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Barebone Android (stripped system/apk folder)

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Edit : I mean system/app folder for the title.

I manage to strip down my Android to bare minimum, and so far I'm VERY happy with the result.

My device is Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000) but I suppose it is applicable to other Samsung or even any other Android devices (probably custom ROM too) , since I did cross research to wide varieties of stripped devices (including S series, Sony and such).

So far the debloating guides I've encounter don't go this far. I'm left with 68 files within system/app folder.

Google doc spreadsheet :

By jermitano

As I remember, his spreadsheet was one of my resource to find the useless apps. I will attempt to compare both spreadsheets, and maybe add some more infos to mine.

Scribd link (also attached as PDF) :

I shared the google doc to public with editing permitted.

So if you're planning to debloat on your device or have complete infos on each apk, you can add it up there so might help anyone attempting to debloat their devices.

note :
Keep in mind, I use my tablet for laptop replacement, which means I don't use it for phone, sms and such (altho they're still working properly) and I disabled contact sync too, so I'm left with contact list stored within my SIM/phone.

I don't use GPS on my tablet too, so I removed GPS location through network (but it still working as well)

I have hardware keyboard at my disposal so in that table I removed SamsungIME.apk since I can use my hardware keyboard for initial setup and such.

Original thread here ;

Enjoy, and cheers. Hope this helps.
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22nd February 2014, 02:48 PM |#2  
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Google doc spreadsheet updated

Been couple of days, on heavy load (watching videos, playing 3D games, youtube and such) my Note 10.1 last about 15+ hours with this minimal settings. Of course I also turned on battery saving mode and turning off haptic feedback. I don't need all those.

Might last a week + if I put it on standby, since the battery consumption seems very flat and the only app listed within "battery" are only LCD screen. Phone, sms, GPS, etc, working great. Booting up is a snap, as well as starting apps and such. No crashes or force closes. AT ALL.

Some settings won't open when I tap them, but no crashes too. Simply, this is the android device of my dream.

Still need help and more infos on the safely removed apks. Or if you have other device than samsung, and want to do this to yours, I could use a bit of cross reference on what's the bare minimum of APKs.

Edit : Now I want to test out and see if I did hard reset on it.
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22nd February 2014, 05:21 PM |#3  
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Work marvelously. Need to set the permissions on the app.

For commercial apps, it will install to .asec in app-private. Use ES Explorer to convert it to ,apk. Uninstall, then install as usual. Find the apk at data/app.

Need to have the /lib files within the /system/lib in order all these to work.

Also, remember to set the permissions to both the apk and the lib files.

Thanks to IrfanCore
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