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[Q] How do you uninstall applications that are installed by flashing?

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By bsg273, Member on 21st May 2014, 04:03 PM
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Let's say I've installed an application by flashing its zip in custom recovery such as an enhanced camera like this

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2540030

Or the Google Dialer like the one found over at this link

http://pocketnow.com/2013/12/26/install-google-dialer

My intuition tells me these can't simply be uninstalled in the apps manager, so how does one do a complete uninstallation of an application that was originally installed by flashing its zip? (I suppose my example applications pertain specifically to 4.4.2 based AOSP ROMs but I figured this might be a generalized process)
 
 
21st May 2014, 04:14 PM |#2  
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Well if you can't uninstall it through conventional ways then delete the apk file using a root file explorer.

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Well if you can't uninstall it through conventional ways then delete the apk file using a root file explorer.

And what's the path for the root APKs?
21st May 2014, 05:17 PM |#4  
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Make a back up first and restore it or pick through the installer zip to see what it's installing (the paths will match) and delete the changes. Some installers do more then just drop an apk though.
21st May 2014, 05:22 PM |#5  
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Make a back up first and restore it or pick through the installer zip to see what it's installing (the paths will match) and delete the changes. Some installers do more then just drop an apk though.

Yeah I know making and restoring a backup is always an option but I was trying to see if there was an easier, less resource demanding way of doing it. Unfortunately, you're probably right in saying forensically picking through the installer zip is the only way to know where all the installed parts of the application lie. I really wish when people posted these installation zips that they'd also post a backout procedure but you practically never see it. What's with that?
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Yeah I know making and restoring a backup is always an option but I was trying to see if there was an easier, less resource demanding way of doing it. Unfortunately, you're probably right in saying forensically picking through the installer zip is the only way to know where all the installed parts of the application lie. I really wish when people posted these installation zips that they'd also post a backout procedure but you practically never see it. What's with that?

I guess they don't think you'll ever uninstall it. Yeah honestly I don't know.
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I guess they don't think you'll ever uninstall it. Yeah honestly I don't know.

Hahaha, of course, cuz applications never become outdated or buggy. lol
23rd May 2014, 03:51 PM |#8  
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can't you freeze it with TB?

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23rd May 2014, 06:12 PM |#9  
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You uninstall them by using Titanium backup. Just long press whatever the app is.

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You uninstall them by using Titanium backup. Just long press whatever the app is.

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Not every zip is installing an apk, some make file changes, etc also...
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