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By KOLIOSIS, Senior Member on 7th July 2018, 06:16 AM
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The subject of app/bloatware removal/disabling has been mentioned in a few threads throughout the NEX forum,but,not much to mention as far as advancing the discussion,so,I thought I'd start a thread to centralize the topic.
As w/any mods go,this is one that's fairly harmless,worse case scenario,a factory reset will get you back on track,but,ultimately everyone is responsible for their own phone & what happens to it.
With that out of the way..............
1) Any app that can be easily uninstalled by the "uninstall" button is 100% safe,no harm whatsoever. If you want,d/l an apk extractor tool app to make a copy & store wherever,should you change your mind.
2) Now,most are interested in getting rid of as many of the VIVO system apps as possible w/o crippling wanted functionality. This will be an evolving list,& gradually adding to it,with input from anyone interested,I'll update the list right here.
3) OK,the How-To is right here: https://www.xda-developers.com/unins...t-root-access/

4) Now here's what I have so far (see below,I'll edit/add as needed)
Any input regarding adding to the list is encouraged,please only suggest bloatware that you have actually uninstalled yourself & please include any effects on functionality that may have resulted,especially if it affected other apps & their functionality. (question marks below [??/etc...] are in place of Chinese letters/characters)

5) Once again,tried & tested input is highly encouraged & welcome. The list will grow & evolve/be edited on a continuous basis until we all get it figured out.
******** A factory reset will restore all uninstalled apps

******** OTA's shouldn't be affected or affect the status of apps,whether they're installed or uninstalled (unless,of course,you've deleted something pertaining to updates,which won't be listed below)

******** The dates reflect the time of posting/removal,for ease of troubleshooting,in the event something noteworthy gets broken,it gives a good reference where to begin looking for the problem/solution.
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I no longer have this phone,soooooo......
I'm looking for someone to take over the thread as the OP,to manage/edit the OP/List as they see fit.
I've already received pre-approval from the Admin/Moderator staff to make this happen,if anyone is interested,P.M. me.............................

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MAKE CERTAIN YOU HAVE A 3RD PARTY LAUNCHER INSTALLED BEFORE REMOVING THE FunTouchOS Launcher
**********FunTouchOS Launcher (com.bbk.launcher2) (8/16/18)**********
MAKE CERTAIN YOU HAVE A 3RD PARTY LAUNCHER INSTALLED BEFORE REMOVING THE FunTouchOS Launcher
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App Clone (com.vivo.doubleinstance)
Browser (com.vivo.browser)
Calendar (com.bbk.calendar)
Calendar pendants [COLOR="Green"](com.vivo.widget.calendar)
Driving Mode (com.vivo.carmode)
iManager (com.iqoo.secure)
Deleting this removes the traffic speed indicator in the notification bar.
Jovi Smart Scene (com.vivo.assistant)
Jovitranslate (com.vivo.aitranslate)
Jovi ?? (com.vivo.agent)
Log Collection (com.android.bbklog)
LogSystem (com.bbk.iqoo.logsystem)
Messages (com.android.mms) DO NOT UNINSTALL: (com.android.mms.service),Not sure,may be safe,erring on the side of caution,my Textra app is working fine,leaving well enough alone.
Mobile KTV (com.vivo.vivokaraoke)
NetworkLocation (com.baidu.map.location)
vivoCloud (com.bbk.cloud)
vivoice (com.baidu.duersdk.opensdk)
Weather Storage (com.vivo.weather.provider)
??????????? (com.iflytek.speechsuite)[B]

**********ADDED ON 8/15/18************
VideoPlayer (com.android.VideoPlayer.apk)

**********ADDED ON 8/16/18************
Email (com.vivo.email)
EasyShare (com.vivo.easyshare) (app for file transfer when setting up a new phone)
My House com.bbk.scene.indoor (launcher designed for kids,home screen looks like a room)
i Music (com.android.bbkmusic)
Notes (com.android.notes)
V-Appstore (com.vivo.appstore) ]
vivo.com (com.vivo.website)



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DO NOT REMOVE THE FOLLOWING, doing so breaks some functionality:

Gallery (com.vivo.gallery) Breaks ability to change wallpaper on lockscreen & desktop,suspect it also breaks instant access to other 3rd party gallery apps from stock camera app (verification needed)
VIVO Service (com.vivo.daemonService) Breaks option of "screen always on".
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7th July 2018, 06:24 AM |#2  
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Really great job and nice effort that all of Vivo Nex user should participate and share the knowledge and experience of uninstalling Chinese bloatware and optimize and maximize total experience when using their smartphone.

One thing is sure will never get bored as Funtouch OS has unlimited potential of uninstalling bloatware all over the UI


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Thank you for this list. All removed (except for the '?????????' and nex running fine. Please is it possible to mention which apps are added every time the list gets updated? That way we don't have to check which apps we already removed. Thanks!
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7th July 2018, 08:33 AM |#4  
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Thank you for this list. All removed (except for the '?????????' and nex running fine. Please is it possible to mention which apps are added every time the list gets updated? That way we don't have to check which apps we already removed. Thanks!

Yes, absolutely..... I'll post every time a new app is either added or put back. I'll also add notes per each app if needed,especially for the ones that are system apps & not in the app drawer.


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7th July 2018, 01:43 PM |#5  
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I'm also busy unstalling most apps. Here are some apps on the Nex, i didn't try them all, only the ones with - i unistalled with no problems.

