
      <string>com.samsung.SMT</string>
      <string>com.samsung.storyservice</string>
      <string>com.samsung.systemui.bixby2</string>
      <string>com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch.withoutcornerround</string>
      <string>com.samsung.systemui.hidenotch</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.app.billing</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.app.chromecustomizations</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.app.samsungapps</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.app.SecSetupWizard</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.daemonapp</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.easyMover.Agent</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.mimage.gear360editor</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.mimage.photoretouching</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.soagent</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.splitsound</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.uibcvirtualsoftkey</string>
      <string>com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps</string>
      <string>com.sec.bcservice</string>
      <string>com.sec.enterprise.knox.cloudmdm.smdms</string>
      <string>com.sec.enterprise.mdm.services.simpin</string>
      <string>com.sec.factory</string>
      <string>com.sec.phone</string>
      <string>com.sec.spp.push</string>
      <string>com.wssyncmldm</string>
      <string>flipboard.boxer.app</string>
   </disabledPackages>
</importExportSetting>
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Did all of this work result in anything positive? Less memory use? Snappier UI? Less dandruff?
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Originally Posted by yRdcMIbiR6

Did all of this work result in anything positive? Less memory use? Snappier UI? Less dandruff?

Whiter teeth 🦷 and better sleep 💤 Actually, for me it's all about not letting someone else dictate what my tablet does, and what information is 'shared' (stolen, is how I view it). For instance, this thing has a telemetry function. I don't care what kind of telemetry it is, I din't want it. Also, this thing is not a phone and I don't use it for phone-like activities, so I don't want it to try to act like a phone, with all the activity in the background. I could go on and on, but...

To answer your question, no noticeable increase in performance. I do, however, enjoy the benefits I mentioned in the first sentence—except for the 'whiter teeth' thing.

I will root this tablet and then have full control—lots and lots of deleting files and folders. I can hardly wait!
4th June 2019, 10:27 PM |#6  
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I just got this tablet today, my last one was a Galaxy Tab S 10.5 before switching to a Surface Pro.

I missed Android multitasking and the apps which I'm pleased to have back but what's not nice is the amount of clutter that still exists in Samsung's ROMs.

I hope we can get AOSP or Lineage ported to this as One UI sucks.

The hardware is beast though. I'm going to give that app you suggested a try. Thanks.
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I'm going to give that app you suggested a try. Thanks.

I agree. This my my first large-screen tablet—8.4" before—and I love it! The app works quite well. It is what allowed me to experiment. When I root, even if I don't install a custom ROM—I have no problem with the OneUI, uh, UI—I'll know what to start with, uninstall-wise.

One thing I don't like is inability to use Substratum—at least for now. If you find a way to theme this tablet please let us know.
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I did end up caving and buying that package disabler, used your latest script and re-enabled some apps.

Found that now the icons are missing from the notifications drop down which is fantastic! It was cluttered.

Couple of things to note:

Dolby Atmos has gone, I used this when watching Netflix as it did make a difference.

One UI Home app, also known as com.sec.android.app.launcher, when disabled will give you the stock Android multitasking which is fantastic! I use Evie launcher so I would RECOMMEND you have a different launcher installed before doing this.

I've done a quick search for the Atmos app but no luck so far, if you have any ideas?


Thanks!
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Originally Posted by flyboyovyick

I did end up caving and buying that package disabler, used your latest script and re-enabled some apps.

Found that now the icons are missing from the notifications drop down which is fantastic! It was cluttered.

Couple of things to note:

Dolby Atmos has gone, I used this when watching Netflix as it did make a difference.

One UI Home app, also known as com.sec.android.app.launcher, when disabled will give you the stock Android multitasking which is fantastic! I use Evie launcher so I would RECOMMEND you have a different launcher installed before doing this.

I've done a quick search for the Atmos app but no luck so far, if you have any ideas?


Thanks!

Good to hear someone is benefiting from this!

I hadn't done anything where the audio was of concern, so I didn't notice. I just installed a few games though, RealRacing 3 being one of them, so now I care! No ideas, so I'll have to do some researching.

Thanks for the OneUI info. I use Nova Prime and frequently try out other ones, 'hyperion' being the latest, even though it force closes on opening—it bugs me that I can't easily get a proper log. Love Evie for my phone.

BTW, the link at https://bit.ly/2VXRoLt has my disabledpackages133-OK.xml file, which has all the changes in one file.

[EDIT] Reenabled OneUI cuz I like the way recents are shown.
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Good to hear someone is benefiting from this!

I hadn't done anything where the audio was of concern, so I didn't notice. I just installed a few games though, RealRacing 3 being one of them, so now I care! No ideas, so I'll have to do some researching.

Thanks for the OneUI info. I use Nova Prime and frequently try out other ones, 'hyperion' being the latest, even though it force closes on opening—it bugs me that I can't easily get a proper log. Love Evie for my phone.

Yes thank you for sharing it.

Atmos is missing from the notification quick toggles and in the Settings under Sound > Advanced Settings. Will have to look through the disabled apps. Have you since uninstalled the apps completely?

Just need to get that working now. Had an issue with Evie when rotating to portrait, it would leave half the screen white for some reason so now I have moved to Nova Launcher which works flawlessly.

My tablet does feel quicker now, I have all the animations turned off in Developer Options. Especially on boot it's not lagging, ready to go sooner. I've even got the 6GB/128GB version.
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Yes thank you for sharing it.

Atmos is missing from the notification quick toggles and in the Settings under Sound > Advanced Settings. Will have to look through the disabled apps. Have you since uninstalled the apps completely?

Just need to get that working now. Had an issue with Evie when rotating to portrait, it would leave half the screen white for some reason so now I have moved to Nova Launcher which works flawlessly.

My tablet does feel quicker now, I have all the animations turned off in Developer Options. Especially on boot it's not lagging, ready to go sooner. I've even got the 6GB/128GB version.

Haven't uninstalled anything yet.

Just checked, and Atmos is there for me—able to change settings for it, too.

Here's something you could try—do a file compare between what you have disabled, and my '133-ok' list, which is still working fime for me. I've been using DiffTool the File Compare Tool from Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...d=com.difftool to compare what I had newly disabled with what I had previously disabled. The interface and usage is a bit clunky (the dev has stated something to the effect of "it's a tool, not a beauty pageant"). HINTS: Use the compare TEXT files, then save the results using the 💾 icon to be able to use a text editor to see the results.

Please let us know what you find.

[EDIT] I f you find a better way to compare files on Android I'd sure like to know about it.
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