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By GuestK00143, Guest on 13th December 2014, 07:08 PM
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I have a script below to stop and block Knox, the OTA and Dt Ignite (spyware). My script only works for KitKat. Use this for lollipop. First off I take no credit for the files other than modding the script to work for the apps I wanted disabled. This can be edited to your own liking to disable any app on the phone without root. Credit goes to Rootjunky for the original files from the Droid Turbo and to @scarygood536 for rewriting and simplifying the script I modded. This is a nice community effort.

Instructions
1: Download and install your Samsung drivers if you have not already. Scroll down to the manuals & download section.
2: Download the VZW_Note4_Block_Bloat.zip that is attached below.
3: Unzip the VZW_Note4_Block_Bloat zip file to a convenient location such as your desktop.
4: Enable developer options on your phone and enable USB debugging.
5: Connect the phone to your PC.
6: Run the Block and Unblock Bloat.bat file, allow USB debugging on your phone and follow the instructions.

That should do it. There should no longer be System updates in your settings menu. You can add more apps by adding the package name from the packages.txt file below to the Block and Unblock Bloat.bat file with notepad. Just follow the same format as in the script. This method is 100% safe and will not trip Knox, the system status is still official because no software is being removed.

Here is a list of apps other users have disabled.
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.bridge"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.seandroid"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.enterprise.knox.attestation"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.knoxsetupwizardclient"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.klmsagent"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.sdm"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.app.container"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.containeragent"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.eventsmanager"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.store"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.knox.setupwizardstub"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.knox.rcp.components"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.slacker.radio"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vzw.hss.widgets.infozone"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.amazon.mp3"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.verizon.familybase.companion"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vznavigator.Generic"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.asurion.android.verizon.vms"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.gotv.nflgamecenter.us.lite"
tools\adb shell "pm block flipboard.app"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.yahoo.mobile.client.android.liveweather"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.amazon.kindle"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.imdb.mobile"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.amazon.fv"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.apps.books"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.cequint.ecid"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.videos"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.verizon.messaging.vzmsgs"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.videos"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.logiagroup.logiadeck"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.apps.magazines"
tools\adb shell "pm block flipboard.app"
tools\adb shell "pm block flipboard.boxer.app"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.automotive.drivelink"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.billing"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vcast.mediamanager"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.isis.mclient.verizon.activity"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.apps.mag"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.android.email"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.popupcalculator"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.setupwizard"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.play.games"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.hp.android.printservice"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.apps.magazines"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.widgetapp.galaxygifts"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.facebook.katana"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.apps.docs"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.dsi.ant.service.socket"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.dsi.ant.server"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.dsi.ant.plugins.antplus"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.widgetapp.ap.hero.accweather"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.android.exchange"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.android.service.travel"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.vvm"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.whatsapp"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.google.android.marvin.talkback"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.nuance.swype.input"
tools\adb shell "pm block tv.peel.smartremote"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.audible.application"
tools\adb shell "pm block flipboard.app"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.cequint.ecid"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.voicenote"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.amazon.venezia"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vzw.hss.myverizon"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vzw.hss.widgets.infozone"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.vcast.mediamanager"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.android.app.pinboard"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.music"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.sec.android.app.myfiles"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.samsung.helphub"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.facebook.katana"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.instagram.android"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.facebook.system"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.facebook.orca"
tools\adb shell "pm block com.facebook.pages.app"

Download>>> VZW_Note4_Block_Bloat_V3.zip

All available apps packages.txt thanks @gatesjunior for the instructions to get it. Use caution with this list. He has also made a program for Windows to block apps located here. It is compatible with lollipop nice work.
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13th December 2014, 07:34 PM |#2  
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Can you explain the advantages of doing this to the laymen out there?

Thanks for your work.
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13th December 2014, 07:46 PM |#3  
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Can you explain the advantages of doing this to the laymen out there?

Thanks for your work.

In every custom ROM Knox is disabled because we do not like Knox "spying" on us. As for the OTA I personally do not like updates forced on me, I prefer to take them as I see fit. Updates also block the chances for root if a method is found. As a added bonus after disabling the OTA the nag to update is gone too. The scripts I attached can be modified to disable any app on your phone without root, so that in itself is good news.
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In every custom ROM Knox is disabled because we do not like Knox "spying" on us. As for the OTA I personally do not like updates forced on me, I prefer to take them as I see fit. Updates also block the chances for root if a method is found. As a added bonus after disabling the OTA the nag to update is gone too. The scripts I attached can be modified to disable any app on your phone without root, so that in itself is good news.

Fantastic! Thank you.
13th December 2014, 09:12 PM |#5  
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I have a script below to block Knox and the OTA. First off I take no credit for the files other than modding the script to work for the apps I wanted disabled. Credit goes to Rootjunky for the files for the Droid Turbo. First you will need to download the Droid-Turbo-Block-Bloat-Ware.zip . Unzip the block bloat-ware zip file and copy the attached Block Knox and OTA.bat to the Droid-Turbo-Block-Bloat-Ware folder that contains the other .bat files. Next enable developer options on your phone and enable USB debugging and connect the phone to your PC. Run the Block Knox and OTA.bat file, follow the instructions and allow USB debugging on your phone. That should do it. There should not be System updates in your settings menu. If you want to enable Knox and the OTA again just copy the Enable Knox and OTA bat file as you did with the previous one. If you have ADB installed you can just run the attached bat files by themselves. This method is 100% safe and will not trip Knox, the system status is still official because no software is being removed.

Just an FYI.
The "Block Knox and OTA" file has a line to block the voicemail app, but the "Enable Knox and OTA" file doesn't have the line to unblock the voicemail app. I was going nuts for a minute trying to find out where my voicemail app went. LOL!
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Just an FYI.
The "Block Knox and OTA" file has a line to block the voicemail app, but the "Enable Knox and OTA" file doesn't have the line to unblock the voicemail app. I was going nuts for a minute trying to find out where my voicemail app went. LOL!

Yes, my mistake and I just fixed it. Just redownload it and run the unblock script first and then the block script. Sorry.
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What are the chances of a problem executing the file and what is the recovery method?
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What are the chances of a problem executing the file and what is the recovery method?

It will either work or not. No files are being modified so I don't think it will corrupt any files. If by some chance it does a simple factory reset will fix it, if not Odin back to stock will.
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does this work for note 4?? when i run the program, it says device not found
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does this work for note 4?? when i run the program, it says device not found

You might want to make sure the ADB driver installed your phone after you plugged it in. You might also have an issue with i believe ADB secure. Once plugging your phone in if you have ADB turned on on the phone you should see a prompt for Allowing or Disallowing the connection to the PC. Make sure you allow it!
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The script just hangs. How do I correct this?
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