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By Nicelysedated, Senior Member on 6th November 2018, 07:23 AM
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I was trying to figure out how to disable Hisearch and found the package for it. I have successfully deleted it. Hisearch is no longer present when I swipe down on a blank space.


It does not seem to be having any adverse affect on my phone.

1) Download ADB
2) Enable USB Debugging on your device
3) Connect to computer and verify your device is listed with command "adb devices"
4) Type "adb Shell"
5) Type "pm list packages", this will show you all packages installed on phone.
6) Type "pm uninstall -k --user 0 com.huawei.search"
7) you should see the word "Sucess" pop up
8) enjoy having the utterly useless, ****ing annoying search gone!
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7th November 2018, 06:10 AM |#2  
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Do you need root access for this to work?
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7th November 2018, 06:27 AM |#3  
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Do you need root access for this to work?

No.
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7th November 2018, 08:59 AM |#4  
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Thank You !!!!!!!! Works like a charm
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8th November 2018, 05:59 PM |#5  
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Is this the same. Settings app. Smart assistance, hitouch, toggle off.

This may be wrong. Was thinking of something else.
8th November 2018, 11:55 PM |#6  
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It's a different thing, Hisearch is incredibly irritating. Will be trying this soon, as I've been looking for a way to disable it. Thanks for posting OP.
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9th November 2018, 12:10 PM |#7  
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After a few days still no issues from deleting Hisearch. I will say it's safe to get rid of.
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9th November 2018, 07:07 PM |#8  
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I can confirm this worked great for me too, thank goodness as it was driving me mad. Stock launcher is actually OK, except for this.

Would this work for other Huawei apps? If so, maybe we should get together a list of "safe to remove" apps?
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Is there a way to extract a program somewhere in case its removal does have a negative impact? I would be willing to start removing some of the bloat but I'm a little worried that I remove something the rest of the system relies on
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Is there a way to extract a program somewhere in case its removal does have a negative impact? I would be willing to start removing some of the bloat but I'm a little worried that I remove something the rest of the system relies on

You can make a back-up and then restore. Or a factory reset will re-install everything.
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14th November 2018, 10:12 PM |#11  
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This is awesome. Thank you.
A quick and painless way that anyone can use to get rid of this annoying non-feature.
Thank you very much for the clear instructions...

Let's hope an update doesn't re-install it!
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