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By Neo3D, Senior Member on 6th September 2017, 08:18 PM
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First up, this: How to Uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware Without Root Access

Second up, this thread is a Work-In-Progress. Feel free to add additional bloatware that is validated safe to remove.

Third, use this app to look up package names: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...a.appinspector

GENERAL BLOATWARE
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.sample.acquirechannels
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.service.socket
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.server
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus
pm uninstall -k --user 0 flipboard.boxer.app
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.cnn.mobile.android.phone.edgepanel
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.easyonehand
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.finance
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.dreams.phototable
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.android.printservice.recommendation
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.printspooler
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.widgetapp.yahooedge.sport
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.launcher (make sure you already have your fav launcher already installed)
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.spdfnote
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.daemonapp
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.weather
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.reminder
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.hancom.office.editor.hidden
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.keyguardwallpaperupdator
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.news
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.android.egg
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.widgetapp.samsungapps

SAMSUNG GAME LAUNCHER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gamehome
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.enhance.gameservice
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.game.gametools

SAMSUNG BROWSER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.sbrowser
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.sbrowseredge

SAMSUNG EMAIL
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.email.provider
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.wsomacp

FACEBOOK
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services

VR
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrsvc
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.vrsetupwizardstub
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.hmt.vrshell
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.google.vr.vrcore

SAMSUNG LED COVER
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.ledcoverdream
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.cover.ledcover

SAMSUNG DEX
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.desktoplauncher

SAMSUNG TV
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.withtv

Of course, this is NOT a complete list. Some have reported that Bixby is completely safe to remove, as well as, Knox but I'll leave that up to the community to discuss. If you feel like anything in the list above is not safe to remove, please PM me and I'll remove it.

Enjoy!

UPDATED LIST (2017-09-22)
Click here for an updated list! Thanks to Ijaz Farooq!
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7th September 2017, 02:05 AM |#2  
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SS Launcher will be deleted so prepare to download another launcher before doing this.
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7th September 2017, 10:19 AM |#3  
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hi, thanks for this guide. i've some questions:
it's possible to re-install a debloated app? for example, i uninstalled device security, it's possible to have it back maybe with a command?
my phone will keep updating? have i to re-install all applications before an update?
thanks in advance!
8th September 2017, 06:04 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by gnex987

hi, thanks for this guide. i've some questions:
it's possible to re-install a debloated app? for example, i uninstalled device security, it's possible to have it back maybe with a command?
my phone will keep updating? have i to re-install all applications before an update?
thanks in advance!

The article linked in OP states:

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But if something does go wrong, you can always perform a factory reset to bring things back to the way they were. Which is something else you should know – these uninstalled system applications can/will come back after a factory reset.

This is a good thing, however, as it means that these applications truly aren’t being uninstalled from the device, they are just being uninstalled for the current user (user 0 is the default/main user of the phone). That’s why, if you omit the “–user 0” and “-k” part of the command, the command won’t work. These two commands respectively specify that the system app will only be uninstalled for the current user (and not all users, which is something that requires root access) and that the cache/data of the system application will be preserved (which can’t be removed without root access). Therefore, even if you “uninstall” a system application using this method, you can still receive official OTA updates from your carrier or OEM.

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9th September 2017, 03:41 PM |#5  
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If you were to delete Knox and then root, would it still get triggered by rooting?
9th September 2017, 05:35 PM |#6  
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Is this different from disabling the service or app with the use of a package disabler?
9th September 2017, 05:53 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by orkavaneger

If you were to delete Knox and then root, would it still get triggered by rooting?

Knox trip from non signed bootloader code is a different Knox.

Sampwnd does not trip Knox at all
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11th September 2017, 03:29 PM |#8  
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thanks
Thank you for posting this list.

S8+/VZW
Listed below are my failures (not installed). I did a factory reset yesterday, removed a couple pre-installed games via launcher, installed Nova, and command lined thru your list.

pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.samsung.android.app.news
Failure [not installed for 0]
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.katana
Failure [not installed for 0]
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.system
Failure [not installed for 0]
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.appmanager
Failure [not installed for 0]
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.facebook.services
Failure [not installed for 0]
pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.sec.android.app.withtv
Failure [not installed for 0]

Does anyone have a format or general info on how to pass all these commands via script?
11th September 2017, 06:11 PM |#9  
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thanks for the tutorial. I would like to know which knox applications I can remove?
11th September 2017, 07:20 PM |#10  
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wrong forum.. my bad
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Ok, if we do not completely remove this apps (just for default user). Can we reinstall some apps back?
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