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package:com.vivo.weather.provider
-package:com.android.bbkmusic
-package:com.chaozh.iReader
-package:com.android.captiveportallogin
-package:com.android.BBKPhoneInstructions
-package:com.chaozh.iReader
-package:com.bbk.iqoo.logsystem
-package:com.baidu.duersdk.opensdk
-package:com.android.statementservice
-package:com.qapp.secprotect
-package:com.mobiletools.systemhelper
-package:com.bbk.cloud
-package:com.iflytek.speechsuite
-package:com.iqoo.secure - Highly recommend. This app blocks notifications, like Whatsapp and more.
-package:com.bbk.account
-package:com.vivo.weather.provider
-package:com.vivo.carmode
-package:com.sohu.inputmethod.sogou.vivo
package:com.vivo.smartmultiwindow
-package:com.vivo.aitranslate
-package:com.vivo.fuelsummary
package:com.vivo.livewallpaper.coffeetime
-package:com.vivo.setupwizard
-package:com.vivo.abe
-package:com.vivo.pem
-package:com.vivo.safecenter
-package:com.vivo.appfilter
-package:com.vivo.nightpearl
-package:com.vivo.hiboard
package:com.vivo.floatingball
-package:com.vivo.collage
-package:com.vivo.compass
-package:com.vivo.mediatune
-package:com.vivo.numbermark
-package:com.vivo.vivokaraoke
-package:com.vivo.weather
-package:com.vivo.ewarranty
-package:com.vivo.pushservice
-package:com.vivo.smartshot
-package:com.vivo.secime.service
-package:com.vivo.upnpserver
-package:com.vivo.quickpay
package:com.vlife.vivo.wallpaper
-package:com.vivo.daemonService
package:com.vivo.livewallpaper.geometry
-package:com.vivo.Tips
-package:com.vivo.game
package:com.vivo.udfingerprint
-package:com.vivo.SmartKey
-package:com.vivo.videoeditor
-package:com.vivo.permissionmanager
-package:com.vivo.hybrid
package:com.vivo.networkstate
package:com.vivo.livewallpaper.silk
package:com.vivo.widget.calendar
package:com.vivo.magazine
-package:com.vivo.devicereg
-package:com.vivo.doubletimezoneclock
package:com.vivo.vtouch
package:com.vivo.sim.contacts
package:com.vivo.livewallpaper.galaxy
-package:com.vivo.globalsearch
-package:com.vivo.sdkplugin
-package:com.vivo.findphone
package:com.vivo.networkimprove
package:com.vivo.audiofx
package:com.vivo.dream.weather
package:com.vivo.dream.clock
package:com.vivo.dream.music
package:com.vivo.upslide - Don't unistall this app. Navigation gestures will not work anymore if you do.
package:com.vivo.gallery
-package:com.vivo.agent
-package:com.vivo.email
-package:com.vivo.flash
-package:com.vivo.space
package:com.vivo.fingerprint
-package:com.vivo.aiservice
-package:com.vivo.minscreen
-package:com.vivo.contentcatcher
package:com.vivo.livewallpaper.coralsea
-package:com.vivo.doubleinstance
-package:com.vivo.browser
-package:com.vivo.bsptest
package:com.vivo.motionrecognition
package:com.yozo.vivo.office
-package:com.vivo.assistant
package:com.bbk.scene.launcher.theme
package:com.android.bbkmusic
package:com.bbk.updater
package:com.android.bbkcalculator
package:com.bbk.theme
package:com.bbk.iqoo.feedback
package:com.bbk.photoframewidget
package:com.bbk.launcher2
package:com.bbk.appstore
package:com.bbk.theme.resources
package:com.bbk.scene.databaseprovider
package:com.bbk.SuperPowerSave
package:com.android.bbksoundrecorder
package:com.bbk.account
package:com.bbk.iqoo.feedback
package:com.iqoo.engineermode
package:com.iqoo.powersaving
-package:com.bbk.iqoo.logsystem
-package:com.bbk.calendar
-package:com.android.bbklog
- package:com.bbk.appstore

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7th July 2018, 04:11 PM |#6  
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Updated OP with Dates of Removal, to facilitate troubleshooting in the event something of consequence gets broken.
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I'm using the latest Windows 10 build where command prompt is replaced with Powershell. Have tried various options on the internet to revert back to command prompt (including going to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and disable the option to use Powershell), but still stuck with Powershell. Any other workarounds ?
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I'm using the latest Windows 10 build where command prompt is replaced with Powershell. Have tried various options on the internet to revert back to command prompt (including going to Settings > Personalization > Taskbar and disable the option to use Powershell), but still stuck with Powershell. Any other workarounds ?

I'm also on WIN10 & using Powershell, seems to be working here, been using it on various phones for ADB & Fastboot commands since day one.
Did you get the initial permission request pop-up on your phone?

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8th July 2018, 12:46 PM |#9  
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Resolved, managed to have my NEX detected and successfully uninstalled several packages.

For the following Vivo apps, what are the respective packages i should uninstall?

1) vivo.com
2) GameCenter
3) i Theme
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Originally Posted by wwyjoe

Resolved, managed to have my NEX detected and successfully uninstalled several packages.

For the following Vivo apps, what are the respective packages i should uninstall?

1) vivo.com
2) GameCenter
3) i Theme

1)com.vivo.space

2)??? ¿¿¿¿??? *

3)com.bbk.theme


*I'll have to get back to you on that one.....

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10th July 2018, 08:48 AM |#11  
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Great post - many thanks. I must have uninstalled something I shouldn't have as the swipe up from the middle to get multitasking no longer works !!
Any ideas ?
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