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GUIDE: Note 9 Debloat & Customization "Beast Mode" *NO ROOT REQUIRED*

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By akafaze, Senior Member on 24th August 2018, 05:04 AM
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*Disclaimer*
Use these customization tools at your own risk! I'm not responsible for any damage that may happen to your phone.

I'm a big Samsung fan, but I'm not a fan of the animations/UI/bloatware that slows down my phone! So I'd like to share my "Beast Mode" Note 9! I've used these mods since the S8+ in 2017 and 2 days on the Note 9, on the S8+ I've installed OTA updates from my carrier with no issues since release but please proceed with caution per the disclaimer.

All these custom modifications require ADB and the latest Samsung USB Drivers.
How to enable USB debugging and disable Animations: On your Galaxy please go into Settings > About phone > Software information > Tab on Build number 10 times > Go back to main settings page and scroll to the very bottom > Developer options > Enable USB debugging > *OPTIONAL* Scroll down and disable Window animation, Transition animation, Animator duration scale

How to install ADB and setup ADB commands: https://www.addictivetips.com/window...and-adb-tools/
Samsung USB Drivers: https://developer.samsung.com/galaxy...er-for-windows


Uninstalling Bloatware
You can completely remove bloatware from the system permanently using ADB commands. Package list from the Play Store will show all the installed apps/services on your phone for removal, linked below is a list of bloatware that are safe to remove and you can remove the remainder using Package List (CAUTION: Uninstalling some apps/services may cause force closes and unresponsive apps).
Tutorial: https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/
Safe to remove list: https://forum.xda-developers.com/sho...1&postcount=23
Package List app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...el.packagelist


Hiding the Status and Navigation Bar, disabling the Navigation Bar and enabling iPhone X Gestures
You can enjoy your beautiful display without worrying about burn-in from the Status Bar and Navigation by hiding them through enabling Immersive Mode with ADB, after enabling this you'll just have to swipe from the top or bottom of the screen to display the hidden Status/Nav bar. If you want to install a custom bottom bar navigation gesture like the iPhone X, it can be annoying seeing the (hidden)stock Navigation bar everytime you swipe up, luckily these Gesture apps also have the feature to completely disable the stock Navigation bar so it will never appear. I've tested many Gesture Apps and there are 2 that I recommend.
Hiding the Status/Navigation Bar: https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...eeded-0177297/
Gesture Controls app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ntrol&hl=en_US
Navigation Gestures app: https://www.xda-developers.com/navig...one-x-app-xda/


Samsung Gestures and Updated Recent Apps look aka "Samsung Android P"
Samsung uses the Edge screen for navigation gestures instead of the bottom, also they have updated the recent apps to look more like Android P. Linked is a Youtube video that showcases these "Samsung Android P" features, but do not download them using the links in the Youtube description. The links in the Youtube description are outdated versions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Q38DoGTX4M
How to download: You can download these in the Galaxy Apps store. Search "One Hand Operation +" and "Good Lock 2018".



Enjoy!
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24th August 2018, 01:52 PM |#2  
noob question here , can that flipboard app be removed using this method? I didn't seem to find it in the lists of safe to remove apps. I also could have missed it. if I understand it right , by using this process I can remove any app without having to have root , or "tripping knox" .
24th August 2018, 05:40 PM |#3  
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noob question here , can that flipboard app be removed using this method? I didn't seem to find it in the lists of safe to remove apps. I also could have missed it. if I understand it right , by using this process I can remove any app without having to have root , or "tripping knox" .

Yes, the flipboard app can be removed as well as other apps. The worst thing that will happen if something does get removed and it was necessary for another app/service to function, it will force closes and your device may become unresponsive. A factory reset or hard factory reset will resolve any errors.
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8th September 2018, 02:13 AM |#5  
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Thanks very much for sharing these. Immersive mode all the way, YEAH!
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15th October 2018, 12:52 PM |#6  
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I'm about to try this. Just one question, besides the speed of your phone, has this helped with the battery life at all?

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15th October 2018, 07:00 PM |#7  
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Just ordered my first Samsung device. I have used Nexus and pixel for so many years. Just decided to switch it up completely. Doesn't look like US version is rootable so I'll try this to debloat. Do I need to run for each individual app? Or is there a way to batch uninstall the bloat? Thanks
15th October 2018, 07:25 PM |#8  
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Individual apps through cmd on your PC or you can purchase the package disabler from the play store (which I don't really know why you would whereas you can do it on the pc) that is complicated to use

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15th October 2018, 07:57 PM |#9  
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K-alz my friend how are you.

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16th October 2018, 03:55 AM |#10  
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It's very useful, Thank.s
16th October 2018, 09:50 AM |#11  
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Problem: I removed FB by adb command but when reinstall FB on Play Store it still system app, not user app as normal!

This make me can not add FB to always sleep apps under battery section
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