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Any way to disable Sony apps without root?

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phositadc

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Seems like at least once or twice a day some Sony app that I never use leaves some notification in my status bar. Is there any way to disable these Sony apps? I think the "What's New" app is one of the worst offenders.

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delvirtud

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I think there is a way to disable them through the adb shell. I recall doing something similar on my Z3 that didn't require root. I will look into it further and get back to you. If any other person has this knowledge, post away.

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I think there is a way to disable them through the adb shell. I recall doing something similar on my Z3 that didn't require root. I will look into it further and get back to you. If any other person has this knowledge, post away.

This should get you started.
https://www.reddit.com/r/SonyXperia...how_to_disable_whats_new_and_small_apps_from/
 
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JenItols

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I think there is a way to disable them through the adb shell. I recall doing something similar on my Z3 that didn't require root. I will look into it further and get back to you. If any other person has this knowledge, post away.

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This should get you started.
https://www.reddit.com/r/SonyXperia...how_to_disable_whats_new_and_small_apps_from/

Anytime I try to perform "pm hide" I get the
"Error: java.lang.SecurityException: Neither user 2000 nor current process has android.permission.MANAGE_USERS."

If anyone else has a suggestion please let me know because otherwise "pm hide" doesn't work.
 

serajr

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Seems like at least once or twice a day some Sony app that I never use leaves some notification in my status bar. Is there any way to disable these Sony apps? I think the "What's New" app is one of the worst offenders.

Sent from my F5321 using Tapatalk

Anytime I try to perform "pm hide" I get the
"Error: java.lang.SecurityException: Neither user 2000 nor current process has android.permission.MANAGE_USERS."

If anyone else has a suggestion please let me know because otherwise "pm hide" doesn't work.

While kernel is vulnerable (MM), temp root does the job!
 

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    Seems like at least once or twice a day some Sony app that I never use leaves some notification in my status bar. Is there any way to disable these Sony apps? I think the "What's New" app is one of the worst offenders.

    Sent from my F5321 using Tapatalk